We are entering into the last month for our sermon series on 1 John. You can find the sermon schedule here....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. ...
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....Keep Reading
Do you remember the three Bs that we have been thinking about over the last three issues of Children’s Corner? ...Keep Reading
Living in a world where moral norms are continuously shifting, Pastor Eugene urges us to respond by being faithful ambassadors for Jesus Christ....Keep Reading
Those of us who have children know that one of the main concerns is teaching them how to ‘behave’. Mok Chuan Hao reminds us that there is more than this to Christian parenting, and encourages us to lean on God for daily grace to parent our children His way....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
What helps new members feel a sense of belonging in GBC? What challenges do they face in integrating, and what makes them persevere to overcome setbacks? Two families who recently joined the church share their stories....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene reminds us that God desires us to speak words that bring life and flourishing to others for His namesake....Keep Reading
Pastor Ian sheds light on why belief should come first before belong and behave....Keep Reading
We are starting a new series of messages from the book of Proverbs this Sunday. To help us prepare our hearts and minds for the messages, the pastoral team recommends this short video clip by The Bible Project which gives an overview of the book. ...Keep Reading
This is the third of our series of articles for the Children's Corner of Grace News on the theme of 'Believe, Belong, Behave'. In this third instalment, Rachel Wong challenges our children (and us) to reflect on what motivates us to behave....Keep Reading
What is our response when things do not go our way? How is our response a reflection of who God is and how He is working in us? Toby Wu and a sister-in-Christ share with us how God worked in them as they wrestled with challenges and struggles. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Both Seah Kah Yin and his wife Christine have been members of GBC since 1989. We invite Kah Yin to give a personal account of his own journey of faith. Encapsulated within are his motivations and challenges faced as he strives towards godly living....Keep Reading
In the sermon on Eph 2:11-22, we were exhorted to belong to a community so as to illuminate the glory of God. In this article, GBC members Jonathan Yao, Paul Wu, Poh Gee and Patti Koh penned their thoughts on why they chose to sink roots in GBC, and call GBC their family in this season of their lives....Keep Reading
Tan Yee Kiat provides a biblical perspective of what it means to be a member of a local church, and the significance of this in building up the body of Christ....Keep Reading
Claire Low expounds on the radical nature of belonging to a church community, and challenges us to love one another radically through serving in practical ways and meeting spiritual needs. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene shares five practical ways for us to walk together in the light as a church family....Keep Reading
In a recent Desiring God article by Brian Wright, we are encouraged to take up the lost discipline of reading the Bible with one another. ...Keep Reading
Rachel Wong explains to our children the difference between belonging and fitting in, and encourages our children (and us) that we belong simply because we are children of God. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
This is our first issue on GBC's theme for 2018: Believe, Belong, Behave. Our focus for this issue is Believe. ...Keep Reading
University student Hannah Yeo reflects on how she came to believe in Jesus, and celebrates the difference this has made to her thinking and outlook on life. ...Keep Reading
We have heard from Pastor Ian how discipleship is like a three-legged stool, with the three legs being Believe, Belong and Behave. Here, Rachel Wong explains to our children what belief is, and how it is possible to believe in a God we have not seen. ...Keep Reading
One of the legs of our three-legged discipleship stool is: Believe. Grace News decided to ask a couple of GBC members what it means to them to believe in Jesus, and how their belief has changed and strengthened over the years. Here, longtime church member Leong Kuan Yui shares with us his faith journey and explains how knowing Christ has changed his life....Keep Reading