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Table of Nations and the Tower of Babel - Gen 10-11
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:53

 

In the middle of the genealogies that we find in Genesis, we come across this well-known story of the Tower of Babel. This past week, Thomas helped us to make sense of these ancient stories and see the timeless truths in them.

 

Genealogies were important to the ancients. Having children was a key way of survival and one particular question was, “Which one of the offspring will receive the family blessing?” We could say that one of the major threads that hold Genesis together is the genealogical accounts. Who will be the seed of the woman that will crush the head of the serpent? (Gen 3:15) Genealogies also remind us that we are part of a long lineage of the people of God.

 

The person who does not know their history is not a human being, but a naked ape, floating through the vacuum of space.

Novelist Jostein Gaader

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:57
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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)

 

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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
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at Cedar Springs

 

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