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Ephesians
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 18 September 2017 11:59

 

It was a great weekend together! On Friday night, we had the opportunity to hear about Steve and Jennifer’s ministry in Sierre Leone. Then, like one of those drones that can soar up high to give a breathtaking view of the landscape, on Sunday, we had the opportunity to take a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the entire book of Ephesians. As Thomas recited it in its entirety, we listened; much like the original audience would have listened to Paul’s letter read at their worship gatherings. Hopefully, we now have a better sense of the themes, the flow, and the overall coherence, and logic of the letter. What I appreciated about Thomas’ presentation (apart from being amazed at his ability to memorize it) was the tone, the inflection, the pauses that brought out Paul’s heart and passion that you just cannot pick up as readily if you simply read it with our eyes. There is something very special about listening to Scriptures read to you. We need to do both; read and listen, but in our day and age, we need to be more intentional in hearing the Word of God read to us. What struck you this past Sunday as you heard the book of Ephesians presented?

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:19
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The Signature of God in History - Gen 50:15-26
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 11 September 2017 15:02

 

We’ve come to the end of the book of Genesis. It is a grand conclusion to the story of Joseph, Jacob, and the brothers.

 

 

 

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

(Gen 50:20)

 

It is also a fitting summation of the whole book of Genesis and this truth carries us into the stories of the rest of the Old Testament and New Testament. But the one who embodied this in the fullest way, is of course, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus suffered the harmful and evil intentions of humanity on the cross, but God turned it into good, the saving of many lives, for those who put their faith and trust in Him.

 

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A Grandfather's Blessing - Gen 48:1-22
Written by John Tsang   
Friday, 08 September 2017 08:52

 

Gen 48-49 is the story of Jacob at the end of his life. In a poetic ending, now the roles are reversed.  Jacob is in the position of giving the blessing, before him are the two sons of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim. Joseph wanted the Patriarch to bless the two sons in the order of their birth but as the moment approached, Jacob crossed his arms and blessed the younger over the older. The narrator offered no explanation for this symbolic action, perhaps the silence invites the reader to pause and consider all possible meanings.

 

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