We spend most of our waking hours at work. We introduce ourselves by our job designation. We derive our sense of worth from our job performance. We provide for our families and buy the things we desire with our paycheck. With so much reliance placed on our work, how can we make sure that it is both enjoyable and sustainable?
For this year's Rekindle month, we are going to ask ourselves some fundamental questions about ourselves. Why did God put me here on earth? Why did he plant me in this church? Why did he entrust me with so many blessings? All too often we answer such questions primarily through the lenses of our culture, which makes us essentially indistinguishable from the world. However, when we answer these questions through the perspective of the bible, it will set our hearts ablazed and revolutionise every aspect of our lives.
Have you ever wished you could travel back in time to change a decision or correct a mistake? Or have you ever wished to travel to the future to find out how things will turn out? Even though a time machine does not exist, we have another way to face the things in the past so that they no longer ensnare us, and live in a way now such that we will not have any regrets.
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 deep our 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.
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.