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The Resurrection Changes Everything

Growing up, all of us have seen movies that have both inspired and terrified us. Many directors possess the skills to take our imaginations to new heights. Steven Spielberg was one of the best ones. He directed movies such as E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws forming almost the perfect trifecta of entertainment. Childhood…

Grace to Fight Temptation

I was again reminded this week of the importance of prayer. As Christians, it is easy to fall into the temptation of taking God for granted. This leads to letting our guards down and falling to the wiles of Satan. Jesus’ reminder to pray regularly against temptation reminds us just how prevalent and dangerous the…

Finding Our Passion

This past weekend was spent wandering around the Shaw Conference Centre here in Edmonton. I was attending a Christian conference, listening to various speakers and presenters in assemblies and workshops, listening to people’s testimonies, and speaking with representatives of various Christian ministries and institutions. Our worship times were led by some of the most famous…

Who Needs Grace?

I want to begin by asking a question: Which person needs God’s grace more: the conscientious, dutiful, hardworking Christian or the most decadent hard-living sinner? I once heard that grace was defined as making up the difference between God’s righteous law and what we lack in living up to those requirements. No one can merit…

What Jesus Can Do for You

I was reading a story about a woman who seemingly lived the perfect life. Everything was working out as she had hoped. She married her high school sweetheart and had a family. He had a great job and they lived in a beautiful home. But then things changed. Her husband lost his job and began…