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Praise the Father, Praise the Son, Praise the Spirit - Three in One
Written by John Tsang   
Saturday, 18 October 2014 08:47

This past Thanksgiving weekend gave us an opportunity to count our blessings and as a response, to worship, praise, and give thanks to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We worship a God who gave us life, chose us before creation to be the Church, and adopted us as sons and daughters (Eph 1:3-6a). We praise Jesus Christ who redeemed us, died on the cross for us, and offered forgiveness of our sins (Eph 1:6b-12). We give thanks to the Holy Spirit for sustaining us, for being our teacher, and for being our Paraclete – counselor and comforter (Eph 1:13-14).

 

In our special Thanksgiving Sunday Service, we heard Kevin share about the opportunity that God provided for him to do further professional training in Rochester which resulted in a rekindling of his passion for his calling and work. We also heard Ssonia’s reflection on how the two years away provided a spacious slowness of life that gave her a deep sense of accomplishment with her family. As well, the family’s opportunity to share with the vulnerable ones in Rochester brought a deep sense of joy to Joshua, Talya, and Levi. George reflected on how the Holy Spirit sustained him during his most difficult time of Sarah’s passing away. Sarah’s courage to the end gave George confidence in the goodness of God even in the midst of suffering. As you hear stories of people’s journey with God, what are you thankful for over this past year? How has God shaped and formed you?

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 10:33
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Not Me, I'm Just Too Small
Written by Conrade Yap   
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 15:27

Terry is a really good guy. He goes to Church weekly. He tithes faithfully. He works diligently and is a loving family man. He helps out occasionally on social causes and for the most part is a nice chap to hang out with. Unfortunately, he does not really do anything more than that. While he calls himself a Christian, his faith has not exactly saturated his life. He likes to serve, but not too much. He likes to help others, but not too much. He likes to share Christ, but not too much. He is afraid that if he does a little “too much,” people would label him a “radical,” a “fundamentalist,” or a “crusader.” Instead, he prefers his Christianity to be more of an add-on, an extension of his normal life, or simply an option to his main diet: Making a living and living a simple ordinary life. As long as he does good stuff, helps whenever he can, he would be fine. With a ticket to heaven already purchased in Jesus, why worry about the world? God will surely take care of the whole Universe. Underlining Terry’s lifestyle is this belief: “What difference can a puny little me do to the big wide world? Not me, for I’m just too small.” Truth is: Yes, it is God, not us that makes the difference, but He often works through His people, like little you and little me.

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Two Conversions Intertwined
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 20:31

As we make our way through the book of Acts, we come across a pivotal chapter, the conversion of Saul. The dramatic conversion of Saul, often referred to as “The Damascus Road Experience” is a well-known story. Saul, who was a witness and supporter of Stephen’s stoning (Acts 7:54-8:1) was on a personal mission to persecute more Christians in Damascus when Jesus confronted him in a vision. Interestingly enough, Jesus asked Saul why he was persecuting ‘me’? (Acts 9:4) When Paul asked for the identity of the voice, Jesus answered, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.’ (Acts 9:5). Jesus twice connected the idea that to persecute his disciples is the same as to persecute Jesus himself. I was deeply struck by that. For those who are still persecuted for their faith today, there is a deep spiritual connection of their suffering with Christ himself.

Paul, who was this aggressive, Type A, driven crusader against the Christian faith was now rendered helpless, needing the assistance of his companions to reach the city of Damascus. He could not eat and he could not see. Jesus healings of the blind often had a spiritual symbolic meaning behind the act - physical blindness is often equated with spiritual blindness. So Paul needed to see both physically and spiritually.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:07
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