Wesley Methodist Church Klang

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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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Recorded Live Stream Worship Service – 28th & 29th Nov 2020

Title: The Return of the King
Scripture: Mark 13: 24 – 37
Preacher: Mr Damian Loke

Sermon Notes

I. Introduction
The Book of Revelation proclaims Jesus Christ to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. As Christians, we believe and confess to the Lordship of Jesus over all of creation and over our lives too. In Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he proclaims that ‘at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father’ (Phil. 2:10,11). In the early church, Christians frequently cry out, “Maranatha!” with the hope that the second coming of Christ will take place soon (1 Cor. 16:22).

II. Waiting for Jesus
1. The word, “Advent” is derived from the Latin word, “adventus” meaning “coming”, a translation of the Greek word, “Parousia”.
2. The Advent Season is observed 4 Sundays before Christmas day.
3. It is a season of observation and preparation for:
a. The nativity of Jesus at Christmas and
b. The return of Jesus at the Second Coming

III. Jesus will return
1. The Bible says so (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 22:20)
2. Cosmic signs will accompany His return (Mark 13:24,25; Isa. 13:10, 34:4)
3. Awesomeness of His appearance (Mark 3:26; Col. 1:17-18)

IV. Jesus, the enthroned Son of Man
1. All people will see His appearance (Mark 13:26; Rev. 1:7)
2. He will come in the clouds (Mark 13:26)
3. He will come with great power (Mark 9:7, 14:2; Dan. 7:13,14,27)
4. He will come in glory (Mark 13:26, 8:38, 10:37; Psalm 8:5)

V. Jesus will gather His elect
1. He will send forth His angels to gather His elect from the ends of the earth and of heaven (Mark 13:13:27; Matt. 24:31; Eze. 34:13)
2. Dead believers will be raised to life and take up to heaven together with those alive (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17)
3. Their mortal bodies will be transformed (1 Cor. 15:52-53)

VI. When Jesus returns
1. Focus on the End and be ready to welcome Him (Mark 13:28-31)
2. Only the Father knows the exact timing (Mark 13:32,33; 2 Pet. 3:10; I Thessalonians 5:2)

VII. Watch
1. Be vigilant (Mark 13:34,37; Matt. 26:41; Lk. 21:34-36; Rom. 7:18-25; 1 Pet. 4:7)
2. Be alert: Don’t be slothful and fall asleep (Mark 13:34; Col. 3:23)
3. Don’t neglect fellowship (Heb. 10:25; 1 Thess. 5:4-11)
4. Leaders safeguard the church from false prophets and false prophecies (Mark 13:3,34-36; 2 Tim. 3:16)
5. Act justly and love mercy (Mic. 6:8; Matt. 25:34-36, 40)
6. Continue to proclaim the Gospel (Matt. 28:16-20; 2 Tim. 4:2)

Conclusion
Jesus also comforts us. He shall return soon. He shall send out His mighty angels to gather all the elect up. Even though many may feel alone and isolated now, even though we are saddened and dismayed by all the wickedness now, Christ will gather all His saints together, and now what we believe by faith will give way to sight. And what a glorious sight that shall be. Amen.

Questions:
1. What does the phrase Jesus Christ being ‘the King of Kings and Lord of Lords’ mean to you?
2. What is the meaning of the term, “Maranatha”?
3. Why do the early Christians frequently cry out this term?
4. What are you waiting for now? Why?
5. Why does the Advent season present us with a promise and a warning?
6. Why do you believe that Jesus will return?
7. How will you when Jesus returns?
8. What vision of Jesus Christ did John the Apostle received? How does this vision affect your faith?
9. What does Jesus intend Christians to do when He issued the command, “Watch”?
10. What would you be doing if Jesus suddenly returns?

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Advent Reflections – Hope: 1st Sunday In Advent

THE CANDLE OF HOPE

Like the prophets in the Old Testament, we hope for a Messiah to save us from the sin in the world (Isaiah 9:6-7). We anticipate our Savior’s arrival.

Also known as the “prophecy candle,” this candle assures us we can have hope that God will fulfill the prophecies declared in the Old Testament about Jesus. Hope doesn’t disappoint us (Romans 5:5).

In this day and age, where evil abounds and all seems lost, especially during this time of the pandemic, we can also hope that the prophecies about Jesus’ second arrival to earth will also be fulfilled.

The somber purple color on the candle represents repentance and fasting as we anticipate the Lord’s coming. Purple doubles as a color for royalty throughout the Bible, symbolizing God’s kingship and reign.

What does the Bible say about Hope?
Christians can often confuse the word hope for wishful thinking. If we hope something will happen, we have no control over whether or not it will take place.

But the Biblical sense of hope is very different. Hope, in the Bible, exists as a secure assurance, a trust placed in a trustworthy God. God has not failed us in the past, and therefore, if He claims He will do something in the future, we can have a hope that He will fulfill that claim.

Hope waits and endures. It isn’t flimsy or merely wishful thinking. It can withstand fire, trials, and despair.

Why Does This Matter?
Hope is an important thing. It helps us during significant trials or times of distress. It offers us security that God will arrive and though we cannot see Him now, we will see Him face to face one day (Hebrews 11).

In lieu of Advent, it helps us to recognize the hope the Israelites experienced throughout the Old Testament, especially during the time of the prophets, such as Isaiah. They yearned for a Messiah to save them from their enemies, and ultimately, the greatest enemy: their sin.

Like the prophets, we also hope. We hope Jesus will return soon to this dark and despairing world. (by Hope Bolinger)

 

 

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How Christmas Points Us To Christ’s Second Coming

“At Christmas time, it’s easy to think so much about what God has done in the past that we forget to look toward the future. As wonderful as it was, Jesus’s first coming will pale in comparison to His second.

