Posts tagged with prayer

Praying for the Reformation Concert

We’re a week away from this year’s Reformation Concert and here's how we can participate together through prayer!

The Singapore Summit (and how to pray for it)

One of our church members, Caleb Yap shares some thoughts about the Singapore summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, and how we can pray for it.

Women's Prayer Time for Prodigals

Some ladies in our church are coming together on 12 May to lift up those whom we hold dearly who have wandered away. Would you also join them in coming down on our knees?

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.

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?

Watchnight 2017: All Glory Be To Christ!

Our Watchnight Service 2017, planned by the YA Ministry, was a time of special blessing and encouragement. Read about it and view some of the videos here.

Family Dedication - 31 Dec 2017

On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children.

A Time of Remarkable Blessing

This year's Watchnight Service will have a different format from those of previous years. Bibianna Yeo encourages us to come together as a church on 31 Dec in reflection and prayer, to mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Advent Devotional: They Looked For Redemption

Since early this year Dr Poulson had the burden to reprint this devotional, "They Looked for Redemption" for use in churches, especially at Grace Baptist Church, this Advent. Let’s continue Dr Poulson’s legacy of loving God, His Word and living it out in our everyday lives.

<Updated> Watchman Prayer: Passing of Dr. E.N. Poulson

On the 13th of October 2017, just two days after teaching his final Bible Study class, our dear brother and pastor Dr. E.N. Poulson was called home by the Lord he loved and served so well to receive his glorious reward.

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.

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.

PFOA : John 17:6-24

Jesus loves the world and His desire is that all may come to faith in Him, but in John 17:6-24, He is praying just for his disciples that through them “the world may believe” and “the world may know” that He was sent by God.

PFOA : John 17:1-5

John 17 is usually known as Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer. Indeed in this prayer Jesus prayed, as a high priest, for His disciples. But the first five verses are introductory and represent an interesting conversation between Christ and God the Father.

Prayer Points for February 2017

Prayer Meeting 24 February 2017 Prayer Points   I. YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Prayer & Prai...

PFOA : Psalm 146

Remember our “Lord God Reigns”, our Almighty and Sovereign God who loves us sits on the throne and is in complete control. Read Psalm 146 and Praise the Lord!

Join us for Watchnight Service!

On every New Year's Eve, the GBC family will come together for the Watchnight Servce. Pastor Arnold shares with us why we uphold this tradition and encourages us to take advantage of this great opportunity to attest to the awesomeness and goodness of God. We also spoke with two members who have been regularly attending the service on why they make the special effort to attend every year.

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.

Prayer Meeting (25 November 2016)

Let's remember to continually uphold the various needs of our ministries in prayer to God.

Sharing by Our Dear Missionary : Lily Pang

In this post, Lily, our long-time, dedicated and committed missionary who has given many years of her life to world missions, gives glory to God who called her to service in the mission field.

PFOA : Isaiah 9:2-7

This week, Dr. Tony Chan, continues in his reflection on Part 1 Scene 3 of Handel's "Messiah" about the nativity scene, a fulfillment of a prophecy in the birth of a child named Immanuel, which ends with a joyful chorus.

PFOA: Isaiah 40:1-5

During this Advent season, let us reflect together on this great oratorio, the Handel's Messiah, which presents the full scope of the Gospel and God’s plan to redeem a people for Himself.

"Four Prayers for Bible Reading"

This artice by David Mathis gives us 4 prayers that we can use when we're reading our Bibles.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 10: The Lord's Prayer

In prayer, we are to demonstrate our dependence on God and our submission to Him, our all-wise and all-powerful Heavenly Father.

Faith Journal (13 and 20 September)

Written by our pastoral staff, these weekly devotionals are meant to help us meditate on Scripture and consider the great works of the Lord in our lives. The goal is to turn our eyes back to our unchanging, faithful God in this period of transition and change for GBC.

How should Christians pray amid the haze?

In this article, we suggest 6 ways Singaporeans can pray for the ongoing haze situation and how we can be faithful in prayer.

PFOA: Eph 6:10-20

Tony Chan exhorts us to prayer and spiritual warfare for the kingdom of God.

"How to Stop Praying the Same Old Things about the Same Old Things"

This article by Donald Whitney teaches us to use Scripture in our prayers, and in doing so, changes and transforms us.

Come Praise and Glorify Our God

We have been learning this song recently, and this song literally takes for its message themes from the epistle to the Ephesians in Chapter 1.

PFOA: Ephesians 6:5

Ephesians 6:5 reminds us to submit to the authorities that God has placed in our lives and over us.

Young Adults' Retreat: Reflections

The Young Adults had their retreat in July, and in this post, we have 4 of them sharing their experiences, lessons learnt, and how we can continue to pray for them.

What happened at our Young Adults' Retreat?

40 of our young people spent the long weekend away for their annual retreat. It was a time to fellowship together and commune with God.

Young Adults' Retreat

The Young Adults ministry will be heading off to Malaysia this weekend for their annual retreat. They've shared with us what they're going to do this weekend, and how we can pray for them!

