We are excited to be hosting two conferences with Mark Dever on 20 and 21 October....Keep Reading
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Clarice Cheong reflects on her first trip to Kathy's Home in Pua in Northern Thailand, where GBC conducts an English camp every quarter for the Hmong and Mien children staying at the home. ...
On 20 and 21 October, we hosted two conferences with Mark Dever, pastor of Capital Hill Baptist Church and from 9Marks ministry. The first conference was targeted at leaders ("Building Healthy Churches"). The other, which was jointly organised with Adam Road Presbyterian Church (ARPC) was for church members ("The Local Church"). One of our members, Ryan Ang, attended both conferences, and shares with us his experience and reflections here. ...
Last Sunday, Elder Caleb exhorts us to consider the call from Hebrews to regard suffering and pain as part of God’s purposeful discipline in our lives. Here, Joshua Lowe draws on his recent discipline of his child to encourage us to be open and willing to receive discipline from God and our church community....
On 18 November 2023, our women will be looking to gather for a morning of learning together as they build relationships and get to know once another. The title of this event is "Growing in the Gospel", and the focus is on how women can continue to hold fast to the gospel through all seasons of life. ...
Believers remember and rejoice in the birth of Jesus Christ. This good news of great joy is what we celebrate at Christmas. This year, we hope to invite our neighbours at MacPherson to celebrate Christmas with us at a brunch on 16 December from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. ...
Our worship team recently introduced this new song, "Bless the Lord, O My Soul (Psalm 103)", by Sovereign Grace Music. Based on Psalm 103, this song walks us through the many reasons that believers have to bless the Lord with our entire beings and soul....
Our next Quarterly Congregational Meeting will be held on 1 October 2023 from 11.15am 12.30pm. ...
On 12 August 2023, we held a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate 64 years of God's faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church. This was held together with our Chinese-language congregation, and was the first one held since the pandemic restrictions were lifted. ...
Beh Soo Hee shares with us how he came to faith, how he came to be a part of Grace Baptist Church, and how he has been trusting God as a member of this church even as he served in various ministries. This sharing was originally provided as a part of the Elders' elections at the English Congregational Meeting. ...
At our recent church camp, we held a workshop called "In Our Golden Years" that focused on issues and challenges that seniors might face in life. It focused on some practical considerations especially on the medical front, but also touched on ways to be caring for one's spiritual growth too. ...
At our recent Church Camp, Pastor Mark walked us through how we can do one-to-one Bible reading. He introduced this tool taken from the book "One to One Bible Reading" by David Helm, and encouraged us to use it as a simple way to interact with another over Scripture....
Our next Quarterly Congregational Meeting will be held on 2 July 2023 after service from 11am to about 12.30pm....
Pastor Eugene announced at the 30 April 2023 service that Pastor Oliver would be sent temporarily to Acts Baptist Church to pastor for six months as part of GBC’s gospel partnership with a sister church. Pastor Oliver’s time at Acts Baptist Church will span from 1 July to 31 December 2023....
Every year, our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services help us to remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Frederick Chua reflects on how the sermons at both services helped us to go back to the precious truths and foundations of the Christian's life. ...
Elder Jonathan is our elder serving with the Missions Committee and at our recent QCM, he took the chance to update the church on our vision for missions. Our vision guides and affects what we do, and he encouraged us to consider how we too, as members can participate in the work. ...
Inspired and encouraged by the life of Henry Martyn, Eric Lui shares excerpts from Sarah J Rhea's book, "Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812", highlighting the thoughts and struggles the missionary had with his antagonists in India and Persia, and how he persevered despite ill-health....
One of our aspirations as a church is to establish gospel partnerships with fellow like-minded Christians for the advance of the gospel. Our Missions Committee has also been exploring similar opportunities with churches and organizations overseas, and one such visit was to First Baptist Church of Bandung. ...
Our second Quarterly Congregational Meeting of the year will be held on 2 April 2023 after service from 11am to about 12.30pm. ...
