Posts tagged with devotional

Prepare for Worship (20 May 2018)

This week, let us prepare our hearts to meet with God by considering the times that He has responded to us with persevering grace.

Prepare for Worship (13 May 2018)

How has my heart become callous toward God and His word?

Prepare for Worship (29 Apr 2018)

As you prepare to hear from God this Sunday, would you allow Him to expose areas of compromise in your life?

Prepare for Worship (15 Apr 18)

In what areas of your life have you not been obeying God? Take time to confess these areas to God, and to ask for His power to love and obey Him.

Prepare for worship (25 Mar 2018)

The holiness of God requires an atoning sacrifice of eternal worth and Jesus bears the wrath of a holy God so that sinners can be forgiven and restored. When we give our worst, God gives His best

Prepare for worship (18 Mar 2018)

Jesus is a humble and compassion Servant-King, who made himself nothing in order to love and save the unlovely. He came not to be served, but to serve. As we prepare our hearts for worship, let us focus on this love and commitment of God to cleanse us of our sins and bring us back to Him through Jesus.

Prepare for Worship (11 Mar 2018)

This Sunday, let's bow down with humility and gratitude for this majestic and glorious God who has lavishly blessed us with heavenly riches in Christ, and richly provides us with everything we need.

Prepare for Worship (4 Mar 2018)

God has rescued us from sin and made us His holy people in Christ. How is God working in your life to help you grow in holiness?

Prepare for Worship (25 Feb 2018)

As you prepare for Sunday, consider if there is any area of your life today that would benefit from perseverance? Then, take a moment and invite God to give you lasting strength because He is the living God who calls and sustains.

Prepare for Worship (18 Feb 2018)

Let's remember to be quiet before God just thanking Him for making us holy through His Son and also exalt Christ who has transformed us by His grace.

Prepare for Worship (11 Feb 2018)

Are we submitting to God's design for our lives by living according to His way? As we ponder over this, let's be grateful to God for His grace and wisdom in saving us and ordering our lives according to His perfect plan.

Prepare for Worship (4 Feb 2018)

We worship a God who is merciful and patient. Have we shown patience and mercy towards others in the past week?

Prepare for Worship (28 Jan 2018)

How have we loved God by cherishing His truth this past week?

Prepare for Worship (21 Jan 2018)

This week, let's thank God for His presence with us even in times of unjust suffering and to endure for the sake of Christ as we are called to walk in His footsteps.

Prepare for Worship (14 Jan 2018)

Sin leads to isolation but grace leads to community. Let's prepare our hearts as we come together this Sunday to worship the One who invites us into community.

Prepare for Worship (7 Jan 2018)

As you enter into the 1st week of the new year, consider how is God urging you to lean on Him in faith this new year.

Prepare for Worship (31 December 2017)

Are there struggles in your life now that demonstrate a need for God’s persevering power? Take a moment to specifically invite Him to strengthen and help you persevere in faithfulness to the gospel.

Prepare for Worship (24 Dec 2017)

Amidst all the festivities of the Christmas season, as you prepare to gather with God's people this Sunday, take a moment to consider the difference that light makes in your world today

Prepare for Worship (17 Dec 2017)

How has Jesus taken the burden of our guilt and shame on Himself? As you prepare your heart for worship this Sunday, give praise and thanks to Jesus who paid the price of forgiveness to reconcile us to Himself.

He would be born in Bethlehem

We extract the devotional for this Sunday from 'They Looked For Redemption' to encourage you to continue to use this devotional for our daily time with God.

Prepare for Worship (10 Dec 2017)

Has there has been a time in which you have felt shame or even experienced disgrace? As you spend a few moments in quiet reflection, take courage that we have an everlasting God whose understanding is unsearchable and that He comes to comfort the disgraced and gives strength to the faint and weary.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (3 Dec 2017)

Salvation belongs to God and not us -- it is God's work! Let's humble ourselves in praise and worship of our Almighty God.

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.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (26 Nov 2017)

Take heart if your week has not been an easy one. Jesus invites you who labour and are heavy laden to come to Him.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (19 Nov 2017)

How is God calling you to trust Him, as He works in your life for your good and His glory? Perhaps you have been grappling with difficult situations and feeling exhausted this past week but as you quiet yourself before God, know that He is the great Redeemer who is in sovereign control of your life.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (12 Nov 17)

As you prepare for worship this Sunday, spend a few moments thanking God for His intervening grace in your life and praise Him for pursuing and changing you by His grace daily.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (5 Nov 17)

This week, let's remember our God who has not only equipped us with faithfulness but also called us to reflect His faithfulness and glory in every part of our life as His children and as a church.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (29 Oct 17)

WORSHIP PREPARATION Call to Worship : Ephesians 1:3-6a "Blessed be the God and Father of our ...

Prepare for Sunday Worship (22 Oct 2017)

How is your life a product of God's wonder working power? Let us take time to give praise and thanks to God for His grace and power that so wonderfully works in us for His glory.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (15 Oct 17)

This week, let's take time to thank our God whose presence encourages and strengthens us.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (8 Oct 2017)

This week as we prepare for Sunday worship, take a moment to thank Jesus, our God Incarnate, who came in human flesh and makes Himself known to us.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (17 Sep 17)

As we gather this Sunday together with our Chinese congregation, let's prepare our hearts to praise God for his mighty deeds among us.

