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Tell Me the Old, Old Story

We are prone to wander and stray from God, Pastor Eugene exhorts us to keep our eyes on God by singing and meditating on hymns and songs that speak of His gracious salvation and love.

Suffer Little Children

We rejoice that more young families are joining us at GBC. Pastor Ian shares with us how we can respond with grace as we worship God together with young children in our midst.

Walking Together in the Light

Pastor Eugene shares five practical ways for us to walk together in the light as a church family.

You Are Not Alone

From spiritual orphans to a united body of Christ: Pastor Ian explains how our shared story of the gospel is the key component of our sense of belonging as a church community.

Gender Roles: Reflecting the Gospel

Pastor Ian invites us to consider whether the modern assumption that men's and women's roles are interchangeable is in line with the Bible's presentation of gender roles and responsibilities.

A Brilliant Display of His Perfect Patience

Pastor Ian reminds us that, like Paul, we have received mercy in order to demonstrate dependence on God, and to benefit others by displaying His perfect patience.

Engaging the World

Do you live in a 'Christian bubble', spending most of your time with only Christians? Here are four helpful suggestions from Pastor Eugene on how to better engage with non-Christians and win them for Christ.

Resolving Differences

Disagreements and differences are bound to arise in any family, and that includes our church! Samuel Beh reflects on some ways Scripture instructs us how to resolve disagreements in the church.

Why Pray?

Every last Friday of the month we meet to pray for our church, community, nation and world. Pastor Ian shares with us why we pray and encourages us to join in this elder-led prayer service.

Life in Our Father’s House

As members of God's household and His representatives in the world, how should we live together as a church? Pastor Eugene reminds us that we are God's redeemed community, and as such our church life plays a crucial role in our Christian witness.

Get Equipped for 2018

Pastor Eugene Low explains how GBC’s new Equip class reinforces the church’s theme for 2018, and encourages us to attend so we can be better equipped to do the Lord’s work.

The Joy of a Christmas Bargain

Pastor Ian points us to the best Christmas bargain we will ever find, and encourages us to respond with joyful worship and heartfelt gratitude.

Veni, Veni Emmanuel!

Pastor Ian shares with us the original expectation underlying the season of Advent, and encourages us to await Christ's coming with similarly joyful and expectant hearts.

A Youthful Sunday

Samuel Beh shares with us why this Sunday's worship service will be different.

I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

Reminding us that we were all at one time strangers in the land we now call 'home', Pastor Ian exhorts us to welcome those from other countries whom God has brought to our shores. 

Keeping the Flame

Pastor Eugene exhorts us to keep the flame of the gospel lit through time and space by passing it on from generation to generation.

Reformation Drift

As we prepare for the Reformation weekend, Pastor Ian presents a sobering fact that we have drifted from Luther's place to another and he exhorts us to set our hearts ablaze again with a renewed passion for the gospel.

Taking Time for a Sabbatical Rest

Pastor Oliver will be taking a sabbatical of six months from 1 November 2017. He shares what he will be doing during this period of rest and how we can pray for him.

Why Do People Reject the Gospel?

Pastor Ian shares with us five reasons for people's rejection of Jesus, and provides wise and practical advice on how we can respond.

Discipling in our Weakness

A common reason people cite for not discipling others is that they feel inadequate - not just ill-equipped, but actually disqualified, due to sin and personal weakness. Read Pastor Eugene's article to discover that in God's hands this very insufficiency can be a powerful part of our discipling, as we acknowledge our need of God and depend on Him to bring conviction and understanding to those around us.

Everybody's Talking

Pastor Ian encourages us not to be taken in by the doomsday predictions that are so prevalent in our day. Instead of focusing on what we don’t know, we should obey what has already been revealed to us, carry on doing our God-given work, and point those around us to the truth.

