The rise of social media has paved the way for a recent phenomenon known as ‘cancel culture’. This practice, though it is premised on justice, has led to negative behaviours like shaming, boycotting, verbal abuse, and doxing. How do we develop a Christian perspective towards this culture in our world today?
We have seen how idolatry is a pandemic of the soul that afflicts and devastates everyone. God hates idolatry, and yet like a loving husband who keeps reaching out to his unfaithful wife, God yearns to bring us back to a true worship of himself. In the final message of this series, Pastor Tiak explains how God has graciously provided a cure.
Most people don’t see idolatry as a serious issue; certainly there are far worse sins like selfishness, racism or cheating. However, the truth is idolatry lies at the root of every sin we commit, every conflict we are involved in and every powerful negative emotion we feel. How can idolatry be so hazardous? Let’s learn the answers from the Bible as we hear Pastor Tiak deliver the second message of the series.
For most of us, the word idolatry refers to people offering sacrifices and praying to statutes. Since we don’t do that, we dismiss it as being of no personal relevance. We could not be more wrong. To appreciate how deep-seated and universal idolatry is, it is necessary to gain a basic knowledge of what constitutes idol worship and what drives us to engage in it. And that’s what Pastor Tiak speaks on in the introductory message of this series.
Many non-Christians, and even some Christians, are understandably suspicious or even cynical about giving money to the church. However, those who have boldly acted on the Bible’s teaching in this regard have found that they received much joy and benefit, worth far more than what they parted with. Indeed, God does not need to receive; it is we who need to give. As we launch once again our annual Give To The King collection, Pastor brings us back to the reasons why we ought to give, and to give more generously than we have ever done.
It is an undisputed fact that the early church took off against incredible odds to win over the Roman Empire. Historians acknowledge that one of the key reasons for its amazing success was the radical love Christians had for each other, a love that spilled over even to those outside the church. If we love one another with the same quality of love, we too would have the power to win the world over for Christ. In this message, Pastor Tiak explains how we ought to love one another and where we can receive the supernatural power to do so.
As followers of Jesus Christ, rather than just doing church as we see fit, we need to seriously examine the implications of the fact that Christ loved his church to the ultimate extent of giving himself up for her. And to understand how we too can practically love the church he loves
We spend a large part of our lives trying to figure out if we are on the "right track". There are many claims that say they can point you to the right way. But Jesus makes an outrageous claim by saying He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Not only did Jesus reveal to us a bigger reality, He showed us that only He can satisfy our deepest longings.
When we become Christians, our pasts - especially those that are painful, unpleasant, and regrettable - rarely leave us alone right away. For some of us, we are still grappling these difficult memories God wants us to deal with our past; He doesn't want us to run from it or ignore it. Join us on a journey to discover how God can help us deal with our pasts and release us into the abundant life He has promised us.
It is not enough to know that God exists. To experience everything Jesus promises to do for us, we need to have a vital connection with him. In his final ‘I AM’ statement, Jesus gives us an invitation: would you choose to remain in me?
We live in a world that is increasingly plagued by darkness. Against this backdrop, Jesus declares that he is the ‘light of the world’. Come find out what Jesus came to do for this world and how he can be the personal light in your darkness.