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Is What Jesus Says About Lust and Divorce Hard or Easy? – Matthew 5:27-32
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:39

 

This past Sunday, we looked at Jesus’ teaching on lust, marriage, and divorce. The question that Steve posed was: Is it hard or easy?

 

Q1 – Who suffers when I look at others lustfully?

The answer is the one who looks, the one who is looked at lustfully, and everyone else. While society tells us that sexual behaviour is primarily a personal matter, scripture tells us that it has implications on others in our community. It can lead to sexual addictions for the person who looks lustfully. The one who is lusted after becomes an object and loses his/her personhood. Those in the network of relationships (spouse and/or children) also suffer from a person’s lustful behaviour.

 

Q2 – What is Jesus’ point when he said “it is better to gouge your eye out or to cut your hand off”?

Common sense would lead us to the obvious fact that removing a part of our body will not prevent the act of looking or thinking lustfully. No one would interpret this passage literally; this is of course, a hyperbole to emphasize that this is not just an external behavioural problem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:48
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The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed - Luke 11:1-13
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 07 May 2018 12:10

 

Eugene Lee's sermon explored Jesus's practical, wise teaching on prayer in Luke 11:1-13. Of course prayer has a lot to do with our asking God to give us what we want and need, but Eugene shows how this isn't the whole story.

 

First of all, prayer starts with relationship - “Our Father” - which reflects how Jesus taught that loving God is more important than doing things for God.

 

Secondly, prayer also starts with worship - “hallowed be your name.” Though our hearts are always telling us they want certain things, more important than getting those things is having our hearts transformed so we'll love God more than all those things. That's why worship is even more important than petition.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 07 May 2018 12:17
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Salt and Light of the World - Matt 5:13-16
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 03 May 2018 12:02

 

In order to be salt and light of the world, we are called to:

1. Go in to places where there is no light.

2. Stand out and be different.

3. Bless and give gifts to those around us.

 

Steve shared three stories of Christians who attempted to be salt and light of the world.

 

1. Barronelle Stutzman, a florist in Richland, WA who chose not to provide flowers for a same gender wedding. Stutzman had previously sold the couple flowers and knew that they were gay. However, Stutzman informed them that she could not provide flowers for their wedding because same-sex marriage was incompatible with her Christian beliefs. Stutzman’s stance (along with others who took a similar course of action) resulted in the courts.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2018 12:13
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2018 LPC Summer Conference

Fri Aug 17 to Sun Aug 19, 2018

Cedar Springs, WA

 

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Here are some new songs that we’ve recently introduced,

He's Always Been Faithful to Me

What a Beautiful Name

Perfect Wisdom of God

My God

 

Here are some songs that we've recently sung in worship:

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lord I Need You

Jesus Messiah

Faithful One

You Are My All In All

Here I Am To Worship

 

 

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