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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The Amazing Creation Seminar 1

creation-seminar

About the Speaker : Albert Kok graduated from Christ For The Nations Institute (CFNI) Dallas, Texas USA with a Diploma in Practical Theology in 1991 and holds a Bachelor of Theology with Christian Bible College, North Carolina, USA. He has many years of ministry experience and has ministered in many countries.

He felt God’s call to ‘build people through biblical training programmes’. His vision is to train and raise effective leaders who will impact others. He has a passion to spread the knowledge of the awesome Creator God through his ‘Creation Seminar’ series. He is the Senior Pastor of Vision Harvest Church in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur which he started in 1997. He is happily married to Doris Wee and God has blessed them with a son Asriel, and a daughter Kezia.

Online registration form : http://klangwesley.com/creation-seminar-reg.php

 

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The Folly Of Solomon

Whenever I consider Solomon, I am faced with the question of how a man of such great wisdom and discernment could end his life so far from the Lord.

He had 700 wives, and 300 concubines. His wives turned away his heart so that it was not wholly true to the   Lord   his  God.  Solomon’s   heart   was  at  first
divided between women and God, but it soon turned away altogether.

This is terrifying, is it not? A man with the wisdom of Solomon, a man who had had the Lord appear to him twice and who had heard the Lord command him not to turn after other Gods, still turned away. Though a wise man, the Lord told him “you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you.” How could this happen?

It seems to me that the key to Solomon’s downfall is found in one of his own proverbs. In Proverbs 19:27 we read “Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.” Those who cease to listen to wise instruction, instruction based on the fear of the Lord, will quickly stray. While we cannot know for certain, I am increasingly convinced that this is what happened to Solomon. When he was only a boy, but still a king, he called out to God in what seems to be a healthy apprehension of the difficulties he would face as king. God was pleased to hear, pleased to answer, and pleased to give to Solomon far more than he asked. Solomon asked for discernment, but was also given great wisdom, great wealth, and great power. God lavished gifts upon him.

But as Solomon grew older, I believe he began to depend less on God. I believe he began to depend on his own wisdom and to stray ever-further from God’s instruction. Where there was once humble dependence on God, there was now dependence on himself. In so doing, he strayed from words of knowledge, and strayed from God Himself. Solomon preferred his wisdom to God’s wisdom, his ways to God’s ways. The whole earth once “sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put into his mind.” But I believe Solomon soon allowed his own earthly wisdom to overtake his mind. He ceased hearing instruction and strayed from words of knowledge. He strayed from wisdom. He strayed from God.

If Solomon could stray so far from the Lord, I know that I could too. This is a sobering thought. This is even a terrifying thought. Thankfully, the solution to avoiding the folly of Solomon is clear. I need to ensure that I never cease to hear instruction. I must live constantly focused on God’s Word, never believing that I have learned enough. I must know that from this day to the day I die, I need to maintain a humble dependence on God. I must trust that His words of instruction will continue to edify and strengthen me, protecting me from straying from the words of knowledge, those words that I trust to keep me on the straight and the narrow path.                                                                                     (TIM CHALLIES

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Weight Loss

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything  that hinders and the sin that easily entangles.                                                            And let us run with perseverance the race  marked out for us…

HEBREWS 12:1

The army of Alexander the Great was advancing on Persia. At one critical point, it appeared that his troops might be defeated. The soldiers had taken so much plunder from their previous campaigns that they had become weighted down and were losing their effectiveness in combat.

Alexander commanded that all the spoils be thrown into a heap and burned. The men complained bitterly but soon saw the wisdom of the order. Someone wrote, “It was as if wings had been given to them—they walked lightly again.” Victory was assured.

As soldiers of Christ, we must rid ourselves of anything that hinders us in the conflict with our spiritual enemy. To fight the battle effectively, we must be clad only with the armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-17).

The Bible also likens Christians to runners. To win the race, we must “lay aside every weight” that would drag us down and rob us of our strength and endurance (Hebrews 12:1). This weight may be an excessive desire for possessions, the captivating love of money, an endless pursuit of pleasure, slavery to sinful passions, or a burdensome legalism.

