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You ARE ... Matt 5:13-16
Written by John Tsang   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 08:25

 

This past Sunday, we had the opportunity to reconnect with John Lunn. John brought a message from the Sermon on the Mount - You are the salt of the earth, You are the light of the world. I appreciated how he connected Jesus’ “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12) saying to the “You are the light of the world” saying in the Gospel of Matthew. Essentially, Jesus passed this vision of being the light of the world to His followers. We are to be the salt of the earth, light of the world, a shining city on a hill. John drew reference to it to our church’s logo and how it reflects this idea of a community on a hill. May this be said of us at LPC, that we are the salt and light of the world and that people may see our good deeds and glorify our father in heaven (Matt 5:16).

 

Jesus calls his disciples to exert a double influence on the society - a negative influence by arresting its decay and a positive influence by bringing light into its darkness. For it is one thing to stop the spread of evil; it is another to promote the spread of truth, beauty, and goodness.

(John Stott, Message of the Sermon on the Mount)

 

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Where is God in the Turmoil of the World?
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 18 July 2016 20:36

 

This past week, we saw an unprecedented number of troubling events around the world. In Nice, France, 84 people were killed and hundreds injured at a firework celebration on Bastille Day. Then on the following day, there was a coup attempt in Turkey. Our neighbours to the south are experiencing a critical rise of racial tensions as black men are killed by police and in retaliation, five police officers were gunned down in Dallas, and three officers killed in Baton Rouge. Closer to home, Taliyah, a 5 year old girl from Calgary who was on Amber alert was found dead days later. A man has been charged with 2 counts of murder; Taliyah and her mother Sara. So many people’s lives were changed in an instant. There is a sense of sadness, disbelief, fear, and helplessness. I, like you, am at a loss of words.

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My Servant Job - Job 42:7-17
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 11 July 2016 20:30

 

We've come to the end of our journey through the study of Job. For some, this was the first study of the book. For others, revisiting Job has brought back some deep memories of loss and suffering. Those who have suffered in life read Job with a different perspective. For others, this is something we need to keep in the back of our minds when and if suffering comes knocking on our door.

 

In the Epilogue (42:7-17), we have a storybook ending. Job is vindicated, he has a new family, his material blessing is restored (two-fold), Job is enjoying a meaningful community life, and he has a deeper relationship with God. We know that in real life, sometimes there are happy storybook endings in this life but sometimes there aren’t. Now in ancient Jewish thought, the afterlife was not as fully developed as in later New Testament times. Even then, we know that certain Jewish groups (like the Sadducees, Matt 22:23) did not believe in an afterlife. So this picture of Job's restored life can also serve as an eschatological hope. Regardless of whether we experience this kind of ending here on earth or not, we know that there will be a new heaven and a new earth where there will be no more death, no more pain, no more tears; a time when we will live in the intimate presence of God and the community of saints.

 

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