Posts tagged with church

Obey and Submit to our Elders

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.

Why I Belong

In the sermon on Eph 2:11-22, we were exhorted to belong to a community so as to illuminate the glory of God. In this article, GBC members Jonathan Yao, Paul Wu, Poh Gee and Patti Koh penned their thoughts on why they chose to sink roots in GBC, and call GBC their family in this season of their lives.

Living as God's People on Mission

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.

Church - God's Wonderful Idea

Tan Yee Kiat provides a biblical perspective of what it means to be a member of a local church, and the significance of this in building up the body of Christ.

The Three B’s - 2nd B: Belong

Rachel Wong explains to our children the difference between belonging and fitting in, and encourages our children (and us) that we belong simply because we are children of God.

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.

Persecuted Church Countries: World Watch List

Open Doors USA recently put out their World Watch List for the top countries in the world where religious freedom is curtailed by oppressive forces. How should Christians think about these countries, knowing that brothers and sisters and Christ are oppressed for Jesus’ sake, and that in contrast, we enjoy such relative comfort, safety and freedom here at home?

A Youthful Sunday

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

Evidences of Grace

What is God doing in our midst? Caleb Yap encourages us with these evidences of His bountiful and merciful grace that the Lord has opened his eyes to. May you be encouraged and strengthened as much as we are, and may our love for God and for one another grow.

5 Makan Joints Near Church

In this post, we recommend 5 places nearby church for food and fellowship. May we eat and drink to the glory of God.

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.

Great is Thy Faithfulness -- A Special Publication of GBC's Rebuilding

A special publication tracing the rebuilding journey that God has led us through as well as the prayers and hopes that our members have for His church.

"What is a Healthy Church?" -- conference recordings

Missed the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference with Jonathan Leeman held on 17 July or only managed to attend some of the sessions? You can now listen to or download the audio recordings of all five sessions of the conference, courtesy of Shalom Church.

How Should We Do Church?

As Tan Yee Kiat reflects on the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference, he invites us to examine what the Bible says about how we should do church.

What is a Healthy Church?

Is our church healthy? How are we unhealthy? Do we know what being a healthy church looks like? What medication should we be taking, and what habits should we be changing? Read on for Caleb Yap's quick summary of Jonathan Leeman’s teaching during the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference held on 17 Jul.

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.

Stones that are Alive!

Everyone knows that stones are not alive, right? In fact, stones are just about the most unalive things I can think of. (Ok, so ‘unalive’ is not a proper word, but you know what I mean.) So why does Peter say in the verse below that we are like living stones?

Jesus Builds the Church

Tan Yee Kiat shows that Jesus is a masterful temple-builder, and reminds us that Jesus is expecting today’s church to bear fruit for Him.

Why GBC?

Continuing our series on Commitment, Cecilia Kang interviewed five GBC members on why they choose to worship at GBC.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - 21 November 2015 - Part 1

Last Saturday, 21 Nov 2015, the church witnessed a simple groundbreaking ceremony with a sobering connotation. Our Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. E.N. Poulson, exhorts us to commit ourselves to truly be God's disciples.

"Why Should We Come to Church?"

We chanced upon this helpful post by Rick Phillips on the reasons we should go to church. Drawing from the account and examples of the believers in Acts, he provides a couple of reasons for us.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 5: The Church

We are redeemed to be part of God's divine family, the church, in order to bring glory to God.

Picnic at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Mok Chuan Hao shares his reflections on the GBC family picnic at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden that happened last month.

Choosing to be Engaged

Three of our members share why they choose to be engaged, and encourage us with testimonies of their resulting increased spiritual growth and more meaningful connections with fellow believers.

Sermon Series Recap: The Church Series

In this sermon recap, we remind ourselves of what the doctrine of church is, and why it was taught to us in 2013.