Yes, if we are to fight the good fight of faith and run the spiritual race with endurance, the watchword must be: Off with the weight!
(RICHARD DE HAAN)

Fight the good fight with all thy might!
Christ is thy strength and Christ thy right;
Lay hold on life and it shall be
Thy joy and crown eternally. —MONSELL

If your Christian life is a drag, could it be that worldly weights holding you back?

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Righteousness Is Credited To Us As Well As Abraham

Why was Paul so careful making sure he mentioned that the result of Abrahams faith extended to us? The Scriptures say that, “Abram believed the LORD, and He credited it to him as righteousness.” (Genesis 15:6). Paul is noting that the same credit of righteousness is extended to everyone who firmly relies in Jesus as Lord.

Abraham’s faith was a channel of the righteousness that God bestowed upon him, but his faith rested in the promise. The promise extends to us because the promise referred to the Messiah. Abraham saw a glimpse of this and knew that the Salvation of the world would come through his heir. Fortunate for us, God extends this hope of salvation to everyone who believes in Jesus. Romans 2:11 says, that God is no respecter of persons. This is a great thing because it doesn’t rely on who we are or what we do, it only relies on the Person and the grace of Jesus.

There is a warning however. To have righteousness credited unto your account you have to believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. To the natural man, this is utterly ridiculous and hard to understand. On the other hand, many people confess this, but their confession is merely words. The Amplified Bible explains what truly believing is… to believe you must firmly rely on, trust in and adhere to what you confess. We can take lesson from Abraham because he was fully persuaded in the promise and because of that any doubt that remain was overpowered by his faith. To have God’s righteousness credited to us, we have to be fully persuaded that He raised Jesus from the dead, and we have to believe this by faith.

Today, I praise God that we have Abraham as a powerful example of faith. I praise God that the blessing he received extends to us. I am so thankful to have obtained this righteousness apart from the Law, which is by faith. The same faith working in all who believe in Jesus. What a marvelous thing!
(JULI CAMARIN)

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Law vs Grace

I love lists. I make to-do lists, grocery lists, lists of things to clean, etc. Whatever it is, if I can make it into a list, I probably have.

There’s something about checking things off a list, signifying that that task is done and it’s time to move on.

It’s tempting to make the Christian life into a list. Bible read, check. Volunteer at a homeless shelter, check. Tithe, check. Sometimes I feel like it would be easier if I could just have a list for how to follow God. But the thing about that list is that it’s been tried before. And the people failed, miserably. The Torah was what the Jewish people used to follow God before Jesus came.

There are 613 laws to follow in the Torah. 248 of these are positive (do this…) and the rest are negative commandments (do NOT do this…). Talk about a long list! With all of those rules, I’m sure to break one somewhere and possibly not even know it. But that’s the thing about lists. They are straightforward and leave no room for grace. You cleaned your house on the Sabbath because it was the only day you could? Sorry, you broke that rule. You wore polyester? You broke another rule.

That’s why Romans 4:13-25 is such good news. We don’t have to follow those 613 laws. And when we mess up (which we inevitably will), God’s grace is there for us. And that is great news!

God knows that we could never follow every rule or do everything exactly right. We are imperfect creatures, and our best will always fall short of God. BUT God promised us that we are His children, that He would love us no matter what, and that Jesus’ sacrifice means that we can be God’s friend forever. Grace sets us free from being buried in lists, from the anxiety that comes from never being able to follow all of the rules exactly right. Our faith makes us righteous in God’s eyes, not our ability to complete to-do lists.                                                                                 (JESSICA ASBELL)

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I Surrender All?

This past Sunday, I was reminded, how easy it is to mindlessly sing songs like “I Surrender All” in our time of worship and never give any thought to what it means to actually live that way.  How willing I am on Sunday morning to give everything to God.  How quickly I take it all  back on  Monday  morning.  If  the  song were  written mirroring  my  life during  the  week  it  would  read  more  like  this:

I surrender SOME, I surrender SOME
Half-heartedly to Thee, my blessed Savior
I surrender SOME.

