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.
All of us are familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus. It is used as an inspiring example for encouraging people to be compassionate and charitable. But is this really the point of the story? What is Jesus really driving at in his famous parable? Who is the real hero of the story? How do we apply it practically to ourselves? Discover the answers in this message entitled: Have a Heart.
All of us go to great lengths to alleviate or avoid pain in our lives. Some painful episodes are harder to process because we struggle with the question: why must it happen to me? Even for Christians, pain can be a powerful obstacle, or even deal breaker to their faith. How do we reconcile belief in a good God with bad things in our lives? More importantly, how can we find purpose, hope and comfort in our moments of pain?
None of us are completely bulletproof. There will be times when we get offended and respond in ways that cause damage to ourselves and our relationships. In this final message of the series, we will look at how we can repair what has been broken, and more importantly, how we can find the power to do that, even though it goes against our natural inclination.
In the message of this series we learn that taking offence is a costly trap that we fall into. It’s just not worth it. But even if we understand that, it does not feel like we have a choice when people do something upsetting to us. We just cannot help it. Is it really possible to become a bulletproof person? The answer is yes! Let’s find out how in the second part of this Bulletproof series, entitled Solution.
All of us can recall the times in our life when other people make us see red and get mad over the things they say or do. What we might not appreciate is that the way we choose to respond often causes great damage to ourselves and the things that are precious to us. In this first message of the series, entitled Destruction, Pastor Tiak explains why we should stop allowing other people to stop controlling our lives and making us miserable.
For many of us, evangelism is something we either associate as mere Christian duty or for the more “siao on” Christians. Sometimes, we avoid it for fear of rejection and ridicule. But we should not be ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes! Find out how evangelism is important as it prepares us for eternity!
It has become increasingly fashionable for Christians to say that they can practise their faith privately without participating in the church. With churches going online fully, the concept of belonging to a local church has become even more ambiguous. In this message, Pastor Tiak explains what it means to belong to a church, and how we can all play a part to build a church that we all want to belong to.
The Covid-19 crisis has forced us to change how we do church. We no longer have the option of mass physical gatherings and have to view serving differently. The Early Church remained faithful serving an unchanging God amidst trying and changing times. If that is the church all we want, how can we remain relevant and adapt to the new normal?
"Do you have the feels?" Feelings dictate a large part of how we live our lives. However, we do not need to be ruled by them. Find out how with God's help we can be better than that and why we can stop the feeling.
We are constantly building things in our lives. We labour and build our careers, credentials, families and relationships. What if these things do not matter at the end of the day? Is there something better that we can build our lives on?