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More Hard Teachings of Jesus – Promise Keeping, Retaliation, and Loving Enemies – Matt 5:33-48
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:53

 

In the Old Testament story of the Exodus, which serves as a way for us to understand the Christian life, you will notice that the Law was given to Israel AFTER they were delivered and rescued from Egypt. The Ten Commandments were given not as a prerequisite for salvation but rather as a way to form this group of slaves into the covenant people of God. In the same manner, observing the commands, the re-giving of the Law, and the teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, has no bearing on salvation. Obedience and observance of Jesus commands is best seen as a way to form us into the image of Christ – a way of discipleship.

 

Oaths (5:33-37) – the Rabbis developed a complicated system whereby if you swore an oath on the name of God, you were bound but if you swore an oath by ‘Jerusalem’ or ‘heaven’, you were not legally bound. They built in loopholes for vows and oaths. So Jesus simply said, “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. Stay true to your word, be honest, and live with integrity especially in your business transactions.

 

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Christ as the Fulfillment of the Law and Prophets – Matt 5:17-26
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:08

 

In this portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explained his relationship to the Law and Prophets and then gives an example of how to interpret the Law, Thou Shall Not Murder.

 

Jesus declared that He came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets (5:17).

 

We can understand how Jesus fulfilled the law in at least three ways. Firstly, Jesus was the only one who was able to completely fulfill the law. Writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus was tempted in every way but He did not sin (Heb 4:15). Secondly, Jesus fulfilled the law in that He embodied everything that the Law and Prophets pointed to. The OT system of sacrifice and atonement of sin was fulfilled in Christ (Heb 7:27). Jesus was the suffering servant of Isaiah, the promised salvation in Hosea, the coming Messiah in Malachi, and many other prophecies. Finally, Jesus fulfilled the law in that He taught the original intent of the God’s command (murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, revenge, and loving enemies).

 

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The Secret to Greatness – Matt 20:20-28
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:30

 

This past Sunday, Chris Kibble spoke on the Secret to Greatness from Matthew 20:20-28. The story was about Salome's request to have her sons James and John sit on Jesus' left and right and Jesus' teaching that "Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant." (20:26) Chris divided his sermon into three parts: What did the disciples get right? What did they get wrong? How shall we then live? First, the disciples James and John were part of Jesus' inner circle. They were enthusiastic followers of Jesus who had left everything to follow Jesus. They were eager to see Jesus' kingdom come.

 

Nevertheless, they missed the nature of Jesus' kingdom, his cross, and his teaching.

 

What does this mean for us? Firstly we must guard against being influenced by the patterns of power-acquisition and greatness-seeking in our culture: "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you." (20:25-26) Sadly, Church history shows that it has sometimes been just so with us.

 

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He's Always Been Faithful to Me

What a Beautiful Name

Perfect Wisdom of God

My God

 

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Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lord I Need You

Jesus Messiah

Faithful One

You Are My All In All

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