Prepare for Worship (11 & 12 Dec 2021)
Where can hope for our sins and all the brokenness of this sinful world be found?...Keep Reading
We're days away from our church camp, which begins this Sunday, 28 May. Close to 300 church members will be spending time together at Forest City Golf Hotel in nearby Johor Bahru to learn what it means to do spiritual good to one another....
Every few months, we introduce new Care Groups (CG) that get started up at Grace. On 14 May 2023, we had the joy of introducing new Care Group leaders. ...
We continue to thank God for the young families in our church and the children He has blessed us with. We held family dedication at our 30 April 2023 service to celebrate some of these new lives....
What are you struggling with today? Bibianna meditates on 1 Samuel 22 and encourages us to lay all our needs before the Lord of Sabbath and He will grant us rest....
Our church camp is happening at the end of May 2023 with the camp theme of “Doing Spiritual Good”! To help us reflect deeply on our theme, our worship team has picked “Press On” by songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty as our camp theme song....
Pastor Oliver reminds us that we who have received deliverance ought to tell others of all the good that God has done in our lives, and shares with us how we can do so....
Our nursery service for children below the age of 3 has been burgeoning, both with children and helpers! Darius Ng, one of the teachers, shares what the ministry is about....
Pastor Eugene announced at the 30 April 2023 service that Pastor Oliver would be sent temporarily to Acts Baptist Church to pastor for six months as part of GBC’s gospel partnership with a sister church. Pastor Oliver’s time at Acts Baptist Church will span from 1 July to 31 December 2023....
Every year, our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services help us to remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Frederick Chua reflects on how the sermons at both services helped us to go back to the precious truths and foundations of the Christian's life. ...
Samuel follows up on the topic of Christian friendships and offers us practical ways we can live it out. He offers us some ideas and questions that we can ask of each other to deepen and strengthen our friendships. ...
On 2 April 2023, we held our second Quarterly Congregational Meeting of the year. Our pastors and elders took us through what went on in the past quarter, and also some new and exciting developments. ...
Elder Jonathan is our elder serving with the Missions Committee and at our recent QCM, he took the chance to update the church on our vision for missions. Our vision guides and affects what we do, and he encouraged us to consider how we too, as members can participate in the work. ...
At our QCM on 2 April 2023, Elder Caleb walked us through 10 things that we can be thankful for in the first quarter of 2023. We list them out here and we hope that it will be an encouragement to you! ...
Bibianna reflects on Christian friendships—its origin and importance in the Christian's life, as well as the encouragements that we can get from it. ...
Inspired and encouraged by the life of Henry Martyn, Eric Lui shares excerpts from Sarah J Rhea's book, "Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812", highlighting the thoughts and struggles the missionary had with his antagonists in India and Persia, and how he persevered despite ill-health....
Pastor Mark reflects on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Drawing from John 20, we see how Jesus tells his disciples that Easter Sunday is not primarily about commemoration, but commission....
At our 26 March 2023 service, our elders who were recently re-elected reaffirmed their vows to serve God's flock. It was also a time for the congregation to commit to supporting and working together with them for the good of the gospel....
Pastor Eugene shares reasons why we corporately recite creeds and confessions, and offers examples of how we use our statement of faith as a church....
One of our aspirations as a church is to establish gospel partnerships with fellow like-minded Christians for the advance of the gospel. Our Missions Committee has also been exploring similar opportunities with churches and organizations overseas, and one such visit was to First Baptist Church of Bandung. ...
Our second Quarterly Congregational Meeting of the year will be held on 2 April 2023 after service from 11am to about 12.30pm. ...
We had the joy of hosting a seminar with Matt Merker on Congregational Singing on 25 February 2023. Matt was in Texas but he was able to share with us via Zoom. ...
Joshua reflects on the ways we are all tempted to pursue joy apart from God, why that is futile, and how true joy is only found in Christ alone. ...
Jim Tan, one of our members, wrote this article which was first published in Salt&Light. He shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 12 on how we can continue to remember our Creator when we face the struggle with dementia, and how caregivers can also encourage this memory. ...
From 3–7 March, a team of 19 headed to Kathy's Home to conduct a Vacation Bible School. We thank God for the team and the fruitful trip....
Pastor Thian Chye has been working with the Church Camp Committee to prepare for this year's camp! He shares with us a personal reflection on why the camp is important, and helpful for us as a church. ...
On 26 February 2023, we had the joy of welcoming new members at our service! That morning, we welcomed 12 new members – 4 by baptism, while the other 8 joined us by transfer. ...
