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He Dwelt Among Us: He Spoke to Us

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...

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He Dwelt Among Us: God in Flesh

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...

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He Dwelt Among Us: He Came to Us

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

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What We’ve Learned: What We’ve Learned

By Brad Quiring, Bill Lennox on November 25, 2018

When you study God's word, you will learn. As you learn you will be changed.

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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: Baptism

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.

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Indispensable: Compassion

By Will Walker on October 21, 2018

God had compassion on us, so he sent Jesus to die for our sins and release us from the spiritual slavery and poverty of sin. Now, we must take the compassion we have received from God and give it to others so they can be released. Part of compassion is also meeting their physical and social needs. Abundant Life is...

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Indispensable: Commission

By Randy Jaspers on October 14, 2018

To be IN a church without GOING out and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus means we're not really being The Church of Jesus Christ. Randy Jaspers, Regional Minister for the Manitoba Baptist Association, reminds us that to truly be followers of Christ, we need to proclaim salvation through Jesus to all the world

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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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Indispensable: Gospel

By Brad Quiring on September 30, 2018

We cannot be saved on our own. We need Jesus. How do we know this? We have a message: the Gospel, which means, literally, the Good News. We need this Good News in order to be saved from our sins and from God's punishment. We also need to proclaim this message to others.

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Indispensable: Church

By Brad Quiring on September 16, 2018

Jesus is the builder and head of The Church as well as our local churches around the world throughout history. Church is a family and a place. It is where we belong, welcome one another, learn about God together, and meet one another's needs. The Church is also the instrument in God's hands to proclaim the gospel to the entire...

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Indispensable: Bible

By Brad Quiring on September 9, 2018

There are certain elements of our lives which are indispensable. They are absolutely necessary for our spiritual and relationship life and health. This week the first "indispensable" is the Bible. In God's Word we find direction for life, satisfaction for life, and protection for life. Both the study and application of the Bible are indispensable for our lives and our...

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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: Baldness, Bad Boys and Bears

By Brad Quiring on July 15, 2018

In one of the most controversial stories of the Bible, one might accuse Elisha of overreacting out of his vanity. But, look at the whole story and you’ll see a deep-rooted disrespect not for Elisha, but for God and His Gospel. The whole nation of Israel was a moral and ethical disaster, and the time for a cleanup had...

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Elisha: God’s Power Prophet: Productive

By Brad Quiring on July 8, 2018

The land, like life, can be unproductive. In fact, under certain conditions, death is the only outcome. The people of Jericho and surrounding area were in the midst of a water crisis. Their water was unsafe for consumption and agricultural production. God used Elisha not only to rescue them, but we see a greater lesson unfolding of God taking that...

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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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Highest Honour: Honouring Purity

By Brad Quiring on May 27, 2018

Marriage is to be held in highest honour by everyone, whether they are married or not. Before marriage, God expects and helps us to be sexually pure and to honour one another in love. Within marriage God also expects couples to be sexually pure, faithful and honouring one another in love. This is part of being faithful to one another....

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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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