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Baptism Sunday, Clean

By Brad Quiring on January 27, 2019

Sin makes us dirty. Jesus cleanses us. Baptism represents what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross and then rising from the dead. His death took our sinfulness down with him to the grave and when he rose from the dead, we received new life, too. This new life is clean because of Jesus. Baptism also represents this...

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Guest Speaker: Lowell Ethier

By Lowell Ethier on January 20, 2019

Lowell Ethier has had a full life of serving God by serving people. Join us this Sunday as Lowell shares a practical, interesting message from the Bible that will change your life.

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Ministry for God….Ministry With God

By Bill Ehlers on January 13, 2019

John 15:1-5. Competence, or even giftedness, in any kind of ministry (pastoring, preaching, eldering, worship leading, music, teaching, working with children, working with the facility, working in hospitality/ushering/food service, evangelism, visitation . . . you name it), may allow a person to bear a certain amount of fruit, but competence in itself will not lead to lasting fruit for God's Kingdom,...

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Be Strong, Be Courageous and Go

By Brad Quiring on January 6, 2019

Joshua 1. God had promised Abraham that he would become a great nation, with a great land and great blessing. Over 400 years later, God was about to make good on His promise. The people of Israel were about to enter the promised land. God's call to His people was to be strong, courageous and to go all in His strength, with...

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He Dwelt Among Us: He Still Dwells with Us

By Brad Quiring on December 23, 2018

Jesus promised he would be with us until the end of the world (Matthew 28:20). Jesus said he would be with us forever, giving us strength and life (John 14:15-21). Jesus came to the earth and dwelt among us for only 33 years. Although he went back to Heaven, His presence is still with us today. Therefore, we have hope through his...

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He Dwelt Among Us: He Spoke to Us

By Brad Quiring on December 16, 2018

God has spoken to us and revealed himself to us in many ways. But the greatest way is by Jesus coming to this earth. The Law and the Prophets were but a shadow of that which is to come, and Jesus Christ is the reality that these symbols pointed to. Jesus confirms everything in the Bible as He is the...

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He Dwelt Among Us: God in Flesh

By Brad Quiring on December 9, 2018

Jesus put on flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus is literally God with a body. He came in human form to not only be with us so we could experience God with us but also so Jesus could represent all human kind before God in order to pay for our sins. We'll also be celebrating communion as we remember Jesus...

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He Dwelt Among Us: He Came to Us

By Brad Quiring on December 2, 2018

"He Dwelt Among Us". The focus is the reality of God coming to earth to be with us. Jesus came and dwelt among us which means he came with a mission, through this mission Jesus opened the way so we can be saved by grace and truth. John 1:1-14

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What We’ve Learned: What We’ve Learned

By Brad Quiring, Bill Lennox on November 25, 2018

When you study God's word, you will learn. As you learn you will be changed.

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What We’ve Learned: Count It All Joy

By Harry Hirsch on November 18, 2018

Trials, testing, difficulties, challenges. This is a hard life. It's not fun. But it is joyful. What? God leverages all of this for His glory and our good. Through all of these hardships, God makes us stronger in our faith, builds us up in our hope and gives us more and more wisdom. Read James 1:2-4.

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

By Jason Ryan on November 11, 2018

Hebrews 13:3 says, "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." The Bible reminds us to pray for and support those who are suffering simply because they are believers in Jesus Christ. In many countries, Christians are harassed, discriminated against, bullied, even jailed,...

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What We’ve Learned: Commit Your Way to the Lord

By Brad Quiring on November 4, 2018

Psalm 37:1-8. Trouble all around. What does one do? Well, we tend to worry. We fret. We get angry and frustrated. But, that's not going to do us any good. One of Abundant Life's seniors, Loraine Haaksma, is repeating the challenge to read through the Bible in a year and has come up with some great insights. The biggest: God...

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Indispensable: Baptism

By Brad Quiring on October 28, 2018

Symbols mean something. It is good for us to know what they mean and how they apply to our lives. Baptism is a symbol. Baptism, in and of itself, is not special, but the truth it symbolizes is very powerful. It represents Jesus' work to save us from our sins. We proclaim Jesus through baptism.

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Indispensable: Compassion

By Will Walker on October 21, 2018

God had compassion on us, so he sent Jesus to die for our sins and release us from the spiritual slavery and poverty of sin. Now, we must take the compassion we have received from God and give it to others so they can be released. Part of compassion is also meeting their physical and social needs. Abundant Life is...

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Indispensable: Commission

By Randy Jaspers on October 14, 2018

To be IN a church without GOING out and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus means we're not really being The Church of Jesus Christ. Randy Jaspers, Regional Minister for the Manitoba Baptist Association, reminds us that to truly be followers of Christ, we need to proclaim salvation through Jesus to all the world

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Indispensable: God

By Brad Quiring on October 7, 2018

Indispensable God. We need God. Period. Without God, we have no life, no blessings, no hope, no existence at all. God is real and he is the One who defines all things in this universe. So many us live as if we don't believe that we need God for everything. A refining of our faith will then manifest itself in...

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Indispensable: Gospel

By Brad Quiring on September 30, 2018

We cannot be saved on our own. We need Jesus. How do we know this? We have a message: the Gospel, which means, literally, the Good News. We need this Good News in order to be saved from our sins and from God's punishment. We also need to proclaim this message to others.

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Indispensable: Cardinal Virtues

By Bill Ehlers on September 23, 2018

Our guest speaker this week is Bill Ehlers, who is speaking on the theme of "Cardinal Virtues", based on Micah 6:8, "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." The virtues will be linked to the Beatitudes of...

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Indispensable: Church

By Brad Quiring on September 16, 2018

Jesus is the builder and head of The Church as well as our local churches around the world throughout history. Church is a family and a place. It is where we belong, welcome one another, learn about God together, and meet one another's needs. The Church is also the instrument in God's hands to proclaim the gospel to the entire...

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Indispensable: Bible

By Brad Quiring on September 9, 2018

There are certain elements of our lives which are indispensable. They are absolutely necessary for our spiritual and relationship life and health. This week the first "indispensable" is the Bible. In God's Word we find direction for life, satisfaction for life, and protection for life. Both the study and application of the Bible are indispensable for our lives and our...

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