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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8 Ways Children’s Ministry Benefits The Children

1.It promotes their eternal happiness.
I want my kids to find indestructible joy
In Christ.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Constantly work to introduce them to Jesus. Make the Good News plain in everything you do. We have a mural in our children’s worship room that summarizes the story of Jesus.

2.It helps them make sense out of life. Only understanding who made the world, what went wrong and God’s plan to fix it can explain this world we all experience.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Teach a Gospel-centered worldview with specific applications that will help them interpret life.

3.It’s their best chance to accept Christ. Research has proven that kids tend to be more receptive to the Gospel than any other age group. I want my children to have every opportunity to believe in Jesus.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Present the Good News in age-appropriate ways all throughout childhood. I have different booklets that I give to different age groups to better target their comprehension level.

4.It helps avoid some negative outcomes of sin. Only God’s grace can change our hearts, but knowing the consequences of disobeying God is often a wake-up call. When children understand the great price that Jesus paid for their salvation, they are more likely to stay on the way of the righteous.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Be careful to teach both God’s law and God’s love, one doesn’t make sense without the other.

5.It can help counter balance worldly influences. Everyone knows the harmful influences present in our society. Kids need positive influences to tip the scale.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Help them see where God’s values conflict with worldly values. For example, God say love other people and the world says “look out for yourself.”

6.It is something fun to do. Do you know who invented fun? God did. Do you know why? For His own glory. While entertainment and fun seeking can become an idol, we should not think God is against fun.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: As a leader, you should be having fun too. Let the children know that you love ministering to them.

7.It helps them make new friends. Some of the best ones children will ever make is in the church.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Allow time for group activities and relationship building in your programs.

8.It gives kids meaningful keepsakes. Those VBS and Sunday School crafts often become prized possessions. The Bible verses on their keepsakes will remind them of what they have learned for years to come.
— Children’s Ministry Tip: Plan high value crafts that are worthy of keeping.
(TONY KUMMER)

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3 Characters, 3 Lessons From The Parables Of The Prodigal Son

Each one of us can relate in some way to the parable Jesus told about a prodigal son, his father, and his older brother. (Luke 15:11-32)

First, there is the son who was restless and driven to experience whatever sinful pleasures money could buy. As often happens, it wasn’t until his money ran out that he began to reflect upon just how good he had it before he went off on his lustful tangent. Such is the nature of man. We feel driven at times. We get tempted. And if we are not careful, we make decisions which are rooted in fantasy rather than reality. The prodigal son chased his fantasy, but his fanciful dream eventually turned into a nightmare. You could say he hit rock bottom. And so there was no place to look but up.

This is the point in the story where the love of the Father explodes onto the scene. No condemnation. No guilt-trips. No waving of the finger while saying, “I told you so.” Nothing but love, pure and unconditional. And the love of the father in this parable points to the amazing grace and endless love of our great and mighty God.

The third character in the parable is the older brother. While the father was busy throwing a huge party for his prodigal son, the older brother was fuming because he felt like it wasn’t fair. After all, he had stayed home and tended to his duties while the prodigal son was out living it up. So why should the party animal be treated like a guest of honor?  The self-righteousness was pouring out of the older brother when he scolded his father. No love. No compassion. No thanksgiving. Just anger and selfishness. Such is the nature of man’s heart when it is flowing in pride rather than flowing in gratitude and grace. Each one of us is prone to behaving in a similar way toward those who have strayed from the path and then returned home.

This is our challenge, whether we are tempted to pursue sin in the world like the prodigal son, or sin while at home like the older brother. If I am running from God, then I can learn much from the prodigal son. If someone needs my forgiveness and acceptance, I can learn much from the father. And if I feel like I am not getting my fair share and that a “big sinner” is being shown too much mercy, I can learn a lot by studying the angry response of the older brother.

