Tests of Life (Part 1) – Obedience and Love

by Benjamin Wu

In 1 John 2:3-29, John shared us three tests of life to check if we have eternal life in Christ: 1) Moral 2) Relational 3) Convictional. This messages covers the first two tests (1 John 2:3-11). For the moral test, obedience to God’s commands is a sign that we are alive in Christ. It is […]

Jesus Christ The Eternal Life

by Benjamin Wu

Eternal life is the singular message that the Apostle John desired to proclaim to his audience. Eternal life can only be found in Christ who is God eternal and man incarnate. Eternal life is more than just about the length of time. It has to do with the quality of life. When we have Christ, […]

Our Unique Calling (Ephesians 4:1-13)

by fcbcsgv

In order for the fullness of Christ to reach every nook and cranny of this world, we all live out our full potential both individually and corporately as His church. We must realize that our calling is not for ourselves. We are all on the same team. And we are all gifted and called by […]

GO – Our Core Location (Ephesians 5:14-17)

by fcbcsgv

Being sleepy can be hazardous to our Christian lives. God has strategically sent us to places where we live, work, study and play in order to be bring the fullness of Christ into a particular nook and cranny of this broken world. We don’t need to go far to be on mission for Jesus. We […]

DO – Our Core Mission (Ephesians 1:15-23)

by fcbcsgv

The church is not an activity but an identity. The church is not the building but the Body of Christ. The church is not a program but the people of God saved by the power of God for the mission of God. The church has been given resurrecting power through Christ to bring the fullness […]

BE – Our Core Identity (Ephesians 1:3-14)

by fcbcsgv

Who we are determines what we do. Our identity defines our purpose and function. In Christ, we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God. We no longer have to find worth in what we do or what we own. We have been made, owned and purchased by our heavenly Father. http://media.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/p/content.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/MADE_FOR_MORE_BE_.mp3Podcast: Play in […]

Made For More (Introduction)

by fcbcsgv

Ever felt like you are JUST doing something? Just doing hw, just parenting, just working, etc. All of us experience this restless discontent in our lives but God has made us for more. God has called us to live consistently in the stream of His calling in our lives. We are all made for the […]

Love One Another (John 15:12-17)

by fcbcsgv

Our vertical love for God must transform our horizontal love for others. Christ demonstrated His love toward His disciples by dying for them, serving them, caring for them, forgiving and investing in them. As followers of Christ, we are called to do the same to one another in Christ. http://media.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/p/content.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/Love_One_Another.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Is God guilty of genocide? (Joshua 6:16-21, 8:24-29, 11:10-15)

by fcbcsgv

One of the most challenging questions for believers is why God would command His people to kill those in Canaan. What we see, however, is not God’s cruelty but rather His justice, patience and mercy. There will come the final judgment. All will be judged before the throne of God. God is pursuing the lost […]

Sin that does not lead to death (1 John 5:16-17)

by fcbcsgv

The Apostle John was exhorting his audience (believers) to pray for one another especially those who are in sin. Believers have been saved by grace through faith. We are spared of eternal death and separation from God. Yet our salvation does not preclude us from sinning in this world. We must take sins seriously in […]

Genuine Faith (1 John 5:1-13)

by fcbcsgv

Genuine faith in Jesus as the Christ is the only way for salvation. Believing in Jesus as Christ means that we believe Jesus as our Priest, Prophet and King. This genuine faith is what ultimately leads us to obey His commands and to love one another. http://media.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/p/content.blubrry.com/fcbcsgv/Genuine_Faith.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | […]

The Supremacy of Love (1 John 4:7-21)

by fcbcsgv

God loves us and therefore we must love one another. John gave us three important reasons to love one another: 1) Theological 2) Reciprocal 3) Practical. While loving others can sometimes feel like losing, in reality, loving others demonstrates for us that we have received the Holy Spirit and we can have confidence in the […]