Messages

What’s On Your Mind?

By Brad Quiring on March 22, 2020

What's on your mind? Confusion? Fear? Worry? Frustration? These feelings are real, but they aren't helpful to you or anyone else. Philippians 4:4-9 has some great counsel on how to move your mind into a godly place, where you can not only help yourself, but do good to others.

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I AM: I AM the Resurrection and the Life

By Brad Quiring on March 15, 2020

John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26) Jesus spoke these powerful declarations to a heartbroken sister whose brother had just died. She told Jesus that if He had been there, her...

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I AM: I AM the Door

By Brad Quiring on March 1, 2020

John 10:9“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” (John 10:9) Right before this verse, Jesus stated, “All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them” (John 10:8). Clearly, Jesus is teaching that He is the only way to salvation,...

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But, I have a Sin Problem

By Brad Quiring on January 19, 2020

"But, I Have a Sin Problem." The previous two weeks had to do with grace, mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ's person and work. It seems that we should be in perfectly condition now. But, we keep sinning? Is it just me? Even the Apostle Paul recognized that we continue to battle with our sin. In Romans 7:14-25 we find...

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The Great Christmas Light: From Dark Minds to Bright Thinking

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...

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Connecting the Dots: Finding Joy in God’s Sovereignty

By Uwe Betzing on November 24, 2019

Guest speaker Uwe Betzing helps us understand how we can have joy and peace because God is in control.

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Heavy-Handed Prayer Tactics

By Bill Ehlers on November 10, 2019

Bill Ehlers is our guest speaker. Exodus 17:8-16 Intercessory and prevailing prayer. Why should we pray and does God really care?

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God’s Sovereignty

By Bill Ehlers on October 27, 2019

Romans 8:28 is probably the second most well-known and used verse in the evangelical Christian's Bible vocabulary. The big question is beyond do we know what it means. The biggest question is, do we believe it to be absolutely true in our lives and in the lives of others. Bill Ehlers presents us with this challenge to help us understand what...

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The Most Wondrous, Amazing (Slightly Strange) Show on Earth: Sleeping in Church

By Brad Quiring on August 25, 2019

The Power of God to Raise the Dead - Acts 20, 1 Corinthians 15. People have been falling asleep in church for centuries. It's most likely the preacher's fault. Even Paul's sermons dropped on poor young man not just into dreamland, but out of a third story window. What could have been a horrific tragedy, turned into another revelation of God's great power...

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Messed Up: Life

By Brad Quiring on April 7, 2019

Life is sacred. God created all people in His image and is the one who determines life and death. God loves all people and it is his desire that all come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. For this reason, we hold life as sacred. Not because we love babies and seniors, but because God made life sacred. We...

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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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Focus on Walls of Freedom

By on March 4, 2018

God has called each one of us to serve. He has also called us to proclaim the message of Jesus. Both are to be done at the same time. Abundant Life is honoured to serve Jesus and proclaim His message by helping in our own city through Walls of Freedom. Those who are part of this great team will be...

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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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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 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: All Things Work Together for Good

By Brad Quiring on July 30, 2017

Romans 8:28. All things work together for “good”: ACCORDING TO GOD’S PLAN FOR US. The entire universe has been affected by sin. Nothing truly works right in this creation because we have chosen to be slaves to sin, therefore God subjected everything to frustration and loss. This is a direct consequence of a sinful nature and sinful actions. Yet all...

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The Whole Picture: All Things Through Christ

By Brad Quiring on July 16, 2017

Philippians 4:13: We can do all things through Christ. All things while being persecuted and weakened by the battle against sin and opposition. We can do all things through Christ when we have nothing but success and help. It begins with our dependence on Christ It continues through our contentment in Christ. Read ahead to Philippians 4:10-13

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Then and Now: Then: Eternally Condemned. Now: Eternally with God

By on April 30, 2017

Then: Eternally Condemned. Now: Eternally with God. Revelation 21:1-8. Before Jesus we were condemned to being in Hell forever. Our sinful nature and our sinful actions bring about a logical, natural result: separation from God forever. Jesus died for our sins and paid the penalty of being separated from God. He rose again from the dead and brought us into...

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Then and Now: Then: Without Hope and Without God in the World; Now: With Hope and With God in Christ

By Brad Quiring on April 9, 2017

Ephesians 2:11-22. Before knowing the gospel and believing in the person and work of Jesus, we were hopelessly lost and separated from God. Because of Jesus' death and resurrection, we have moved into a personal relationship with God. We have identity and hope.

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Ignite!: Igniting Compassion and Action

By Tim Hague - Compassion Canada on October 16, 2016

Compassion Canada Sunday. Tim Hague is our guest speaker as he challenges us to action. Action based on compassion for the poor and the helpless. Action to fight injustice, hunger and sickness. Tim's own story of overcoming his own health obstacles and join his son to win the inaugural "Amazing Race Canada" inspires us to say, "Yes," to the love...

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