There is a popular misconception that the Christian faith requires the suspension of rational thinking and critical judgment. Find out why Christianity helps us think better. And the real reason why it is tempting to avoid thinking about it altogether.
We all long for great relationships that are deep and harmonious. To achieve that we need to realise that relationships do not grow stronger by avoiding conflict totally, but by working through them intentionally. This series explains how we can manage the inevitable relational issues we face so as to become closer to one another.
By God's grace, we have a church that we love to be part of, and fellow members that we enjoy being with. However, the church is not here primarily to make us happy. It is here to help us become a people who do great things for a great God. Let's take stock and equip ourselves once more to build a church that is worthy of him.
The first message of the series focused on the ‘think’ part of free-thinker. This second message looks at the ‘free’ part. A major factor behind the trend of more people calling themselves free-thinkers is the natural and legitimate desire for greater freedom.
More and more people are identifying themselves as free-thinkers. What do they really mean by that? Do they mean that they are free to think? Or that they think freely unlike the rest of us? Or that they are free not to think at all?
Our culture has conditioned us to believe that the pursuit of personal holiness is a largely private
matter between you and God alone. This mindset not only deprives us of the benefit of mutual
encouragement and sharpening, it also makes those of us who are grappling with sin or trapped in
addictions put up a respectable façade while we secretly struggle alone. How can we collaborate
with each other in our quest for holiness?
In the final part of this sermon series, Pastor Tiak explains how Christianity alone provides the resources to prevent such situations from continuing to have a hold over our lives and ruining our peace of mind.
Another new year has dawned, and no doubt all of us have engaged in the same mind game, wishing and persuading ourselves that on the stroke of midnight of 31 December, things would somehow be better going forward.