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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Chua Seok Eng, who has been serving faithfully in our Children’s Ministry for the last 46 years, shares how the church has been shepherding our children. The church plays an important role in teaching our children the ways of God and loving them as God has loved us. This is the last of our series on how God has been working in our midst across generations displaying His faithfulness and abounding grace. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #25 Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven? Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more....
Matthew Seah, one of our youth leaders, shares what serving in the youth ministry is like, and how the whole church is also involved in discipling and caring for our youths. Joshua Lee, a youth, shares how those older than him in the faith have modelled and helped him in his faith journey....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #24 Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life....
At our May prayer meeting, Yap Kim Meng shared about his and his wife, Goh Beow Kheng's work with the Navigators. ...
The Bible speaks often of passing on our faith and testimonies to the next generation. This is instrumental within the church family. We spoke with two couples of different generations: Vincent and Sachie Ong, and Shige and Kitty Mori, on how they journey and encourage one another in their walk with God....
Reflections on The New City Catechism #23 Why must the Redeemer be truly God? That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death....
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....
For the month of June, we will be featuring guest writers from GBC who will share how God has been faithfully working in our midst across generations. This is in line with our current Generations of Grace series. In this first article of the series, Lee Chung Cheong, known to many of us as "CC Lee", shares how God has built up GBC through the years....
In 2016, William and Karen Lenn established Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has been a fruitful time for the faithful couple as they witnessed how God provides and works in their midst. They share how it all started and their prayer for this endeavour....
Neo Yi Ling reflects on last week's Good Friday service where we gathered to remember the death of Jesus on the cross....
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