Which one of these three characters best describes your life today? Are you chasing sinful fantasies? Or perhaps stewing in self-righteous snootiness? If so, just remember: It’s not just a matter of coming home. It’s a matter of loving each one of those who are in the home, whether we feel like they deserve it or not.

The fact of the matter is that you and I do not deserve God’s grace and mercy. And yet that is exactly what we have been given through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s only when we immerse ourselves in the immensity of God’s ultimate sacrifice that we begin to experience the compassion and the wisdom of the father in this parable.                 (DAN DELZELL)

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God’s Goal For You Is Character, Not Comfort

Many religions and New Age philosophies promote the
old lie that we are divine or can become gods. The truth is, you will never become God or even a god.

That prideful lie is Satan’s oldest temptation. Satan promised Adam and Eve that if they followed his advice, “You shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5).

This desire to be a god shows up every time we try to control our circumstances, our future, and people around us. But as creatures, we will never be the Creator. God doesn’t want us to become a god; He wants us to become godly, taking on His values, attitudes, and character. We are meant to “take on an entirely new way of life — a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces His character in you” (Ephesians 4:22-24).

God’s ultimate goal for your life on Earth is not comfort but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually and become like Christ. Becoming like Christ does not mean losing your personality or becoming a mindless clone.

God created your uniqueness, so He certainly doesn’t want to destroy it. Christlikeness is all about transforming your character, not your personality.

Every time you forget that character is one of God’s purposes for your life, you will become frustrated by your circumstances. You’ll wonder, “Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time?” One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It’s what enables us to grow. Remember, Earth is not Heaven.

Many Christians misinterpret Jesus’ promise of the “abundant life” (John 10:10) to mean perfect health, a comfortable lifestyle, constant happiness, full realization of your dreams, and instant relief from problems through faith and prayer.

In a word, they expect the Christian life to be easy. They expect Heaven on Earth.

This self-absorbed perspective treats God as a genie who simply exists to serve you in your selfish pursuit of personal fulfillment. But God is not your servant, and if you fall for the idea that life is supposed to be easy, either you will become severely disillusioned or you will live in denial of reality.

Never forget that life is not about you! You exist for God’s purposes, not vice versa. Why would God provide Heaven on Earth when He’s planned the real thing for you in eternity? God gives us our time on Earth to build and strengthen our character for Heaven.

THINK IT OVER
•    How does this devotional encourage you in light of the ways that the world is changing, often not for the better?
•    What Scripture verses will you memorize to help you when you are facing discouragement or difficult circumstances?
•    What do you expect from God? Where does the motivation for those expectations come from?                                                            (RICK WARREN)

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What Is Your Daily Bread?

When Jesus says we’re to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” He’s talking about far more than just bread. In fact, the Bible tells us that bread represents four things.

1.Bread represents the necessities of life.
This is the economy of God. God says, “I supply it. You gather it.” When you pray, “Give us this day         our daily bread,”  it doesn’t mean you sit on the couch and wait for God to throw you money. You’ve got to work! Even the Israelites had to go out and pick up the manna. Work is a part of God’s purpose for your life. It builds character. Proverbs 14:23 says, “Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table” (MSG).

2.Bread represents God’s Word. The Bible is spiritual food. Bread is a symbol for Scripture. The Bible says,  “People do not live by bread alone;  rather,  we live
by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:3b NLT). When the children of Israel were walking to the Promised Land, God dropped manna from Heaven for the people to pick up because they had nothing to eat. God gave them this bread to teach them that people need more than bread for their life. Real life comes by feeding on every word of the Lord. You don’t just need physical nourishment; you also need spiritual nourishment.

3.Bread represents God’s family and fellowship. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:16, “Is the bread which we break not a sharing in the body of Christ?” (AMP) Bread is a metaphor for the family of God. You need God’s people in your life! Whether or not you have a physical family,  God wants you to
be part of His family that will last forever — the Church. It is to be a place of fellowship.

