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....Keep Reading
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Reflections on the New City Catechism #32 What do justification and sanctification mean? Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us. ...
Pastor Mark turns our attention to the picture of the church that God has given us in the epistle to the Philippians. He reflects on the beauty of the church as God has revealed to us in His word, and encourages us to consider how we too, can bring God glory through His body, the church. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #30 What is faith in Jesus Christ? Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Word, trusting in him, and also receiving and resting on him alone for salvation as he is offered to us in the gospel....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #29 How can we be saved? Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of having disobeyed God and are still inclined to all evil, nevertheless, God, without any merit of our own but only by pure grace, imputes to us the perfect righteousness of Christ when we repent and believe in him....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #28 What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #27 Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the effects of sin and enabling works of culture for human well-being. ...
Throughout the week and at our weekend services, different church members are at work to serve the church and build up the church with their gifts. As the church regathers, and more ministry resume in-person meetings, there has also been more opportunities and ministry needs. ...
Pastor Eugene emphasizes the importance of building life-giving relationships that strengthen one another and help build the body....Keep Reading
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....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
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....Keep Reading
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....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
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
Karen Lenn updates us on the progress of Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai. We pray that the hostel will serve the needs of the students there and bring glory to God. ...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