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The Arrival: The Arrival of Salvation

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...

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The Arrival: Arrival of Love

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.

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The Arrival: Arrival of Joy

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...

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The Arrival: Arrival of Peace

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...

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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 Arrival: Preparing for Arrival

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.

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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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Only: Only Grace

By Brad Quiring on October 15, 2017

We are saved by the grace of God alone. Ephesians 2:1-10. Grace is a free, undeserved gift from God. We do not earn it, we just receive it because God gives it to us through Jesus Christ.

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Only: Sola Fide - Only Faith

By Brad Quiring on October 8, 2017

Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” We are saved through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We are saved by believing and placing our trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. We are saved by faith, not by...

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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: True Healing

By Brad Quiring on August 13, 2017

Isaiah 53:5: By Christ’s stripes we are healed from the eternal sickness of sin and all its consequences. Physical healing is one of the tools with which God works in our lives. It can be a sign of his undeniable power. Isaiah 53 is a powerful chapter in the Bible as it predicts not only Jesus coming to the earth, it...

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The Whole Picture: The True Abundant Life

By Brad Quiring on August 6, 2017

August 6 – John 10:10 The truly abundant life IN CHRIST is our salvation. Satan comes to destroy us in every way. There are many who say they care about us, but no one can truly protect, help and heal but Jesus. Jesus gave his life to give us life, a life that is far beyond our temporary conditions here on the earth....

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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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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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Ignite!: Igniting Spiritual Victory

By Brad Quiring on May 21, 2017

Acts 13:4-12. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Paul, Barnabas and John Mark were sent by the church in Antioch to go into the world to preach the message of Jesus. Their first destination was the Mediterranean island of Cyprus which was Barnabas' home. They proclaimed Jesus and taught the Bible. Their audience included a government official. Their audience...

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Ignite!: Igniting World Evangelism

By Brad Quiring on May 7, 2017

Acts 13:1-5. Everyone is involved in Jesus’ mission to proclaim the gospel to all creation and make disciples of every nation.

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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: Separated from God. Now: Children of God

By Brad Quiring on April 23, 2017

Romans 8:12-17. Have you ever wanted to be part of a great family, but have excluded. Sin kept us away from God. Jesus death and resurrection opened the door to us becoming the children of God.

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