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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…

Amazing Grace and the Cross

With Easter coming next week, we take time to remember and reflect what Jesus went through so that we could be reconciled to God. Colossians 1:21-22, “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death…

Who’s to Blame?

Many question the existence of God especially when terrible things happen in their lives or in the world. Even many Christians wrestle with God’s involvement in horrific circumstances. At the first church I pastored, a young father with two teenage daughters was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and died within the year. When I was a…

Standing out from the crowd

For the past couple weeks I have been away on holidays in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. One of the interesting observations about being there was I really stood out. The majority of the people who live there are older retired Caucasians. Being Chinese and quite large, I stood out quite easily. We live…