Everyone seems to have his or her own opinion of what a church ought to be like. Should the church then be established on the preferences of the majority? Is there a right or wrong way to build the church? What are the principles that should guide our thinking about the kind of church we should build? In this message, Pastor Tiak explains the foundational biblical principles on which we seek to build Brighton Community Church.
We live in an age when it seems every Christian has his or her own personal view of how church ought to be done, what kinds of songs ought to be sung and even how the pastor ought to be preaching. While there can be diversity of expression, the ultimate purpose of the church cannot be defined by popular opinion or majority vote. The question that we must ask is: what has the founder and head of the church called us to do? Pastor Tiak seeks to answer that question and summon us back to our mission in this message.
Men of faith who accomplished many great things for God were not always the noblest or surest, but what set them apart was their obedience to the LORD’s call. Let us arise in faith and respond to God’s call to a life of purpose!
Without a time-travel device that enables us to travel into the future, how can we make the right decisions now that will result in favourable outcomes? And how can we have hope that God will reverse their effects when bad decisions are made?
How do we deal with the guilt that comes with a wrongdoing? Do we simply brush it aside and will ourselves to move on pretending that time will diminish or remove its grip on our conscience? Or are we held hostage by its constant condemnation, unable to lift our heads and live with ourselves? Find out how we can restore our crushed conscience and confidence or help others to do so as we learn in the message by Pastor Alywin entitled “Restore”.
The resurrection event is foundational for the Christian faith. Being a Christian is not merely adhering to right doctrines and actions but having faith in the risen Jesus of history. What evidence do we have for the resurrection of Jesus, and what implications does it have on the faith of the followers of Jesus Christ?
One of the essential aspects of religion is the offering of sacrifices in an attempt to avoid divine displeasure or to obtain divine favour. The good news of Christianity is that God has himself offered the ultimate sacrifice to end all sacrifices. He has replaced religion it with something far better. Find out more about this amazing story and what it means for your life.
In most religions, ordinary people cannot access God directly. Instead, you must go through a religious professional or expert, whether it is a priest, a monk or a medium. Christianity came out from the Jewish religion, which had an elaborate priesthood system, but it did not have priests right from the beginning. Who then performs the role of the priest? Find out the radical explanation in the second message of this series, entitled: Who are the Priests?
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:4-9
Have you ever wondered why, unlike every other religion, Christians are not limited to worshiping in a dedicated place of worship like a church building. They can meet in hotels ballrooms, movie theatres, private homes, school halls and commercial auditoriums. What accounts for the difference? In today’s message, Pastor Tiak will explain how the coming of Jesus Christ radically and permanently changed the religious concept of sacred worship venues.
Scripture: John 4:19-26
The search for meaning and satisfaction in life and to feel good about ourselves is encapsulated by well-known phrases such as "the pursuit of happiness" and in more recent times, looking for things that "spark joy". But what does it mean to have joy in our lives? What truly sparks joy?
The number one reason why we do not experience more answered prayers is simple: we don’t pray all that much. In spite of all our good intentions and sincere desires, most of us find it difficult to pray regularly. That’s why in the final message of this series, Pastor Tiak will explain how we can get started in cultivating a consistent prayer life so that we can see more answered prayers.