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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Your Single Most Important Habit

One weekly habit that is utterly essential to any healthy, life-giving,  joy-producing  Christian  walk  is corporate  worship.
And it is all too often neglected, or taken very lightly. In fact, I do not think it is too strong to call corporate worship the single most important habit of the Christian life. We may think it’s a new temptation today to play fast and loose with corporate worship, but Hebrews 10:24-25 gives another impression: “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

By clearly delineating a bad habit that we must not develop — “neglecting to meet together” — Hebrews is also making clear what good habit we should cultivate, and feed: meeting together. Today’s temptation to underestimate the importance of the weekly assembly is as old as the church itself. And yet, the great irony is that the habit of meeting together with Christ’s people to worship him is utterly crucial for the Christian life.

But why? What is it about corporate worship that would lead us to think so highly of this as a habit to make?

The reason corporate worship may be the single most important Christian habit, and our greatest weapon in the fight for joy, is because like no other single habit, corporate worship combines all three essential principles of God’s ongoing supply of grace for the Christian life: hearing His voice (in His Word), having His ear (in prayer), and belonging to His body (in the fellowship of the church).

Settle it now. Make it a habit. Corporate worship is too important to revisit each weekend and wrestle, Will I go this weekend, or sit this one out? If you leave it open-ended, as so many do, excuse after excuse will keep you from the storehouses of grace God loves to open in corporate worship. Over time your soul will become dry and shallow because of it. Neglecting to meet together will soon sow and nourish seeds of unbelief in your soul. Of course, unusual circumstances will arise, when you’re out of town, or at the hospital with a new baby, or something else manifestly restricting. But the sad truth is we are far too prone to give ourselves a pass on meeting together, when we really should have made it a habit ahead of time, entertaining only the rarest of exceptions.

And just to be sure, the reason to make corporate worship a habit is not to check the box on perfect attendance, and not because corporate worship alone is enough to fully power the Christian life, and not because mere attendance in worship will save your soul. This is not a call for legalistic going-through-the-motions. The hope is not just to show up and be a shell. Rather, this is a summons to harness the power of habit to rescue our souls from empty excuses that keep us from spiritual riches and increasing joy. Negligence and chronic minimizing of the importance of corporate worship reveal something unhealthy and scary in our souls. Let’s resist it with fresh resolve.

For our deep and enduring joy, there is simply no replacement for corporate worship.                                                                                            (DAVID MATHIS)

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Loving Others

For many people, loving others is a nebulous concept. Fortunately, agape love is very clearly defined in the Scriptures. When love is used as a noun in Scripture, it is referring to character. For example: “God is love” (1 John 4:8); “Love is patient, love is kind,” etc. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Love is the highest of character attainments: “The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith” (1Timothy 1:5). Love is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22), the means by which a true disciple of Christ is identified (John 13:35). The attention given to love in passages such as 1 Corinthians 13 and 1 John 4 reveals its importance to God in our interpersonal relationships, of which the family is primary.

Agape love is not dependent on the person being loved, but on the lover. You may like someone because of who he is; but you love him because of who you are. God loves us not because we are lovable but because God is love. If it was any other way, God’s love would be conditional. If you performed better would God love you more? Of course not. God’s love for us is not based on our performance but on His character.

Love is also used as a verb in Scripture. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (John 3:16). Used this way, love is grace in action. It is giving unconditionally to meet the needs of another.

If you say you don’t love someone, you have said more about yourself than about that person. Specifically, you’re saying that you haven’t attained the maturity to love him unconditionally (Luke 6:32: “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.”) The grace of God enables you to love others in a way that people without Christ cannot. God doesn’t command you to like your family, your neighbors, and your coworkers, because you can’t order your emotions to respond. But He does instruct you to love them. You can always choose to do the loving thing and trust that your feelings will follow in time.
(DAILY IN CHRIST by NEIL T. ANDERSON)

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Reflections In The Water

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, I had the once-in-a-lifetime honor of being in the baptismal pool to assist in the baptism of my oldest son Caleb. From outside the water, it may appear that this is simply just the natural progression for a pastor’s kid. But as you can imagine from just merely considering your own faith journey or the spiritual development of your child(ren), the road is filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, and everything in between. So as I continue to reflect on what took place on Sunday, here is what my head and heart are mulling over:

1. I am a Christian father first. My boys are not particularly enthralled by my Masters of Divinity Degree or that people refer to me as pastor or reverend. To them I am just their dad. And like other dads, I battle my own desires of selfishness and laziness. So daily I must pick up my cross and follow Jesus by putting the best interest of my children ahead of my wants. This is not simply about time spent but about influencing my boys for Jesus. Should my life end tomorrow, what would my sons remember about their dad? While I like throwing the football with them, I LOVE pointing them in the direction of Jesus. This must be my main objective every day.

