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Under God's Rule, Humanity Flourishes - Gen 2:4-25
Written by John Tsang   
Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:28

 

Like the four different Gospels that tell a fuller story of Jesus life and ministry; Genesis 2 offers a different and complementary perspective to the Creation story. There are four major themes in Genesis 2.

 

First, we are given a picture of God’s very personal act of creation when He breathed the breath of life into the man and the man became a living being (2:7). Adam is different from all other creatures in that he is a spiritual being. This is one aspect of the image of God and it means that only God can meet our need for spiritual relationship.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:33
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In the Beginning, God Created - Gen 1:1-2:3
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:41

 

Genesis is foundational in many ways. It tells the story of God creating the heavens and the earth (which is a short form meaning everything), plants and animals, and finally, humanity in His image.

 

Over the past 100-150 years, science has emerged as the definitive determination of truth. As a result, many have read Genesis through the lens of science and asked ‘how’ questions. How God created is not specifically detailed in Genesis 1. The repetition of phrases, the cadence, and rhythm of the creation story leads us to conclude that Genesis 1 is more of a poem or a song of creation than a detailed specific explanation of how the universe and life began. Genesis ultimately provides answers to “who”, “why”, and “what creation is for” questions, more so than how.

 

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Living in Light of the Resurrection - John 21
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 13:21

 

What might be surprising about Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances is how He met the disciples in very simple and ordinary ways. The final chapter of John centered on Jesus’ appearance to a group of seven disciples, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, having a simple breakfast meal of bread and fish. Emily Dickinson, the writer, once said, "The truth must dazzle gradually, or every person be blind."

 

There are many nuances to the way that John told the story. For example, the coal fire is the same word used for the fire in 18:18 where the officials and servants gathered around a fire in Peter’s first denial. Peter and the group returned to their former way of life, fishing. It was something that they were familiar with. The setting at the Sea of Galilee is poetically familiar; this was where Peter was initially called to follow Jesus (Luke 5:1-11). And once again, the disciples initially did not recognize Jesus.

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