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Relationships: Love, Obedience, and the Trinity - John 14:15-31
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 20 March 2017 13:37

 

In John 14, we come across the beautiful doctrine of the Trinity; God in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In response to the disciples’ request to show them the Father, Jesus explained the interconnectedness of the Father, Himself, and Holy Spirit. The deepest truth about who God is not His qualities but the uniqueness of His triune nature, relationships (John McMurray). At the center of the divine Trinity is the eternal loving relationship of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Just stop and think, the Triune God invites us into that eternal relationship!

 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 March 2017 13:54
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I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life - John 14:1-14
Written by John Tsang   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 08:26

 

In the ancient patriarchal world, when a man is betrothed to a woman, he would return to his father’s house and build a home on the family property. When it was completed, the groom would then return to the bride’s house and bring her home with him. So Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms, I am going to prepare a place for you, and I will come back and take you to be with me.” (14:2-3). The original readers of the Gospel would understand this metaphor. John, who also wrote the book of Revelation, described Jesus’ return for us as a groom coming to meet his bride (Rev 21:1-2).

 

When Jesus declared I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (14:6), it served to comfort the disciples. These last moments of Jesus’ life were filled with trouble. But the way to true life is to follow Jesus; He will lead us to the Father. Anyone who has seen Jesus has seen the Father (14:9). The life application is for us to remain faithful in following Jesus even in difficult life circumstances.

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He Loved Us to the End - John 13:1-17
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 06 March 2017 14:39

 

While I find this passage in John remarkably inspiring, I find it equally difficult to do.  Often, if the opportunity presented itself to metaphorically ‘wash the feet of someone’, I prefer not to.  But when I do respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was so right when he said, “you will be blessed if you do them.” (13:17). There is a kind of blessing that cannot be described by words

 

The actual act of foot washing is a deeply moving experience whether one is doing the washing or being washed. I do see the value of the act but more importantly, we need to respond to every day ways in which we can serve one another. The reason why we can do this is because we have experienced the sacrificial love of God. Christ has washed our feet, and more; he has suffered for us and he has laid down his life for us.  Jesus Christ is the humble king.  If the application wasn’t obvious, Jesus made it clear afterwards as he explained the meaning of this special moment. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should wash one another's feet." (13:14).  I take this to mean even that we even wash the feet of the one who might betray me (13:2, 11).

 

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Fellowship Potluck

Friday Mar 17th

8:00 pm at the MC


Come join us for our monthly potluck dinner. Vancouver Urban Ministry, a local ministry that LPC's Compassion Ministry support, will update us.  Listen to Tillie, Karmie, and Stan as they share their experiences of serving at the ministry: how God has blessed each of them as they bless others. Bring a dish, bring a friend, share with us this heart warming and meaningful event.

 

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