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Commitment: Commitment to God

By Brad Quiring on January 7, 2018

My commitment to God is based on His covenant with me. I will seek to dedicate myself to Him with my whole heart and show that commitment through following His will and way. Colossians 2:16-17; 2 Timothy 2:22; Deuteronomy 10:14-15

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The Arrival: The Arrival of Salvation

By Brad Quiring on December 24, 2017

We seem to be stuck in an endless cycle of problems, bad choices and the negative consequences of our selfishness. Who is going to save us from all this? God had a choice: leave us to our own devices or step in an offer us salvation. He chose salvation and provided it all through Jesus, whose name means, “God is...

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The Arrival: Arrival of Love

By Brad Quiring on December 17, 2017

The modern definition of love is either extremely shallow and self-seeking or is set up as something that is so idealized it can never be attained. The reality is that love is something others’ focused and has been demonstrated by God’s gift to the world: Jesus. Love arrived at Christmas.

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The Arrival: Arrival of Joy

By Brad Quiring on December 10, 2017

There are very few things that thrill someone than to hear a child laugh out loud in pure joy! We all wish we could live with secure, confident, worry-free joy. The angels promised this to the shepherds on the first Christmas night and they delivered. Jesus is the source of joy, the deep sense of peace, contentment and hope that...

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The Arrival: Arrival of Peace

By Brad Quiring on December 3, 2017

Is peace merely the absence of conflict or is it something deeper? We seek peace on an international level and on the family level. We are even seeking peace within ourselves. We don’t want a lull in the battle, we want a life of true calm, tranquility and security. God promised that he would send someone who is described...

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The Arrival: Arrival of Hope

By Brad Quiring on November 26, 2017

News of terrorism, threats of violence, economic disaster stands is ready to pounce, unstable leadership and stifling religion. These aren’t just today’s depressing headlines, they were the headlines over 2600 years ago. In the midst of dark pessimism God promised to send someone who would bring true hope. That person was Jesus. Jesus is still the only one who...

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The Arrival: Preparing for Arrival

By Brad Quiring on November 19, 2017

We read in the Bible that someone was sent to prepare the way for Jesus’ arrival. That person was John. He helped people be ready for Jesus. Christmas celebrates the arrival of Jesus. We’re also called to be ready for Jesus and to help others know why Jesus came.

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

By Jason Ryan on November 12, 2017

We are so pleased to partner with Voice of the Martyrs Canada once again to learn about and pray for persecuted Christians around the world. There are many countries where people have been imprisoned and killed for their faith in Jesus. It is illegal to even be a Christian. Please join us not just to be educated, but to consider...

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Only: Living only for God

By Brad Quiring on November 5, 2017

Salvation is a free gift from God, given by grace through faith in the person and work of Jesus. 1 Peter 3:8-12. While we benefit from this, it is ultimately for God’s glory. All this is brought to our attention and knowledge through the Bible, which is the Word of God. Now that we have this life, let’s live...

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Only: Only the the Glory of God

By Brad Quiring on October 29, 2017

We live for the glory of God alone. Colossians 3:16-17. Everything in this universe, everything in our lives, everything that is said and done is to be done for the glory of God alone. God made everything for His glory. He saved us from our sins and gave us forgiveness and eternal hope for His own glory. God's not an...

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Only: Only Christ

By Brad Quiring on October 22, 2017

Colossians 1:13-20. Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King. He is the creator of all things, He is Lord over all things. He saved us from our sins through His person and His work. Jesus truly is THE Way, THE Truth and THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father BUT BY HIM.

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Only: Only Grace

By Brad Quiring on October 15, 2017

We are saved by the grace of God alone. Ephesians 2:1-10. Grace is a free, undeserved gift from God. We do not earn it, we just receive it because God gives it to us through Jesus Christ.

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Only: Sola Fide - Only Faith

By Brad Quiring on October 8, 2017

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” We are saved through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We are saved by believing and placing our trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. We are saved by faith, not by...

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Only: Sola Scriptura - Only Scripture

By Brad Quiring on October 1, 2017

2 TImothy 3:16-17. The Bible is of divine origin and is the only authority for our individual lives and our churches. From the Bible we discover God's heart and will, the definition of good and evil and the way to salvation and truth. The Bible is to be studied and obeyed. Truth can be found in many things, but only the...

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Focus on Union Gospel Mission

By Jeff Gilfillan on September 24, 2017

Abundant Life and Union Gospel Mission (UGM) have been partners for years as we all obey Christ’s command to be kind, compassionate and practically helpful to those in need. UGM’s Development Manager Jeff Gilfillan joins us this Sunday to challenge us not just about supporting UGM in prayer and practical service, but also about our responsibility to serve...

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Focus on Union Gospel Mission

By Gilbert Plante on September 24, 2017

Gilbert Plante is director of the Family Life Centre of Union Gospel Mission. Abundant Life is pleased to welcome our friend back as he will challenge us on putting our faith in Christ into service for the community, the very community in which we live.

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Prayer: The Attitude of the Action

By Brad Quiring on September 17, 2017

Prayer is a key part of being a follower of God. In fact, from what we see in the Old and New Testaments, prayer is essential. We cannot call ourselves believers in Jesus or followers of God without incorporating prayer as a priority action in our life. It is an action, but there is an attitude behind it. Jesus addresses...

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Ministry Launch Sunday

By Brad Quiring on September 10, 2017

Abundant Life launches its new ministry year on September 10. So, what is the best thing to do for my church? Be there, serve and pray. Romans 12:3-8 and Hebrews 13:15-17 give us our guide.

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The Whole Picture: Hard Work

By Brad Quiring on September 3, 2017

2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard to attain God’s goals, beyond just studying the Bible – James 1:22. Our good works do not save us, but God does have good works planned for us when we have been saved. Studying the Bible and putting it into practice can be a battle, it can be hard work. Living the life God has called us to...

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The Whole Picture: The True Consequence of “Skipping Church”

By Brad Quiring on August 27, 2017

Hebrews 10:23-25: This is the traditional thought: “Good Christians never miss church. If you miss church you are in sin because church is for your growth and learning and you’ll end up suffering.” According to the Bible, when we habitually neglect getting together as believers, the whole body suffers. It’s far more than getting together on Sunday. The...

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