Most non-Christians, and a large number of Christians as well, are very suspicious of the message that God will bless you if you give generously. While we should be rightly vigilant about religious conmen and the errors of the prosperity gospel, we should also remember that the Bible provides lots of incentives to encourage generosity. That’s why in this message, Pastor Tiak explains the blessings that we will experience when we live generously.
Faith is often seen as an elusive part of Christianity. In fact, the more we are taught or told to put it into action, the less we seem to be able to. Yet, without faith it is impossible to please God! In this message, let’s find out how we can live our lives with pleasing faith in God to unlock more of His blessings and favour!
Prayer is an essential part of the Christian faith, and crucial for growth in our relationship with God. Yet, many Christians struggle to make prayer a part of their lifestyle. In this message, Pastor Alywin explains why and how to pray to unlock more of God's blessings and favour in our lives.
As we celebrate a new year, we long for and wish good things upon each other. However, did you know that the best thing we can possibly experience is to be honoured by God? In this message, Pastor Tiak explains why and how we should honour God, and by doing so, unlock his blessings for ourselves, our children and our children’s children.
As we come to the end of a year that many people would regard as regrettable or forgettable, it is important to remember that God causes all things to work for good to those that love Him. Nothing that has happen is ever futile or wasted. So let’s take the final Sunday to reflect on the past, resolve for the future and realign ourselves with God’s purpose.
The Sun is a massive force of energy that brings light to our world. With its birth, life followed. Every day, we dance to its rhythm – from our waking to our sleeping. It is such an integral part of our lives, yet we can never seem to get close to this life-giving source. But on Christmas, the Son of God, Jesus, an infinite force of energy was born in the most finite form – a little human baby. With the birth of the True Light came the promise of life everlasting. And the best part? We can draw close to the Source of life! 2,000 years later, this promise is still open to you and me because of Christmas.
The popular depiction of Christmas is captured by the well-known carol Silent Night. It is set in a tranquil setting: all is calm, all is bright. Even baby Jesus does not fuss or cry at all: holy infant so tender and mild, sleeping in heavenly peace. Contrary to all that, the birth of Jesus actually occurred in a time of tremendous upheaval, both internationally as well as for his parents personally. That’s why 2000 years later, Christmas still enables us to live with confidence even as we grapple with the most disruptive event of our lifetime.
Discouragement is a real problem. When we are discouraged, it becomes difficult to put our priorities in order. When our experiences do not meet our expectations, it results in discouragement. So how do we battle it?
Whether you are single or married, have you ever asked – what kind of relationship is a marriage? Beyond that lofty idea of unending romance, how are two people held together in a permanent relationship? Are they tied together through the responsibilities of raising children? Or perhaps a sensuous sex life?
Since the days of Adam and Eve, the bible states that marriage is intended by God for a higher purpose. Yet, what’s the real purpose of marriage in our day and age where nothing seems ever permanent? No, really. What’s the point?
Beneath our happy and confident appearances, most of us grapple with insecurities about our performance, popularity and future. Sometimes our lack of confidence makes us withdraw. At other times, they make us over-compensate. In either case, they cause us to feel miserable. In this message, we look at the root cause of insecurity and how we can overcome it.
Human beings are emotional creatures. All of us go through periods when we feel down, when life seems to be devoid of meaning and joy. Sometimes we don’t even know why we feel that way, let alone how to get out of it. In this message, we will learn from the ancient wisdom of the Psalms how we can break free from the shackles of despondency.