Our English Congregation Leadership (ECL) have unanimously reaffirmed the calling of Jonathan Tan and Nehemiah Chong as elders. The ECL are thankful to God for their faithful service and their willingness to continue serving for another term of three years....
Jonathan Tan shares with us how he came to faith and also his heart for Grace Baptist Church. This sharing was originally provided as a part of the Elders' elections at the English Congregational Meeting....
Nehemiah Chong shares how he came to faith and also his heart for the church, as he stands for reelection. This sharing was originally provided as a part of the Elders' elections at the English Congregational Meeting. ...
Pastor Eugene explains what is a statement of faith and its place in our life together as a church. ...
One cool Thursday evening in February, a group from GBC and Redemption Hill Church (RHC) went around our neighbourhood for a prayer walk. It was the first walk that was organised for 2023....
Bibianna asks if we are covering ourselves with fig leaves and points us to Christ, whose robes of righteousness we can rest secure in. ...
Obedience to God happens in both the big and small decisions in life and certainly, Christians are called to obey Him every day. For some of us, the call to obey God can take the form of obeying Him to go into full-time missions. So, what prompted our missionary, Esther, to consider becoming a missionary? She shares more about this journey here. ...
Pastor Oliver meditates on the grace that has been granted to us to be in the presence of a holy God. We may not always feel this way, but the reality of this truth grounds us and changes the way we live....
Pastor Eugene preached this sermon on Exodus 2:11-25 on 29 January 2023, where we were reminded that God is never late. He works in his time, not ours. The faithful God will keep his promise to redeem His people in His time. ...
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. ...
Samuel Ho shares with us some helpful books available for all ages to accompany our Genesis sermon series....
We interview four members from the Welcome Ministry on how serving in this ministry has been an encouragement to them....
Carrie encourages us to dwell in the presence of God and feast on Him in His Word as we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ....
Samuel shares how his interactions with our elders during the internship have given him a better glimpse into the lives of our elders and how we can encourage them....
"Side by Side" is a book by Edward Welch that a group of GBC members have been reading together for the past few months. Koon Han, who has been involved in this reading group, shares some key points from the book. ...
Our intern, Ryan, answers the question that he's been asked most these days, “How has the internship been?"...
Where can hope for our sins and all the brokenness of this sinful world be found?...Keep Reading
In Jesus Christ, we meet God. How are we looking to Jesus Christ this Advent season?...Keep Reading
How did I joyfully praise God this week for who He is and what He has done for me? ...Keep Reading
Why is it important to have a right view of God? How is God a refuge and strength to us?...Keep Reading
How have we been taking joy in the God of our salvation?...Keep Reading
In difficult and confusing times, how are we living by faith in God? ...Keep Reading
How are we growing our humble and persistent trust in our sovereign God?...Keep Reading
How are we following the chief Shepherd by submitting to faithful under-shepherds?...Keep Reading
How have you been glorifying God in the way you have been living or suffering?...Keep Reading
How does our hope in Christ transform our response to suffering?...Keep Reading
How are you following Jesus, even if it means walking in the steps of His suffering? ...Keep Reading
Every Christian struggles against our fleshly desire to rebel against a holy God. How are you struggling with the “passions of your flesh”?...Keep Reading
How are we trusting in Jesus, the cornerstone? ...Keep Reading
In what ways have our lives reflected the fruit of our pursuit of holiness?...Keep Reading
What is our hope and joy in life and death? ...Keep Reading
Amid the uncertainties and difficulties of life in a fallen world, how are we hoping in God?...Keep Reading
How have we been faithfully stewarding the blessings of the gospel in this season?...Keep Reading
Whose name are we seeking to glorify: God’s or ours? ...Keep Reading
In what ways has the promise-making, promise-keeping God spoken encouragement into our life situations?...Keep Reading
How are we in need of God’s mercies? How are we turning to Him for help? ...Keep Reading
How are we hoping in God, while living in a broken and fallen world?...Keep Reading
In what ways have we spurned God’s faithfulness? In what areas of our lives do we have to exercise faith, cry out to Him and plead mercy? ...Keep Reading
How have we fallen short of God’s glory? How are we returning to God through Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
Whether single or married, how are we serving God through Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
Scripture says that we are God's good workmanship. How has God been hard at work in your life this week?...Keep Reading
How have we reflected God’s image in the way we have lived this past week? ...Keep Reading
How have we responded to King Jesus's rule and reign?...Keep Reading
Where do we go when things do not go according to our expectations? What does that reveal about whom we trust?...Keep Reading
