Hi, I am Samson Tilahun. I feel a bit awkward telling you about myself. I would rather take every opportunity to tell you about Christ instead. However, increasingly, most of you who follow this blog site have not met me in person.
I’m a fellow follower of Christ, a husband to my dearest wife Betty- to whom I am eternally grateful for she has shared in my walk with the Lord as well as the ministry since our early twenties. I worship the LORD with the saints at Emmanuel Worship Center, NY. I’ve served in this local church in various capacities for over 15 years, starting from leading Choir groups, playing music, teaching Sunday adult classes…etc. I’ve also served as part of the eldership team for about 7 years.
I have a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) in Biblical and Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Louisville KY, and currently working on Th.M. in New Testament.
I love coffee. Even if I say ‘Noooo!!’, please still brew me one, I was just being polite…milk and sugar, please.
I hate cliché so much for I think they are depraved of content. Reducing God’s self revelation to clichés and much fragmentation of the truth domesticates God. They would reduce him to ideas. Thus, I strive for understanding. The downside to this is that I tend to over explain things, I want this to change. So please bear with my shortcomings.
In all, my passion is to bear witness for Christ and testify to the majestic deposit of Truth that was given for the saints once and for all (Jude 1:3), which is the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I have a long way to go, and I fall short of that goal in many ways. I want this too to change.
Yet, “though I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what one day I hope to be in another world (when Christ returns); but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am”
(John Newton (1725 – 1807, Author of the song Amazing Grace)
To God be the Glory!