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Knowing and Praying for One Another

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Pastor Eugene encourages us to use the church’s membership directory to know and pray for one another. ...

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The Hope for Legalists

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Following from his sermon on empty religion last Sunday, Pastor Oliver expands on what legalism is and the importance of preaching the gospel to ourselves daily....

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Practising Perseverance

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Pastor Eugene encourages us to listen to James to learn how we can press on through our trials. ...

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Hope Amid the Darkness

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Pastor Oliver walks us through Lamentations 3:19-24 on how to cultivate hope amid the darkness....

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Keep Coming to the Living Stone

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Pastor Eugene encourages us to continually draw near to Christ, and not take the gospel for granted....

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Witnessing for Jesus Christ

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Do you find it difficult to share the gospel? Pastor Oliver invites Michael Wee to share how he depends on God to tell of the good news of Jesus Christ....

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The Joy of Face-to-Face Fellowship

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Pastor Eugene encourages us to meet together for mutual encouragement, as we have the opportunity to do so. ...

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Adjusting to Changing Normals

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Pastor Ian deliberates on the church's upcoming plan to offer the Lord's Supper....

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Keeping Holy Habits

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Pastor Oliver shares three holy habits that we should keep to help us draw closer to God....

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O LORD, How Long?

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What do you do when you cannot make sense of the bad things that are happening in the world? Pastor Oliver exhorts us to learn from the prophet Habakkuk....

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Praying for the Polls

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Pastor Eugene shares five things we can pray for, as Singaporeans prepare to go to the polls on July 10....

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Why Lament?

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What do we do when life hurts? Pastor Oliver encourages us to turn to God in lamentation and let His Word comfort and strengthen us....

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“Protection” is Not a Metaphor

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Pastor Ian explains the latest measures that GBC will put in place during Phase 2 of Singapore's reopening....

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Preparing for New Normal

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Pastor Eugene reflects on the spiritual lessons he has learnt over the past few months. ...

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How Not to Respond to Glory

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Pastor Oliver reflects on last Sunday's sermon and explains what we can learn from Peter's response to the transfiguration of Christ....

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What is a Healthy CG?

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Pastor Eugene describes four marks of a healthy Care Group (CG). ...

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While We Wait

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Pastor Ian gives four reasons why God invites us to wait....

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Loving the "Strangers" in Our Midst

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Pastor Oliver explains why we should care and serve the strangers in our midst. ...

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Longing for Home

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Pastor Ian asks if we have lost our longing for our eternal home? ...

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Knowing Who We Are

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Who are we? Pastor Eugene reminds us that our identity is found in our Creator....

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What Do I See When I Look at Me?

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Pastor Ian reminds us of our true identity in Christ and issues us a Grace Challenge. ...

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(No More) McDonald’s and the Unmasking of My Idols

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What are the idols in our hearts? Pastor Oliver encourages us to take this time of staying at home to unmask and unmake the idols that grip our hearts. ...

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The Gift of Losing Control

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Pastor Eugene reflects that losing control, though disconcerting, is a crucial step in our walk of faith. ...

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Community and the Coronavirus

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Pastor Oliver expresses his heartache on not being able to gather as a church and shares how we can continue to encourage, strengthen and love one another during this period. ...

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Skeletons in My Ministry Closet

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Pastor Ian suggests four ways to turn our hearts afresh to God in these difficult times. ...

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“If God Should Wish to Take Me”

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Drawing from church history, Pastor Ian shares the German reformer Martin Luther's response to the Black Death and the anxiety of Christian believers in his day....

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Ships. Going Nowhere.

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Pastor Ian offers three suggestions from God's Word on what we ought to do when we worry and shares the latest measures GBC will be taking for Covid-19....

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Praying Together

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Pastor Eugene expresses what a blessing it is to be able to gather with God's people for prayer as he shares with us what the church prayed for during last Friday's prayer meeting under the sky. ...

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Sharing Meals (and Grace) Together

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Pastor Eugene shares how having a simple meal with others is a powerful way of showing the love and grace of Christ....

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Trusting God Our King

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Amid changing uncertain times, Pastor Oliver encourages us to go back to Scripture to reflect on who God is. ...

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There, Though Not There

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Pastor Ian shares how we can still join the church family for Sunday worship even if we cannot be physically there, as well as the latest measures GBC will be taking for Sunday's worship service....

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Faithfulness and the Coronavirus

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Many are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus, Pastor Eugene shares how we, as children of God, should respond in such uncertain circumstances....

