Showing messages from the series The Arrival
By Brad Quiring beginning November 19, 2017 Advent is defined as “a coming into being, an arrival”. In our world, our society, our homes and individual lives we have been waiting for that which gives true, concrete hope, peace joy and love. All of that has come into being through Jesus. Come celebrate the coming of Jesus and all that he brings to our lives.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...