January 22, 2021
Dear GFC Family,
Thanks for joining us last weekend in celebrating God's 21 years of His sufficient grace, goodness, and faithfulness. With grateful hearts, we ascribe glory and honor to Him. With faith in His promises, we move forward to a brighter future He planned for us!
Because worshipping God together is essential to our faith, plan to join us in our in person worship service this Saturday at 11:00 am, and if you are providentially hindered to come in person, join us in our virtual worship this Sunday at 11:00 am on facebook or on youtube.
This weekend, I will talk about PRESS ON: FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
In Christ who leads us to triumph always,
Dear GFC@HOME Families,
Thank God for we can celebrate God's abounding grace to us amidst difficult times! For 21 years, He's been faithful in working in us and through us transforming lives and extending His Kingdom to the nations. Indeed, "Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare" (Psalms 40:5).
Looking forward to celebrating what God has done for the past and looking forward to a brighter future He has planned for us, with you this weekend --Saturday at 11:00 am, in person worship, and Sunday at 11:00 am, virtual worship on facebook and on youtube. Our theme is TOGETHER PRESSING ON WITH JESUS (Philippians 3:10-14).
This weekend, I will speak about, PRESS ON: FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY (Colossians 4:17; 2 Timothy 4:1-5). What are the characteristics of a godly ministry? How do we fulfill our God-given calling and ministry at GFC and in making disciples unto all the nations? Let's find answers as we listen to the Holy Spirit speak to us through His Word preached.
Solus Christus (In Christ alone),
Dear GFC@HOME Families,
Greetings in the Name of Christ who is greater than our sufferings and who is reigning above all! The challenges of uncertainties and difficulties remain this year, yet one thing is certain --the fact of His presence that makes us more than conquerors!
Through Christ, we press on in His Name and strength despite difficulties. I'm looking forward to worshipping the Lord with you this Lord's Day to have an encounter with God and hear His Word as taught by the Holy Spirit on how to press on no matter what. Join us in person this Saturday at 11:00 am at the Fellowship Hall, and online this Sunday at 11:00 am on facebook and on youtube. Kindly make a reservation to Leila (5712324152) and read our health and safety guidelines attached herewith.
This weekend, I will speak on PRESS ON WITH FOCUS ON CHRIST (Hebrews 12:1-3, John 15:1-16, 10:9-10). In a fast-paced, stressful, confusing culture, focusing our lives on Christ is a challenge. How does a Christ-Focused Life look like? Why does it matter? What are the blessings of living such a life with our attention, affection, and passion centered on Him? Don't miss this message that could significantly transform your life and ministry.
Trusting Him who is at the center of my life,
January 16th and 17th: GFC's 21st Anniversary Celebration; "TOGETHER PRESSING ON WITH JESUS."
December 30, 2020
Dear GFC Family,
As we wind 2020 to a close and welcome a new year of fresh hope and fresh start, let us give thanks and praise to our awesome and faithful God who, despite the troubles and tensions we've been through, blessed our year with His goodness! We trusted Him to enable us in proclaiming His Word publicly and from house to house, He did! We trusted Him for wisdom to navigate the pandemic and protect us, He did! We trusted Him to engage more people in the Word, in ministry, and in missions, He did! He is indeed worthy of our trust and obedience.
Through prayer, God brings blessings to our lives, ministries, missionary work, and nation. In that regard, I'm counting on you to join us in starting the year right through prayer from January 1st to 17th. Not forgetting the assembling of ourselves for worship and edification is essential to our spiritual progress. I'm looking forward to seeing you on our first worship gathering for the year -- January 2nd (in-person), and January 3rd (online via facebook or youtube), both at 11:00 am.
This weekend, we'll talk about PRESS ON TO FINISH WELL (Hebrews 12:1-13). The Christian life is like a lifelong marathon where some started "on fire" for the Lord, but later have gone cold in the faith and did not end well. Others persevered despite difficulties and ended well. What is the antidote to spiritual weariness, burnout, and fainting? What provisions does God give to those who desire to fulfill their life mission? How do we end well in the Christian race to maturity and to ministry in reaching our neighbors and the nations?
Moving forward in His strength,
Dec 23, 2020
Dear GFC@HOME Families,
Amidst the troubles and weariness of a difficult year, we can joyfully celebrate Christ and His birth this Christmas with our church family. Having a yearly CHRISTMAS SPECIAL has been our family tradition to honor Christ. This year we'll focus on WHY THERE IS CHRISTMAS. Let us then gather online this Thursday, December 24th, at 11:00 am to hear hope-giving and faith strengthening messages and carols, and to share the life-changing Good News of Christ.
I'm looking forward to worshipping the Lord with you this weekend, December 26th (in person) and 27th (Online), both at 11:00 am, for our last 2020 gathering. We'll give thanks and praise to God for sustaining us and blessing us in spite of all the troubles we face this year. We'll also look forward to a more exciting future for us as we move forward in the strength of the Lord. I'll talk about, TOGETHER, WE PRESS ON! (Philippians 3:8-14). What is God's exciting and compelling vision for us in 2021? How do we press on in accomplishing His vision when we are exhausted? How do we shift our focus from grief to hope? This message will prepare us in facing the challenges of 2021 with confidence and hope. Don't miss it!
The weary world rejoices,
December 24th, 11:00 am: Online Christmas Special; Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm postponed to give way to your family gatherings.
December 26th and 27th, at 11:00 am: Worship Celebration/Vision 2021 Sunday.
December 29th: Leadership Team Planning Meeting.
Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.