God’s Pathway to Joy

Bible Reading: John 15:9-17

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:9-11)

Where do we seek our joy? Where is our deepest satisfaction?

In this fast-paced world, Satan’s lies and temptations attack us from every corner. Social media and entertainment summon to fulfil our desires. Pride, fame and wealth sell us their fraudulent designs of success. Relationships and other people even, seek to steal our hearts and true joy. Satan knows our weaknesses. He knows where we are most susceptible and in that aspect will he tempt us with idolatry. He will strive to lure our joy, satisfaction, contentment, awe, sense of security, comfort, desire, identity all into anything other than God Himself. 

In this world of lies, where is true joy? 

The true joy in it’s fullest and ultimate form is a God-given joy, born from abiding in Christ’s love. Keeping Christ’s commandments is abiding in His love. Yet, such commandment-keeping is not of the Pharisee’s nature. It is not a begrudged or unwilling obedience as a result of force. It is obedience born out of awe and honour to the God who has loved us with the Father’s love. 

What kind of love is such that springs forth all-satisfying joyful obedience? 

It is the love of the Father to the Son, which has been passed down to us. This is a profound love! Hear how Matthew Henry puts it:

“As the Father loved him, who was most worthy, he loved them, who were most unworthy. The Father loved him as his Son, and he loves them as his children.” (Matthew Henry Commentary on John 15:9-17)

It is the Father’s holy and perfect love intended for His worthy Son, given to us the unworthy. It is the Father’s love to His perfect Son, given to us sinful enemies of God. Christ loves us with love only fit for Himself to receive. Such love was manifest on the cross, where he “lay down His life for His friends” (John 15:13). And just “what is the breadth and length and height and depth” (Eph 3:18) of such love which “surpasses knowledge”, we fail to understand. Yet, let us pray just how Paul prays for the church in Ephesus, that we may comprehend and grasp the love of God and “be filled with all the fullness of God.” When we abide and place our identity in God’s surpassing love for us, there, there is a real joy.

Abiding, however, does not equate to acknowledgment. To admit God loves me is different to abiding in His love. To abide is to live by and to place a whole trust. When we abide in His love, we not only acknowledge the depth of His love, but we live in response to such love through obedience. What does obedience look like?

Christ calls for obedience that is just like His to His Father. Obedience is not ‘tick the boxes in the rulebook’. Obedience is a wholehearted total surrender from a selfish desire to God’s perfect and holy will. As Christ emptied Himself to death on a cross, so are we to deny ourself and bear our cross. Yet, see Christ’s attitude, “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross” (Heb 12:2 emphasis added). 

The path of joy is paradoxical; it’s hard, it’s narrow, yet “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Lord, I do not know how to love You. In this world of lies, my joy and satisfaction have been set on anything apart from You. Please forgive me. Please change my heart and desires to pursue Your path to joy. Help me find my joy and satisfaction in You and Your bountiful love for me. Lord, as You obeyed the Father out of love, even to the point of dying on the cross, teach me to love and obey You. Your love is truly beyond comprehension. Please continue to work out Your love for me by shaping in me a heart that loves and enjoys You alone. Thank You for Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

Trusting in God to Trust God’s Promises

Bible Reading: Romans 8:31-39

“Be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5b-6)

We have all heard sermons on finding our contentment wholly in Christ. Of course, we will all say “amen” to that. We agree and accept that our enjoyment and satisfaction should ultimately be found in Christ alone and in our daily relationship with Him. But, let’s face the hard reality. If we were to be brutally honest, there is little to no chance that we would call reading the Bible the most desirable thing in our lives. At this point, you might rationalise and say, “well, you know, it does feel good when I read the Bible”. We know reading the Bible is right; we know enjoying a personal relationship with God should be the ideal. Still, the matter of fact is the least satisfaction we get in reading the Bible and relating to God is from the relief of guilt that otherwise would bother us for the rest of the day. 

There is one thing in our hearts that we cannot change — our desires. We can force ourselves to read God’s Word, pray, go to church, do ministry, but we can never force ourselves to love doing those things, to find our deepest satisfaction and whole contentment in knowing and serving our God. We can do them out of guilt because we know it’s right, but we can never change our heart’s desire towards it because our heart reveals who we truly are. You could deceive yourself into thinking you are a good Christian from all the outward actions you put on, but you can never change your heart to desire God as the deepest source of joy and contentment in your life. 