Where do we turn amid our disappointment and discouragement? What does this say about where our heart is facing?...Keep Reading
How are we using the opportunities God has given to us to share the gospel? ...Keep Reading
How are we encouraging others to know and follow Jesus? How are others also spurring us on to grow in Christlikeness? ...Keep Reading
How are we specifically seeking to celebrate the grace of being a part of God’s gathered church?...Keep Reading
How are we living out our new life in Christ among His people, the church?...Keep Reading
What obligation do we feel, to glorify Jesus in our speech and behaviour?...Keep Reading
In what ways does Jesus' resurrection strengthen our faith and deepen our trust? ...Keep Reading
How are you setting your hope on the resurrection of Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
How do the injustices in the world make us long for justice? How do we think true righteousness will come about? ...Keep Reading
How do our weaknesses and failures reveal our need for Jesus?...Keep Reading
Do we have the courage to consider ways we may have betrayed the Lord in thought or action?...Keep Reading
Are we ready to stand before King Jesus when He returns in glory to judge the whole world? ...Keep Reading
What is our heart-attitude when we serve Jesus, Lord of the Resurrection? ...Keep Reading
How are we submitting to King Jesus? What areas of our lives do we need to bring under His authority? ...Keep Reading
How do we strengthen ourselves when outside forces seek to destroy our joy in Christ?...Keep Reading
What has King Jesus entrusted to us, in order that we might serve Him now? ...Keep Reading
In what areas of your life have you been “blinded” by your fears and chose not to live by faith?...Keep Reading
How do we intend to cling to Christ this week? How will we specifically demonstrate our trust in Him? ...Keep Reading
How does Jesus' return give us hope and encouragement? ...Keep Reading
How are we praying for and supporting the shepherds God has appointed for our spiritual good? ...Keep Reading
No one can serve tow masters. Who are we really serving, Jesus or someone else? ...Keep Reading
In what ways can we cultivate hopeful perseverance in difficult times? ...Keep Reading
In a year that has been full of despair and gloom how might I intentionally reflect the light the light of God's glory? ...Keep Reading
As we gather before the God who is with us, what am I fearful of and worried about today? ...Keep Reading
How would the hope of our future gain in Christ change the way we think, feel and behave right now? ...Keep Reading
How has your heavenly Father been compassionate to you? As His child, how will you reflect His compassion to others? ...Keep Reading
Is there anything in your life that does not deserve the time and energy you give it? How might you begin to unclutter your heart? ...Keep Reading
How will the Father's invitation impact the decisions you make this week?...Keep Reading
What are you depending on for God’s approval: the standard of your own religious “performance”, or Christ alone? ...Keep Reading
How urgently do you seek the shelter of Christ in storms of every day? ...Keep Reading
How is Jesus calling you to follow Him by faith and not by sight?...Keep Reading
If you knew you only had a year of life left, how would you spend it? ...Keep Reading
When did you last powerfully hear from God in His Word? Are there obstacles from your week that might keep you from hearing from and responding to Him today?...Keep Reading
How are you living now in light of Christ's return? ...Keep Reading
Are there times in your life that you have allowed your personal accomplishments and even God’s blessings to interfere with a healthy dependence on His grace and provision?...Keep Reading
How is God calling you to fear Him, instead of being afraid of what others think of you? ...Keep Reading
In what ways have I opposed God’s word this past week? What was going on in my heart when I did so?...Keep Reading
How am I pursuing true blessedness by hearing and obeying Jesus?...Keep Reading
What are some areas of my life that I need to declare my dependence on King Jesus today?...Keep Reading
How has God shown His steadfast love and faithfulness to us as a church? Let us give Him thanks and praise. ...Keep Reading
What am I looking for? What is the thing in my life I most long for?...Keep Reading
How is God calling me to sacrificially love others?...Keep Reading
Consider how your earthly life would be diminished if you had salt, but never used it? or if you had lights, but never turned them on? ...Keep Reading
What is Jesus calling me to put down and forsake, so that I wholeheartedly follow Him?...Keep Reading
Let's spend a moment reflecting on this question : Is there anything I need right now that I can't actually get for myself? ...Keep Reading
How has God demonstrated His faithfulness to me? How can that reminder strengthen me today?...Keep Reading
How is God calling me to hope in him amid life’s challenges and trials? ...Keep Reading
What sins do I have to come clean with and confess before God?...Keep Reading
How has my divided heart kept others kept others from observing the majesty of God in me? ...Keep Reading
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? ...Keep Reading
How has the Cross of Christ shaped the way I live? ...Keep Reading
How am I living for Jesus and making Him known, depending on His power and provision? ...Keep Reading
In what areas of my life do I now need to entrust to my compassionate Lord Jesus?...Keep Reading
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?...Keep Reading
