We all hate conflict and strife, especially when it happens in our friendships, or family or in church, but the reality is that most of us have unresolved relational issues in our lives. What if, in spite of our best intentions, we are unable to be reconciled with the people we have fallen out with?
We all know that hope is what makes life exciting and worth living. Yet most of us have painful memories of shattered hopes that shackle us and stop us from daring to dream bigger. How can we move beyond past setbacks to reach our full potential?
Unlike sticks and stones, words may not crush our bones, but harsh words can do something worse: they can crush our spirits. On the other hand, if we reject all criticism and correction, we would be depriving ourselves of a great resource for growth and improvement.
Just like a journey, a smooth and accident-free life is only possible if we heed the signs that warn us about possible dangers ahead. But how do we set up warning signs for ourselves to heed, that will protect us from harm and possible regrets that we might bring upon ourselves? Find out more as Pastor Alywin shares with us in the message, “Danger Ahead”.
Most of the time, we feel simply too overwhelmed by the demands and problems of life to really think deeply about the meaning of life. However, could it be possible that we would only find true inner peace when we can see the bigger picture and be able to put all these other things in perspective?
This sermon explores the second reason why we cannot experience inner peace. It is because of our insatiable need to belong. To be admitted into what we consider the inner circle. However, even those of us who manage to get what we want realise that it is not enough. Why do we have such a need? And what can satisfy it?
We all have a deep desire to improve and advance ourselves, assuming that achieving our
desired outcomes would make us happier people. But what if that assumption is wrong? What
if we are completely mistaken about what we really need for true fulfilment? In fact, could it
be that our repeated failure to keep our good intentions is due not to lack of determination,
but to the fact these are not really the things will satisfy us?
We all know that an important key to achieving our new year resolutions is self-control. But that’s what makes our resolutions so impossible to fulfill. How can you possibly control yourself to have self-control when your problem is that you have no self-control to begin with? If it is up to you yourself, it would be indeed hopeless.
We talk to ourselves more than anyone else talks to us. Our self-talk plays a powerful part in shaping our attitudes, outlook and decisions. Long before psychologists studied the effects of what we constantly tell ourselves, God has already communicated the importance of managing our self-talk.
In Brighton Community Church, we renew our church membership every year because we see membership not just as getting our names on a register, but rather as a useful aid in our spiritual development. Renewing our membership is symbolic of us returning to our first love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
What is godliness and why should we desire to be godly? In this message Rev. Dr. William shares with us why it is important for us to desire godliness and why we should make godliness our New Year's resolution for 2018.