Jim Tan, one of our members, wrote this article which was first published in Salt&Light. He shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 12 on how we can continue to remember our Creator when we face the struggle with dementia, and how caregivers can also encourage this memory. ...
Our English Congregation Leadership (ECL) have unanimously reaffirmed the calling of Jonathan Tan and Nehemiah Chong as elders. The ECL are thankful to God for their faithful service and their willingness to continue serving for another term of three years....
Obedience to God happens in both the big and small decisions in life and certainly, Christians are called to obey Him every day. For some of us, the call to obey God can take the form of obeying Him to go into full-time missions. So, what prompted our missionary, Esther, to consider becoming a missionary? She shares more about this journey here. ...
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. ...
On 12 August 2023, we held a Thanksgiving Service to celebrate 64 years of God's faithfulness to Grace Baptist Church. This was held together with our Chinese-language congregation, and was the first one held since the pandemic restrictions were lifted. ...Keep Reading
Joshua shares with us his experience of reading a good Christian book with the youth, and how it is a way we can do spiritual good to one another. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene encourages us to intentionally care for those among us who face mental health struggles....Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver shared this at church camp. From Romans 12:1-8, we see that because we have received God's mercy, we do spiritual good to one another....Keep Reading
Various members wrote the daily devotion for our recent church camp. This meditation on Philippians 2:1-11 was written by Fiona Teong. ...Keep Reading
Samuel follows up on the topic of Christian friendships and offers us practical ways we can live it out. He offers us some ideas and questions that we can ask of each other to deepen and strengthen our friendships. ...Keep Reading
At our QCM on 2 April 2023, Elder Caleb walked us through 10 things that we can be thankful for in the first quarter of 2023. We list them out here and we hope that it will be an encouragement to you! ...Keep Reading
Bibianna reflects on Christian friendships—its origin and importance in the Christian's life, as well as the encouragements that we can get from it. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Thian Chye has been working with the Church Camp Committee to prepare for this year's camp! He shares with us a personal reflection on why the camp is important, and helpful for us as a church. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene reflects on how the “let us” commands in Hebrews 10 shape our life together as fellow church members. ...Keep Reading
What does it mean to bear someone else's burdens? Pastor Thian Chye reflects on how we can apply the sermon practically. ...Keep Reading
Last weekend, we praised God for the good gift of children that He has so generously blessed us with. We covenanted with God and one another to steward these young lives, pointing them to Christ and reflecting to them the grace that has changed our lives....Keep Reading
Assoc Pastor Thian Chye shares three practical ways we can love one another in words and deeds during these turbulent times....Keep Reading
David Chung, a new member, shares with us how God led him to GBC....Keep Reading
We ask Marcus and Audrey Ng how they are growing in their walk with Jesus and the church despite a difficult year of not being able to gather....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene, on behalf of the pastors and elders, urges the Care Group Leaders to maintain our bonds of community....Keep Reading
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." (Proverbs 16:9). We are holding our first Quarterly Congregational Meeting for 2020 on 12 January....Keep Reading
What specific attitudes and actions is God calling us to turn away from, by the grace of Christ? ...Keep Reading
Have I been displaying grace together with my brothers- and sisters-in-Christ?...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
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....Keep Reading
Do we love one another enough to want to be involved in what looks like a messy person’s life? Neo Yi Ling reflects on 'The Compelling Community' seminar held from 23-24 Aug 2019....Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver exhorts us to keep forgiving for it is the rightful response to the forgiveness and mercy that we have received in Christ....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
How willing am I this morning, to entrust all that I am and have into God’s care? Let's trust in our God of all truth as we gather with His people this Sunday. ...Keep Reading
Our life together matters. Pastor Oliver delves into what it means to live together as a church....Keep Reading
Daniella Low describes a night of warmth and fun for children and adults alike!...Keep Reading
