January 10, 2019
This Sunday, we will launch our study into Romans. Pastor Ian gives a brief introduction to this “very purest Gospel”.
January 10, 2019
This Sunday, we will launch our study into Romans. Pastor Ian gives a brief introduction to this “very purest Gospel”.
December 26, 2018
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).
December 19, 2018
Pastor Ian suggests five ways that you can prepare for Christmas this year.
December 12, 2018
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.
December 6, 2018
What do we do when we are shaken by the brokenness of this world? Pastor Oliver encourages us to do what the psalmists do.
November 29, 2018
Pastor Ian recapitulates last Sunday's exhortation on 1 John 5 and shares what's to come as we enter into the season of Advent.
November 22, 2018
We are so encouraged by the women of our church who are meeting on different days of the week to study the Bible together as well as to pray and encourage one another. Jena Tang shares with us about one of these study groups – Friday Women's Bible Study.
November 14, 2018
A group of members have been meeting monthly to read and discuss a book on Christian parenting together. Samuel Beh shares some of the lessons he’s learnt so far.
November 13, 2018
On 11 Nov 2018, GBC celebrated a family dedication of a lovely couple who desired their child to grow to know God.
November 8, 2018
What is our love like? Pastor Ian shares with us what the love of God looks like.
October 25, 2018
Why do we sing to God? Pastor Eugene shares the gospel truths to prepare our hearts as we gather to sing praises to God this weekend.
October 17, 2018
Pastor Ian urges us to follow Paul in looking to the Philippian church for a fitting example of how we might live lives worthy of the gospel of Christ.
October 11, 2018
Pastor Ian encourages us to check our hearts.
October 4, 2018
How should we respond to the issue of Section 377A? Pastor Eugene shares with us the elders' statement on this matter to help guide us.
September 28, 2018
Pastor Ian meditates on Frederick Faber's hymn and prays that we will daily seek the joy of thinking of God and breathing His name.
September 13, 2018
Living in a world where moral norms are continuously shifting, Pastor Eugene urges us to respond by being faithful ambassadors for Jesus Christ.
September 12, 2018
Daniella Low describes a night of warmth and fun for children and adults alike!
September 6, 2018
Do we let our culture and its traditions or the unchanging biblical standard inform our lives as Christians? Pastor Ian reminds us that we are different from the world that we live.
August 31, 2018
Why read old books? Pastor Oliver shares with us the value of reading old books and the precious gems he discovered from John Bunyan's book "The Heavenly Footman".
August 24, 2018
What is ministry and which ministry should we serve in? Pastor Eugene clarifies what God says about ministry and encourages us to attend this Sunday's EQUIP class to find out how we can serve one another in the body of Christ.
August 17, 2018
We celebrated our 59th anniversary last Sunday with a combined service. Pastor Ian encourages us to look to the past and remember God's faithfulness and work, and to continue to live lives of repentance and faith.
August 10, 2018
How can we know if we are in Christ? What beliefs and attitudes give proof to our claim to be a Christian? Pastor Oliver shares with us where we can find answers to these questions.
August 2, 2018
Pastor Eugene reminds us that God desires us to speak words that bring life and flourishing to others for His namesake.
July 27, 2018
Pastor Ian sheds light on why belief should come first before belong and behave.
July 20, 2018
We grieve the sudden loss of our dear sister-in-Christ, Michelle Low. Pastor Eugene shares with us more about this dear sister-in-Christ and how we should respond during this time of deep sorrow.
July 18, 2018
EQUIP class on 'Church Matters' will be running for the next two Sundays. Pastor Eugene exhorts all of us to attend the class to have a better biblical understanding of the church and church membership.
July 13, 2018
On 22 July, members will be asked to affirm the leaders' recommendation of Lam Lup Meng and Ngo Thian Chye as elders and Samuel Beh as associate pastor. Pastor Ian explains to us what the leadership is asking us to affirm.
July 5, 2018
Is it sufficient for us to study scripture? Is it enough for us to belong to a church? Pastor Ian expounds on why it is also important for us to behave in a fruitful manner, in line with what we know and whom we belong to.
June 29, 2018
Pastor Ian explains to us the elders and pastoral staff's recommendation of Samuel Beh – a ministry staff and elder associate – to join the pastoral team as an Associate Pastor. There will be a Q&A session during this Sunday's QCM should you have any questions regarding the elder recommendations.
