How could Christianity, an outlawed religion practised by a few insignificant Jews 2000 years ago, have become the global movement it is today? How could it possibly have transcended all kinds of cultural barriers and even shaped the destiny of many countries? In the final message of the #GTG series, Beyond the Local Church, we will hear about where and when the turning point for Christianity happened, and how we can all play a part in God’s vision for all the nations of the world.
Jesus gave us, his Church, the greatest mission before he ascended to heaven: to go and make disciples of all nations. But since the days of the early church, we have been stuck with some narrow-minded attitudes that hinder the accomplishment of that mission. In today's message, we will find out how these narrow-minded attitudes #gottogo, and how we can overcome them to be Christ's effective witnesses to the ends of the earth.
It is human nature to avoid pain. Not only do we recoil from physical pain, we also withdraw from emotional hurt, isolating ourselves and playing it safe in life. However, that robs us of the greater blessings God has in store for us. In this message, we will learn how we can break free and move on to do greater things for God and become the person he designed us to be.
God desires to bless us more than we think, but for a purpose that most of us don’t think about. There is, however, one major obstacle that stops us from entering into and enjoying the fullness of his blessings. What is it, and why and how should we overcome it? Find out in this message, entitled Beyond your Comfort Zone.
The Garden Gethsemane was one of two darkest moments of our Lord Jesus' ministry on earth. Most of us are familiar with the story at Calvary where Jesus the Son of God endured the cross for the redemption of mankind. Yet, in the Garden of Gethsemane, less familiar to many of us, we witnessed the Son of Man, struggling in his humanity to forsake the very cup that was thrust upon him by God the Father.
The threat of unchecked climate change destroying the earth is a scenario that has caused much anxiety. However, the Bible has revealed to us how this world started and how it would end. The future that mankind faces is far more horrible than the environmentalist’s worst nightmare. However, there is also hope because God has a plan for all of his creation. Hear about this from Pastor Tiak as he wraps up this series with his final message: All’s Well That Ends Well.
The rise of the environmental movement has raised many questions about our relationship with other animals and how we should treat them. Is it right for us to eat meat? Should we conduct experiments on animals? Should animals be given rights? Should we care about the extinction of species? In this message, Pastor Tiak will explain what the Bible teaches us about our relationship and responsibilities with regards the rest of the animal kingdom.
Churches seldom teach or talk about environmental concerns because we are concerned about people’s eternal destinies and we want to be obedient to the Great Commission given by Jesus. However, we worship God not only as Redeemer but also as Creator. He cares not only about out spiritual well-being but also our physical environment. That’s why in this message, Pastor Tiak explains why we ought to care about the earth, and how each of us can do our part to make a difference.
David and Goliath. A well-known story about a young shepherd boy falling a giant enemy champion with a mere swing of a stone that strikes the enemy on his head. But what David had really done was to strike right to the heart. Join us as we discover from the Word why that is so!
Pastor William Lee, 68, worked as a civil servant for 8 years and then in the private sector for 23 years. In 2004, he responded to God's call to be the Senior Pastor of Bartley Christian Church. He served for 14 years and retired in 2018. He is currently pastor Emeritus of Bartley Church and the chairman of the Bartley Family of Churches (BFOC).
The Bible commands us to do good works as well as preach good news. Is it wrong for us to serve people because we want to convert them? Conversely, are we really doing good if we don’t preach the gospel? How can we manage the tension between the two? Hear Pastor Tiak as he addresses these questions in the final message of this series: Light a Hope.
Doing good can only be truly good if it is done out of purely unselfish motives. We need first to have our hearts transformed and then go out and make a real and positive difference in our broken world.