The previous message explains what being a man is essentially about, but it is often said that nobody can ever understand, let alone please, a woman. While it is true that God made women different from men, he has taught us in the Bible what women need, what challenges they face and what makes them thrive.
It cannot be denied that throughout most of human history, man have not only led the way in most things, they have also unjustifiably dominated and exploited women. As the world begins to seek redress for this imbalance, difficult questions are being raised, and confusion reigns, over what it means to be a man. In this message, we learn what the One who created human beings male and female has revealed about the role, essence and practice of true manhood.
The first message of the series talks about the Extroverted Ideal and how the world assumes that introverts need lots of help, whereas extroverts can thrive and succeed just as they are. However, the truth is that extroverts, just like introverts, also need to know how to leverage their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses in order to excel. This message explains what extroverts need to do to maximise their potential and make a real difference in the world.
People. Parties. Public speaking. If you dread having to be involved with all these, you are almost certainly an introvert. The problem is that you cannot avoid them totally. In fact, you will often have to participate in them due to social obligations or career development. How is it possible for you to survive, let alone thrive, in a world which puts a premium on being sociable, outgoing and outspoken?
We spend most of our lives trying to find things or people that would make us happy. And very often we are left either disappointed or dissatisfied with our finds. Let’s find out how to root out the cause of our unhappiness for a life of satisfaction!
Most of us find ourselves longing for a greater work satisfaction that we cannot seem to obtain no matter how much harder we work. At the same time, we feel that we need a deeper rest from our work that no amount of sleep or breaks can provide. In this message, we learn why we grapple with such tensions and struggles in our work life, and God’s gracious solution for us.
Most of us tend to have a short-term view of our work. We want to make lots of money now, achieve positions of power and influence rapidly, and enjoy work all at the same time. However, in this message, we learn that success, satisfaction and sustainability are outcomes of the little decisions and actions that we make consistently over a prolonged period of time.
Most of us believe that we can be happier in our jobs only if our work circumstances change. We need a better job, or better pay, or a better boss, or better colleagues. In the first part of this sermon series, Pastor Tiak will explain to us why you can in fact be happy with your work situation if you first understand the work God has already done, and the work that he wants to do in you.
One of the most radical aspects of Christianity is the new perspective it gives us of what we own, or what we used to think we own. Instead of accumulating and using possessions as a way to cope with our insecurity, impress others or indulge in our selfish desires, today’s message will explain how Christianity provides us with a far more meaningful and satisfying purpose for the use of our God-given resources.
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!