Romans 8:31-39 could be said as the climax of the book of Romans. It reveals to us the greatest promise of all; that we, who are God’s people, have God on our side. “Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died — more than that, who was raised — who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us” (Rom 8:33-34).

God, the ultimate Judge, has decided that we are righteous and we are His based on the evidence of Christ, God the second person’s atoning sacrifice. Moreover, Christ is the lawyer continually interceding for our case, and He knows exactly what the Father wills. What more do we have to fear? All the parties in the heavenly courtroom are for us. Not only that, the parties comprise of God Himself who is almighty over all things. No one will ever overthrow His decision, and His decision is 100% right, just and holy. Nothing can “separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:39b), so we have nothing to fear! We can live in full contentment and satisfaction in what He has done!

It seems so great and all, but in reality, we are scared. I am scared. Because God’s promise is so big and so glorious, I just don’t believe it. I know I should, and I want to believe, but I just don’t. I could try to suppress my unbelief and chant mantras to engrain “belief” in myself; I’ve actually tried that, but it doesn’t work. So I am left trembling in fear, feeling hopeless, because my faith is small, and my desires are satisfied in other things like the praise other people give me and close relationships with friends and family. 

One of the most incredible things God has taught me is that this is 100% where He wants me to be. Because when I realise my faith is so small, I will realise that my God is so big. As the father of the demon-possessed boy said in Mark 9:24, “I believe; help my unbelief!”, so we should pray. Here is the thing; God wants us to trust in Him to change our desires. He wants us to trust in Him that He will help us trust in His promises. Only when we cling to God with the impossible will we see our faithful God work wonders in our life. With such, we can be content as Hebrews 13: 5b-6 says. We can be content not because we have faith but because God promises to create faith in us. He promises to change us as it says in Ezekiel 36:26, “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you”. God never leaves, and if we trust in Him to work in the impossible in our lives, He will work to bear fruit. This is what abiding in Christ is, and by this, God is glorified. 

Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief! I want to have a heart that loves You and desires You, and is content in You. I know my heart does not have that. I know I still seek satisfaction in my sinful desires. Lord, you know my faith is little. Please change my heart as You promised in my heart. Let me see Your faithfulness and Your glory as You work miracles in my life. God, please help me trust in You, and please change my desires. Thank you, Lord, that You are good and that You love me. In Jesus name, Amen. 

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

Abiding in Christ (2)

Bible Reading: John 15:4-11

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” (John 15:7-8)

Abiding in Christ means living our new life that is reconciled with God. What does living this new life actually look like? Some would think that going to church, being active in ministry and becoming a Bible nerd is the answer. Christ points out two truths about abiding in Him in John 15:7-8.

1. Abiding in Christ means abiding in God’s Word until it transforms and renews our sinful desires into the desires of God’s will. 

We must often hear that to know God means we must become acquainted with God’s Word. That is true! God’s Word is the Truth. God’s word produces life. Going without God’s Word is like living without food. We desperately need God’s Word — it’s our only hope. But so often, we come to God’s Word only in the scraps of our time. We come with begrudged hearts and tired minds. Abiding in God’s Word is more than just reading it. Abiding in God’s Word involves opening our hearts in desperation for life, in desperation to be changed from our old sinful ways and to have our sinful desires renewed. 

Observe what Christ says in v. 7. “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” To “ask whatever you wish” does not mean that if we are in Christ, God will grant us whatever we want. It means that those who truly abide in Christ, abide in His Word, and His Word, which abides in us, works by the Holy Spirit to change our hearts and inner desires until all that we desire and ask for is what God desires and wills. With such, God will inevitably grant what we ask for, not because of our desires, but because of Christ’s desires that have been worked into our hearts by God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Have our hearts been changed? Has God, through His Word and Spirit, worked His desires into our hearts?

2. God is glorified when we abide in Him and bear fruit. 

For most of us growing up in Christian homes, the term “glorifying God” is nothing new. To glorify God has always been the answer to the timeless, “what is the meaning of your life?” question. But, what truly glorifies God? v. 8 says that if we bear fruit, then we glorify God. Does that mean that the more active we are in ministry and involved in spreading His Kingdom, the more we glorify God? This is not always the case. If we purge deeper, who is the one who spreads God’s Kingdom? Is it really us?

It is too often that we think, by our actions, we can glorify God. If I just do this and that, I will glorify God. But, giving God the glory is a whole lot more than that. After all, what can we sinners add to God’s glory that is perfect within Himself? 