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The Goal of Our Prayers

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Why pray? Pastor Oliver explains the goal of our prayers and shares the thanksgivings and prayers from last Friday's prayer meeting. Do join in prayer as a church....

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The Bible’s Big Story

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What is the Bible's big story and how well do we know it? Pastor Eugene explains why it is important for us to know the story well....

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The Challenge and Blessing of Singleness

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How should we view singleness? Pastor Oliver shares the challenges and blessings of being single and how we as a church can respond. ...

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Radical Dependence

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What does being radically dependent on God mean? Pastor Eugene looks at Luke's emphasis on Jesus' prayer life to reveal what radical dependence looks like. ...

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What is the Bible?

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How do we know the Bible is true? Pastor Eugene explains why we can trust the Bible and encourages all to attend the first session of Equip 2020 this Saturday (3.30-5.30pm) on "What is the Bible?" to find out more....

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Reading Your Bible in 2020

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Pastor Oliver recommends a few Bible reading plans and resources for us to feast on God's Word this new year. Praying that we will all draw near to God and depend fully on Him in 2020!...

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Let Us Examine Ourselves!

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As the year comes to a close, Pastor Oliver encourages us to set aside time to reflect and prepare our hearts for the new year....

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Christmas is About ‘God with Us’

Have we lost focus on what Christmas is all about as we busy ourselves with all the festivities? Pastor Oliver turns our focus back to the birth of Jesus and explains why the incarnation is so important....

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Singapore is Not a Christian Nation--And I am Grateful

Pastor Ian reminds us that we should not allow the world to define what it means for God’s children to succeed. ...

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Monthly Prayer Meeting: For the Father Loves the Son

Did you miss last Friday's Prayer Meeting? Pastor Ian shares with us how God has been working in our lives and how He intends to do even greater things among us!...

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Resounding Joy

As we enter into the season of Advent this Sunday, Pastor Oliver shares what Advent means and how we can prepare for this season. ...

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Someone is Dying

How do we face the prospect of someone dying? Pastor Ian helps us understand what God expects of us during such times....

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Compassion Ministry Focus: JiaLe Ministry

What does authentic faith look like? Pastor Oliver invites you to befriend and care for the elderly in our neighbourhood....

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Teaching Our Children

Pastor Eugene recommends resources to help us teach the children in our midst to know God....

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Helping and Being Helped in the Body of Christ

Often times, we are more willing to help than to ask for help. Pastor Eugene explains why acknowledging our need for help to one another is one way of putting the truths of the gospel into practice....

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The History That Walks Among Us

Pastor Ian reflects on his recent conversation with one of the founding members of GBC....

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The Burden of Expectations

Are you weary that you are not seeing any fruit from your ministry or Christian life? Read this encouraging article by Pastor Eugene on why it need not be so. ...

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Growing. Pains.

Pastor Ian suggests five ways we can embrace the growth and its associated pain that God is blessing GBC with....

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The Ancient of Days

Last Sunday, we sang the song 'Ancient of Days'. Pastor Oliver clarifies what the title 'Ancient of Days' mean....

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Inspiring Hope in One Another

In times of suffering and despair, how can we persevere and grow in Christlikeness? Pastor Eugene shares a simple biblical approach presented during last weekend's The Compelling Community seminar....

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Really Good at Being Wrong

Pastor Ian reminds us that we are often not as right as we think we are. ...

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What Makes Community Compelling?

Pastor Eugene shares what it means to bear one another's burdens. You are also encouraged to attend the upcoming Equip seminar, "The Compelling Community: Bearing One Another’s Burdens" taking place on Aug 23-24. ...

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Six Lessons about God and His People

Pastor Sam reflects on his past 2 years serving on staff at GBC and shares some of the lessons he’s learnt. ...

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Keeping Sight of Future Glory

Pastor Oliver explains why we can't overcome sin and idolatry by simply removing them....

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Unless You Turn and Become Like Children

Pastor Ian shares with us about the work that's going on in our children's ministry and the ways we can participate together....

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Why Are So Many Christians Unhappy?

Pastor Ian shares an article on why believers struggle to experience joy....

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EQUIP: Life Together in God’s Word

Pastor Eugene invites everyone to attend the second part of Equip 2019 which will focus on how we can be instruments of God’s grace in one another’s lives. ...

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When English Gets in the Way

As a follow up from last Sunday's sermon, Pastor Ian exhorts us to keep on becoming kind, tender and forgiving towards each other....

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How We Can Grow As ‘Grace Together’

During last week's church camp, we reflected as a church what it means to be ‘Grace Together’ and how we can together live this out. Pastor Oliver shares more....