Building God’s House

As we prepare to celebrate the dedication of our new building, Pastor Eugene reminds us that the church is people, not place. As members of the church we are stewards of one another, having been brought together in Christ, and as such should have a deep concern for each other's spiritual growth. Keep reading to discover six practical ways we can deliberately help a fellow brother or sister know Christ and grow in Him.

When Someone Comes to See

Pastor Ian encourages us to invite our friends to church and to warmly welcome newcomers, so that we will be the kind of church where seekers feel safe to explore faith. Read on to discover the surprising number one reason why many people do not return to a church they have visited.

It is Good to Give Thanks!

At this season in our church life, GBC has a lot to give thanks for. Pastor Ian reminds us that it is not only good but also appropriate to express gratitude to the One who sustains us and provides us with everything we need. He suggests four ways we in turn can respond to such a generous God.

Interview with Samuel and Jessica

Pastor Ian wrote about Samuel Beh joining us as a new ministry support staff from 14 August onwards. This week, we interviewed Samuel and his wife Jessica (affectionately known to some as "Sam and Jess") to find out more about them and how we can support and encourage them as a community!

Welcome Others, as Christ Has Welcomed Us

As we move back to Mattar Road, Pastor Eugene reminds us that the new building should be first and foremost a place to make Jesus known. One way we can make Jesus known is to be friendly and welcoming to each other, and to reach out to visitors in our midst in the same way Christ reached out to bring us near when we too were strangers.

Pressing Forward in Him

Pastor Ian draws from the teaching and example of AB Simpson to remind us that we need both the leadership of the Holy Spirit and the authority of God's word to inform and strengthen our faith. Let us join him in praying that our hearts will be led by the Spirit and shaped by His word, and let us consider both as being of equal importance in our Christian journey.

When We Pray

Ps Ian shares with us why prayer ought to be a primary pursuit for everyone who desires to grow deeper in Christ.

New Ministry Support Staff

Pastor Ian shares with us the wonderful news of Samuel Beh joining GBC as a ministry support staff.

We Are Members of One Body

These past few weeks have been difficult for GBC, as we have mourned the loss of loved ones and friends. As we sorrow together, Ps Eugene reminds us how we, as a body in Christ, are bond to one another; and gives some practical suggestions on how we can love and give courage to one another so as to strengthen the entire body, for God's glory.

The Joy of Mutual Ministry

Church leaders have an important responsibility towards the members of the church: they are to keep watch over our souls. How, then can we, as church members, make our leaders’ work a joy and not a burden?

Loving God’s Beloved

How does God feel about His beloved? Pastor Eugene shares with us what God says about the church—His beloved bride—and how we can love and serve one another for His glory.

Following God Outside of Sunday

In this post, our Associate Elder and Deacon, Lup Meng, gives us a peek into his life as he lives out the implications of the gospel mid week.

Come Away with Me

Pastor Ian exhorts us to come away from the cacophony of life's daily demands and quiet ourselves for a time of solitude and reflection in our God.

When Content and Conduct Unite

Ps Ian reminds us to look to Jesus and be an imitator of Him. Let us pray together that we will 'not only stand on the teachings of Christ, but also walk in the conduct of Christ.'

Church Growth

This week, Pastor Ian challenges us to re-examine our definition of ‘church growth’. Are we thinking of our own church, or do we have in mind the whole Church of Christ? Once again we are reminded that obedience and personal transformation are key wherever God is at work.

Building Bridges

Pastor Ian shares his hope for GBC to consider how God might use us to support ministries that intentionally serve as bridges to the hearts of our neighbours.

Why Do People Remain Lost?

Ps Ian reminds us in this post that as we enjoy and celebrate God's blessings of our soon-to-be completed new building, we need to be mindful that the church is not a building and we should be a church beyond our building!

Cramming for Missions

In a context in which we are taught to cram for excellence or nothing at all, as Christians, let's cram for "well done my good and faithful servants!" as we come to another Great Commission Month this year.

"Help! I Hate Change!"

