Wesley Methodist Church Klang

Welcome! We are delighted that you are visiting our website. We hope you will come visit us in person at our church. It is our sincere prayer that you will encounter Jesus Christ and that your life will be spiritually refreshed through your experience with us.

Please take time to look through our site and what is offered at Wesley Methodist Church, Klang. We are a church that desires to take Jesus to our community and world. We believe our website will help you get to know us even before we have the pleasure of welcoming you in person.

You are important to us because Jesus Christ loves you and died for the forgiveness of your sin. We want to make your time with us pleasurable and enriching, answer your questions, and assist you spiritually. Let us know how we can serve you.

God bless you!

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He Came To Seek And Save The Lost

Right after the Korean War took place a woman in Korea had gotten pregnant by an American soldier. She gave birth to a little girl. This woman kept her baby and tried her best to raise this child for seven years. But the rejection, the humiliation, the taunting and the harassment that she experienced was too much for her. She abandoned that seven-year-old girl to the streets. For two years the girl lived on the streets. Finally there was a new orphanage that opened up. They took her into the orphanage. Pretty soon word came that a couple from America was going to come to that orphanage and they were going to adopt a little baby boy.

The next week this American man and his wife came. He saw her out of the corner of his eye. She was nine years old but didn’t even weigh thirty pounds. She was a scrawny thing, with worms in her body, lice in her hair, boils all over and was full of scars. But the man came over to her and laid his hand on her face. He was saying, ‘I want this child. This is the child who I want’.”

The hand on her face felt so good and inside she said, ‘Keep that up, don’t let your hand go.’ But nobody had ever showed that kind of affection to her before and she didn’t know how to respond. She yanked his hand off her face, looked up at him and spat at him and ran away. The next day they came back to the orphanage. They understood what was behind that little girl’s hurt, the trauma she had gone through and all the things she had suffered. In spite of her initial rejection of them, they looked at all the children in the orphanage and they went back to that little girl and they said, “We still want this child.” And they adopted her. They raised that child like she was their own. She’s married today and she’s a follower of Jesus Christ.

That little scrawny 9 year old girl with lice, boils and worms, weighing less than 30 pounds, who pulled her hand away, who spat at them, and ran away mattered to that American couple, was valuable to them, and they desired to take her home.

OKAY – what does God want you to do with this story….

Stop hiding because you matter to God. You are valuable to God. And God would like nothing better than to clean you up, give you all the attention you need and take you home.

Start being Christ to the people of this world!

You see, in many ways our world is just one huge orphanage. Full of people – (you work with them, live with them, go to school with them) who need to know that it is safe for them to come out of hiding too.                            (STEVE MALONE)

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What Makes A Good Dad?

The Bible doesn’t have any single exhaustive list of ideal fatherly traits. However, there’s no mystery to what makes a good father.  A good father is one whose priorities in his
family life match those that Jesus described in Matthew 22:37-40: You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.

If love is owed to God and to our neighbor, it is surely also the guiding principle in fathering children. The Bible is also clear in its definition of this love: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Patience, kindness, and endurance are challenging virtues to embody when your child is throwing a temper tantrum, disobeying you, or wrecking the family car. But this selfless love is to characterize a father’s relationship with his children, just as it ought to characterize his relationship with his spouse and neighbors. It’s an ideal to aim for, not an achievement that can be easily grasped—which means that recognizing that you sometimes fall short of biblical fatherhood is an important part of working your way toward it.

There is much we can learn about godly fatherhood by noting the father-like traits that the Bible ascribes to God, using the language of fatherhood:
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”  (Luke 11:11-13)

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy.  (Psalm 68:5)

For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.  (Proverbs 3:12)

And there’s another source of fatherhood wisdom in the Bible: taking note of the many biblical fathers who failed in some way, and prayerfully considering how to avoid the (usually self-created) traps into which they fell: the miserable example of Laban; the priest Eli, who failed to speak out against or restrain his sons’ outrageous behaviour; and even the great Bible hero David, whose troubled relationship with his son Absalom brought sorrow to his family.

This Father’s Day, your relationship with your children (or perhaps with your own father) may be healthy and fulfilling, or it may be strained and uncertain. It’s probably a little bit of both. Regardless, now is an excellent time to commit yourself to making Christlike love the defining element of those relationships. Have a blessed Father’s Day—and dads, may you grow daily in grace as you navigate the joys and trials of fatherhood!                                             (ANDY RAU)

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5 Ways To Empower The Next Generation

1. We empower next generation leadership when we invite them into our inner circle. When Moses ascended Sinai to receive the two tablets of commandments for the first time, Exodus 24:13 reads, “So Moses and his assistant Joshua set out.” What a thrill it must have been for Joshua to join Moses on a portion of the journey. Then later, as Moses came down from the mountain, Joshua was the first to join him. Thoughtful leaders often give emerging leaders a “backstage pass” to join them in experiencing special ministry moments; moments that will shape them as a leader.

