Jesus loves the world and His desire is that all may come to faith in Him, but in John 17:6-24, He is praying just for his disciples that through them “the world may believe” and “the world may know” that He was sent by God. ...Keep Reading
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Pastor Oliver Chia reviews David Helm's One-to-One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for Every Christian. ...
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. ...
Last month, a team from GBC headed to Kathy's Home at Pua, Thailand to conduct Vacation Bible School (VBS). The team shares with us how God has put together the VBS programme....
What does it mean to show Christ’s love to our families? How is God working in our families? The recent “Honouring Family” event held on 7 March, organised by the GBC Young Adults Ministry, sought to break barriers and start a conversation about the often sensitive and delicate topic of family....
Read this statement from the pastors and elders on the recent measures in response to COVID-19. ...
Elder Caleb Yap writes on the topic of "What is the Bible?", taught recently at Equip, and shares about why this topic is important....
Neo Yi Ling shares with us how members of GBC gathered on the last day of 2019 to look back on the year that had come to an end and to look forward together to what God has in store in the coming year. ...
Pastor Ian reminds us that we should not allow the world to define what it means for God’s children to succeed. ...
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!...
Is social justice the mission of the church? Pastor Oliver clarifies what social justice is and what it is not. ...
Our YA ministry has been holding regular evangelism events that focus on topics that many young adults identify and struggle with. Some past topics included relationships and the life we lead online. This September, they will be holding another event titled “Who do you think you are?” on 28 Sept and they’ve shared with us their motivations and purposes for this upcoming session....
We thank God for the privilege to participate in His work in the lives of the Hmong people in Northern Thailand. Find out more from the trip report of the team that headed to Kathy's Home in Pua from 30 Aug to 2 Sep to conduct the quarterly English camp. ...
We usually think of Jesus as God’s gift to us but in John 17, we see that we ourselves are God’s gift to His Son. But there is a difference – God’s gift of Jesus to us is for the good of the recipient (us) and the glory of the giver (the Father); but God giving us to Jesus is for the good of the gift (us again), and the glory of the recipient (Jesus)....Keep Reading
John 17 is usually known as Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer. Indeed in this prayer Jesus prayed, as a high priest, for His disciples. But the first five verses are introductory and represent an interesting conversation between Christ and God the Father....Keep Reading
Remember our “Lord God Reigns”, our Almighty and Sovereign God who loves us sits on the throne and is in complete control. Read Psalm 146 and Praise the Lord!...Keep Reading
"O Come, O Come, Immanuel", a hymn we usually sing during Advent as we remember the coming of Jesus in human flesh. It is a hymn where we sing about the different names of Jesus found in the messianic passages of the prophet Isaiah....Keep Reading
The Bible is simple enough that anyone can read it and find and understand the gospel of salvation in it. Yet it is so profound that one can spend a whole life studying it and still find new truth and understanding each time he reads it....Keep Reading
This week's PFOA post is based on John 16 about the ministry of the Holy Spirit, the guarantor of our salvation and redemption....Keep Reading
"Love One Another" -- Where do we start? Start by praying for one another....Keep Reading
Are we bearing fruit that reflects the characteristics of Christ? In this post, we are exhorted to encourage one another to remain in Christ and live out the life of Christ that points people to Jesus and glorify God....Keep Reading
Our understanding and appreciation of doctrine of the Trinity will become clearer and better as we respond in obedience to God's commands and teaching....Keep Reading
In this post, Dr Tony Chan reminds us that our life on this earth should not be limited to just the physical and material. Are we pointing the world to Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life? ...Keep Reading
Our place in God’s kingdom is assured and there is comfort and encouragement as we persevere in living for and serving Christ in the here and now. ...Keep Reading
Revival will not happen until there is repentance and sin is confessed....Keep Reading
Spiritual reformation cannot happen without sanctification in the Truth, the Word of God. ...Keep Reading
We are reminded in this post to remain steadfast in our faith in the face of attacks from the evil one on our Christian faith. ...Keep Reading
Doing God's work is fraught with challenges and sometimes, opposition from within and without; a spiritual work that can only be accomplished by spiritual means -- prayer. ...Keep Reading