4.Bread represents salvation. Jesus chose bread to represent His sacrifice in communion. Every time we eat the bread and drink the wine or juice, it is a reminder of how much God loves us and the sacrifice He made so that we can go to Heaven.

Whatever your need is — physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual — God will take care of it if you will depend on Him. Pray today, “Give us this day our daily bread,” and trust God to provide for you in every way.

Think It Over
•Understanding these four representations, how can you more specifically pray when you ask, “Give us this day our daily bread”?

•In what ways does God’s Word “feed” your spiritual growth?

•How does your life reflect that you need God’s supply, Word, family, and salvation to live?                                                     (RICK WARREN)

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Dare To Be A Daniel

As a teenager, Daniel was carried off to Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzar. There he was selected to be trained for service in the king’s court, along
with three of his friends and some other young men from Israel – chosen because of their intelligence, handsome appearance and aptitude for learning. They were each appointed a daily ration of choice food and wine from the king’s table, and were to be in training for three years, before entering the king’s service.

However, Daniel (and his three friends) showed courage, bravery and integrity when they refused the prime cuts of meat and wine from the king’s table so they wouldn’t defile themselves before God. Daniel requested a ten day trial where they would eat vegetables and drink water, and at the end of the ten days Daniel and his friends were found to be healthier than the rest of the men. God had rewarded their obedience with physical health and vitality!

Daniel was unwilling to compromise on his convictions, even in the midst of a hostile land. As Christians living in a fallen world, we’re also in the midst of a hostile land. Do we serve God without compromise, refusing to defile ourselves by submitting to the ways of the world? Or do we compromise our godliness and submit to the world instead of to God? Compromise happens when the lines between good and evil become blurred, and when we try to stretch the boundaries that God has set for us, losing sight of the righteous path that God’s marked out for us.

This is exactly what’s happening in society today. People are becoming increasingly hostile towards God, and towards those who stand for Him. Moral truth has become subjective and there are very few absolutes. The Word of God is seen by many to be irrelevant, and sin is protected by political correctness. Christians are under constant pressure to compromise their loyalty to God and indulge themselves in the things of the world. It takes courage, discipline and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to stand firm against all kinds of temptation and remain steadfast in our commitment to ‘be holy, as He is holy’ (1 Peter 1:15-16).

What would we have done in Daniel’s shoes? Would we have had the courage and discipline to say no to the things of the world that defile? Living without compromise means standing firm, even in the face of opposition and temptation. As Christ’s ambassadors here on earth, we’ve been given the opportunity to uphold the name of Jesus and His Word of truth. We’ve been filled with the Spirit of God, and in His power we are able to overcome all things – including the temptation to compromise – because ‘greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world’ (1 John 4:4).

Let’s make a new commitment today, to live a radical life in Christ! Let’s stand for truth without compromise, refusing to submit to the defilement of the world, that we might be salt and light in an increasingly dark world. Today, let’s dare to be a Daniel!                                                           (PETER HORROBIN – ELLEL MINISTRIES)

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Been Baptized?

The Christian practice of baptism is confusing for a lot of people.  They wonder, “What does it accomplish?  Does it wash away my sin?  If not, then why should I do it?   Will I go to hell if
don’t?  For those who didn’t grow up in church, it can all seem pretty mysterious. Even for those who did, its true significance is not always recognized.  So what is baptism good for, anyway?

Baptism is public identification with Christ.  It’s standing up in front of a group of people and saying, “Do you know what? I’m a follower of Jesus Christ. I am in Him, and He is in me.  I am not my own; I have been bought with a price.  I am a card-carrying, flag-flying member of the family of God.  I don’t care who knows it!  He is my Savior!”

It is essential for every new believer to go public like this.  If you see a person walking around with a badge on, you think to yourself, “Wow, he must be the sheriff.”  Or if you see a woman wearing a wedding ring, you think, “Oh, she must be married.” The ring on her hand says, “I belong to someone else.”  In the same way, by being baptized you are saying to the world, “I am a Christian; I belong to Jesus.”  Baptism is the biblical way to profess your faith in Christ.

