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Most of us desire to live our lives in a way that results in healthy growth and activity. One could argue that God desires that for us also! However, how well do we live when it comes to taking care of the Body of Christ? In today's text, the importance of EVERY person in the church as a body part cannot be denied. How can we be a healthy and growi…
 
The beauty in diversity comes when we take parts that don’t seem to work together and unite them in a way that works harmoniously. How can we be a church that displays such unity in our diversity? What if we turned our diverse spiritual gifts and used them to serve God, bless others, and proclaim the Good News of Jesus? - Pastor Dominic Chan…
 
Do we experience "cheap worship?" That is, worship that is not great quality, didn't cost us much, and is "easy come, easy go?" As we read about Jesus' attitudes and actions in the temple we can learn how He desires for us to view worship. If Jesus came to worship with us...would He sense zeal and passion? - Pastor Gaylord Tsuei…
 
We don't normally witness the entire world come to a standstill. The pandemic did that. But, God did not remain still; he continues to move in his redemptive purpose to draw all people to himself. We get a precious gift out of this pause - we get a reset. It's a reset that reminds us again why we exist as a church - to worship God, to be in communi…
 
Most people are clear on what the main verb of Matthew 28:19 is: "Make Disciples." A command that is crystal clear and loaded with promises and encouragement to those of us who profess to be Christians. But there are challenges along the way and we sometimes are distracted, discouraged, or disobedient to this high calling. For many, the question bo…
 
Recently an article came out that stated, "We think of awe as an emotion reserved for the most extraordinary moments – summiting a mountain, the birth of a child, an exquisite live performance. But researchers who study awe say the emotion shouldn't be associated only with rare events. Daily experiences of awe, they argue, should be a regular part …
 
It's been over a year since we last worshiped together live in this sanctuary. This calls for a mighty celebration, a joyful noise, shouts of exaltation to our God! It's a new day, ACC. A day of gladness. A day of praise. A day of proclamation that he is our God and we are his people. Let's live for his honor and let's live for his mission - to mak…
 
There are sacrifices to be made if we truly live out God's mission on making disciples who make disciples. According to Jesus, whoever hates his or her life in this world will keep it for eternal life. To fall and die is an integral component in following Jesus fully. What does life look like when we die to self? - Pastor Arthur Hsu…
 
Dinner parties are usually fun, festive, and food-centered. Jesus regularly joined people at their homes and he was often the guest of honor. But something profound comes to light when one goes below the surface to see Jesus' motivation. Why did he join these meals? Who was invited to these meals? Who should we invite into our lives today? - Pastor…
 
We are consumed by the many identities the world has to offer. But, there is only one identity God offers to us, to be his disciple. For that to happen, we must deny or release the very identities we treasure and become the disciple he desires us to be. Then, and only then, can we live out our true calling to make disciples who make disciples. - Pa…
 
Some things will never happen if something else doesn't happen first. One can't lose weight unless eating and exercise habits change. You can't wake up if you don't go to sleep first. People can't be comforted unless they are first sad. You won't pass a challenging final exam if you don't first make the time to study effectively and efficiently. Yo…
 
The persecution against Christians scattered Jewish believers to find safety and protection. But, some used the situation to do the unthinkable - they pivoted away from safety to bring the good news of Jesus to the Gentiles. What resulted was the calling of the disciples as "Christians," the establishment of the first Gentile church, and Antioch be…
 
What do a diploma, vaccine card, and a driver's license have in common? They all serve to prove that you have completed the necessary steps to verify your capabilities. Unfortunately when one professes that they are a follower of Jesus, we don’t receive a card which affirms that one’s faith is genuine. How do we know our faith is genuine? Being dep…
 
What is a Disciple? For starters, a disciple is one who remains in, and obeys God’s Word. In His Word we will see God's heart and desire for those of us who claim to be a follower of Christ. True, it is easy for us to be distracted or discouraged from being faithful, but the reality is that God has big plans for us and invites us to be passionately…
 
Have you ever been in a situation when you REALLY wanted to have a good relationship with another person, but he/she didn't necessarily have the same feeling? You might have had the best of intentions and the desire to bless the other person, but they rejected you. How would you respond? God has told us in His Word that He desires that we would KNO…
 
Everyday we have moments where we face big and small tests of our faith. Will we look to what is immediately in front of us or will we cling onto the hope that God will deliver on his promises? Through our daily tests, God graciously gives us the chance to take steps of obedience even when we stumble. - Pastor Dominic Chan…
 
When adversity and suffering comes to a follower of Christ, it is normal to ask ourselves (and God), "Why?" Sometimes it is because of sin in our lives about which He is trying to convict us. However, sometimes it may be a matter of helping us to grow in maturity and depth in our understanding of His lordship in our lives. What is He trying to teac…
 
In Ezekiel 6:1-3, God directed Ezekiel to pronounce an oracle of judgment against the “Mountains of Israel”, which are the centers of pagan worship where the Israelites practiced their idolatry. Throughout the Book of Ezekiel, the phrase “so that you will know that I am the Lord” is used 70 times. It is a purpose statement that expresses the reason…
 
