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Journeying to Jerusalem
Written by John Tsang   
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:04

Journeying to Jerusalem – Mark 10


For the Israelites, the journey to Jerusalem was a very symbolic and meaningful pilgrimage.  This journey was a reenactment of their ancestors as they travelled from distant lands to Jeruslaem in order to celebrate the Passover, Festival of Weeks, and Feast of Tabernacles (Deut 16:16). In Mark 10:32, it was near the season of Passover and Jesus led his disciples on a journey to Jerusalem.   But this time, Jesus would re-enact the Passover story in a profound way, for Jesus himself would be the lamb who will provide salvation for all people through the shedding of his blood on the cross.  This was a new Passover, a new Exodus, a new way of the kingdom of God.


Martin Kähler, the German theologian, described Mark as “a passion narrative with an extended introduction.”  Everything up to this point in the Gospel of Mark has been told to prepare the reader for what is about to happen.  The central message of the Gospel is to be seen in the suffering, rejection, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.   The implications are clear and obvious; Jesus called his disciples to follow him on this journey to Jerusalem and to embrace suffering, rejection, and even death in order to have eternal life.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:08
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Justice, Mercy, and Humility
Written by Conrade Yap   
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 14:28

Justice, Mercy, and Humility

 

Last week, we had Rob Penner to share a message with us from Isaiah 42. He touched on various examples of injustice happening around the world. There was the annexation of Crimea by Russia, where elections were hurriedly conducted under heavy Russian military presence. There was the recent mass stabbing in Kunming, by people who felt victimized and in turn victimize others. There was also the case of Chinese girls forced into prostitution under the pretext of a decent paying job. These and several others were then contrasted to Rob’s own experience of being slighted at a Pharmacy store in Hong Kong. The point is, when we contrast the real issues of injustice around the world with the mundane matters of inconvenience, our perspective of what is real justice or injustice will dramatically change. For political detainees, Christians arrested without proper trial, or employees bullied into submission, injustice is a common occurrence. Injustice happens when power has been abused and when the weak has been bullied by the strong. What can we do? The reminder from the prophet Micah applies to all.


“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?

To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 15:11
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The Most Important Question Ever Asked
Written by John Tsang   
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:11

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION EVER ASKED (Mark 8:27-38)

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We have arrived at the midway point of Mark’s Gospel and Mark puts the whole theme of discipleship on a fulcrum.  Everything is hanging on the balance as Jesus asked the most provocative question ever asked of humanity, Who do you say that I am?How you answer this question will dramatically change your life.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:23
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