What does it take to begin a relationship with God?
Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds?
Become a better person so that God will accept you?
You may be surprised that none of those things will work.
But God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him.
The following principles will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now, through Jesus Christ…
“God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
[Christ speaking] “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly” [that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
Why is it that most people are not experiencing the abundant life? Because…
We Are Sinful
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
We were created to have fellowship with God; but, because of our stubborn self-will, we chose to go our own independent way, and fellowship with God was broken. This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference, is evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
We Are Separated
“The wages of sin is death” [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).
This diagram illustrates that God is holy and people are sinful. A great gulf separates us. The arrows illustrate that we are continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through our own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion — but we inevitably fail.
The third law explains the only way to bridge this gulf…
He Died in Our Place
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
He Rose From the Dead
“Christ died for our sins…He was buried…He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures…He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
He Is the Only Way to God
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me’” (John 14:6).
This diagram illustrates that God has bridged the gulf which separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.
It is not enough just to know these three principles…
We Must Receive Christ
“As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
We Receive Christ Through Faith
“By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
We Receive Christ by Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be. Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for your sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. You receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
These two circles represent two kinds of lives:
Which circle best describes your life?
Which circle would you like to have represent your life?
The following explains how you can receive Christ:
Prayer is talking to God. God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, then you can pray this prayer right now and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.
How to know God personally. Adapted from Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws and Would You Like to Know God Personally? by Dr. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. © Campus Crusade for Christ. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
From 28 Nov, we have re-opened the church for on-site Sunday Services.
This is our usual service capped at a maximum of 50 people. There is no requirement for Vaccination or Testing for this service and everyone including children below 12 are welcome. This service caters primarily to worshippers who cannot or are not vaccinated. So if you have a family member who is not vaccinated, your whole family can still come to worship safely together.
10:15AM Service (VTE)
The Second Service at 10:15am will be a VTE Service, meaning worshippers will need to be Vaccinated or Tested (at authorized clinics) or Exempted. We will start with having 2 zones of 90 people for our Second Service and prayerfully adjust the capacity in due course. Children below 12 are considered exempted and can attend the Second Service subject to a maximum cap of 20% of the service attendees.
MKC (Children’s ministry) will be conducted over zoom starting from (3 Oct), till further notice.
Live-streaming of the First service (8:30am) continues, but there will be no more live-streaming of the second service.
Cell Groups will continue to be given priority registration for the Second Service, and upon request, for the First Service as well. The open booking for our services continues to take place every Friday at 12 noon.
We continue to pray with expectant hearts as we know that our Lord is fully in control of all things. Let’s keep pressing on together as One for His glory.
Rev Victor Teo