If we recall in v 4, “neither can you [bear fruit], unless you abide in me.” Bearing fruit glorifies God because it is not us who produces fruit, but God works to produce fruit in us. God gets the glory because He is the one who has worked from the beginning and continues to work in changing us from sinners into saints. 

And so, if we seek to glorify God, what should we actually seek? It is not to do this or to do that. It is to seek a glimpse of what He is doing. It is to seek a glimpse of His glorious work. It is to seek to know God. Only from there can we glorify God because only there can we see God’s inherent glory, full and perfect in itself, with no need for any addition by man. Only when we are satisfied in God being and doing all can we bring glory to God. Only those who abide in Christ can glorify Him. Do we truly seek to glorify God? If so, forget about doing this or that. Seek to catch a glimpse of His glory. Only if He reveals Himself can we come to glorify Him. 

Oh Lord, thank You for Your Word that is deep and abounding. Please teach me what it means to abide in You. Please forgive me because my deepest heart does not desire You and Your glory. My heart is still in love with sin and with this world. Give me Your Word, oh Lord, for it is my life. May Your Spirit work through Your Word to change me. Grow fruit in my life that I may see You working and see Your glory. Let me know You and be satisfied in You, that my life may bring glory to You. All praise and honour be to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

Episode 4: T is for Theology

Episode 4: T is for Theology

T is for Theology

By now, maybe you’ve got an idea why I earnestly want to read through the whole Bible this year and why you should too. It’s not too late to start. Grab yourself an ESV Every Day Bible which divides up passages into daily chunks, or follow one of the reading plans attached somewhere to this episode on our website.

But you might be confused, and maybe laugh a little, at the fact that I’m deciding to read these fat academic looking books. ‘Well, Hans is nerdy like that’ you might say. I’m not saying you’ve got to read these exact books, but I do want to say that doing theology is not just for theologians and scholars, or for older people like our pastors and parents. Theology is for every Christian young and old.

Theology comes from the greek words Theos which means ‘God’ and logia which means ‘study’ or ‘speech’. So theology is the study of God. Although, as I said in the previous episode, studying about God is different from the study of science or any of your other school subjects because God is the creator and we are His creation. When we study God He’s greater than us so we’re totally dependant on His grace to reveal Himself to us, we need humility, we need to submit to what He says, and our study must lead to our obedience and worship of Him.

Smart in all things but this

But here’s the problem in our generation. Regardless of how smart you think you are, we’re all getting the best education history knows about. At school we’re striving hard to learn algebra, classical literature, genetics, modern history, environmental sustainability, physics, the list goes on. We study hard for school assessments, we ask questions when we don’t understand, we want to know how these things work.

However, when it comes to understanding the Bible, God, God’s plan, who we are as humans before God, Christ’s work on the cross, we’re happy with our kindergarten level abc’s.

Yes, the Bible’s confusing at times to understand, yes there are hard passages which don’t seem to make sense at first glance, yes you might feel parts of it are unrelated at times. But the Bible is God’s Word! It’s our story. It’s what will make sense of our broken lives and point us to the True Hope. Don’t you want to put a little more effort to understanding this book?

Branches of Theology

There are many branches of theology that work together to answer this one question, “what does the Bible say?” There are those who do Exegetical Theology where they study the original languages and uncover what the texts say with all the nuances of the original human authors. Then there are Biblical Theologians who trace the whole narrative of the Bible and how God revealed Himself to us humans throughout God’s grand plan of redemptive history. Then there are those who do Systematic Theology and compile and sort the Bible’s teachings into categories so we can understand what the Bible teaches ‘systematically’.

Of course all human efforts to do theology is flawed. We’re sinful and we’re human. Our knowledge of God is so small and limited. Beeke illustrated it this way. If God was the vast, grand and mighty ocean, then our knowledge of God is like a two-year-old who can only say, “blue!”, “wet!”, “big!”. The two-year-old doesn’t know about its depth, width, wave patterns, density, temperature qualities, and all the other complexities of that vast ocean. So it is with our knowledge of God and so it should humble us.

Still, with lowly and needy hearts, I want us to learn about God and His attributes, about who we really are as man before God, about Christ , about the Holy Spirit, about God’s saving work in our lives, about the church and our calling to be part of it in this time and age, and about the last days when God will judge the world and reign fully over all things.

I hope that from a young age, as teens, we can start to know God, to start to “taste and see that the LORD is good”. I hope that we can start to see God’s glory dimly and praise Him for it, and I hope that this trajectory for life can be set now for eternity.