In this post, Dr Tony Chan shares what sets Christianity apart from other religions is the truth claim that God, the righteous judge will one day judge the world, and his call to people everywhere to repent is validated by the resurrection. ...Keep Reading
This week, Dr Tony Chan, exhorts us from 1 Tim 6 : 11-16, to present ourselves blameless and holy when our Lord King Jesus comes to receive us unto Himself....Keep Reading
In this post, Dr Tony Chan reminds us that all sin is against God and punishable by death. The only rescue that we have is in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the sinless for the sinful, redeeming a people for Himself, a people distinct from the world....Keep Reading
Last Friday, We celebrated the birth of Christ which was told in Part I of Handel's Messiah. In this week's post, Dr Tony Chan, continues with Part II of Messiah which tells of the Passion of Christ - His sufferings and rejection....Keep Reading
This week, Dr. Tony Chan, continues in his reflection on Part 1 Scene 3 of Handel's "Messiah" about the nativity scene, a fulfillment of a prophecy in the birth of a child named Immanuel, which ends with a joyful chorus....Keep Reading
During this Advent season, let us reflect together on this great oratorio, the Handel's Messiah, which presents the full scope of the Gospel and God’s plan to redeem a people for Himself....Keep Reading
As we come to this final greeting, let us take time to read the whole letter of Paul to the Ephesians again and see how we can, like Paul, pray in the Spirit and pray for one another. ...Keep Reading
Tony Chan exhorts us to prayer and spiritual warfare for the kingdom of God....Keep Reading
Ephesians 6:5 reminds us to submit to the authorities that God has placed in our lives and over us. ...Keep Reading
We take a look at Eph 5:22-23, and are reminded of how the person and work of Christ transforms our relationships, even the closest one in a marriage. ...Keep Reading
This passage speaks on submission in our relationships, and reminds us that the ultimate goal is out of reverence for Christ, so that the name of Christ is honored and glorified. ...Keep Reading
What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? How does that change the way we live practically? This passage in Ephesians 5 shows us how we can live Spirit-filled and Spirit-controlled lives with God's people. ...Keep Reading
Christians are called to walk and live as children of light. Eph 5:8 calls us to obey and live in faith today. ...Keep Reading
These verses in Ephesians teach us what it means to walk in a manner worthy of our calling by putting off the old self and putting on the new. Paul helps us to see the practical ways that we can do so everyday....Keep Reading
These verses in Ephesians remind us that God's will for us is to live holy lives, putting to death our old self and its ways, and walking in the newness of life that is found in Christ....Keep Reading
Ephesians 4 reminds us to "speak the truth in love", but what does it mean for us as we live in community? ...Keep Reading
These verses in Ephesians remind us that every believer in the church is to do the work of the ministry in some form or another! We all have a role to build up the church, and in the process also reach out beyond our community. ...Keep Reading
God gives spiritual gifts to His church with the intention of building her up, for His glory. This passage exhorts us to exercise our different gifts for the sole purpose of building up the body of Christ. ...Keep Reading
Ephesians 4 helps us understand the role of spiritual gifts in and for the church. ...Keep Reading
This Easter, we remember that Jesus' life and death accomplished our salvation, and achieved for us what we could never do on our own. These verses in Ephesians 4 also remind us to live in light of our new identity in Christ! ...Keep Reading
Paul wrote his letter from prison, but also saw himself as a prisoner of the Lord. In the same way, this passage reminds us that in whatever situation or circumstance, our primary calling and goal is faithful obedience to our sovereign Lord. ...Keep Reading
Paul prays for power for the people. What kind of power does he pray for? ...Keep Reading
We continue our PFOA series in Ephesians with Ephesians 3 this week. ...Keep Reading
What does it mean to have peace with God? How does that transform our relationships with those around us in the church? Ephesians 2:14-22 provides us the answers to these questions! ...Keep Reading
These verses in Ephesians 2 provide an anchor for our identity. We are reminded of that which we once were, but have been rescued from and given new identities in Christ! May we continue to live a life worthy of the calling we have received. ...Keep Reading
In this post, we reminded of the good news of the gospel, that is not only for the past, but also continues to give us joy now, and gives us hope for the future. ...Keep Reading
Looking at these verses in Ephesians, we learn how to pray for each other from Paul's prayer for the Ephesians. ...Keep Reading
In this post, we look at this phrase -- "to the praise of His glorious grace" -- that has been repeated three times in this short passage. Paul in Ephesians 1:3-14 gives thanks to God because he sees God's magnificent blessings poured on undeserving sinners. ...Keep Reading