Do you understand yourself to be a sinner who needs forgiveness in Christ? How does this truth shape how you love God and others?...Keep Reading
How has God used challenging times to increase your dependence on Him? ...Keep Reading
How do you intend to place yourself beneath the authority of God's word today? What does it look like for you?...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
What burdens are you bearing today? Let's draw near to Jesus Christ for help, for He is gentle and strong to save....Keep Reading
How does my judgement of other believers reveal my heart-obedience to Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
How am I living sacrificially, as a reflection of God’s mercy to me? ...Keep Reading
How has the love of Christ moved you to also love others?...Keep Reading
In what small ways can others observe me trusting in God’s provision?...Keep Reading
In what specific ways do I need to more consistently seek rest in Christ?...Keep Reading
How am I humbled that Jesus should die for a sinner like me? ...Keep Reading
How do you come to Christ this morning? Do you come carrying brokenness, burdens or criticism?...Keep Reading
Is there any part of your life where you are not following Jesus?...Keep Reading
What areas of my life do I have to put my confidence in Jesus’ authoritative word today? ...Keep Reading
Now is the day of salvation. Have I believed the good news of Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
In what ways has the Evil One sought to erode my sense of security as God’s child?...Keep Reading
s there any part of my life right now, that would benefit from a fresh start?...Keep Reading
What specific attitudes and actions is God calling us to turn away from, by the grace of Christ? ...Keep Reading
What am I really waiting for, and what do I intend to do with Jesus?...Keep Reading
How has the week past shown you that you desperately need Jesus Christ?...Keep Reading
In what specific ways will I praise the coming King with my lips and with my life during this Advent season?...Keep Reading
How would it look like for me to respond in humble trust in God when I find myself in confusing times?...Keep Reading
Have I been displaying grace together with my brothers- and sisters-in-Christ?...Keep Reading
How do I honour and serve Christ in my daily conversations? ...Keep Reading
How am I building up my brothers and sisters in Christ? ...Keep Reading
When Christ returns to reign, what will He say about my disagreements with fellow believers?...Keep Reading
If Christ were to return today, how would he find me living?...Keep Reading
Is submission to authority a part of my “reasonable worship?”...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
This week, let's prep ourselves for worship by asking: What in the church am I here for? ...Keep Reading
If you have received mercy from Jesus Christ, then how are you now living for Him?...Keep Reading
What small steps can I take to align myself more closely with God’s purposes?...Keep Reading
How has God been gracious to you and turned your life around for His glory? Take time to thank and praise Him....Keep Reading
How have I failed this week to notice God’s glory in His world? ...Keep Reading
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?...Keep Reading
Whoever trusts in Jesus Christ will not be put to shame. How would knowing this encourage your heart? ...Keep Reading
This Sunday, as we gather with our brothers and sisters from the Chinese Congregation to celebrate 60 years of God's grace towards GBC, let's take time to thank Him for His love and faithfulness towards our church....Keep Reading
How am I being confident in God as I face life’s challenges?...Keep Reading
In this past week, how has your life been a reflection of your love for God?...Keep Reading
In what am I placing my hope?...Keep Reading
As we prepare to meet with God and His people on Sunday, be thankful that our Heavenly Father has drawn near to us by His Spirit and that we can come to Him now for strength and assurance....Keep Reading
What are the things that most commonly consume your thoughts?...Keep Reading
As we gather this Sunday, let's prayerfully consider what work God is calling you to do. ...Keep Reading
Is Jesus obvious in the way I treat those close to me?...Keep Reading
What are you afraid of? Let's lay down your fears at the feet of Jesus whose perfect love casts out fear. ...Keep Reading
What fears are hindering you from ceasing from work and resting in God?...Keep Reading
Who or what am I trusting to make me holy?...Keep Reading
Is there any indication in my life that suggests I am still bound to the Law?...Keep Reading
How am I helping someone else grow in godliness? How is someone else helping me to grow in godliness?...Keep Reading
As we gather with the rest of the church for worship this Sunday, let's take a moment and ponder over what kind of fruit we desire to cultivate in our lives. ...Keep Reading
How am I living in light of my identity in Christ? Let's examine our lives as we ponder over this question this week....Keep Reading
How ought the reality of the resurrection impact my view of life, today and in the future?...Keep Reading
How is King Jesus calling you to come to Him for peace? ...Keep Reading
Do I put the joyful life of Christ on display, or does my brokenness get in the way?...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
How have I been responding to my sufferings and troubles? Do my responses reflect my hope in Jesus Christ? ...Keep Reading
Do I need to embrace again God's willingness to declare me righteous?...Keep Reading