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Envisioning 'Grace Together'

Pastor Oliver prays that we will come away from next week's church camp with a clearer picture of what God wants from us....

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Stealing Pencils

Pastor Ian asks if we are a religious man or a transformed man?...

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Preparing our Hearts to Receive the Preached Word

Pastor Oliver shares four ways that we can prepare ourselves to receive the Word of God preached on Sundays. ...

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Praying for Celebration of Hope

Pastor Eugene shares how you can pray for the Celebration of Hope evangelistic event that will take place from 17-19 May 2019....

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Spiritual Reflection

Pastor Samuel shares with us the importance of taking time for regular spiritual health checks. ...

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Praying for Sri Lanka

Pastor Oliver shares with us an article on how we can pray for Sri Lanka which suffered a terrible tragedy last Sunday. ...

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Jesus the King, Crucified

As we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Oliver urges us to reflect on the cross which Christ died and lay hold of its meaning and wonder. ...

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Bringing Others to Jesus

Who can be an evangelist? From the story of Andrew, we realise that we do not need a seminary degree or professional training to bring people to Jesus. Anyone who has experienced the joy and hope found in Jesus can tell others about Jesus and bring them to Him. ...

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Together for God

What is God's purpose for our marriages? Pastor Eugene recounts a conversation with a friend on how marriage helps us grow in holiness....

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Endurance in Suffering is Proof

As followers of Jesus Christ we will face troubles and tribulations in this world. What then? Pastor Oliver delves into God's Word to tell us what that means for us. ...

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When Darkness Settles

Pastor Ian shares five things that we should know if we suffer from depression. ...

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Let’s Go for Church Camp 2019!

Pastor Oliver exhorts us to steward the gift of grace that God has given us and living out the implications of the gospel at the upcoming church camp....

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God is For Us

Why can we be so certain that God is for us? Pastor Eugene tells us more....

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Compassion Ministry Focus: Gladiolus Place

Pastor Oliver encourages us to prayerfully consider how we can be involved in serving and loving our neighbour, Gladiolus Place, one of the Compassion Ministry platforms of GBC....

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Life-Giving Friendships

Pastor Eugene emphasizes the importance of building life-giving relationships that strengthen one another and help build the body....

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Grace Together: Two Things We Seek, Three Persons We Need

Pastor Ian suggests ways that we can practically flesh out our theme 'Grace Together' in the body as recipients and stewards of God's grace....

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More Than We Need

Pastor Ian shares why we, as Christians, have more reason than most to celebrate this Chinese New Year....

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Affirming Elders

Pastor Eugene explains what we are asked to do at the upcoming election of elders on 17 February....

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Why Show Compassion?

One of the areas that the church will focus on this year is to encourage everyone of us to show compassion to our neighbours. Pastor Oliver explains why this is so important....

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Why Show Compassion?

One of the areas that the church will focus on this year is to encourage everyone of us to show compassion to our neighbours. Pastor Oliver explains why this is so important....

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Grace Together: Romans 1:1-7

This Sunday, we will launch our study into Romans. Pastor Ian gives a brief introduction to this “very purest Gospel”....

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

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)....

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Preparing for Christmas

Pastor Ian suggests five ways that you can prepare for Christmas this year. ...

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Abandoned On Our Behalf

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. ...

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God our King who Reigns

What do we do when we are shaken by the brokenness of this world? Pastor Oliver encourages us to do what the psalmists do....

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The Sin that Leads to Death

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....

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GBC Women: Studying God’s Word Together

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....

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Christian Parenting

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....

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Love Like This

What is our love like? Pastor Ian shares with us what the love of God looks like....

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Singing of God’s Grace

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....

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Believe, Belong, Behave: Worthy, Not Deserving

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....

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Just Checking

Pastor Ian encourages us to check our hearts....

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Responding to the Issue of Section 377A

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....

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What Fred Faber Knew

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. ...

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Living as Christ’s Ambassadors in the World

Living in a world where moral norms are continuously shifting, Pastor Eugene urges us to respond by being faithful ambassadors for Jesus Christ....

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Children's Ministry Movie Night

Daniella Low describes a night of warmth and fun for children and adults alike!...

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The Stream of Human Custom

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. ...

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John Bunyan on "How to Get to Heaven"

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"....

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Cultivating Spiritual Friendships

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. ...

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When Experience Fails

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....

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“That you may know”: Our messages on 1 John

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. ...