2. Being a Christian father is the most important responsibility of my life.  One day, someone else will be the pastor of this church but no one will ever get to play the role of father to my sons. So while leadership in this body of believers has its place, it does not come at the expense of my wife and sons. Therefore, having the right energy, focus and devotion to leading my family in the Lord is a non-negotiable. I need to be as prepared to love and lead them everyday as I am prepared on Sunday mornings to teach.

3. Being involved in spiritual/church activities with him is essential to both his spiritual development and mine. I have coached Caleb’s basketball team the last two years. We serve together at Lower Lights, take care of various projects together here at Mountview, and we read his Bible together and talk about God at work in our lives. Caleb needs to learn what a Christian man believes and how He honors God from hearing and seeing God at work in me. This is BEST and ONLY done together. He learns and I learn. He grows and I grow. He is stretched and I am stretched. And by the grace of God we mature together in the love and likeness of Jesus.

And so together we stood in the baptismal on October 25. As he went down into the water, God took me with him both physically and spiritually.

~ Physically my hands held him as he powerfully symbolized the death to his old life and his being raised again to the newness of life in Jesus.

~ Spiritually God was again inviting me to rededicate myself to His desires for my life as expressed above for His glory and our good.

God brought us to that moment, not because I am a pastor or because I am the best dad in the world but rather because by His grace, we are walking this road together. I pray this will resonate in your heart and in your life and you will join me in making our families the most important mission field God will ever allow us to go into on His behalf.                                                     (PASTOR KEVIN SNYDER)

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Words Are Cheap

Have you ever heard someone say: “Words are cheap”? In a way, that’s true, especially when it comes to love. Because all love worth receiving is love worth demonstrating. Unexpressed love isn’t love at all.

God certainly thinks so. That’s why He demonstrated His love for us through the cross. He didn’t just tell us; He showed us His love.

In the same way, while true worship always begins with the motivation in our hearts, it never stays there. Our love must be expressed in order to be considered worship. And since 55% of all communication is body language, our actions actually do speak louder than our words.

So how do you demonstrate your adoration for God? How do you demonstrate worship? My pastor, Robert Morris, defines worship as “love expressed.” That’s true, but since we tend to be great at finding loopholes, allow me to expand on that definition—worship is love expressed God’s way.

In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman states that we all tend to express and receive love in one of five different ways. These “love languages” are words of affirmation (saying nice things), quality time, receiving and giving gifts, acts of service and physical touch.

The point is, we often go amiss when we try to speak our own love language to express love to someone else. We have to learn to speak their love language.

Did you know there actually are some ways you may think you’re expressing love to God but He doesn’t see it as love. For instance, God doesn’t feel loved just because we sing Him a song that says we love Him. I know I wouldn’t feel loved if my wife picked up a Hallmark card, wrote her name on it and handed it to me in passing. I need more than empty Hallmark cards from my wife. So does God.

Fortunately, God speaks all five love languages. Words of affirmation? We Christians call that praise. Quality time? We call that quiet time—prayer, soaking in the Word and private worship. Receiving gifts? That’s tithes and offerings. And “acts of service” speaks for itself. And finally, there’s physical touch. We have a God who still wants to touch, comfort, heal and be near His people. He wants us to experience Him now—in our physical bodies—not just in some sweet by and by, airy-fairy, glorified future.

