By Brad Quiring on March 24, 2019
Relativism chooses every turn, every pace, every street, according to its own autonomous preferences, and submits to no truth. God's Word, the Bible, calls followers of Jesus to a much higher standard: the standard of Truth. Truth based on what God has established from a loving and wise heart and mind.
By Brad Quiring on March 17, 2019
Messed Up Gods – A Mess of Religion. On the surface, most religions look the same, but the difference is at the very heart and core of the belief system. How do we show truth in an age of pluralism? If Christ is the Only Way, what about everyone else? See how we've created a mess for ourselves by creating gods...
By Brad Quiring on March 7, 2019
We're beginning our new series called "Messed Up". This week has to do with the origin of sin and how it has affected everything. We'll look at answers to the question of "Why is there evil and disasters?", "Why do people do evil things?", "Why do bad things happen to good people?" and finally give the hope that is found...
By Wayne Eisbrenner, Executive Director Camp Nutimik on March 3, 2019
Abundant Life and Camp Nutimik have been partners since 1990. Camp Nutimik provides a safe, fun environment for children to learn about Jesus and life. It is also one of the best leadership development programs around, bringing young people in to learn servant leadership skills. Wayne Eisbrenner, Camp Executive Director, will be sharing how children matter to God. Mark 10:13-16
By Brad Quiring on February 24, 2019
Galatians 6:1-10. There are many needs in this world. God has called on us, who love Jesus Christ, to serve generously, and so fulfill the law of Christ Jesus
By Brad Quiring on February 17, 2019
2 Corinthians 2:6-8 and Philippians 4:14-20. Practical lessons on what it means to be a generous financial giver. Being informed, planning and giving. All to the glory of God to accomplish God's plan for our church and as individuals.
By Brad Quiring on February 10, 2019
Proverbs 11:23-30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7. Those who are truly righteous in the Lord are generous with their money. They ensure needs are met in their family, the community and the church. But the key is to have full faith in and obedience to our generous God, who in turn, ensures that the generous person has enough to continue to be generous....
By Brad Quiring on February 3, 2019
We begin a new series this month: Gen-R-Us. We are to be generous. Generous with time, money and talents. We can be generous because God himself his generous. He gives us everything we need in abundance. He helps us in our times of need. He listens to us. He forgives us time and time again. This week we look at...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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,...
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...