Showing messages with topic of Christmas
By Brad Quiring on December 22, 2019
From darkness in our thinking to clarity about the truth of Jesus. Every person is unclear about Jesus, the Bible, The Holy Spirit and God. We are constantly unsure of right and wrong, good and evil. Some live as if ignorance is bliss while others spin their mental wheels trying to figure it all out. This darkness in our thinking...
By Brad Quiring on December 8, 2019
At Christmas time, one of the most famous ancient prophetic Bible verses we read comes from Isaiah 9:2, where the prophet says that the people walking in darkness have seen a great light. What is darkness? What is light? #albcgreatlight
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 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...
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 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 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 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 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 December 25, 2016
There are Christmas gifts that always fit. They are the gifts we receive from God through His ultimate gift of Jesus. The gift of time, kindness, encouragement, appreciation and love. Most of all we are to give the gift of the message of salvation through faith in Jesus. Have you received this gift? Are you ready to give it to...
By Brad Quiring on December 18, 2016
In life we tend to feel weighed down and burdened. We have worries, sickness, emotional distress, relationship problems and other issues, great and small, that seem to always dog us. They are burdens that take away our stability. At Christmas, the season of busy, we sometimes feel this weight and instability even more. We're supposed to be joyful, but there...
By Brad Quiring on December 11, 2016
All I Want for Christmas: Opening the Gifts of God’s Grace. Luke 1:39-56. Mary’s song of reveals a new understanding of God and people. This leads us to a new understanding of life. Rejoice and move forward in God’s grace through Jesus.
By Brad Quiring on November 27, 2016
All I Want for Christmas: Opening the Gifts of God's Grace. Matthew 1:18-25. A story of Mary, Joseph and a baby on the way. These circumstances were certainly not the best as the couple wasn't even married, yet and society definitely condemned this. On top of that, Joseph was totally caught unawares. And Mary's story....? God's sovereignty and grace comes...
By Brad Quiring on December 24, 2015
Jesus is the light of life and he has made us the light of the world. Therefore, it is our job to shine the light of peace, hope and love into our dark world. Join us as we celebrate the culmination of our Christmas celebrations as we celebrate the light of life in our world.
By Brad Quiring on December 20, 2015
Christmas brings up powerful memories. Christmas should also create powerful and precious memories that remind us of that which is truly important: that we need a Saviour in Jesus, that we do have a Saviour in Jesus and that we need to share the Saviour Jesus with others.
By Brad Quiring on December 13, 2015
The love of God shown through Jesus is different from all other kinds of love this world offers. God’s love is more powerful than fame, force and money. Come discover the source of this love and how to give it to others.
By Brad Quiring on December 6, 2015
Jesus came to set us free from the prison of our sin, selfishness and temptations. He has now sent us out into the world as his instruments of compassion, love and peace to help all who are in need. Join us to understand how Jesus frees us from sin, hate and apathy.