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Don’t Judge, Our Good Father, The Choice Before You – Matt 7:1-29
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:58

 

 

The Sermon on the Mount (SoM) concludes with three major sections in chapter 7:

 

Do Not Judge, 7:1-6 The image of the speck in your brother’s eye and the plank in your own eye has got to be one of the most memorable word pictures from Jesus’ teaching! We cannot possibly go through life without making some sort of judgment or evaluations on people. In fact, just a few verses later, we are instructed to discern between a true and false prophet (7:15-20). The best way to understand this in the context of the SoM is:

 

In the realm of interpersonal relationships and in the community; do not judge or condemn a brother or sister’s devotion to God based on what you see and what you don’t see.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:06
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My Heart, Whose Home Is It? – Matt 6:19-34
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:58

 

The two portions of the Sermon on the Mount that we reflected on this past Sunday were:

Treasures in Heaven, 6:19-24

Do Not Worry/Do Not be Anxious, 6:25-34

 

James led us through the passage with these thoughts:

1. Symbiotic relationship between my choice of investment and relationship with God. Scripture says that where our treasure is, there your heart will be also (6:21).

2. Think about the impact of my treasures on my heart, my outlook, my allegiance, and my will.

3. Understand the Reality. These are the things that people who don’t trust in God seek but we are not to seek after these things. We don’t need to be anxious, worrying does not change anything.

4. Choice for us to make. God does His part and we do our part in seeking first his kingdom and righteousness. Be careful of our too ‘casual’ attitude toward God.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 July 2018 13:05
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The Importance of Both the Inner Spiritual Life and the Outer Life of Ministry and Service – Matt 6:1-24
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 25 June 2018 12:24

 

In Matthew chapter 6, we see the following:

6:1-4 – Giving to the Needy

6:5-15 – The Lord’s Prayer

6:16-18 – Fasting

The theme that runs through these sections is to do the right acts of devotion in the right way, namely, not for show but out of your love for the Father, and for the benefit of the other.

 

Giving to the Needy (6:1-4), almsgiving is

a word often used which includes any kind and good action intended to serve and help others. These acts of helping requires a lot of internal spiritual strength and character. The person often associated with giving and helping to the needy is of course, Mother Teresa of Calcutta. In one course that I took, we looked at the spiritual lives of the saints. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mother Teresa has a very rich and deep spirituality.  Mother Teresa would began her day with 1.5 hours of prayer before her work. She is an example of someone who nurtured the inner life as she served the needs of others.

 

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