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Be Holy (1 Peter 1:13-21)

by Benjamin Wu

As God’s chosen, born again with a living hope, these indicatives about us come with an imperative: BE HOLY. Peter shows us that God is the only right motivation for being holy. Holiness is not meant to restrict us like a rule but rather to help us to live distinctively for Christ in this dark […]

The Fullness of Our Salvation (1 Peter 1:3-12)

by fcbcsgv

In order for us to shine for Jesus in this dark world, we must be convicted of the greatness of our salvation. The gift of salvation guarantees us a living hope for an inheritance in heaven. Our assurance of salvation is actualized through present trials and suffering. And our salvation is built upon God’s divine […]

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. 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. 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 […]