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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: 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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Elisha: God’s Power Prophet: A Legacy of God’s Power

By Brad Quiring on September 2, 2018

In this life you want to be effective. The question is, will that effect die with you? The greatest legacy is the work and influence of God through your life. An influence that lasts long after your time on this earth is done. We have the stories of Elisha’s life to continue to teach and inspire us, but God...

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Elisha: God’s Power Prophet: Dive In

By Brad Quiring on August 26, 2018

Many of Elisha’s miracles were done by him directly. God used Elisha’s words and touch to reveal His divine power. In the case of a foreign army commander afflicted with leprosy, Elisha didn’t even bother to meet him, he just sent him down to the muddy Jordan river and told him to dive in…seven times. Wouldn...

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Elisha: God’s Power Prophet: More than Enough

By Brad Quiring on August 5, 2018

In Old Testament times a widow without family care was left destitute. The young widow and her boys were in a desperate situation. Elisha called on her to act according to faith, having at her disposal a little olive oil and a big God. Read ahead to 2 Kings 4:1-7.

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Elisha: God’s Power Prophet: Double Spirit

By Brad Quiring on July 1, 2018

God’s plan for Elisha was revealed in Elijah’s darkest moment. God was correcting the course of Israel and his plan included a new prophet to speak to both kings and citizens. When Elisha was named as the new spokesman for God, he had a simple but deep request of his mentor: “Let me inherit a double portion of...

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Be Refreshed

By Brad Quiring on June 24, 2018

Isaiah 55; We look to summer as a time for refreshment and renewal, especially after a long, hard winter and the work that accompanies it. Many head out on holidays and some work places experience a slowdown in action, while others face a big jump in activity. Nevertheless, we in Manitoba see summer as a time to refresh. Our refreshment comes...

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Highest Honour: Honouring the Love

By Brad Quiring on May 20, 2018

Love stands out in most people's minds when they think of marriage. The image is usually rose-coloured romanticism but not real love. Romantic love definitely has its place in marriage, but the real love that God commands reflects the attitude of Jesus Christ. Marriage is the place where the husband and wife exercise true agape love for one another, sacrificially...

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Highest Honour: Honouring One Another

By Brad Quiring on May 13, 2018

God created marriage for two to become one. A man and a woman, two distinct people, both created in the image of God, brought together by God to become one. From the beginning, God said it was not good for man to be alone, so he worked his creation miracle to ensure that "alone" was not part of his original...

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Highest Honour: Honouring God

By Brad Quiring on May 6, 2018

Marriage was established by God for His Glory and to illustrate to the world his relationship with his people. He shows how he works and how believers should work with him in His Church and use that as the model for how husbands and wives work together in their marriage relationship.

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Ignite!: The Gospel is All About God

By Brad Quiring on April 22, 2018

"The Gospel is all About God" Acts 14:8-20. In their next stop of Lystra, Paul, Barnabas and their companions were given the opportunity to show the power of God and present the gospel. The reaction of the crowds in Lystra was completely unexpected. For many of us, we would love to take advantage of the opportunity, avoid trouble and come...

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Risky Faith

By Brad Quiring on February 25, 2018

Genesis 22: God tested Abraham’s faith. This great test seemed to carry so many risks, but in the end, it was Abraham who grew to be as God had called him.

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Bread, Water and Sleep in the Desert

By Brad Quiring on February 18, 2018

Depression, anxiety, worry and fear overtake everyone of us at different times and stages of life. For some this comes with a situation, for others it is a constant medical condition. The greatest in the Bible, including Jesus, faced times of crushing emotions. Unfortunately, our society and churches have not dealt well with the raw, very human condition. On the...

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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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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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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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The Whole Picture: The Escape

By Brad Quiring on August 20, 2017

1 Corinthians 10:13 Temptation to sin comes in many forms. Tests of our faith are constantly there. Our integrity is always under attack. Satan is at the forefront of these attacks and he always is dirty and vicious in his dealings with us. He wants to completely destroy us. We are never able to handle temptation. That's why we need God and...

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The Whole Picture: God So Loved the World

By Brad Quiring on July 2, 2017

John 3:16 is one of the most familiar and most loved passages in the Bible. It has been a key Bible verse for the faith of many followers of Christ. But this verse comes in the middle of a powerful message from Christ. A message that deals with the true dark nature of our sin, God's justified condemnation and the powerful...

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