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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).

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:13
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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.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 08:37
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Is What Jesus Says About Lust and Divorce Hard or Easy? – Matthew 5:27-32
Written by John Tsang   
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:39

 

This past Sunday, we looked at Jesus’ teaching on lust, marriage, and divorce. The question that Steve posed was: Is it hard or easy?

 

Q1 – Who suffers when I look at others lustfully?

The answer is the one who looks, the one who is looked at lustfully, and everyone else. While society tells us that sexual behaviour is primarily a personal matter, scripture tells us that it has implications on others in our community. It can lead to sexual addictions for the person who looks lustfully. The one who is lusted after becomes an object and loses his/her personhood. Those in the network of relationships (spouse and/or children) also suffer from a person’s lustful behaviour.

 

Q2 – What is Jesus’ point when he said “it is better to gouge your eye out or to cut your hand off”?

Common sense would lead us to the obvious fact that removing a part of our body will not prevent the act of looking or thinking lustfully. No one would interpret this passage literally; this is of course, a hyperbole to emphasize that this is not just an external behavioural problem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 08:48
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