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Service With Rev. Dale Everett

Dale Everett MinistriesOn Sunday, September 30, 2018 we will be having a service with guest speaker Rev. Dale Everett. Everyone is invited to join us for a powerful time of worship.

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VBS is Coming Soon!

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Our annual Vacation Bible School is coming June 25-29! Our theme this year is all about gearing up life’s big game. If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 12 who would like to attend, please visit our VBS page for more information and to register.

 

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Youth Winter Retreat 2017

Youth Winter Retreat 2017

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Announcing our second annual Youth Winter Retreat! Join us January 27-29, 2017 at Inspiration Point camp in Clitherall, MN for devotions, preaching, worship services, activities and winter fun.

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Thank you for making our Harvest Party a success!

Abundant Life would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Harvest Party this year. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and fun together. Below are some pictures from the event:

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In addition, we would like to thank all of the businesses which so generously donated supplies and prizes. Your support means so much.

A&W
Arby’s
Big Daddy’s Mufflers
Chilly Billy’s
Cold Fusion Miller Hill
Culver’s
Domino’s
Dunkin’ Donuts
Grandma’s
Grizzly’s
Incline Station
KFC
McDonald’s
Old World Meats
Papa Murphy’s
Perkins
Qdoba
Shorty’s
Taco John’s
World of Wheels
Wendy’s
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Help Us Grow

Abundant Life is growing, and I’m excited to announce that Abundant Life has started a church facilities fundraiser on Indiegogo. Please pray for us during this campaign. For more information, or if you would like to partner with us, please visit our Indiegogo campaign page.

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Block Party 2016

We had a great time at our block party this weekend! Thank you to everyone who visited as well as everyone who helped out. Here’s a short video of the fun:

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VBS is Coming!

Cave Quest

I’m excited to announce that our annual Vacation Bible School is coming June 8-12! Our theme this year is Cave Quest and we will be learn about following Jesus, the Light of the World. If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 11 who would like to attend, please visit our VBS page for more information and to register.

 

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Youth Winter Retreat

Youth Winter Retreat

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Announcing our first ever Youth Winter Retreat! Join us January 29-31, 2016 at Inspiration Point camp in Clitherall, MN for devotions, preaching, worship services, activities and winter fun.

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To Be Silly or Smart…It’s Up To You!

 

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To Be Silly or Smart, It’s Up to You!

Pastor John Soshea

Matt 25:1 “God’s kingdom is like ten young virgins who took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom. 2 Five were silly and five were smart. (the KJV says five were wise and five were foolish…) 3 The silly virgins took lamps, but no extra oil. 4 The smart virgins took jars of oil to feed their lamps. 5The bridegroom didn’t show up when they expected him, and they all fell asleep. 6 “In the middle of the night someone yelled out, ‘He’s here! The bridegroom’s here! Go out and greet him!’ 7 “The ten virgins got up and got their lamps ready. 8 The silly virgins said to the smart ones, ‘Our lamps are going out; lend us some of your oil.’ 9 “They answered, ‘There might not be enough to go around; go buy your own.’ 10 “They did, but while they were out buying oil, the bridegroom arrived. When everyone who was there to greet him had gone into the wedding feast, the door was locked. 11 “Much later, the other virgins, the silly ones, showed up and knocked on the door, saying, ‘Master, we’re here. Let us in.’ 12 “He answered, ‘Do I know you? I don’t think I know you.’ (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

The parable of the ten virgins is a powerful reminder to us of how we too need to be kingdom minded…It is a testimony to the importance of watching and waiting for the return of our Bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ who promises to come again for those who watch and wait…for those who have prepared themselves for His return.

The virgins (representing purity of heart, mind and body) are likened unto we who are called to be a part of the Bride of Christ.   Just as we are told to watch and wait for the coming of the bridegroom, Jesus Christ, each of them was waiting for their bridegroom to return as well.  At the beginning of the story, each of the virgins looks beautiful and is prepared for his coming…they had their wedding garments on, they had the lamps in their hands, and there was a flame within those lamps…The question I would ask of us is, are we ready?  Is there a flame in your lamp…but beyond that, do you have enough oil (an allegory for the spirit) for tomorrow?

