Pastor Oliver shares his reflections on waiting during the Christmas season, and encourages us to wait well. Waiting grows our patience, cultivates our desires, and strengthens our heart. ...Keep Reading
Posts Tagged with "advent"Subscribe to the RSS Feed
- Featured Posts
- All Posts
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. ...
In Jesus Christ, we meet God. How are we looking to Jesus Christ this Advent season?...Keep Reading
Dikaios Pang goes behind the scenes of this year's Christmas service, a reminder of God's abundant grace in a difficult year....Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene encourages us to let the good news of Christ’s coming assure our hearts that God is with us and for us. ...Keep Reading
How would the hope of our future gain in Christ change the way we think, feel and behave right now? ...Keep Reading
Our sermon series for Advent this year, entitled "A Son is Given", will look at selected passages from Isaiah as we remember and prepare for Christmas....Keep Reading
Heng Wen Xiu recounts for us the message of Christmas @ GBC with “Angels We Have Heard on High”, a Christmas carol that we sang with much enthusiasm on Christmas Day....Keep Reading
In what specific ways will I praise the coming King with my lips and with my life during this Advent season?...Keep Reading
How would it look like for me to respond in humble trust in God when I find myself in confusing times?...Keep Reading
As we enter into the season of Advent this Sunday, Pastor Oliver shares what Advent means and how we can prepare for this season. ...Keep Reading
How do we approach evangelism? Pastor Oliver presents a community approach to telling the good news of Jesus Christ to others. ...Keep Reading
How do we face the prospect of someone dying? Pastor Ian helps us understand what God expects of us during such times....Keep Reading
What do we do when we are shaken by the brokenness of this world? Pastor Oliver encourages us to do what the psalmists do....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
As we enter into the season of Advent, we will be looking at psalms written by an earthly king who longed for the coming of the anointed King of all kings. ...Keep Reading
This Sunday marks the start of Advent in the traditional liturgical calendar. Below is a devotional guide written by Dr Poulson and Dr Koh Siang Kiang for Advent as we set apart this season to remember and celebrate the coming of Christ....Keep Reading
Pastor Ian points us to the best Christmas bargain we will ever find, and encourages us to respond with joyful worship and heartfelt gratitude....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
In this new post, we recommend a new resource by trusted teacher John Piper for Bible reading and personal devotion during this Advent season....Keep Reading
The worship ministry team has selected 4 different OT and NT passages for our Sunday calls to worship. Read about why and how they have been chosen...Keep Reading
What are some ways families and individuals can prepare meaningfully during the season of Advent and draw closer to Christ? Here are some ideas and resources for helping us all treasure and adore Christ....Keep Reading