In Ephesians 1, we are reminded of the great blessings we have in Jesus Christ, and how it affects our lives and relationships. ...Keep Reading
What does the book of Ephesians have to say to us today? This new PFOA series will take us through the book of Ephesians. ...Keep Reading
In this latest post from PFOA, Tony Chan shares encouragement from Habbakuk about how we can trust God in times of suffering. ...Keep Reading
In reading Habbakuk 2, we are reminded of what it means to live by faith in a God who is sovereign and in absolute control. ...Keep Reading
Habakkuk 1 teaches us how to pray and continue trusting in God even in a world that seems to be full of injustice and problems....Keep Reading
In this meditation on Psalm 67, we are reminded of God's intention in blessing His people -- so that His grace may reach more and more people, and all for His glory. ...Keep Reading
The resurrection of Jesus is central to our faith, and in this post, we are reminded that this truth affects how we live today, as well as gives us hope for what is to come. ...Keep Reading
This phrase in the Apostle's Creed takes us back to the heart of the gospel, and reminds us of the purpose for which Jesus came into the world. ...Keep Reading
In this PFOA post, we are reminded of Jesus' promise to build His church. His church is holy, and His church has a mission. This is the church we believe in. ...Keep Reading
As we continue to make our way through the Apostles'Creed, in this post, we will look at the doctrine of the Trinity, specifically the Holy Spirit. ...Keep Reading
In this latest post from Tony Chan, he sums up the teaching on Jesus Christ contained in the Apostles' Creed....Keep Reading
In this latest installment studying the Apostles' Creed, Tony Chan introduces us into the teaching of Christ's position of authority and what it means for us today....Keep Reading
If there is anything distinctive or unique about the Christian Faith, it is our belief in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ....Keep Reading
Tony Chan deals with the statement in the Apostles' Creed that focuses on the person of Jesus Christ and how He suffered Pontius Pilate and went to hell for us....Keep Reading
In this latest instalment of the Apostles' Creed on PFOA, Tony Chan explains the virgin birth and the the importance of that doctrine in describing the uniqueness of Christ...Keep Reading
Working his way through the Apostles' Creed, Tony Chan explains the next statement about the person of Jesus Christ...Keep Reading
In this second post in his new Apostles' Creed series, Tony Chan explores what it means to believe in God. What do we we need to believe about God?...Keep Reading
Tony Chan introduces the next series focus for PFOA- the Apostles' Creed and what it is important. ...Keep Reading
How should we pray for one another? From Ephesians 1, Tony Chan explains what are some priorities in prayer as demonstrated by the apostle Paul....Keep Reading
Jesus chose and trained disciples to be with Him and to do the work of His kingdom. Are we involved in making disciples?...Keep Reading
Tony Chan explains for us the impact of the resurrection in our daily lives. How are you experiencing the impact of the greatest thing God has ever done in history? ...Keep Reading
In this instalment of PFOA, Tony Chan shares more meditations on Jesus Christ from 1 Timothy....Keep Reading
In this new series of PFOA, Tony Chan urges us to meditate on the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as we draw close to Him by faith. ...Keep Reading
Tony Chan helps us summarize and reflect on the Lord's Prayer as a whole....Keep Reading
Rounding up his PFOA series, Tony Chan explains the doxology at the end of the Lord's Prayer....Keep Reading
In this post, Tony Chan discusses the presence of evil in this world and how we ought to pray in response to it. ...Keep Reading
Tony Chan focuses on the next phrase "lead us not into temptation" and deals with this fascinating subject....Keep Reading
In this continuing meditation on the phrase in the Lord's Prayer, 'forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us', Tony Chan unpacks why and how Jesus taught us to pray this....Keep Reading
Tony Chan continues his series in the family prayer that our Lord taught us to say. He deals here with the phrase "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors"....Keep Reading
How are we to ask for what we need? In a nation of plenty, we can have difficulty distinguishing our needs from wants. Tony Chan helps us think through asking for our needs in the light of giving God glory....Keep Reading
What does it mean to pray "Thy will be done on earth as it is heaven?" Tony Chan explains in this round of PFOA. ...Keep Reading
Working his way through the prayer our Lord taught us to pray, Tony Chan helps us understand this little and yet powerful phrase, 'Thy kingdom come"....Keep Reading
In this PFOA edition, Tony Chan explains the next line in the Lord's Prayer - "Hallowed be Thy name" and how we ought to pray it....Keep Reading
In this PFOA devotion, Tony Chan focuses on the Lord's Prayer as the basis for all disciples to pray "As Jesus taught them to pray..."...Keep Reading