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Prepare for Worship (5 Jul 2020)

How has God demonstrated His faithfulness to me? How can that reminder strengthen me today?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (28 Jun 2020)

How is God calling me to hope in him amid life’s challenges and trials? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (21 Jun 2020)

What sins do I have to come clean with and confess before God?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (14 Jun 2020)

How has my divided heart kept others kept others from observing the majesty of God in me? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (7 Jun 2020)

Are there any ways in my own life that I have allowed the pursuit of my own glory to keep me from knowing Christ as He truly is? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (31 May 2020)

How has the Cross of Christ shaped the way I live? ...

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Prepare for Worship (24 May 2020)

How am I living for Jesus and making Him known, depending on His power and provision? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (17 May 2020)

In what areas of my life do I now need to entrust to my compassionate Lord Jesus?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (10 May 2020)

Think for a moment about the one God used to help you respond to the gospel. As we prepare to meet with God and His Word, will you spend a few moments thanking Him for their faithfulness?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (3 May 2020)

Do you understand yourself to be a sinner who needs forgiveness in Christ? How does this truth shape how you love God and others?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (26 Apr 2020)

How has God used challenging times to increase your dependence on Him? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (19 Apr 2020)

How do you intend to place yourself beneath the authority of God's word today? What does it look like for you?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (12 Apr 2020)

How does the resurrection of Jesus give me hope for the future? Let's take a moment in quiet reflection as we prepare for worship this Sunday....

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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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Prepare for Worship ( 5 Apr 2020)

What burdens are you bearing today? Let's draw near to Jesus Christ for help, for He is gentle and strong to save....

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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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Prepare for Worship (29 Mar 2020)

How does my judgement of other believers reveal my heart-obedience to Jesus Christ?...

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Prepare for Worship (22 Mar 2020)

How am I living sacrificially, as a reflection of God’s mercy to me? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (15 Mar 2020)

How has the love of Christ moved you to also love others?...

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Prepare for Worship (8 Mar 2020)

In what small ways can others observe me trusting in God’s provision?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (1 Mar 2020)

In what specific ways do I need to more consistently seek rest in Christ?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (23 Feb 2020)

How am I humbled that Jesus should die for a sinner like me? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (16 Feb 2020)

How do you come to Christ this morning? Do you come carrying brokenness, burdens or criticism?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (9 Feb 2020)

Is there any part of your life where you are not following Jesus?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (2 Feb 2020)

What areas of my life do I have to put my confidence in Jesus’ authoritative word today? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (26 Jan 2020)

Now is the day of salvation. Have I believed the good news of Jesus Christ?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (19 Jan 2020)

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In what ways has the Evil One sought to erode my sense of security as God’s child?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (12 Jan 2020)

s there any part of my life right now, that would benefit from a fresh start?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (5 Jan 2020)

What specific attitudes and actions is God calling us to turn away from, by the grace of Christ? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (29 Dec 2019)

What am I really waiting for, and what do I intend to do with Jesus?...

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Glory to God in the Highest - Christmas 2019

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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....

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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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Prepare for Worship (22 Dec 2019)

How has the week past shown you that you desperately need Jesus Christ?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (15 Dec 2019)

In what specific ways will I praise the coming King with my lips and with my life during this Advent season?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (8 Dec 2019)

How would it look like for me to respond in humble trust in God when I find myself in confusing times?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (24 Nov 2019)

Have I been displaying grace together with my brothers- and sisters-in-Christ?...

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Loving Someone Else’s Child

Pastor Ian shares an article that gives some practical ways that older women can serve the women in their lives....

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Prepare for Worship (17 Nov 2019)

How do I honour and serve Christ in my daily conversations? ...

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Prepare for Worship (10 Nov 2019)

How am I building up my brothers and sisters in Christ? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (3 Nov 2019)

When Christ returns to reign, what will He say about my disagreements with fellow believers?...

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October Monthly Prayer Meeting

Pastor Oliver shares with us the the thanksgiving and prayer requests shared during last Friday's prayer meeting. Let's join together as one church to give thanks and pray for one another. ...

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Prepare for Worship (27 Oct 2019)

If Christ were to return today, how would he find me living?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (20 Oct 2019)

Is submission to authority a part of my “reasonable worship?”...

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Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, and Walking Humbly with Your God

Is social justice the mission of the church? Pastor Oliver clarifies what social justice is and what it is not. ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (13 Oct 2019)

Having received God's love through Jesus Christ, how am I loving others? Let's acknowledge our shortcomings before God for failing to love others as we ought to....