June 22, 2018
We will be voting for new elders on 22 July during a special congregational meeting. Pastor Ian shares with us the pastoral team's elder recommendations and the process that will take place.
June 14, 2018
To help prepare us to recognise new elders, our pastors have been considering what the Bible says about the roles, qualifications and spiritual gifting of an elder. But what about the role of the church? This week, Pastor Oliver reveals what God has to say about our role and disposition towards our elders.
June 8, 2018
To help prepare us to recognise new elders, we have been considering what the Bible says about the roles and qualifications of an elder. This week's article focuses on an elder’s spiritual gifting.
May 30, 2018
Following from last week's article by Pastor Ian on the roles of an elder, this week Pastor Eugene deliberates on the character that an elder should have.
May 25, 2018
What is the role of an elder? Pastor Ian highlights the roles of those who are called to shepherd the flock of God.
May 18, 2018
What are our identities and goals rooted in? Pastor Oliver reflects on his struggles in finding his identity when he first started his sabbatical rest.
May 10, 2018
We welcome Pastor Ollie back to GBC after a six-month sabbatical. He shares with us how God has refreshed him during this period of rest and what he has learnt from other churches that he visited.
April 28, 2018
God wants our hearts. Pastor Eugene recapitulates last Sunday's message and explains the importance of shepherding the hearts of our children.
April 13, 2018
How are we distinct as God's children from the people living around us? Pastor Ian exhorts us to be constrained by God's love and live in ways that it might go well with our children and our children's children.
April 6, 2018
What is the Book of Deuteronomy teaching us about how to live as God's people? Pastor Eugene reminds us that we are called to be faithful to God's mission as salt and light in the world, as a people redeemed through Jesus Christ.
March 28, 2018
In a recent article, Joni Eareckson Tada advises her younger self to pay attention to cultivating godliness.
March 23, 2018
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.
March 16, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
Pastor Eugene shares five practical ways for us to walk together in the light as a church family.
March 2, 2018
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.
February 16, 2018
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.
February 9, 2018
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.
February 2, 2018
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.
January 26, 2018
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.
January 19, 2018
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.
January 11, 2018
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.
January 5, 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.
December 14, 2017
Pastor Ian points us to the best Christmas bargain we will ever find, and encourages us to respond with joyful worship and heartfelt gratitude.
November 30, 2017
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.
November 24, 2017
Samuel Beh shares with us why this Sunday's worship service will be different.
November 17, 2017
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.
November 2, 2017
Pastor Eugene exhorts us to keep the flame of the gospel lit through time and space by passing it on from generation to generation.
October 26, 2017
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.
October 13, 2017
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.
October 5, 2017
Pastor Ian shares with us five reasons for people's rejection of Jesus, and provides wise and practical advice on how we can respond.
September 28, 2017
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.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 14, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
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.
August 25, 2017
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.
August 18, 2017
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!
August 16, 2017
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.
August 9, 2017
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.
August 2, 2017
Ps Ian shares with us why prayer ought to be a primary pursuit for everyone who desires to grow deeper in Christ.
July 28, 2017
Pastor Ian shares with us the wonderful news of Samuel Beh joining GBC as a ministry support staff.
July 18, 2017
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.
July 13, 2017
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?
July 5, 2017
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.
June 29, 2017
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.
June 21, 2017
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.
June 12, 2017
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.'
June 1, 2017
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.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 18, 2017
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!
May 4, 2017
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.
April 27, 2017
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.
April 21, 2017
How do we continue to live life every day in the power of the resurrected Christ?
April 12, 2017
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.
April 7, 2017
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!
March 28, 2017
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.
November 30, 2016
"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.
July 17, 2016
Are you building relationships with non-Christians with the intention of sharing the gospel?
May 8, 2016
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.
April 17, 2016
In this journal, We are inspired by our brother, Anthony Tan, who continues to bear fruit for God in his retirement.
January 14, 2016
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.
December 24, 2015
This Christmas, Pastor Arnold reaches out to us with the hope that is found in Jesus, the Light of the world.
December 17, 2015
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.
December 3, 2015
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.
November 25, 2015
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.
November 5, 2015
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.
October 28, 2015
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.
September 24, 2014
Check out what posts have been the most popular and well consumed in the last year!
July 9, 2014
Dr. Richard Averbeck, a recent guest speaker at GBC, has written extensively on spiritual formation. Find out more about this topic here.
April 17, 2014
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.
January 21, 2014
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.
December 5, 2013
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.
November 7, 2013
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?