Showing messages with topic of Jesus
By Brad Quiring on July 7, 2019
This is the last message of our "Share" series. It wraps up what we have learned over the month with the reminder that we are all called and equipped to share the Gospel with all creation. Mark 16:9-20.
By Brad Quiring on June 2, 2019
There are many ways to share the good news of Jesus. Why not start with your own encounter with Jesus. He has done so much for you...so share it! Acts 26:1-29 This Sunday is also Baptism Sunday! The story of baptism is the story of Jesus' work for us and in us. Share it!
By Brad Quiring on May 26, 2019
Salvation is free, but there is a cost to follow Jesus as His disciple. Our life is that: OURS. It is not to be ours as it was purchased by Jesus' own life to save us from our sins and the eternal punishment we deserve for being sinners. Our desire for preserving our comfort and doing our own thing only...
By Brad Quiring on May 19, 2019
Jesus said, "Follow Me" to Simon Peter, John, James, Andrew and Levi. He gives the same call to each one of us. How will we respond?
By Brad Quiring on May 12, 2019
Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV2011) "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." Salvation is free by grace and faith. There is a cost, though, to being...
By Brad Quiring on May 5, 2019
Matthew 16:24-25 (NIV2011), "Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it." Salvation is free, but there is a cost to being a disciple and going...
By Don Pickel on April 28, 2019
God has called every believer in Jesus to be His witnesses and proclaim the truth of Jesus to the whole world. Don Pickel from Assist will challenge us today to be the witnesses God has called and equipped us to be.
By Brad Quiring on April 21, 2019
Because of Jesus death, we've been saved from God's punishment for being completely messed up. Jesus cleans us up, not with a surface cleaning, rather a full change of life. Come join us for a celebration of new life through Jesus.
By Brad Quiring on April 19, 2019
The "Messed Up" series changes to Cleaned Up through the power, person and work of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is the day we recognize that Jesus’ died for our sins. Our sins made us impure and dirty before God. We were unworthy to be with God. But Jesus’ blood and his life make us completely clean from all sin.
By Brad Quiring on March 17, 2019
Messed Up Gods – A Mess of Religion. On the surface, most religions look the same, but the difference is at the very heart and core of the belief system. How do we show truth in an age of pluralism? If Christ is the Only Way, what about everyone else? See how we've created a mess for ourselves by creating gods...
By Wayne Eisbrenner, Executive Director Camp Nutimik on March 3, 2019
Abundant Life and Camp Nutimik have been partners since 1990. Camp Nutimik provides a safe, fun environment for children to learn about Jesus and life. It is also one of the best leadership development programs around, bringing young people in to learn servant leadership skills. Wayne Eisbrenner, Camp Executive Director, will be sharing how children matter to God. Mark 10:13-16
By Brad Quiring on February 3, 2019
We begin a new series this month: Gen-R-Us. We are to be generous. Generous with time, money and talents. We can be generous because God himself his generous. He gives us everything we need in abundance. He helps us in our times of need. He listens to us. He forgives us time and time again. This week we look at...
By Brad Quiring on January 27, 2019
Sin makes us dirty. Jesus cleanses us. Baptism represents what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross and then rising from the dead. His death took our sinfulness down with him to the grave and when he rose from the dead, we received new life, too. This new life is clean because of Jesus. Baptism also represents this...
By Lowell Ethier on January 20, 2019
Lowell Ethier has had a full life of serving God by serving people. Join us this Sunday as Lowell shares a practical, interesting message from the Bible that will change your life.
By Bill Ehlers on January 13, 2019
John 15:1-5. Competence, or even giftedness, in any kind of ministry (pastoring, preaching, eldering, worship leading, music, teaching, working with children, working with the facility, working in hospitality/ushering/food service, evangelism, visitation . . . you name it), may allow a person to bear a certain amount of fruit, but competence in itself will not lead to lasting fruit for God's Kingdom,...
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 October 28, 2018
Symbols mean something. It is good for us to know what they mean and how they apply to our lives. Baptism is a symbol. Baptism, in and of itself, is not special, but the truth it symbolizes is very powerful. It represents Jesus' work to save us from our sins. We proclaim Jesus through baptism.