This week, let's take some time and search your heart as you ponder over these questions: What is it that makes me feel good about myself? What do I tend to boast about?...Keep Reading
As you come before God this week, search your heart and see if you have been dependent on the righteousness from God, or from yourself and humbly seek His forgiveness if you have been trusting in your own righteousness. ...Keep Reading
Is your faith in God dependent in any way on the faithfulness or failures of men who serve Him?...Keep Reading
What is the condition of our hearts before God? How is He calling us to return to Him?...Keep Reading
Are your strongly held religious convictions confirmed by the fruit of God’s spirit in your life?...Keep Reading
As you come before the holy God who is worthy of reverence and fear, let's humbly examine your heart and see if there is sin in your life which God is patiently waiting for you to turn away from and return to Him. ...Keep Reading
As we prepare our hearts for worship, let's take time to consider these reflection questions: How have we turned away from God? How do we need to turn back to him?...Keep Reading
How have you encouraged others this past week? How have others encouraged you?...Keep Reading
Is there anything you need, that you can receive from no one else but God? Are you willing to receive it today?...Keep Reading
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?...Keep Reading
How will we live by faith in Christ in 2021?...Keep Reading
How has God shown His goodness and steadfast love to you? Let’s spend a few moments to give thanks to Him....Keep Reading
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?...Keep Reading
How does God call us to encourage those who feel abandoned by Him?...Keep Reading
How has trust in God’s sovereign rule over all things encourage you this week?...Keep Reading
As you come before the Lord in worship this Sunday, spend a quiet moment reflecting on this question: Knowing what I know about God, am I willing to trust Him with the details?...Keep Reading
How are we daily hearing and trusting in the word of God? Let's give thanks to God who speaks and reveals the truth through His word....Keep Reading
As you gather with the rest of the church for worship this Sunday, take a moment to consider your eternity, from where does your confidence come? ...Keep Reading
In what ways this past week, have we been reflecting our heavenly Father’s righteous character in our thoughts, words and actions?...Keep Reading
How willing am I this morning, to entrust all that I am and have into God’s care? Let's trust in our God of all truth as we gather with His people this Sunday. ...Keep Reading
As you prepare your heart for worhip this Sunday, give thanks for one evidence of our Father God’s transforming love in your life this past week....Keep Reading
Is there anyone in the church that you are struggling to love? This week, let us focus on God’s love for us which He shows through Christ, who fulfills all commandments and enables us to live lives pleasing to Him. ...Keep Reading
What kind of help from God are you in need of right now? Ponder over this and humbly beseech our Advocate, Jesus Christ, sent to help us face sin's penalty and power....Keep Reading
Join us this Sunday as we come together to worship God who is Light and absolutely pure in His holiness. Let our songs rise to Him as a fragrant offering!...Keep Reading
Apart from Him, we are nothing. Come join us this Sunday as we come together as a church to hear from God on the importance of fellowship with Him and with one another. ...Keep Reading
This week, we count it a joy and privilege to gather with our brothers and sisters from the Chinese Congregation for a combined worship, giving thanks to God in Scripture and song for being our Deliverer and Redeemer....Keep Reading
What am I investing in now, that will follow me beyond the grave?...Keep Reading
Let's be praying for our pastors when they prepare their sermons that God will use them mightily as they bring God's truth to us. ...Keep Reading
How can God use our words to build up, encourage and refresh?...Keep Reading
Am I able to submit to God's best for me, even when I don't understand it?...Keep Reading
In what ways has the the wisdom of Christ guided and blessed your interactions with your family, friends and colleagues this past week?...Keep Reading
Have I in any way been giving myself to idols that do not satisfy? Let's spend a moment to examine our heart as we prepare for worship....Keep Reading
How has God been a loving and compassionate Father to you? How is He calling you to respond to Him?...Keep Reading
How has knowing God deeply and intimately changed your heart affections towards Him? ...Keep Reading
How has the message of a God who loves, pursues and forgives you encouraged you this past week?...Keep Reading
How is God calling me to tell others of His salvation and glorify Him among the nations?...Keep Reading
This week, let us prepare our hearts to meet with God by considering the times that He has responded to us with persevering grace. ...Keep Reading
How has my heart become callous toward God and His word?...Keep Reading
As you prepare to hear from God this Sunday, would you allow Him to expose areas of compromise in your life?...Keep Reading
How does Christ’s love for us move us to love Him and others? ...Keep Reading
In what areas of your life have you not been obeying God? Take time to confess these areas to God, and to ask for His power to love and obey Him. ...Keep Reading
As you prepare for worship this Sunday, let's thank God for His faithfulness to you this past week. ...Keep Reading