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Serving Others with Our Words

Pastor Eugene reminds us that God desires us to speak words that bring life and flourishing to others for His namesake....

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Believe, Belong, Behave. Why the Order Matters

Pastor Ian sheds light on why belief should come first before belong and behave....

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Michelle Low

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. ...

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Church Matters

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....

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Why Do Baptists "Vote"?

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. ...

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Bearing Fruits as Christ’s Disciples

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. ...

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Nurturing Elders and Pastors (Part 2)

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....

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Nurturing Elders and Pastors

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. ...

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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. ...

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A Shepherd’s Gifting

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....

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A Shepherd's Character

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. ...

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A Shepherd’s Resume

What is the role of an elder? Pastor Ian highlights the roles of those who are called to shepherd the flock of God. ...

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My Struggles with Who I Am

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. ...

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Gleanings from my Sabbatical

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....

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Discipling the Hearts of the Next Generation

God wants our hearts. Pastor Eugene recapitulates last Sunday's message and explains the importance of shepherding the hearts of our children....

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So That It Might Go Well With Us

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. ...

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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....

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Joni's Godly Priorities

In a recent article, Joni Eareckson Tada advises her younger self to pay attention to cultivating godliness. ...

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Tell Me the Old, Old Story

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. ...

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Suffer Little Children

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....

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Walking Together in the Light

Pastor Eugene shares five practical ways for us to walk together in the light as a church family....

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You Are Not Alone

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. ...

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Gender Roles: Reflecting the Gospel

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. ...

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A Brilliant Display of His Perfect Patience

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....

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Engaging the World

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. ...

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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....

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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. ...

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Life in Our Father’s House

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. ...

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Get Equipped for 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....

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The Joy of a Christmas Bargain

Pastor Ian points us to the best Christmas bargain we will ever find, and encourages us to respond with joyful worship and heartfelt gratitude....

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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....

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A Youthful Sunday

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

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I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me

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. ...

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Keeping the Flame

Pastor Eugene exhorts us to keep the flame of the gospel lit through time and space by passing it on from generation to generation....

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Reformation Drift

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. ...

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Taking Time for a Sabbatical Rest

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....

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Why Do People Reject the Gospel?

Pastor Ian shares with us five reasons for people's rejection of Jesus, and provides wise and practical advice on how we can respond....

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Discipling in our Weakness

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 und...

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Everybody's Talking

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....

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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 ...

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When Someone Comes to See

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. ...

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It is Good to Give Thanks!

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. ...

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Interview with Samuel and Jessica

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!...

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Welcome Others, as Christ Has Welcomed Us

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....

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Pressing Forward in Him

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....

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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....

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New Ministry Support Staff

Pastor Ian shares with us the wonderful news of Samuel Beh joining GBC as a ministry support staff. ...

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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....

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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? ...

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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....

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Following God Outside of Sunday

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. ...

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Come Away with Me

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....

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When Content and Conduct Unite

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.' ...

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Church Growth

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....

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Building Bridges

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....

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Why Do People Remain Lost?

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!...

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Cramming for Missions

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....

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"Help! I Hate Change!"

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....

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Christ is Risen…Now What?

How do we continue to live life every day in the power of the resurrected Christ? ...

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The New Testament Church: Who Was Doing All the Baptising?

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....

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Transitions

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!...

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A Word from the Pastor

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....

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Advent : A Time of Remembrance and Anticipation

"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. ...

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Faith Journal (July 2016) : Living Out the Gospel in Relationships

Are you building relationships with non-Christians with the intention of sharing the gospel?...

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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. ...

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Faith Journal (April 2016)

In this journal, We are inspired by our brother, Anthony Tan, who continues to bear fruit for God in his retirement....

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You Can't Passively Kill Sin

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....

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Jesus is the Light of the world

This Christmas, Pastor Arnold reaches out to us with the hope that is found in Jesus, the Light of the world....

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

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....

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Mark on Discipleship #3 - What Motivates You as a Disciple of Jesus Christ

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....

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Do You Trust Yourself Too Much?

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....

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What is Reformation Day?

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. ...

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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....

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Top 21 Blog Posts in the Last Year

Check out what posts have been the most popular and well consumed in the last year!...

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Richard Averbeck: On Spiritual Formation

Dr. Richard Averbeck, a recent guest speaker at GBC, has written extensively on spiritual formation. Find out more about this topic here. ...

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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. ...

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Listening to the Word of God

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....

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Mark on Discipleship #2 - Following Christ the King

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....

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Mark on Discipleship #1: The Gospel of Mark

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?...

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