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Prepare for Worship (6 Oct 2019)

This week, let's prep ourselves for worship by asking: What in the church am I here for? ...

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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (6 Oct 2019)

Join us this Sunday for the last Quarterly Congregational Meeting of 2019....

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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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Prepare for Worship (29 Sep 2019)

If you have received mercy from Jesus Christ, then how are you now living for Him?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (15 Sep 2019)

How has God been gracious to you and turned your life around for His glory? Take time to thank and praise Him....

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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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Prepare for Worship (8 Sep 2019)

How have I failed this week to notice God’s glory in His world? ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (1 Sep 2019)

Isaiah 30:21 says, “and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: ‘This is the way. Walk in it’.” What choice do I need to make today, in order to keep walking in the way?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (25 Aug 2019)

Whoever trusts in Jesus Christ will not be put to shame. How would knowing this encourage your heart? ...

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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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Why Forgive?

Pastor Oliver exhorts us to keep forgiving for it is the rightful response to the forgiveness and mercy that we have received in Christ....

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The Mortification of Sin

Eric Lui shares with us some of the lessons learnt as he reads John Owen's "The Mortification of Sin — Dealing with sin in your life" which centers on Romans 8:13. ...

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Prepare for Worship (11 Aug 2019)

Have I wholeheartedly submitted myself to humbly worship the sovereign God?...

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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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Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns

Eric Lui reviews Faith Cook's "Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns" and shares an interesting anecdote of Isaac Watts....

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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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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 7 Jul 2019

Last Sunday (7 July), we had the third QCM of the year and we are thankful for the strong attendance for these quarterly meetings since it was first held in 2018. During the meeting, the elders updated us on GBC's pastoral plans, the Children's Ministry as well as significant events to look out for in the coming quarter. ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (23 Jun 2019)

Is Jesus obvious in the way I treat those close to me?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (9 Jun 2019)

What are you afraid of? Let's lay down your fears at the feet of Jesus whose perfect love casts out fear. ...

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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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Prepare for Worship (26 May 2019)

Who or what am I trusting to make me holy?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (19 May 2019)

Is there any indication in my life that suggests I am still bound to the Law?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (12 May 2019)

How am I helping someone else grow in godliness? How is someone else helping me to grow in godliness?...

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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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Together for God

25 couples attended the marriage retreat held on 1 May. Pastor Eugene shares with us what it means to commit our marriages to Christ....

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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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Prepare for Worship (21 Apr 2019)

How ought the reality of the resurrection impact my view of life, today and in the future?...

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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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Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 7 Apr 2019

On 7 Apr, we gathered for our second QCM of the year where our elders shared with us some significant ministry matters....

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Prepare for Worship (14 Apr 2019)

How is King Jesus calling you to come to Him for peace? ...

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Prepare for Worship (7 Apr 2019)

Do I put the joyful life of Christ on display, or does my brokenness get in the way?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (31 Mar 2019)

Were you joyful this past week in the midst of challenges and struggles? Whether your response is a yes or no, spend a moment thanking God that there there is fullness of joy in His presence and that He is the only giver of true joy in the midst of storms. ...

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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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An Update from Fedora

Early last year, Fedora Teong headed to Thailand to start her three-year term with OMF. She is back with us for these two weeks and she updates us on what she's doing in Thailand and how you can pray for her and God's work in Thailand....

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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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ROOTS: Let the Old Testament Speak

Eric Lui reviews for us Alex Moyer's 'Roots: Let the Old Testament Speak'. He hopes that this first book review of the year will provoke interest in our congregation to read more Christian books this year....

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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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Prepare for Worship (20 Jan 2019)

How have you encouraged others this past week? How have others encouraged you?...

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EQUIP - Handling God's Word

Pastor Samuel who is leading the first five Equip sessions on handling God’s Word, shares what was covered in the first session and what can we expect for the next four sessions. ...

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Prepare for Worship (13 Jan 2019)

Is there anything you need, that you can receive from no one else but God? Are you willing to receive it today?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (6 Jan 2019)

A Blessed New Year to everyone! As we begin the year with our new theme "Grace Together", let us personally reflect on this question -- How has the Lord used community to shape me for His glory?...

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Be Equipped for 2019

How do we grow together as a church? Pastor Eugene shares with us a learning initiative for the whole church....

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Prepare for Worship (30 Dec 2018)

How has God been good to you this past week? Give thanks for these experiences....

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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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Prepare for Worship (23 Dec 2018)

How has God shown His goodness and steadfast love to you? Let’s spend a few moments to give thanks to Him....