Is there anyone in the church that you are struggling to love? This week, let us focus on God’s love for us which He shows through Christ, who fulfills all commandments and enables us to live lives pleasing to Him. ...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
Pastor Eugene reminds us that God desires us to speak words that bring life and flourishing to others for His namesake....Keep Reading
About 90 people came to hear how the Care Groups (CGs) are doing during the CG Nite on 7 July. Among them were some who are looking to join a CG as well as many others who came to share how being in a CG has helped them to relate better with one another as a community of Christ. Esther Yap shares with us more. ...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
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
Lim Eng Khin shares about GBC's new initiative to involve families in greeting and welcoming worshippers before service on Sundays. ...Keep Reading
The first QCM of the year takes place after worship service this Sunday, 7 Jan. Join us at the meeting to find out how we can all work together to build up the church....Keep Reading
On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children. ...Keep Reading
Our dear sister, Lily Pang, who has retired as a missionary after faithfully serving 33 years in the field, updates us on the task that God has laid upon her heart to serve among the elderly in GBC and Singapore....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Missed the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference with Jonathan Leeman held on 17 July or only managed to attend some of the sessions? You can now listen to or download the audio recordings of all five sessions of the conference, courtesy of Shalom Church....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
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
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
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....Keep Reading
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!...Keep Reading
Since moving to CHS, various CGs have taken turns to organise the GBC Fellowship Meal every quarter after the Quarterly Congregation Meeting. Pastor Ollie shares with us why we cherish this time of coming together to have a meal....Keep Reading
Our Young Adults conducted their first ever blood drive as a CG. This was not only a meaningful bonding activity for them, but also provided an opportunity to reflect on the precious blood of Christ that is the basis of our salvation and community. ...Keep Reading
Do you like eating raw spaghetti? No? How about cooked? Cooked spaghetti tastes much nicer, don’t you think? But - at least raw spaghetti is neat and tidy, all lined up nicely and easily separated. Cooked spaghetti is a different story. A plate of cooked spaghetti is all mixed up and you can't see where each strand starts and finishes....Keep Reading
Rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and the warmth of the GBC family, Lim Song Huat shares why he chose to return to GBC after living in Australia for 10 years....Keep Reading
Li Shi Wei talks to Nathasha Raj and Dr Loi Kuan Long on their expectations for this year’s church retreat, and what it means to them as part of the GBC family....Keep Reading
The faithfulness of one led him to a community of many. Tan Yee Kiat reflects on the importance of God’s family....Keep Reading
Chan Kim Hoong invites us to serve in the ministries of GBC as it opens us a whole new perspective of the multitude of needs in GBC. It is a first key step towards deepening community spirit where we can support and strengthen one another by meeting one another's needs. ...Keep Reading
In Grace News’ metaphorical church, we now have a firm foundation (Issue 1) and a strong structure (Issue 2). For the third issue in our theme, we move on to consider the internal connections of the building, such as the wiring and pipes that provide electrical and plumbing services. ...Keep Reading
We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Bobby Lee likens the role of the Congregation Care Team to following in Jesus’ footsteps by caring for the flock....Keep Reading
We are grateful to the organisers for the hard work put in to the planning of the first GBC Family Meal and are eagerly looking forward to our next GBC EC Family Meal....Keep Reading
The Young Adults spent a morning with the children of Gracehaven home, and in this post, they've shared with us some of the things that they've learnt and how we can continue to pray for and support this ministry! ...Keep Reading
We chanced upon this helpful post by Rick Phillips on the reasons we should go to church. Drawing from the account and examples of the believers in Acts, he provides a couple of reasons for us....Keep Reading
This helpful piece by Daniel Hyde of the Ligonier Ministries helps us understand what it means to be a church that is centred around the Bible, and committed to teaching the Bible. ...Keep Reading
In this blog post, we interviewed long-time member CC Lee, on how CGs have been a huge encouragement to him since he started attending GBC in 1966. Over the years, he has also taken on the role of CG leader, and he also shares some of the great blessings of leading. ...Keep Reading