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Sin Gone Viral but Grace Abounds – Gen 6:5-8, 9:8-17
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:17


Gen 6 to 9 is commonly known as the story of Noah, the animals (two by two), the ark, and the rainbow. Behind all the cute images of Noah and the animals stands a serious story about the depravity of humanity, God’s grief over all of creation, and the demonstration of His grace revealed through a covenant.


Since the story of Cain and Abel in Gen 4, a significant number of years have passed (over 1600) and we find that things have gotten really bad. The world was in disarray, chaos has ensued, sin has gone viral, and wickedness and evil was everywhere.


The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. (Gen 6:5)


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 June 2017 12:46
Cain, Abel, and the Sin Crouching at Your Door – Gen 4:1-16
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 08:10


We continue with the story of Genesis; after the fall in Gen 3, we see the effects of sin on the next generation – Cain and Abel. Cyrus pointed out three major themes in this story: The nature of sin, the Character of God, and a favourable offering.


The Nature of Sin. Sin is not simply an impersonal force or a set of destructive behaviours. Sin is dynamic and active and it seeks to defeat us. Like computer hackers trying to break into a system, the adversary is creative, intelligent, and crafty. When a lion is crouching, it tries to appear small and hidden, and then it pounces and attacks at the most strategic moment. We need to take sin seriously and be aware of the danger. How do we guard against sin? 1 John 1:7 speaks of the importance of community in helping one another from falling into sin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 08:13
Our Tangled Web, Our Tangled Selves – Gen 3:1-24
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:19


The Garden of Eden didn’t remain in its pristine condition for long. By the third chapter of Genesis, we see how sin resulted in a tangled mess of toxic relationships - humanity’s relationship with God and humanity’s relationship with one another.


In Genesis 1 and 2, we learned that humanity was created to be in relationship with God and with one another. In Genesis 3, we see that at the center of the fall was Adam and Eve’s mistrust of God. They did not trust that the world God created was the best for them. Trust in all relationships requires a freedom of choice to respond in love. Therefore, God placed one tree that was off limits to Adam and Eve in order to build or test that trust.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 08:29
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