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Abiding in Christ

Bible Reading: John 15:4-11

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” (John 15:4)

Abide in me. Three simple words, yet these words often leave me stumped. What does it mean to abide in Christ? This truth is so profound that there is no way I have a full grasp of this truth. But, the little that has been revealed to me, I’d like to share. 

First and foremost, to abide in Christ means to put our full trust in what has Christ done for us. It means to abide and to rest assured in Christ’s work of salvation. The thing is, Christ dying on the cross almost seems so cliche to us. But, do we truly understand what Christ did on that cross? 

Let’s go back to the basics. Why must we be saved? Why do we need Christ? It is because of our sin. We are rebels against God having turned against His way to our ways. In His Holiness, our sin is punishable by eternal death (Romans 6:23). A Holy God cannot mix with sinful man. That is the story of humanity, and God could have called a conclusion here. We could have all been eternally punished, and God would be just and righteous in doing so. 

Yet in God’s love and grace, God chooses to save some to be redeemed as His people through the only way. The Father sent the Son to earth as the Saviour. As 100% God and 100% man, Christ is the only way God’s wrath is appeased, and our sins are forgiven. 

1 Peter 2:24 says “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.” On that cross, all our sins were placed on Christ. Christ’s blood became a propitiation (Romans 3:25), meaning His sacrifice in our place appeased God’s wrath that we should have received. 

Yet, what Christ did for His elect did not stop there. Not only did Christ appease God’s wrath for us, but His perfect and righteous life has been given to us. 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Pay attention here. God’s righteousness is imputed on us. Our sinful self is crucified upon the cross, and in its place, God gives us a life that is righteous by His standard, which is Christ’s perfect life He lived in obedience on this earth. We have become “the righteousness of God”, righteous by God’s standard! This does not mean that we do not sin anymore on this earth; there is still a process of sanctification. But, it does mean that God who before looked at us with wrath now looks at us with approval because He sees us clean, covered in the perfect righteousness of Christ which has been given unto us. 

What does this mean? 2 Corinthians 5:18 summarises it well, “All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself”. We have been reconciled with God! We can have a relationship with the living God, and the living God is pleased with us! He loves us and wants to be our friend! 

So what does it mean to abide in Christ? It means to live a life as one who has been reconciled with God. Talk to Him and get to know Him through His Word. Strive to love Him and keep His commandments (v. 9-10). A sign of genuine trust is obedience. Turn away from our old lives and live now as we ought to live, as people reconciled with God. Seek what He wills in His Word and obey it. Stand in awe at what God has done for us and commit our whole lives to live this new life He has bought for us. 

There is no other way. v. 6 reveals, those who reject abiding in Christ are those who ignore God, continue to live in sin, and ultimately end up thrown into the eternal fire. But, on the other end, those who abide in Christ will discover, that such life in Christ is filled with God’s ultimate joy and indeed the fullest joy one could ever experience (v. 11).

Lord, teach us to abide in You. Thank You that You have reconciled us with Yourself. Thank You that we who are sinners are able to approach Your throne in confidence and have fellowship with You. Have mercy on us and draw us closer in relationship with Yourself. Bring us to know You more, love Your more, and serve Your more with all our lives. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

The True Vine (2)

Bible Reading: John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit”. (John 15:1-2)

Yesterday, we talked about Christ as the true vine. He is the faithful one; He is the one who is righteous and only in Him can we ever bear fruit and be renewed from a sinner living for self to a saint living for God. As we continue to read through this small passage, truly God’s word is abundant. Observe v. 1-2. 

1. The vinedresser is God the Father. 

Christ is the root of the vine, and we are the branches. But who is the one who is ultimately in control? God the Father. God is a sovereign God who is in full control of the assurance of our faith. It is not us that is faithful, but He has promised to hold on to our faith to the end. 

2. The works of the vinedresser.

Pay attention to what God does towards His branches (His people). Towards those who call themselves followers of Christ but ultimately are imposters, wolves disguised in sheepskin, God will take them away to be burned (v. 6). The sign of those who are not of Christ is that they bear no fruit. As Matthew Henry puts it in his commentary, “Were they really united to Christ by faith, they would bear fruit; but being only tied to him by the thread of an outward profession, though they seem to be branches, they will soon be seen to be dry ones.” Those who are not of Christ may act like a Christian, but ultimately, he is only an outward professor, his heart was never changed. 

