Showing messages with topic of Sin
By Brad Quiring on December 15, 2019
From sinful actions to righteous actions in Jesus. The coming of Jesus is the greatest act of greatest good. Because of Jesus, light fills our lives and we then act according to Jesus' Light, rather than the darkness of our old life. Psalm 82:5, Romans 8:11-14
By Brad Quiring on December 8, 2019
At Christmas time, one of the most famous ancient prophetic Bible verses we read comes from Isaiah 9:2, where the prophet says that the people walking in darkness have seen a great light. What is darkness? What is light? #albcgreatlight
By Brad Quiring on September 8, 2019
1 Corinthians 11:23-32. Communion is a vital part of every church and Christian's life. It was instituted by Jesus Himself. We have been called to practice communion and to do it carefully. This care means we must take a deep look at ourselves, evaluate our motives and our reasons not just for what we do, but for whom we are participating.
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 April 14, 2019
Sin has stripped away the confidence we have in who we are, right down to the very basic: am I male or female? What race am I? What is my "orientation"? In fact, our culture has so embraced these questions that people are left wondering what "normal" looks like. God created all life. He created all people in His wonderful...
By Brad Quiring on March 24, 2019
Relativism chooses every turn, every pace, every street, according to its own autonomous preferences, and submits to no truth. God's Word, the Bible, calls followers of Jesus to a much higher standard: the standard of Truth. Truth based on what God has established from a loving and wise heart and mind.
By Brad Quiring on March 7, 2019
We're beginning our new series called "Messed Up". This week has to do with the origin of sin and how it has affected everything. We'll look at answers to the question of "Why is there evil and disasters?", "Why do people do evil things?", "Why do bad things happen to good people?" and finally give the hope that is found...
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 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....
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...
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...
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...
By Brad Quiring on April 16, 2017
Then: Dead in Sin; Now: Alive in Christ. Ephesians 2:1-10. Had Jesus remained in the tomb, he would have been proved to be no better than us, just another sinner. But Jesus rose again from the dead. His death brought forgiveness of sins. His life brought us new life. We can be truly alive, forever, because of Jesus' death and...
By Brad Quiring on April 2, 2017
Romans 6:5-14. Before Christ we were slaves to our sinful nature. Sin was our master, yet we willingly followed. The result was being subject to God's judgment. But Christ came and willingly submitted to God's will that he suffer and die for our sins. Now we have a new master: Jesus Christ himself. We no longer have to be slaves...
By Brad Quiring on August 21, 2016
How far will your faith take you? For some friends of a paralyzed man, they literally dug a hole to get their friend to Jesus. In seeing their faith, Jesus didn't just heal a man of his physical condition, he healed the man of his ultimate sickness: sin. The only way to deal with sin is through faith.
By Brad Quiring on August 7, 2016
Levi (Matthew), the cheating rat tax-collector, met Jesus and left everything to follow him. So, how does he celebrate his newfound faith and life? He throws a party for Jesus and invites every “undesirable” and unsavoury character to meet Jesus. And Jesus loved it! Join us this Sunday to learn about evangelism like you’ve never thought could be.
By on June 12, 2016
Acts 5:1-11 Ananias and Sapphira chose to lie to the church and ultimately to God (the Holy Spirit). God worked through this incident to cleanse his church and bring about a healthy fear and reverence so the church would not fail in its mission.
By Brad Quiring on March 20, 2016
Centuries before his arrival, Jesus was prophesied to be the Prince of Peace. The Jewish people were under the heavy boot of the Roman conquerors. Jesus rode up to the capital city of Jerusalem as the Prince of Peace. Who would not want this peace? His own people did not receive him and he was rejected. We are under the...
By Brad Quiring on January 17, 2016
We have not glorified God because of our sinful nature and our sinful actions. We could not save ourselves from this, so God came and saved us by fulfilling his own Law and requirements. We are now saved - which means we have escaped punishment, we are declared innocent by God, and we are now in an eternal relationship with...
By Brad Quiring on January 10, 2016
In our minds we think of sin as the “naughty” things we think, say and do. That these things aren’t quite “right” or “proper” in most cases. We categorize sins on a scale from “improper” to “hell-condemnation serious”. The Bible deals with both our acts and our nature. Today we look at the the sinful nature. Without understanding the...