2. We empower next generation leadership when we give them opportunity to lead. In the first mention of Joshua in the Bible, Moses commands him to “Choose some men to go and fight the army of Amalek for us” (Exodus 17:9). Long before the time of succession, Moses recognized the leadership potential in Joshua and allowed him to get some key leadership “wins” under his belt. In doing so, Joshua began gaining the confidence of the people, while also gaining confidence in his own leadership giftings.

3. We empower next generation leadership when we affirm them. After the victory over the army of Amalek, the Lord instructed Moses, “Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud to Joshua:” (Exodus 17:14). In doing so, Moses affirmed Joshua privately as a leader. Later, at the time of succession, Moses again affirmed Joshua; this time, publicly: “Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, ‘Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them.” (Deuteronomy 31:7). Private and public affirmation serves to empower next generation leadership.

4. We empower next generation leadership when we allow them to fail forward. John said, “Leaders don’t have to be perfect to be successful.” Numbers 11:26–29 gives the account of two men, Eldad and Medad, who were prophesizing there in the camp. A young man reported this to Moses. Joshua was there when the news was given and protested, “Moses, my master, make them stop!” Moses gently rebuked him, saying, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them all!” Moses didn’t discard Joshua as a leader because he demonstrated a lack of wisdom in this matter. Instead, he used it as a teachable moment. Soon afterward, Moses once again expressed confidence in Joshua by selecting him as one of 12 to spy out the land of Canaan.

5. We empower next generation leadership when we clearly define the win. So many young leaders have no idea what success looks like. They think they are doing a phenomenal job while their senior leaders are disgruntled and disappointed with their performance. Empowering leaders takes time to set goals, define wins, maintain accountability and celebrate victories with young leaders. As Moses’ succession plan was nearing completion, he clearly defined the win for Joshua, saying to the people of Israel, “Joshua will lead you across the river, just as the Lord promised,” and to Joshua himself, “You will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them” (Deuteronomy 31:3, 7).                                                                     (TIM COALTER)

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Thriving With Your In-Laws

It has often been said that when we marry, we do not marry just a person but an entire family. As we sow into our marriage, we should remember not to neglect the relationship with our own parents and in-laws. How exactly can we build a healthy relationship with them?

Carve your own family values, while respecting theirs:  Focus on the positive qualities of your respective family backgrounds and think about how you can build on those qualities. At the same time, talk honestly with your spouse about unhealthy or destructive patterns you don’t want to continue.

Establish boundaries: As a married couple, your top priority is to each other. If your in-laws have a tendency to drop in unexpectedly, gently but firmly let them know that privacy is an important part of your new life together. Tell them they are always welcome, but you’d prefer them to call ahead. If you are living under the same roof, request that they knock before entering your room. Also, agree to not involve them when private couple issues need to be worked out.

Communicate your plans but listen to their perspective: Sharing the decisions you’re making as a couple – where you will live, when you plan to have kids, how you plan to raise them – will make your in-laws feel valued and honoured, and can build trust and respect in the relationship. Take time to listen to their perspective too, since they usually just want to share from their own experience or see that you don’t make the same mistakes they did.

Spend time intentionally: What can warm the hearts of parents more than knowing you care about them? By initiating ‘family time’ with your in-laws, you’re telling them that they are valuable to you.

Show appreciation and consider their needs: When you choose to understand your in-laws and love them, you are also choosing to honor your spouse and their relationship with their parents. There will be times when you may not understand or agree with the attitudes and opinions of your in-laws, but you can still learn to appreciate them for who they are. Also, consider their needs, be it financial, physical or emotional, and be there for them during tough times.

Value the extended family: Many parents are a huge source of support, particularly when we have children. Grandparents can play a vital role in the developmental years of our children, so through maintaining a strong relationship with our parents and in-laws, we allow our children to get to know their grandparents.

Though you may experience the occasional bump in the road, in-law relationships can ultimately be a great addition to your life and family. Remember, by loving your spouse’s parents, you are loving your spouse too.
(FOCUS ON THE FAMILY SINGAPORE)

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Doubt Is Contagious

Doubt is contagious and requires no faith or effort on our part to obtain or contain it. It’s always easier not to trust God than it is to trust Him.
Since doubters are so prevalent, doubting always seems to come in an easy to unwrap package. In our efforts to satisfy our need for self-protection, doubt encourages us to lower our expectations. Not wanting to fail or to be hurt, we lower our expectations to prevent disappointment. With lowered expectations our circumstances become somewhat easier to accept when things don’t work out the way we had hoped or imagined.