But, those who are in Christ, those who are truly Christ’s followers, blessed are you because the almighty and sovereign God is the vinedresser. No matter how small our faith or fruit may be, v. 3 says, “Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you”. Despite all our past sins, despite our quivering and doubting faith, God says to those who are truly His, “You are mine”. Christ is the one who unites us with Himself, and the seal of that promise is Christ’s blood. Trust in Him. Will Christ’s sacrifice in blood ever fail to forgive and unite us with Him? 

Moreover, the Father, who is the vinedresser, promises to prune the branches that bear fruit so that they may bear more fruit. No matter how small our faith may be, the sovereign God promises to cleanse us and sanctify us, that we may grow and bear more fruit. If you are truly Christ’s, spiritual growth is inevitable. It is not because of our work, but because God actively works to nurture, water, and bring our faith to grow. 

3. Method of growth

Lastly, pay attention to how God grows our faith. It is through pruning or in the original language it means cleansing. Growth comes from God, who deals with our impurity and sins. It comes from the crucifying of our old self, and knowing the Truth and the new life in the Truth. So, what must we do? v. 4 says, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me”. 

God calls us to abide in Him. What does that mean? It means to place our whole trust in Him and continue in a daily relationship with Him. A relationship of love with God comes from obedience to His word (see v. 10). And so, as we walk to know God, approach Him each morning to listen to His Word. Talk to Him in prayer and plead for strength to obey His Word. Confess our sins and turn to become doers of His Word.

As 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (emphasis added). God, the vinedresser is faithful. He will succeed in blossoming us until we bear sweet fruits of faith pleasing to Him. Trust in Him and watch God Himself work out His faithfulness in your life. 

Lord, thank You that Christ is the vine and the Father is the vinedresser. Help us to know that You are always faithful and in control, pruning our small faith. Give us the courage to obey You in the little things so that we may learn to abide in You. Work in us that we may be able to testify to Your faithfulness and praise You for it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

The True Vine

 Bible Reading: John 15:1-17

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

John 15 is the centre of Jesus’ Farewell Discourse (John 13:31-16:33) where He speaks His last words to His disciples after the last supper, and after Judas left to betray Jesus. What did Jesus have to say to His true disciples before He went to the cross? What truth has Jesus left for us all, His disciples, to learn?

John 15:1 begins by saying, “I am the true vine”. As Jesus talks to His disciples, He reveals the last of the seven “I ams”. Jesus is the true vine. What does this mean? 

The imagery of a vine was used numerously by prophets in the Old Testament to describe Israel, God’s people. Psalm 80:8-16 and Isaiah 5:1-7 are just two examples that illustrate Israel as a vine. In both these examples, God’s described His people as “choice vines” that He planted to bear fruit. Yet, the prophets proclaim how God is going to judge and destroy His vine because they have failed to obey Him and become fruitless. 

Jeremiah 2:21 sums it up well, “Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed. How then have you turned degenerate and become a wild vine?”

The truth is that Israel’s story throughout the Old Testament reflects God’s people, reflects us. Read the Old Testament as a continuous story, and you will be shocked at the stubbornness and constant ignorance of the Israelites. Despite God’s continuous goodness and faithfulness, again and again, Israel rejects God, chooses to disobey Him, and fails to bear fruit. 

We don’t need to look far because the Israelites are God’s reflection of who we are. We reject and disobey God again and again. Our ignorance and stubbornness towards God are harder than rock. 

There was a point in my life when I rejected such truth about myself. I believed the lie that I was good enough to overcome my disobedience. I tried so hard to be good. But, in the end, I found myself broken and frustrated because I was never able to be good. In reality, we are broken and helpless because of sin, and no good exists in us. 

Yet, praise God because Jesus came and proclaimed Himself as the “true vine”. He is the faithful one. He is the true vine that can bear true fruit. He is the one who has perfect obedience and submission to the Father. Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). Only upon receiving His sacrifice and receiving the righteousness that He offers freely will we be changed. Stop trying and trust in Christ!

As Jeremiah 32:39 says “I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever”. As we try to surrender our whole hearts to Christ, don’t try. Give Him all, trust in Him, abide in Him, and watch Him work miracles in our life as He has promised from ages past. 

Lord, thank You that Christ is the true vine. Thank You that although we fail in our stubbornness and sin, You are faithful and provide a way of salvation for us through Christ. Lord, deepen our faith in You. Teach us to abide in Christ, the true vine, and not in our own works or efforts. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

Hans Sangtoki (18) is the coordinator of RE Generation Z. He has a passion for serving his generation and sharing hope in Christ. He also has an interest in classical music and dreams of conducting an orchestra one day.

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