I Can, But Should I?

About the Message

Dr. Stephen G. Tan | Zephaniah 3:9-13

For many followers of Jesus, the freedom we have in Christ is synonymous with the ability to make our own decisions and choose our own path in life and to do whatever we want, whenever we want. But Scripture reminds us that “All things are permitted, but not all things are of benefit. All things are permitted, but not all things build people up.” (1 Corinthians 10:23, NASB). We know that in matters of biblical truth, there can be no compromise. But how do we navigate the gray areas? When dealing with matters not directly addressed in the Bible such as the type of music you listen to, the movies you watch, smoking, gaming, or drinking alcohol, how do we discern the answer to “I can, but should I?”

Worship Guide for Your Personal Time of Worship

You can use any of our sermons for your personal or family time of worship. Find a place free from distractions, gather your family (if applicable), refrain from checking messages on your devices, and have your Bible ready. Estimated duration: 1 hr 15 mins


  • Call to Worship. Read a Psalm or a Bible passage proclaiming God's attributes

  • Prayer

  • Worship Through Songs. Sing 2-3 songs of praise. You can choose your own or select from our collection of sing-along lyric videos here.

  • Scripture Reading. Read the scripture reference of the sermon.

  • Message. Watch the latest sermon.

  • Song of Response

  • Worship Through Prayer

  • Worship Through Giving. If you are a regular attender of GCCP and are led to give to the Lord, you can give through the options on the giving page. You are not obligated to give (2 Corinthians 9:7). We are simply glad that you can use this worship guide to honor our Lord.