What great news! We have a God who receives love in all the same ways we do! Take some time today and consider all of the ways God has expressed His love for you. Then respond by expressing your love back to Him. I think you’ll discover your Father is waiting to share a rich, ever-deepening worship           (ZACH NEESE)

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Why Easter Matters

Two thousand years ago there were a lot of people who had difficulty with the resurrection of Jesus. It wasn’t just the philosophers in Athens who laughed at the very idea,  even
some of the disciples who had been with Jesus in Jerusalem during the last week of His life and who may well have seen Him nailed to a tree had major problems with it. Execution and death are hard to argue with. So why is it that one billion Christians around the world still gather to mark this event?

Maybe they are all deluded idealists, wishful thinkers who can’t face reality or… maybe not.
Maybe in fact they are people who, one way or another, are in touch with a living and vibrant tradition of faith in the risen Christ that simply won’t go away.

Maybe they are people who in their own lives have been nailed to the cross or been forced to stand by it and who have come through that experience, not broken and embittered, but aware in a very profound and life giving way that God’s love never ends.

Jesus did not simply come on earth to die.
He came on earth to show us how to live and He was murdered for that.

He was murdered for showing that there is always a place for the prodigal at home,
for forgiving people who did not deserve to be forgiven,
for exposing religious bigotry and intolerance,
for rejecting the use of force and the abuse of power.

He was put to death for making a simple connection between our faith and the way we live, for asking us to believe that God’s love is always given and never earned.

In all of these ways and especially in His death and resurrection He was witnessing to the triumph of love over hatred and of hope over despair.

Easter matters because it is God’s yes to the world. In the risen Jesus God affirms all that is good in us and asks us to follow in the steps of His Son by working together to build up the Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed, trusting that the Spirit of Jesus is within us empowering us in ways that go beyond what we can imagine.                                                          (LE CHÉILE SCHOOLS TRUST)

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Palm Sunday: Coming Face To Face With A Fallen World

We must not assume that Jesus was so deluded by His Palm Sunday acclaim that the condemnation of Good Friday surprised Him. Never did Jesus look around, stunned, as if to say “Father, I’m sure surprised at how fast My celebration turned into crucifixion.” Jesus knew the treacherous nature of humankind. In our fallen world, it is possible to be a hero on Sunday and crucified the following Friday.

Christ managed to achieve something we find so difficult to master in our own lives — trusting others enough to freely serve them, yet not committing ourselves to their unstable sense of allegiance. For example, Jesus loved Judas as much as He loved the other disciples, but He was not shattered when Judas betrayed Him. Because He understood the treachery of human nature, He loved Judas anyway.

He does the same with us. How often we have disappointed Christ, yet He is never destroyed by our momentary betrayals. Betrayal is human, but then humanity was His business.

Palm Sunday is evidence that we are to serve our friends and even to receive their accolades. We must always remember, however, that only God is perfect. Friends can disappoint us. But if we love like Christ, we must keep on loving them even as they disappoint us.

Lord, knowing how fickle I am in loving You, help me not to be debilitated when my own friends begin to betray me. Loving the unlovely has always been Your kind of love. Help me to remember that such love is really grace simply wearing an earthier garment.  Amen                         (CALVIN MILLER)

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How To Use Your Bible Seminar

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Date : Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time : 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue : Wesley Methodist Church Klang
Cost :RM15 per person (includes notes & lunch)
Closing Date : April 2, 2016
Facilitator : Dr Herbert Tan

Payment can be made by bank transfer to : Wesley Methodist Church Klang UOB 171-315-561-1 Please fax/email to us your payment slip

Dr Herbert Tan is the Director of Family Ministries at Emmanuel Methodist Church, PJ and Chairman of the Board of Youth Work in TRAC. He has a MDiv and a PhD in the field of Christian Education and teaches in an adjunct capacity in a number of seminaries in the South East Asian region. He is a regular instructorof the LPL course on Inductive Bible Study. He is married to Ling Ming and they love young people. They have 2 children, Ellie (22) and Zhan (13), and they reside in Rawang.

  • What does “God breathed” mean and how does what God wants to say get translated/transmitted through human writers to form the Bible?
  • How did the writers discern it was God?
  • How did the people recognize it was from God?
  • How was the complete Scripture recognized as complete?
  • How can we get the most or more out of mere Bible reading?
  • How can we make the Bible come alive?
  • How do we dig the Word for ourselves and understand what God is saying to us?

Come and find out!

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