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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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Focus: Focus on the Glorious End

By Brad Quiring on February 28, 2016

Sin has caused suffering. There is a curse on the entire creation because of sin. The sinful nature causes us to make foolish decisions that affect ourselves and others. Others choose to live according to their sin nature and it causes us to suffer. We follow Jesus Christ and we suffer for that. What is the hope? There is not...

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