Frequently doubt enters the door through the people around us who are quick to point out the obstacles and hindrances to our situation. The Bible states, “…you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.” (Proverbs 6:2) Doubt is carried on the wings of words. The words you speak or listen to will either lift you up or tear you down, either increase your faith or decrease it. The Bible also states, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). If we don’t keep our mind filled with God’s Word we’ll be constantly assailed by doubt. Words are powerful!

Whose words are you listening to today? Are you walking in faith or are you walking in doubt? Are you walking with God’s perspective of your situation or have you cowered to man’s perspective? Man’s perspective is limited and skewed and hinges on doubt. God’s perspective is free and boundless and wrapped in His promises.

Doubt corrupts God’s Word and leaves us wavering and vulnerable.

Faith does not ignore the facts, it ignores the power of the facts.

Faith is not about telling God how big your storm is, it’s about telling the storm how big your God is!                (KAREN SCHAGUNN)

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After The Fight

Sometimes it’s not the fight itself that’s damaging, but what happens when the battle is over. Think for a moment about your own verbal spats with your mate. Do they usually result in a time of healing, or are issues left hanging for a “rematch” later on? Do you and your spouse agree to leave an argument behind after you’ve talked it out, or is there a prolonged period of distance and silence?

In unstable marriages, conflict is never entirely resolved. Resentment and hurt feelings accumulate over time and eventually turn to bile in the soul, which then erodes the relationship from within. But in healthy relationships, confrontation allows ventilation that ends in forgiveness, a drawing together, and a better understanding of each other.

After an argument with your spouse, ask yourself these four important questions: Are there things I’ve said or done that have grieved my partner? Do I need to ask forgiveness for attacking the self-worth of my spouse? Have I refused to let go of an issue even though I said it was settled? Are there substantive matters that haven’t been resolved? Then move to put an end to the conflict—before the sun goes down.

Just between us (husband & wife) . . .

•  In our last fight, did we resolve the issue in question?

•  Do our conflicts usually end positively, or with hurt feelings and   unanswered questions?

•  What changes would help us resolve conflicts “before the sun  goes down”?                                                         (DR JAMES DOBSON)

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Reflection On Pentecost

At the first Pentecost, the promised Gift, the Holy Spirit, descended on the disciples. They heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven. A tongue of fire came to rest on each of them. Remarkable things began to happen. Filled with the Holy Spirit, they began to speak foreign languages. They proclaimed the Lord Jesus as the one and only Saviour. They were no longer afraid. They gave bold witness to Jesus. Three thousand people were converted on that one day. In short, the infant Church was launched. It was manifested to the world.

The early Church was sent to a world which did not yet know Jesus Christ, His life and work and His message for humanity. The Church had to meet people of various religions and cultures. Not all would receive the Gospel message and embrace faith in Jesus Christ. Their freedom was to be respected. Yet Christians were still called to enter into dialogue with them, bearing witness to Jesus Christ as the Spirit guided them.

As the Church celebrates Pentecost this Sunday, almost 2,000 years after the first Pentecost, the Church cannot avoid asking herself some relevant questions. What is Pentecost saying to the Church today? What progress report can be drawn up about how the Church for the past two millennia has carried out her divinely-given mandate of proclamation, witness and dialogue? How is the Church today announcing that Jesus Christ alone is “the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14: 6) and that only in Him do people find the fullness of religious truth and the means to salvation

Moreover, the Church at Pentecost today has also to examine her life of witness. How do members of the Church give witness to Christ by their lives as they find themselves living and working with people in varying situations:  in societies marked by a sense of the sacred, respect for God and religion, or in societies seduced by secularism, permissiveness and practical or even ideological materialism? How do Christians witness to Christ both amid persecutions and in time of consolations?

All Christians are not united under one fold and one shepherd. What can be done, through prayer, study and practical cooperation, to heal the wound of Christian disunity so that common witness may be given?

Society worldwide is marked today by the presence of many religions. How effectively is the Church engaging in dialogue? What is being done to establish good relations of mutual understanding and respect, particularly with people of other religions? In what could sometimes be described as a religious supermarket, how do the followers of Jesus Christ react? How are they to show their fidelity to their Lord?                                                           (CARDINAL ARINZE)

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