Archives for Dec 2018

Pua Mission Trip - Dec 2018

11 GBC members had a blessed time conducting the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home in Pua from 7-11 Dec 2018. Read the trip report to find out more.

Dedication Service at Beacon Hall

On 15 December 2018, Beacon Hall held its dedication service. Thanks to the support of partners, donors, supporters and well-wishers, there are presently 9 university students living in the Hall, with rooms for at least 6 more next year.

Announcements for 30 December 2018

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Prepare for Worship (30 Dec 2018)

How has God been good to you this past week? Give thanks for these experiences.

Celebrating the Coming of the Prince of Peace - Christmas 2018

On a sunny Christmas morning, GBC gathered to celebrate the birth of a Saviour who had come to take away the sins of the world!

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Pastor Eugene shares a useful list of 10 questions to ask at the start of a new year and encourages us to come together for the Watchnight service on New Year’s Eve (8pm).

Reformation Concert: Stories of Grace

The Refcon team organised a time of sharing and thanksgiving after the concert and they've also put together a collection of the testimonies! We hope that this small booklet will also encourage the church to continuing singing of God's grace as we remember and rejoice in all that God has done.

Prepare for Worship (23 Dec 2018)

How has God shown His goodness and steadfast love to you? Let’s spend a few moments to give thanks to Him.

Announcements for 23 December 2018

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Preparing for Christmas

Pastor Ian suggests five ways that you can prepare for Christmas this year.

Prepare for Worship (16 Dec 2018)

In this seaon of Advent, as we prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas, let's take time to consider this question: Is my heart and home ready to receive the King?

Announcements for 16 December 2018

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Not Quite a Perfect Outing

Hannah Yeo shares the challenges faced during an outing with the children of Gracehaven on 17 November, and reflects on how we, like the children, are constantly running away from God.

Abandoned On Our Behalf

In last week’s Grace eNews, the Pastors shared some resources to help us understand how to do Word Studies as part of our Bible study. As part of his preparation for last week’s sermon on Psalm 22, Pastor Sam did a word study on ‘abandoned’ and he shares with us some of what he has learnt.

"Jesus Shall Reign"

Hymn writer Isaac Watts composed this hymn as a paraphrase of Psalm 72. It speaks of the rule and reign of King Jesus, the royal Davidic King. It also teaches us how to sing and praise our God and King with the words in Scripture!

Prepare for Worship (9 Dec 2018)

How does God call us to encourage those who feel abandoned by Him?

Announcements for 9 December 2018

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God our King who Reigns

What do we do when we are shaken by the brokenness of this world? Pastor Oliver encourages us to do what the psalmists do.

Resources on Doing Word Studies

Doing word studies is an important part of studying the Bible and here are three helpful resources to teach us more about how to do word studies.

"God Moves In A Mysterious Way"

The lyrics to “God Moves In A Mysterious Way” have been with us ever since William Cowper, the famed English hymn writer penned them in the 18th century. The men sung this at our recent Reformation Concert and here we'll take a closer look at the lyrics of this hymn.