Biblical Christianity emphasizes the importance of public confession.  Romans 10:9 says, “if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  This shows that holding it privately in your heart isn’t good enough; you also have to confess it with your mouth. You’re supposed to testify publicly.  Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33?  “Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.  But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.”  Jesus is saying, “If you live your life as though we’re not plugged in together, either by verbally denying Me or failing to confess Me before men, then I will deny you before My Father.”  This matter of confessing Christ publicly is very serious.

Does this mean that baptism saves a person? No.  Not everyone who wears a badge is a sheriff and not everyone who wears a ring is married.  Some people go through the motions, but without faith in their heart.  Such people were unbelievers when they got into the water, and they were still unbelievers when they got out.  The only difference is that now they’re wet. Salvation occurs when a person believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth (Romans 10:9).

So how about you? Have you taken this important first step as a Christian?  Have you stood before a group of people and made known to them that you belong to Jesus? If not, I encourage you to get that done.  It is the most basic step in the Christian life.  If you have been baptized, I encourage to think back on that day.  Do you remember the love that you had for Christ then? Is it burning just as strong today? If not, maybe you need to reaffirm your commitment to walk with Him and to let the world know that you are His.
(JAMES MACDONALD)

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Our Rally Cry

I’m not sure why we always think of Jesus in terms of His soft side—the meek and mild, gentle, peaceful Jesus. While I’m thankful for that side of Him, I can’t help but notice that there’s more to Him
than that. He came to earth to effect radical change. To be sure, there was a clash of civilizations when He brought the values and culture of heaven into enemy territory that was under the management and direction of Beelzebub himself. Jesus did not come to coexist with hell on earth, nor did He come to negotiate a compromise. Rather, He came to conquer hell on earth, to overthrow the regime and set the captives free! He died a revolutionary’s death and rose as a victorious revolutionary who had once and for all de-fanged the enemy of our souls and set us free. And once freed, we are recruited to join the revolution, to get involved in the goal of setting other captives free, and to follow our leader Jesus and take up the rally cry of His revolution: “People matter most!”

“People matter most” is the point Jesus was trying to get across when He told the now-familiar story of the Good Samaritan. Let’s face it: Joining the heavenly revolution is a challenge. We live in a world where personal happiness is more important than the welfare of others; in a world where pleasure trumps people; in a world where corporate value and stock prices eclipse the importance of the value of people, their pension plans, and personal welfare. It’s why the crime of genocide still exists; why the problem of abortion continues to thrive; why the question of euthanasia still haunts us. It’s why dads leave their families for the fling of what initially seems like a more-fulfilling relationship. It’s why the affluent can be blind to the needs of the poor and the oppressed.

We’re living in enemy territory where people are often pawns and chips on the game table of someone else’s happiness and gain. Jesus came to change all of that: to teach us that people matter most, that eternal destinies are worth sacrificing for, that others count, and that love trumps self-centeredness! The familiar story of the Good Samaritan teaches us that even religious people can miss the point of the importance of “loving our neighbor.” But Jesus is still looking for good Samaritans who will join the revolution and live to prove—as Jesus died to prove—that above everything else, people matter most.

Join the revolution today!

YOUR JOURNEY…

•    Read the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37. How are you doing in terms of obeying Jesus’ command to “Go and do likewise”? (In other words, which of the three passersby would most characterize you?)

•    What circumstances or challenges might distract you from the rally cry: “People matter most”? What can you do to eliminate the things that keep you from rallying to Jesus’ cause to care for others?

•    Think of someone you know who might be “bleeding by the side of the road” today. Take the time to stop what you’re doing and lend a helping hand in the name of Jesus.                                                                            (JOE STOWELL)

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