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I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life - John 14:1-14
Written by John Tsang   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 08:26

 

In the ancient patriarchal world, when a man is betrothed to a woman, he would return to his father’s house and build a home on the family property. When it was completed, the groom would then return to the bride’s house and bring her home with him. So Jesus said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms, I am going to prepare a place for you, and I will come back and take you to be with me.” (14:2-3). The original readers of the Gospel would understand this metaphor. John, who also wrote the book of Revelation, described Jesus’ return for us as a groom coming to meet his bride (Rev 21:1-2).

 

When Jesus declared I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (14:6), it served to comfort the disciples. These last moments of Jesus’ life were filled with trouble. But the way to true life is to follow Jesus; He will lead us to the Father. Anyone who has seen Jesus has seen the Father (14:9). The life application is for us to remain faithful in following Jesus even in difficult life circumstances.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 March 2017 08:33
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He Loved Us to the End - John 13:1-17
Written by John Tsang   
Monday, 06 March 2017 14:39

 

While I find this passage in John remarkably inspiring, I find it equally difficult to do.  Often, if the opportunity presented itself to metaphorically ‘wash the feet of someone’, I prefer not to.  But when I do respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit, Jesus was so right when he said, “you will be blessed if you do them.” (13:17). There is a kind of blessing that cannot be described by words

 

The actual act of foot washing is a deeply moving experience whether one is doing the washing or being washed. I do see the value of the act but more importantly, we need to respond to every day ways in which we can serve one another. The reason why we can do this is because we have experienced the sacrificial love of God. Christ has washed our feet, and more; he has suffered for us and he has laid down his life for us.  Jesus Christ is the humble king.  If the application wasn’t obvious, Jesus made it clear afterwards as he explained the meaning of this special moment. “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should wash one another's feet." (13:14).  I take this to mean even that we even wash the feet of the one who might betray me (13:2, 11).

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 13:04
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The Death of Lazarus - John 11:1-44
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 02 March 2017 14:02

 

Our journey through the Gospel of John takes us to the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. In this story, we see the human experience of suffering and loss through Mary and Martha. Jimmy pointed out why God allows us to experience suffering: to teach us that the world is not our home, that we are part of the fallen world, to draw us into the nature of a suffering God, and to expand our faith in Him.

 

This story foreshadows Christ’s own death and resurrection. Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection and the life.” (11:25) There are two resurrections. The first is a physical resurrection which will happen in the future when Christ returns. The second is a spiritual resurrection which can happen in the here and now if we believe and place our faith in Him.

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at Cedar Springs

 

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