Meditations of a Grateful Sinner

During the week of Good Friday, a longtime Grace Baptist Church member shared his personal meditations and reflections on the Cross in prose and verse with fellow church members.

GBC prays for Singapore

A word from Pastor Arnold on behalf of the Elders and Pastors, as the nation marks the passing of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Church Rebuilding: Updates and Prayer

At the combined service and AGM, updates were provided on the fundraising and building efforts. There are many things that we can be thankful for, and also to continue to keep in prayer.

The Gospel that changes Prayers

In this personal sharing by Tan Yee Kiat, we see how transformation through faith in Jesus directs our prayers.

Monthly Prayer Meeting (February 2015): Prayer Points

The church office prepares prayer points for our use every month as we devote ourselves to prayer for the church

"Let's Pray"

Rachel Wong talks to Lydia Lee about the importance of prayer in church life.

PFOA: Ephesians 3:1-13

We continue our PFOA series in Ephesians with Ephesians 3 this week.

The Blessings of Praying Together

Pastor Arnold Wong talks about how praying together can change lives.

PFOA: Ephesians 2:11-13

These verses in Ephesians 2 provide an anchor for our identity. We are reminded of that which we once were, but have been rescued from and given new identities in Christ! May we continue to live a life worthy of the calling we have received.

Church Rebuilding: An Interview

In this blogpost, we got in touch with Beh Soo Hee, the chairperson of the Church Rebuilding Committee, who shared with us the details of his involvement in the project. Let us continue to keep this rebuilding endeavor in prayer!

Praying Passionately for Other Christians

This week, Pastor Oliver preached from 1 Thess 3:9-13. From Paul's prayer, we can learn how to pray for other Christians and help them grow in the fatih.

Grace News Issue #1 2015 - Persisting in Prayer

Entering the new year with a focus on prayer, the first issue of Grace News for 2015 is out! Read on for stories about the power of prayer in GBC.

Interview: Watchnight Service 2014

Every year, GBC celebrates the end of the year and welcomes the next with the Watchnight Service. As 2014 draws to a close, we asked Chan Kok Pun, one of the members of the planning committee to share with us more about this year's service -- what we can expect, how we can prepare for it and why it is so important.

PFOA: Habakkuk 1

Habakkuk 1 teaches us how to pray and continue trusting in God even in a world that seems to be full of injustice and problems.

PFOA: Psalm 67

In this meditation on Psalm 67, we are reminded of God's intention in blessing His people -- so that His grace may reach more and more people, and all for His glory.

Friday Prayer Meeting

PRAYER MEETING (26 SEPTEMBER 2014) PRAYER POINTS I. Spiritual Rebuilding: 1. Pray for the leader...

PFOA: Introducing the Apostles' Creed- believing in God

Tony Chan introduces the next series focus for PFOA- the Apostles' Creed and what it is important.

PFOA: Praying Paul's Priorities from Ephesians (Eph 1:15-21)

How should we pray for one another? From Ephesians 1, Tony Chan explains what are some priorities in prayer as demonstrated by the apostle Paul.

Blessings: What if trials of this life are just mercies in disguise?

This Sunday, Elvira and Caleb presented this song for offertory entitled 'Blessings' by Laura Story. Learn more about the heart of the song here.

Notice of EC Meeting - 18 May 2014

Notice of English Congregation Meeting on Sunday, 18 May 2014 at 10am or after the worship service for the following purpose: To extend, by poll, Rev Bobby Lee Oon Chai's term of service as Pastor, Outreach, English Congregation for a further term of 3 years wef 1 June 2014. Proxy Form available here.

Testimony of Pastor Bobby Lee Oon Chai

My wife, Lydia, together, with our 4 lovely girls: Olivia, Harriet, Pearl and Chloe, have been recipients of much warmth and love growing up in Grace Baptist Church. My life is a testimony of God’s grace and love through His providence, protection, and preparation in my teenage years.

Results of EGM on 27 April 2014

After the combined EC-CC Worship Service on 27 April 2014, the EGM was conducted with 560 members present either in person or by proxy out of 632 registered members making a quorum of 88.6%.

Prayer for Needs of the Church and Rebuilding

At the EC Monthly Prayer Meeting, a set of prayer requests was provided for church members. For Church Rebuilding, the prayer is for Discernment, Commitment, and Unity. For needs of the Church, the prayer is for Consecration, Conviction, and Community.

FAQ on Church Rebuilding

The FAQ addresses these areas: Why Rebuild, Mandate to Rebuild, Process of Arriving at Design, How Much and Fund Raising, Other Options Considered, How Long and How Will the Project be Managed, Usage in the Future, Where Will We Go During Construction, and Learning From Others.

Clarification on the Proposed Rebuilding EGM on 27 April 2014

To pass the Proposed Rebuilding, at least 80% of GBC members must be represented (either in person or by proxy) at the 27 April 2014 EGM to form the quorum, and then for at least 80% of the votes cast to be in favour. To enable this to take place in accordance with our constitution, we need to do this through two special resolutions as explained below.