Prepare for Sunday Worship (10 Sep 17)

Have you been rejoicing in your salvation? If not, let's spend some time just thanking and praising God that he alone has saved us through his Son, Jesus Christ.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (3 Sep 17)

As you prepare your heart for worship this Sunday, let's take a few moments and invite God to open your heart to hear from him, a God who makes himself known to us.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (30 Jul 17)

This week, as we prepare our heart to worship God, let's spend a few quiet moments and consider an area of your life that is in need of God’s strengthening and then be willing to invite Him today, to show Himself strong in your life.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (2 July 2017)

How has God been merciful to you this week? As you prepare your heart to meet God together with His people, let's be reminded that our God is a God of mercy. Let's extol Him for His mercies that are never ending and are new every morning.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (11 Jun 17)

As we come together to worship Jesus Christ our Lord this Sunday, let's be praying that we will be obedient to God's Word and call to be a disciple.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (4 Jun 17)

As you meditate on Lamentations 3:22-23, let's be thankful to God that out of His covenantal love and mercy, has poured out His grace on undeserving people like us.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (23 Apr 2017)

In what ways have you been abiding in Jesus this week? As you reflect on the above Scripture, know that Jesus Christ is the true vine and only when we abide in Him, can we bear fruit. Let's worship the One who empowers us to bear fruit for God.

Let's Prepare for Resurrection Sunday Worship (16 Apr 2017)

This Sunday, we want to rejoice with the young adults who are taking a step of obedience to get baptized. What's more, standing with them in the water, are the ones who have been instrumental in their decision and who are committed to grow them deeper in Christ.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (9 Apr 2017)

This week's call to worship, Lamentations 3:22-23, is an old praise song which we have not sung for a long time. Though an old song but what this song proclaims about God's steadfast love, mercies and faithfulness are timeless truths.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (26 Mar 2017)

Was your week bombarded with uncertainties, fears and anxieties that robbed you of your joy? Let's cast them at the feet of Jesus who is able conquer all our fears and vanquish all our anxieties as you come before Him in faith and humility, drawing strength from Him.

Prepare for Worship This Sunday (19 Mar 2017)

As you come into God's presence, let's bring an offering of praise and thanksgiving to God for what He has done for you during the past week. And when you come for worship this Sunday, give Him the glory that is due to His name.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (12 Mar 2017)

How are you doing this week? Let us cast all our cares and anxieties at the feet of Jesus and look to Him, our light and salvation; our fortress in whom we find rest and comfort as prepare our hearts for worship Him this Sunday.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (5 Mar 2017)

This Sunday is the 1st Sunday of Lent. And as we prepare our hearts for worship this Sunday, let us also seek to join our Master as He journeys to the Cross, bearing the punishment of sin on our behalf.

Let's Prepare for Worship this Sunday (26 Feb 2017)

This week, as we prepare our hearts for worship this Sunday, let us be reminded of God's steadfast and unfailing love. Give thanks to God for the experiences this week that bear testament to this promise-keeping God who is in control of every circumstance of your life.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (19 Feb 2017)

How about putting all these life's challenges aside and just come before our God of salvation in prayer and let Him carry the burden for you? And as you come to worship with the larger body of Christ this Sunday, be thankful that He is in control of every circumstance of your life.

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (12 Feb 2017)

This week, as we prepare for Sunday worship, let's come before Him with thankful hearts for the hope we have in Jesus and rejoice at the day where we will meet Him face to face. What a glorious moment it will be when all the saints gather in praise to our Almighty Father

Let's Prepare for Worship This Sunday (22 Jan 2017)

Let's prepare ourselves to worship the living God who strengthens His people with refreshment in His house through the joy of worship.

O Come, O Come, Immanuel

"O Come, O Come, Immanuel", a hymn we usually sing during Advent as we remember the coming of Jesus in human flesh. It is a hymn where we sing about the different names of Jesus found in the messianic passages of the prophet Isaiah.

PFOA : John 16:16-33

The Bible is simple enough that anyone can read it and find and understand the gospel of salvation in it. Yet it is so profound that one can spend a whole life studying it and still find new truth and understanding each time he reads it.

Faith Journal (October 2016)

Here is a sharing from a parent on how they walk alongside their children in their educational journey with God’s perspective so that they experience His faithfulness in their lives.

Faith Journal (September 2016)

In this post, we are reminded to uphold in prayer, not only the children but also the dedicated teachers and helpers who faithfully serve in the Children Ministry every Sunday.

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 (March 2016)

In this faith journal, Lup Meng, our Deacon-in-Charge of the Worship Ministry, shares with us the lessons that God has been teaching him in his faithful service to the Lord and the church.

Faith Journal (1 November 2015)

This week's faith journal is written by Elder Wee Thiem Heng on the theme of giving thanks to the Lord, reminding us to have a spirit of praise and thankfulness to God despite the circumstances that we are in.

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.

Faith Journal (25 October 2015)

This week's faith journal is written by Elder Eddie Tan who exhorts us to bless the Lord and be thankful to God for His unceasing grace, love and mercy.

We are Children of God

Following his sermon last Sunday, Pastor Oliver further shares his thoughts on the importance of knowing our identity as children of God in this post.

Faith Journal (18 October 2015)

This week's faith journal is written by Elder Tan Chong Tien who gives praise and thanks to God in worship of Him who reveals His character and actions to GBC in time past and present.

Faith Journal (11 October 2015)

The theme of this week's faith journal is "Persevering in Community". In this journal, Pastor Oliver encourages us to come together as a community, persevering in faith by loving and caring for one another, pointing each other to Jesus, when facing challenges and difficulties.