Pastor Ian shares with us the wonderful news of Samuel Beh joining GBC as a ministry support staff. ...Keep Reading
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Reflections on the New City Catechism #32 What do justification and sanctification mean? Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us. ...
Pastor Mark turns our attention to the picture of the church that God has given us in the epistle to the Philippians. He reflects on the beauty of the church as God has revealed to us in His word, and encourages us to consider how we too, can bring God glory through His body, the church. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #30 What is faith in Jesus Christ? Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #29 How can we be saved? Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Christ when we repent and believe in him....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #28 What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #27 Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the effects of sin and enabling works of culture for human well-being. ...
Throughout the week and at our weekend services, different church members are at work to serve the church and build up the church with their gifts. As the church regathers, and more ministry resume in-person meetings, there has also been more opportunities and ministry needs. ...
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | 5.15 PM 6.15 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL ON LEVEL 1 Today David Koh will be teaching on "Jesus: The Greater High Priest" from Hebrews 4:14-5:10; 7:1-28.Next week's teacher: Matthew Koh. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY JUNIOR: Wrath - God is very angry at sin. Key Verse: ROMANS 1:18a "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven aga...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Prayer Meeting (28 July 2017) Prayer Points I.YA MINISTRY Prayer Praise: - We praise God for the growth of the ministry with new members, others seeking baptism new leaders discipling others. - Thank God for the successful outing with the Gracehaven children on 15 July the opportunity to serve others with Christ's love. - Pray for YAs who are struggling with prac...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
We are moving back! Here are the dates to look out for as we prepare our move back....Keep Reading
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | 5.15 PM 6.15 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL ON LEVEL 1 There will be no DS this week. Ping and Heidi will be sharing about their work with the Saluans at the Fellowship Hall. You are strongly encouraged to attend. David Koh will continue with Hebrews at next week's DS on Jesus: the Greater High Priest. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY JUNI...Keep Reading
Are you rejoicing in God's grace this week? As we prepare our hearts for this Sunday, let us give thanks to God for his grace towards us, as shown in how he impartially grants repentance to us who believe in Jesus. Let's glorify and rejoice in God for his grace towards us. ...Keep Reading
This is the last Children’s Corner about being not ashamed of the gospel. The first one was about how the Holy Spirit gives us courage and strength to take a stand for God. In the second we looked at our speech: being bold to tell others about the gospel. And finally, in this last one we will see how important it is to do what we say. Now we’re ready for action! ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Beacon Hall, a hostel for university students in Chiang Mai, started its first intake of students in April 2017. We thank God for the hard work of William and Karen Lenn in seeing through the building of the hostel and for their joy and commitment to want to serve Him among the Hmong and Thai communities. Karen Lenn shares with us more about the students they are ministeri...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | 5.15 PM 6.15 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL ON LEVEL 1 Today, Yee Kiat will lead us to look at the "The Rest of Jesus", Hebrews 3:7 - 4:13. Next week, we may have Ping and Heidi share about their work among the Saluans. Otherwise, David Koh will teach next week. Look out for the DS announcements next week. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY ...Keep Reading
Are you living a life under God's rule? This week as we focus on Christ who is God’s righteous King, whose rule blesses the nations, let us respond in submission to this chosen King under his gracious rule....Keep Reading
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? ...Keep Reading
We in GBC are uniquely blessed in being able to benefit from the teaching ministry of DS (Discipleship Seminars). Taught in a refreshing and engaging way by some of our younger members, it is an invaluable resource for us ...Keep Reading
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | 5.15 PM 6.15 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL ON LEVEL 1 DS will be held today at the Fellowship Hall at 5:15pm. We will look at the theme "Jesus Greater than Angels and Moses" from Hebrews 1:1 - 3:6.Today's teaching will be led by Matthew Koh. Yee Kiat will be leading next week. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY JUNIOR: NEVER-TIRING - God neve...Keep Reading
How is God working in the lives of people around you? How have you spoken of Jesus to someone this week? As you ponder over these 2 questions, let's remember that our God is a missionary God and we, His people, should "declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples"....Keep Reading
Over 23-26 June, our YAs went for their annual retreat entitled ‘Holy, Resolved'. Matthew Seah reflects on the time the YAs had learning about God's holiness and its implications for His people....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Over 6 days a team from GBC demonstrated the love of Jesus to rural Cambodians through dental care, teaching, and sharing the word of God....Keep Reading
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | 5.15 PM 6.15 PM | FELLOWSHIP HALL ON LEVEL 1 We will resume Discipleship Seminars (DS) this week. Today, we will begin a new series in Hebrews. Come join us as we explore the theme of "Christ is Greater" in this book and learn it's relevance for our discipleship and church today. CHILDREN'S MINISTRY JUNIOR: OMNISCIENT...Keep Reading