It is believed that if you are convinced that God is on your side, or that you have the truth whereas other people are wrong, you will naturally become self-righteous and dogmatic about your views. This creates conflicts and destroys harmony. Since we can’t stop people from practising their religion, the next best thing is to insist that they keep it strictly private. In this message, Pastor Tiak will explain why this is not feasible, and how Christianity addresses this tension.
Hear from guest worship leader and speaker Luke Munns as he shares with us what it means for us
the church to be counter culture.
Luke Munns is a worship leader, songwriter, music producer and musician for the worship
movement The LUKAS Band, The Lakehaus Studios and Worship Central Australia based at Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia.
In the early days of Christianity, it was so dangerous to go public with your faith that the Greek word for
being a witness—martus—came to mean dying for your belief. That’s how we got the English word
martyr. Although we are not similarly persecuted for our faith, many Christians are still afraid to speak
up. In this message, we will learn why we have good reason to declare our faith publicly, and what can
give us the boldness to overcome our fears.
Christianity is unique among religions in insisting that we are saved purely by faith, not by our deeds. However, that does not mean that deeds are unimportant or optional. This message explains why in Brighton Community Church, we insist that it is not enough to just profess faith without also living a godly life and doing good deeds.
Just as individuals are unique, no two churches are exactly alike. Rather than trying to imitate some other church, we should understand our own make-up, chart our own path and discover our own God-given destiny. This message talks about what makes Brighton Community Church distinctive, and why we should preserve, promote and pass it on to the next generation.
This sermon addresses the question of the primary purpose of our earthly existence, which is something that most people are confused about. It also explains the indicators by which we can know that we are really fulfilling that purpose, as well as what is required for real change to begin in our lives.
All of us are familiar with the stories surrounding Christmas: Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, wise men bearing gifts and so on. But not many of us know that the first Christmas happened at the most unexpected time and in the most unexpected way. In this year’s Christmas message, we will learn the backstory to the story that changed and the world, and see how God continues to be actively at work in our lives even today.
In this series, we have discovered that true Christianity is attractive because it gives us a secure hope to weather trials and a supernatural ability to overcome our sin. As we conclude this series, we are going to find out how Christianity is attractive to observers when Christians practise the real thing, in the message entitled “Worthless Religion”.
When things in life don’t seem to go our way or when things fall apart, we tend to think that someone out there is trying to get us – people, the devil, even God sometimes. But what if the thing that sabotages our life lies within us? Let’s find out more in this message by Pastor Alywin entitled “The Enemy Within”.
All of us experience hardships and trials in our life, and we have different ways to deal in those seasons. Some grit their teeth, clench their fists and endure through sheer willpower, others appeal to some form of higher power for help yet nonetheless go through it with uncertainty and anxiety. How does true Christianity enable us to rejoice in our trials?
“What’s the fast about? Why the fuss about fasting? It is one of the fastest (no pun intended!) growing health trends in the world today. Besides health benefits, what are the Christian perspectives on fasting? Maybe it is time for us to “Eat, fast and live longer”?
Worrying mars the enjoyment of life because it is so emotionally exhausting. Trying to prevent the scenarios we worry about is costly and provides us at most with an illusory security. Worst of all, worrying keeps us earth-bound instead of soaring and being all that God designed us to be.