How simple it seems to surrender when all is going well in my life but how hard it becomes when it’s falling apart.

I had a friend, Traci, who died of cancer about two years ago and I think of her often.  She was in her mid-thirties, had two wonderful little girls and a loving husband.  I watched as she struggled with her battle against cancer and witnessed her walk of faith grow stronger and stronger with each passing day. Just months before she stepped into the presence of her Savior, she penned these words: I am looking each day for God; around every corner, in the sunlight and in the shadows I see Him. I feel His arms around me very close.  If I were given the chance to choose this course my life has taken, do you know that I would actually CHOOSE this life? I never would have had the chance to see Him like this otherwise.

When Traci sang “I Surrender All”, she just didn’t sing it, she lived it!  She understood what it meant to follow God without reservation, with eyes wide open, ready to receive whatever God had for her.  Deep down at the core of who she was, she believed that God was GOOD no matter how things might seem.  She tasted of His goodness and knew Him in ways I only dreamed about.

A few years ago, I came across some verses tucked back in the book of Habakkuk that took my breath away when I read them.  I’m reminded of them as I think about Traci and the life she led. “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and cattle barns are empty, yet will I REJOICE in the Lord!  I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!  The Sovereign LORD is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”  (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

This was Traci’s way of life. No matter what might be taken from her, no matter how difficult the journey, she chose to rejoice in the God of her salvation.  He was her strength and might; her strong tower. I watched as she journeyed, as a surefooted deer, from this life into the next with God at her side!

I thank God for allowing my path to cross Traci’s and for Sundays like this that remind me that it’s not what I say (or sing) but how I live!             (KRISTI HUSEBY)

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A Missions Heart

Lord, I write and pray this prayer to You,
May all who read it pray it too.

Give us all a missions heart,
To pray, to go, or to send—
To every nation, both foe and friend.

You came to earth to die for me,
And to set the captives free.
So may we go,
That the world may know!

And may each missions heart,
Continue to grow,
Continue to sow,
Continue to flow in Your presence.

Thank you for this missions heart,
And as Your Word goes forth,
May we not depart,
From every law and every command,
Even to go to every land.

It’s Your inheritance,
The nations are Yours to claim,
We go in Your Spirit,
In the power of Your name.

Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
Bless each missions heart,
For the glory of Your Son.

Give us all a missions heart,
To pray, to go, or to send—
To every nation, both foe and friend.

Lord, I write and pray this prayer to You,
May all who read it pray it too.

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Mobilizing The Lay People

Ministry is to be carried out by the entire church, by both the lay people and those who are ordained. In fact, in one sense we can say that the lay people are to be the primary agents of ministry. There are only a few who are specially gifted and ordained by God with the ability to equip other believers. These other believers, these lay people, are the ones who help to carry God’s Word to the world at large whether through missions, ministries of mercy, Christian education, or any of the other means that God may use to build His kingdom.

Our Lord has given us the grand task of making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20). But we cannot do it alone. No one servant of the Lord can do all that is necessary to lead, equip, and send out His people. That is one reason God has given us the church. He ordained a community to work together to build His Kingdom.

In Numbers 11:14, overwhelmed by the burdens of ministry, Moses cries out to the Lord: “I can’t take care of all these people alone. It is too much for me.” God responds by telling Moses to appoint Spirit-anointed elders to help him deal with the people (Numbers 11: 16–30). This foreshadows our own day, the day in which the Spirit has been poured out on all of God’s people for the purpose of ministry and service to God.

One of the many burdens that church leaders face is the difficulty of recruiting volunteers in the church. Sometimes it can be like pulling teeth to get people to sign up to do the work of ministry. Take some time to look at your church, and see where the needs for ministry are. Then, go volunteer where you can use your gifts in ministry.                                                                    (LIGONIER MINISTRIES)

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