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Preparing for Christmas

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

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Prepare for Worship (16 Dec 2018)

In this seaon of Advent, as we prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas, let's take time to consider this question: Is my heart and home ready to receive the King?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (9 Dec 2018)

How does God call us to encourage those who feel abandoned by Him?...

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Prepare for Worship (2 Dec 2018)

How has trust in God’s sovereign rule over all things encourage you this week?...

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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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Men and Women of Grace

The last session of Men/Women of Grace will take place this Sunday at 11am. Pastor Eugene encourages all to attend as we devote this session to praying for one another....

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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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Prepare for Worship (7 Oct 2018)

How might God desire you to demonstrate His love to others?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (30 Sep 2018)

In what ways this past week, have we been reflecting our heavenly Father’s righteous character in our thoughts, words and actions?...

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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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Prepare for Worship (23 Sep 2018)

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. ...

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Life together in 1 John

Our life together matters. Pastor Oliver delves into what it means to live together as a church....

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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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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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Prepare for Worship (9 Sep 2018)

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. ...

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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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Interview with Lim Eng Khin

Lim Eng Khin shares with us how she came to GBC and the importance of God's word in her spiritual walk....

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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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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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Interview with Claire Low

Claire Low opens up on her personal struggles in following Christ while growing up as well as shares how she and Pastor Eugene plans out each year for spiritual growth....

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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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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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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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Know Your Leaders - Elder Beh Soo Hee

Elder Beh Soo Hee reveals to Jonathan Yao what he considers to be the most important aspect of an elder’s role, and what it means to him to be part of the body of Christ....

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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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Know Your Leaders: Elder Lim Song Huat

Freshly Brewed: Lim Song Huat chats with Li Shiwei on his role as the newest elder of GBC....

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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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Know Your Leaders: Elder Eddie Tan

Our elder, Eddie Tan, shares with us some thoughts and reflections on his faith and his role in the church....

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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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Standing on Three Legs

Pastor Ian introduces GBC’s theme for 2018 and explains why discipleship is like a three-legged stool....

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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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From Farm Boy to Global Ambassador

Tom Chandler, one of the missionaries whom GBC has the privilege to partner with, explains how God used his unique background to prepare him for his ministry in Asia....

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The Spiritual Barometer of God’s Church

What does it mean to 'steward God's voice with our vote, not our agenda'? Pastor Ian shares with us how we can prepare ourselves for the Members' Meeting on 24 Nov. ...

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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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Q&A about ‘Singing God’s Love in God’s Word’

Have you bought a copy of the music album 'Singing God’s Love in God’s Word' produced by the Children's Ministry? If not, what are you waiting for? The Children's Ministry answers some questions you have about this music album and shares how you can encourage and support this sacrificial love offering from the children. ...

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Evidences of Grace

What is God doing in our midst? Caleb Yap encourages us with these evidences of His bountiful and merciful grace that the Lord has opened his eyes to. May you be encouraged and strengthened as much as we are, and may our love for God and for one another grow....

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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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Women, Desires and God’s Word

In August, some of our ladies started a Bible study called "Teach us to Want". Claire Low shares with us why the ladies embarked on the study and how we can guard our hearts and align our desires with the Lord’s. ...

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GBC Thanksgiving & Dedication Service 2017

On 17 Sept 2017, both the English and Chinese congregation gathered together to worship God in the newly constructed sanctuary. Neo Yi Ling recounts for us the sweet time of worship and fellowship that we enjoyed on this special day of thanksgiving. ...

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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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Not Ashamed -- Helen Chee -- Labourers by Faith

Wrapping up our series of “Not Ashamed of the Gospel” interviews, Chan Kim Hoong speaks to Helen Chee, secretary to GBC's Rebuilding Steering Committee and Building Sub-Committee. In the interview, Helen shares with us how she came to GBC, her fond memories of the old church building and her prayers for GBC as we settle into our new building....

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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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Missionary Apprentice -- Fedora Teong

Now in her final semester at the Singapore Bible College, Fedora Teong updates us on her potential overseas mission plans in Thailand with OMF after graduation. We pray for her as she prepares to move out of her comfort zone, to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. ...

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Pua Mission Trip -- Sept 2017

A team of nine headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp from 1-4 Sept 2017. For this camp, they also taught the children English memory verse songs from the Children Ministry's Singing God's Love in God's Word music album. The children (and teachers) had a great time learning the songs. Read the trip report to find out more....

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Not Ashamed -- Melissa Fam

Melissa Fam, one of our many unsung heroes who worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the church rebuilding project, shares with Neo Yi Ling on the encouragement she has received from her involvement in the rebuilding project and how it has challenged her to be not ashamed of the gospel. ...