Had the bridegroom come at the beginning of our story, all of the ten could have entered joyfully into the wedding feast, but the wise bridegroom chooses to wait.  Because of that, it is easy to see who are the wise and who are the foolish, who are the silly and who are the smart, both among these virgins from the story in Matthew, and amongst those of us who are invited to the wedding feast (an allegory to being in the eternal presence of the Lord), to be a part of the bride of Christ today.  The five of the virgins who were called wise and the five who were called foolish both had the opportunity to make their choice.  Their response to that choice is the reason for the distinction between them.  It is the same as the difference between some of the people who are called Christians today…some have prepared for tomorrow, they have their spiritual houses in order, seeking the Lord with their whole heart, mind, soul and strength, but there are others who live only for today.  The decision to live according to the former or the latter is one that each of us must make every day as well.  

So will I be wise or will I be foolish, will I be silly, or will I be smart…The answer to that is found in whether or not you make the spiritual preparations to have your house in order…Friend, what are your desires, what is your attitude, what is your choice today?  Will you be wise or foolish?

 

Message Synopsis by Sue Keller and edited by Pastor John Soshea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is in Your Hand?

What is in your hand

What is in Your Hand?

Pastor John Soshea

April 6th, 2014
“What Is That in Your Hand?’

Key Verses:
Exodus 3:9-12 4:1-5
2 Corinthians 12:9
Revelation 12:11

Moses was like so many of us, in so many ways.  Like some of us Moses had abandoned the faith of his youth and sought to live out his life serving only his own wants and needs.  He was not quite ready for what God had in mind for him.  It was from the fires of the burning bush that Jehovah was calling Moses out of the obscurity of his life on the back side of the deserts of Midian.  But Moses didn’t believe that he had the ability to fulfill the calling of God by bringing deliverance to the Hebrew people.  He, like so many of us, was filled with insecurity, not realizing that with the power and leading of the Lord all things are possible.  

God showed Moses that even the simple things that were in his hand could be used to bring glory to the Lord.  It was at this encounter that the Almighty told him to throw down the staff that was in his hand, and the Lord transformed it into a giant serpent…the Lord then told him to grab the serpent by the tail and once again it became an ordinary staff.  This simple tool in Moses hand when submitted unto the Lord was a mighty tool of deliverance to help to lead the Jews into the promised land.  Moses, like so many of us, had his “…but God…”moments, but the truth is that the Lord is ever patient with us and always has the answers.

We need to realize that God can use what is in our hands to accomplish His will..but He can also use an empty hand and an open heart to accomplish his plan.  We may not have a staff that the Lord asks us to put to use for him…but you may have the power of the pen to write wonderful words of testimony for the delivering power of Jesus Christ.  You may have an incredible story of the power of the Lord’s deliverance that has brought hope into your life.  The point is that no matter who you are, or what you have… your life can bring glory to the Lord for His love and goodness.

Jesus will use us no matter what we are, or what we have…no matter what our talents or abilities, and He will use it for His kingdom’s sake…Regardless of our wealth, the lack of it, our level of education or our place in life, Christ can still use us…

Let’s get past the point of questioning the will of God for our lives…because he knows us even better than we know ourselves.  Like Moses, I would suggest that you step out of your desert today, and into the will of God for your life.

Because of the fact that Moses allowed the Lord to use what was in his hand, he went on to win battles, get water from the rock and to part the Red Sea so that God’s people could be free.

In this same vein, greater things than Jesus did, we shall do..not because our ability is greater than His, but because there are multitudes of us now to do the works of the Kingdom. He has allowed us to have access to His power and to do His will according to the power of His Spirit.

Some of you may feel that you have NOTHING to offer to the Lord..no talent..no gifts, no special abilities that you know of that can be used of God to do His will… But, a heart of faith is all it takes to step out and to do the Will of God. 

In our weakness, He is made strong..in spite of our failures, He brings victory. It all starts with us trusting HIm and answering the call of God…Let’s trust in God to be used for His glory today…

 

Message Synopsis by Sue Keller and edited by Pastor John Soshea 

 

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