Pastor Ian recently wrote more about the transitions facing our church and he helped answer some of our questions! After all, change is always hard and confusing. He shares more about where our God is leading us.

Christ is Risen…Now What?

How do we continue to live life every day in the power of the resurrected Christ?

The New Testament Church: Who Was Doing All the Baptising?

In this post, Pastor Ian reflects on how good traditions of the church have inadvertently become a choke-point for the growth of the Gospel.


Every one of us, by the grace given to us by God, must be willing to sacrifice the culture of our heritage, education and tradition for the transformational culture of Christ!

A Word from the Pastor

In this post, Pastor Ian shares on how we can continue to hold fast to the gospel as we wrestle with living in a world that holds out different values.

Advent : A Time of Remembrance and Anticipation

"Advent" means "arrival" or "coming". Advent is a time of anticipation, a time of waiting. It is a time where we remember Jesus' coming to earth in human form and anticipate His return to establish His Kingdom and reign forever.

Faith Journal (July 2016) : Living Out the Gospel in Relationships

Are you building relationships with non-Christians with the intention of sharing the gospel?

Faith Journal (May 2016) : A Mother's Days

Being a mother is like that: blessed and privileged to be chosen for no deserving quality of our own to be guardians of God’s children.

Faith Journal (April 2016)

In this journal, We are inspired by our brother, Anthony Tan, who continues to bear fruit for God in his retirement.

You Can't Passively Kill Sin

In this article, Phillip Holmes shares with us that Christians are called to be active participants in this war against the flesh, a war we wage by the Spirit and not by the flesh.

Jesus is the Light of the world

This Christmas, Pastor Arnold reaches out to us with the hope that is found in Jesus, the Light of the world.

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

The world celebrates Christmas with all its pomp and festivities but devoid of Christ. For most Christians, Christmas is a time of joy mixed with sadness. "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" captures this mixed experience in its music and message.

Mark on Discipleship #3 - What Motivates You as a Disciple of Jesus Christ

What motivates a disciple of Christ? Today, we continue our biblical reflections on discipleship by examining Mark 8:27-9:1 where we learn what it means to deny ourselves, carry our cross and follow Jesus.

Do You Trust Yourself Too Much?

What does it mean to walk in wisdom? At the heart of it is the submission of one’s mind, heart and life to the Scriptures.

What is Reformation Day?

Last Saturday, 31 Oct 2015, was Reformation Day. We talked about it during our Sunday Service and sung the hymn “A Mighty Fortress is our God” written by Martin Luther.

Your Shattered Dreams and Shaken Faith

Suffering comes to all of us at one point or another. How do we continue to trust God when our plans crumble and our expectations go unmet? Read on as one author writes about suffering as one well acquainted with it.

Top 21 Blog Posts in the Last Year

Check out what posts have been the most popular and well consumed in the last year!

Richard Averbeck: On Spiritual Formation

Dr. Richard Averbeck, a recent guest speaker at GBC, has written extensively on spiritual formation. Find out more about this topic here.

Making Decisions in the Church as a Community

The coming weeks mark a crucial juncture in the life of GBC, with members due to vote on a proposed building project. In this guest post by member Tony Chan, we read and learn about the individual member's role and responsibility in decision-making, even as the church collectively comes to a conclusion.

Listening to the Word of God

So how do you prepare to hear the Word of God? Are you a good listener? Do you hear it well? By surveying some of the writings of great Christian writers, we can take a look at the best practices for the building up of the church.

Mark on Discipleship #2 - Following Christ the King

When we make disciples, we call Christians to respond to God’s grace by following King Jesus - you are to act in response to grace with a life of following Jesus Christ. Today, we continue our biblical reflections on discipleship and disciple-making by examining Mark 1:1-15 where we learn what marks a disciple.

Mark on Discipleship #1: The Gospel of Mark

The vision for Grace Baptist Church is for us to be a disciple-making church that transforms lives with the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. However, what is disciple-making? Or a better question, what exactly is a disciple?