Isaiah 49:13 says, "Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted." However, v.14 says, "But Zion said, 'The LORD has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.'" Wow...quite a shift in perspective. Israel felt like God had left them w…
 
As we read through the Bible, we are often amazed/comforted/intrigued/dismayed by how God interacts with people. Sometimes it seems to make perfect sense, and other times we are left a bit confused about "His ways" vs. "our ways." One of the main reasons God states in answer to the question of "WHY" is, "then you will know that I am the Lord." Who …
 
It's been humbling to see God move our English ministry to be involved in his mission of making disciples who make disciples. As we look forward to a brand new year let us live in a way, strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, to be faithful people who teach others to proclaim his great name throughout all the nations of the earth. - Pas…
 
As we worship on this last Sunday of 2020, we transition to a new year with anticipation that God is continuing to work in powerful ways in transforming lives. We are not called to "hunker down," but to live courageously, purposefully, and compassionately. In Acts 20, Paul had a difficult and heartfelt conversation with some Ephesians believers bef…
 
With everything that transpired in 2020, it's hard to maintain an attitude of hope. But the message of Christmas, and the call for followers of Christ is to be an example of hope as we experienced it from Christ Himself. This Sunday, we'll be exploring that call to be messengers of hope amidst the great turmoil that our nation and world has faced. …
 
Have you ever seen a movie or TV show where a dam burst and torrential water poured out to the land below? It is rather overwhelming and the affect is undeniable. When God the Father sent His Son, Jesus, to be born in a manger in Bethlehem, He demonstrated His love in a powerful, overwhelming, and unstoppable way. What is our response? - Pastor Gay…
 
One thing the year 2020 has revealed to us is humanity's sinful nature, brokenness and penchant for unrighteous behavior. In this Advent season, we must long for something different, for God to break forth from the uncertainty and hurts of life. Let us wait in anticipation for the peace, joy, love, and hope of God to unleash his healing upon our di…
 
One of the biggest reasons for joy in my life? All of you! The pandemic has made this even more apparent as we try to find the right balance between wisdom and care. The end result is that we haven't been able to see each other for several months which is very sad. But if people are a gift from God, and at this time we can't really see people, how …
 
In the midst of the storms and challenges of life, we have been given a gift: God's perspective on the situation. No matter if it is a tough situation at home, a relationship that is painful, a health scare, a job related obstacle, a class that is overwhelming, or a deep sense of loneliness. The list of real life situations goes on and on. When we …
 
2020 has been a year with challenges, problems, fears, and troubles. However, as a Christ-follower, we must also remember God's grace, blessings, joys, peace, and love. In this month of November, we are going to focus on purposefully thanking God and intentionally looking "for His fingerprints" in our lives and in the lives of those around us. What…
 
Too many voices have filled the airwaves of life, many seeking to destroy what God had originally created in his image. But, the death and resurrection of Jesus offers humanity the peace that can be found in relationship with God. The church is called to be the feet of this gospel, to bear witness of Jesus as the peace offering. We are called to be…
 
Let's face it, it's easy to get used to the routine of life and to settle in what we know. It's nice having the comforts of life and to live by the status quo. But this has never been what God's mission for us has been. He's called us to be sojourners in this world. Will you be a settler or will you be a sojourner? Will you stay, or will you go? - …
 
When would a person allow someone else to drive his/her car without knowing where they are heading? Let's assume it is foggy, at night time, and in a part of the world with which you are completely unfamiliar? When? Only when you know and completely trust the one who is driving! However, along the way there are fears, anxieties, and urges to take o…
 
You might have heard some people say that “the ends justify the means.” That is, as long as the “good” result is reached, how we get there is not that important. However, the Apostle Paul challenges us in Ephesians 4 to interact differently in situations than the world does. He used the word “instead” or “rather” several times to contrast the diffe…
 
It has been a challenging time in the last several months as people are struggling with physical health, emotional volatility, and relational stretching like never before. In our desire to understand God's heart for justice and love for all, we have had a steep learning curve. The need to learn purposefully has forced us to learn to listen and feel…
 
How often do we see a need or injustice taking place in someone's life but we choose to ignore it or pretend it doesn't exist? The barrier of saying "It is not my problem" must be overcome because God calls us to live justly and mercifully to our neighbors. To love God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind means our neighbor's concern is …
 
This passage has so much in it, but variations of the word, "appear" shows up several times. What was John trying to highlight? He is talking to professing believers, and highlighting the fact that Jesus has come...and will come again. Why did He come, and why will He come again? Does it matter to us? - Pastor Gaylord Tsuei…
 
As John concludes his letter in 1 John, he encourages his readers to know who they truly are in Christ Jesus. Despite the heresies creeping into the early church, he reminds them that those who believe in Jesus as the Son of God have eternal life and are children of God. Know these essential truths in order to live faithfully to God's purpose and w…
 
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