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.

Reasons for GBC Rebuilding

The church leadership is calling the whole church family to be united in prayer and beseech the Lord to revive us and make us His devoted followers and to rebuild GBC in both her spiritual and physical forms, so it can accomplish God’s greater work of making disciples for His glory, now and in the future.

This Sunday Combined English Service and Townhall Meeting

The Sunday Worship Service on 13 April will be a combined service for the 1st and 2nd English services, from 8:30-9:45 am. A Townhall meeting will immediately follow involving members of the EC Leadership, Building Steering Committee, & architects who will make a presentation of the rebuilding program. All are invited to attend.

How Our Leaders Came to the Unanimous Decision on GBC Rebuilding

Elder Chong Tien shared as one who has been struggling with this issue for past three years. This is to help us understand how the leaders came to this conviction. He also like to share some thoughts on how we should move forward individually and as a church.

Why the Need for 80/80 Special Resolution

For the Proposed Rebuilding EGM, the first special resolution calls for a Special Quorum of 80% of the members to be present for the second resolution to authorise the Proposed Rebuilding and of the votes cast by the Special Quorum, at least 80% are to be in favour of the Proposed Rebuilding.

Proposed Resolutions of EGM on 27 April 2014

Details of the proposed special resolutions for consideration at the EGM on 27 April 2014 with the attached Annex.

PFOA: Meditations on Christ (1 Tim 1:15)

In this instalment of PFOA, Tony Chan shares more meditations on Jesus Christ from 1 Timothy.

Church Picnic 2014

GBC members gathered for a picnic at the Botanical Gardens on an early Saturday morning for a great time of fellowship and fun.

Church Rebuilding Update - 26 Mar 2014

The Church Rebuilding Steering Committee received rebuilding proposals from 3 architectural companies on 17 March 2014. The Committee met over the subsequent week with 3 other experts from within the church to study, deliberate, and decide on the proposed plans. In the coming week, the Committee will present its recommendation to both the English and Chinese congregational leaderships for consideration and concurrence.

PFOA: "For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever."

Rounding up his PFOA series, Tony Chan explains the doxology at the end of the Lord's Prayer.

A Call to Fast and Pray for God's Leading

GBC Leadership has been actively praying for God's leading us into our Rebuilding Project and we want to encourage members and worshippers to join in fasting and praying. Together, let us seek God's continued leading and wisdom as we embark on this journey of faith.

PFOA: "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil"

In this post, Tony Chan discusses the presence of evil in this world and how we ought to pray in response to it.

PFOA: Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us (Continued)

In this continuing meditation on the phrase in the Lord's Prayer, 'forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us', Tony Chan unpacks why and how Jesus taught us to pray this.

An Update from the EC & CC Leaderships - Church Rebuilding Steering Committee

A fact finding committee, known as the Steering Committee or SC, has been working very hard to gather information that will help GBC members make an informed decision on the rebuilding proposal. It has been formed to assist the Board of Directors (BoD) and the Congregational Leaders (CLs) in presenting the plans, budget, and timeline of the rebuilding project at a future EGM.

Pastors & Elders Devotional Reflections - 19 Feb 2014

Each Wednesday Pastors and Elders Prayer Meeting begins with devotional sharing. This is an inaugura...

PFOA: Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors

Tony Chan continues his series in the family prayer that our Lord taught us to say. He deals here with the phrase "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors".

Pray for students in 2014

Pray for students - 7 suggestions for how to remember our younger brothers and sisters in prayer.

PFOA: Hallowed Be Thy Name

In this PFOA edition, Tony Chan explains the next line in the Lord's Prayer - "Hallowed be Thy name" and how we ought to pray it.

Watchnight 2013: A Time for Remembrance & Hope

If there was one way to sum up the Watchnight service, it is that what is given to us through the Word in the Bible rings true in the lives of our church members.

PFOA: The Lord's Prayer

In this PFOA devotion, Tony Chan focuses on the Lord's Prayer as the basis for all disciples to pray "As Jesus taught them to pray..."

Now that Christmas is over, pray

As you look at the images of this gallery, pray for the work began at our Christmas service.

Christmas Evangelistic Service: 13 quotations on how to pray

13 well known pastors, preachers and theologians lend their thoughts on how to think of prayer and evangelism

Overview of 'They Looked For Redemption'

Take a look at the overview of the Advent Devotional: They Looked For Redemption and how it helps us understand the true meaning of Christmas

"Greater things have yet to be done in this city"

As our Youths reminded us this Sunday during the offertory, greater things have yet to be done! Will you pray for the city of Singapore today?

Statement from EC & CC Leaders on Church Rebuilding

The congregational leaderships of the EC and CC believe God is leading Grace Baptist Church into a journey of faith to rebuild our church premises. The EC and CC leaderships have deliberated carefully and agreed on the following spiritual priorities for GBC to uphold and exemplify our unity as one church and one body.

Senior Pastor's Reminder: Pray For The Region & The World

Dear GBC Family, Recently, the news media has been saturated with stories of natural disasters ha...