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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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First Service back at Mattar Road

View the photo gallery to get a snapshot of our first worship service back at 17 Mattar Road last Sunday!...

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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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Singing God's Love in God's Word (trailer)

Two months ago, the Children Ministry introduced the "Singing God’s Love in God’s Word” CD project which they have been preparing since May last year. We are excited to announce that the CDs (and USBs) are now available! Watch the trailer to find out more!...

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"What is a Healthy Church?" -- conference recordings

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....

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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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GBC moves: 10 ways to participate

We're counting down and excited to be moving back in less than a month! But from now to the 20th of August when we hold our first service in the rebuilt building, there's plenty for everyone to participate in. We've compiled a list of 10 ways here! ...

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Gracehaven Outreach -- 15 Jul 2017

On the 15th of July, the Young Adults Ministry spent a morning with the children from the Gracehaven home. Hannah Yeo reflects on the time spent with the children and encourages us to keep telling of Jesus, the only one who can change us from restless rebels into sons and daughters of God....

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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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How Should We Do Church?

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....

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Getting Ready to Move Back

We are moving back! Here are the dates to look out for as we prepare our move back....

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Walking the Talk

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! ...

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What is a Healthy Church?

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....

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An Update from Beacon Hall

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...

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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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Chronicles for the Church

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 ...

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'Holy, Resolved' - YA Retreat 2017

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....

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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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Short-term mission trip to Cambodia 2017

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....

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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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Upcoming Young Adults' Retreat

Every year the Young Adults' (YA) ministry holds a retreat to meet with God and to encourage each other to follow Jesus better. They share with us what the retreat is all about and how we can pray for them! ...

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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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Introducing “Singing God’s Love in God’s Word”

Last Sunday, the Children Ministry introduced a CD project that they have been working on since last year: “Singing God’s Love in God’s Word”. We are so encouraged by how God is working among and in our children and we pray that they will continue to enjoy singing and meditating on God's Word....

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Pua Mission Trip -- May 2017

11 GBC members headed to Pua, Thailand, to conduct the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home from 26-29 May 2017. The Thai academic year has just begun and the team was excited to meet four new children at the home. Read the trip report to find out more....

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YA Ministry Evangelistic Event: Meet the Church

Meet The Church: Testimonies by Believers from Difficult Backgrounds was organized by the Evangelism Committee of the GBC Young Adults (YA) ministry. The team organised this with the purpose of encouraging and challenging Christians to share the gospel boldly....

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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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Luwuk Mission Trip 2017

As part of the program for Great Commission Month, the iCare CG shared with us the recent trip some of them made to Luwuk to visit Tzi Ping and Heidi Leong, their CG members cum adopted missionaries. The trip has helped them better understand and appreciate Ping and Heidi's work among the Saluan people. If you have missed their presentation, here's a short recap of what th...

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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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Kamus Saluan - Saluan Dictionary Project

Tzi Ping and Heidi, our missionaries in Luwuk, update us on the Saluan dictionary project. We are so encouraged by how God is opening doors for them to bless the Saluan community and we are very excited for the launch of the Saluan dictionary app – Kamus Saluan....

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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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Not Ashamed: Talking about Jesus

In the first of our three-part series on the theme of Not Ashamed for the Children's Corner of Grace News, we shared the story of Perpetua. In this second instalment, Rachel Wong shares with our children the example of Timothy and encourages our young ones (and us) to tell others about Jesus....

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Building Lessons from Lego

What can the popular construction toy Lego teach us about building up the church of Christ? Pastor Eugene sees several parallels, and here uses those colourful little bricks to illustrate some important principles for us as we seek to establish the church on a strong foundation....

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Not Ashamed -- Esther Cher -- Living Hope

Long-time GBC member Esther Cher, also known as Yoke Lin, shares her testimony of being not ashamed of the gospel with Grace News writer Heng Wen Xiu. The mother-of-two talks about the living hope she has in the gospel, and the power of the Holy Spirit working in her....

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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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Ministry Focus: Grace News

Have you ever wondered how editions of Grace News come into existence? How and why are they produced, who is involved and what are the changes ahead? ...

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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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Baptisms on Resurrection Sunday - 16 Apr 17

The church for whom Jesus died joyfully gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the risen Christ! ...

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Good Friday Service - 14 Apr 2017

Neo Yi Ling reflects on the evening service held on Good Friday to remember the day when an innocent man, a King sent from God to reign over the world, became the sacrificial lamb for the entire humanity’s sins....

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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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