3 Ways His Second Coming Will Be Like the First
1. When Jesus returns in all His glory, one thing will not have changed. He will still be the Son of Man. He might be full of power and authority, but He is still the same God who is called Emmanuel, the Word made flesh, the One who walked among us.

2. The second similarity of the second coming of Christ to the first is simply the fact that He will come. It’s been more than 2,000 years since His feet walked this earth, but He has never failed to fulfill His promises. He said He would return, and you can fully believe He will. He is not a God who keeps His distance. He came to live among us once; He will return to take us to live with Him as well

3. And when He does return, He will again be worshipped. This time, however, instead of a just a handful of shepherds and a few wise men, “every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father..” (Philippians 2:10-11)

3 Ways His Second Coming Will Be Different From The First
1. When Jesus was born, He left the throne room of heaven and took on flesh to walk among us like one of us. He became a “Son of man” and was born with all the frailty of every babe who has ever been swaddled. When Christ first came, He came in weakness. When He returns, He will come in power.

He will arrive not on the earth, but in the clouds, with all the authority and glory that have always been His. There will be no humble lodgings or parents fleeing in fear from jealous kings. He will not come like a child but as the King He is, absolutely ready to reign. The Emmanuel who walked with us, serving others and washing their feet, will return and be served by all nations and peoples.

2. His second coming will not be an event witnessed only by a few people and some barnyard animals. Revelation 1:7 says, “every eye will see Him.” The busy people of Bethlehem may have missed the first coming, but they won’t miss the second.

3. And, unlike His first coming, there will be no end to His second. He won’t walk among us for 33 years then head back to heaven this time. His Kingdom will have come, and it will last forever.

That thought breathes hope and life into our bones, just like it did for the Apostle John who fell “as though dead” at Jesus’ feet in Revelation Chapter 1. Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living One. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever!” (Revelation 1:17-18)

That’s what Christmas is really about. Yes, we celebrate the fact that Jesus came, but we also rejoice in the fact that He is coming again. (CHARLIE WHITE)

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Notices: November 28-29, 2020

THE CHURCH & CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church & church office are closed during CMCO. If you need to contact the office staff, these are the contact numbers:
Pastor Ashok @ 012 524 0061
Yap Chee Kai @ 012 2360 457
Pelita Chuah @ 016 625 6188
Jane @ 017 622 7226
Cheng It @ 012 915 3640

ADVENT REFLECTION
This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. There are 4 Sundays in Advent, and there will be an Advent reflection for each of the 4 Advent Sundays besides the usual reflection. Kindly take note.

NEXT WEEKEND SERVICE
Speaker : Rev Nicholas Choo
Dates : Sat & Sun, Dec 5 & 6, 2020
Sermon Title: Advent of Christmas –
The Immortal Sign
Scripture Text: Isaiah 7:1-14(NIV)

2ND OFFERING & CHRISTMAS OFFERING
Both the 2nd Offering for December and Christmas offering will go towards Living Hope Methodist Church, Bukit Rimau. You may give your donations during the entire month of December via Online to Wesley Methodist Church Klang. Bank Account No: UOB 171-315-561-1

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to Mrs Molly Ku & Mr & Mrs Melvin Ku on the demise of her husband/his father, Richard Ku, on November 25. The funeral was on November 27, 2020.

YWCA VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Applications are now open for young women and girls, aged 16-25 years to attend courses at the YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre in KL beginning on 18 January 2021. Courses are Kindergarten Teacher Training, Culinary and Bakery, Hairdressing n Beautycare and Sewing n Tailoring. Please call:
Tel: 03-20267753
E-mail: vtocklywca@yahoo.com.my
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ONLINE BANKING
While we acknowledge that many people are affected by the current CMCO situation, we encourage you to continue giving your tithes/offering during this time through online banking, The details are below:

Pledge Payment can be done via Online to Wesley Methodist Church Klang Bank Account No: UOB 171-315-561-1

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Prayer List: November 29, 2020

Sunday, (Nov 29) – Praise God that Jesus will come back again in great glory and power, and establish His everlasting Kingdom. Pray that we will not allow ourselves to become entangled with the things of this world, nor allow our hearts to be weighed down with the anxieties of life, that in so doing, our watchfulness for the second coming of Christ will be diminished. Pray that the Holy Spirit will revive our hearts and give us a fresh sense of urgency that produces greater devotion to the Lord and a living-out of our faith, ministering the love of Christ in word and deed. Pray that we will endure to the end that we may join in on that great day with those who are given the crown of life.

Monday, (Nov 30) – Praise God for the hope that we in Christ Jesus, because on that first Christmas, God gave us the gift of hope wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. Pray that we will cling on to Christ, our gift of hope even as the Advent season begins in the midst of a pandemic, with everything seeming to fall apart around us. Pray that we will not lose hope, but trust that God is producing in us great endurance through the hard places, and that He is building spiritual muscle in us. Pray that we will press in close to His presence, and no matter what obstacles we are facing, we choose hope. Pray that we will share this hope we have in Christ with those who are in despair.

Tuesday, (Dec 1) – Pray for the Nation: Even as the Members of Parliament will continue to debate on the national Budget 2021, pray for wisdom to prevail and justice and righteousness to flow like a river. Pray that all our political leaders will put aside their personal agendas, and work together towards fairer measures in the budget, and adjust it accordingly so that the poor and disadvantaged will get more financial help to alleviate their distress, and also for adequate allocation to fight the Covid-19 situation. Pray also that during this rainy season, there will be no massive flooding, so that people will not have to deal with having to manage floods on top of the pandemic.

Wednesday, (Dec 2) – Praise God for the high number of daily Covid-19 recoveries last week. Pray for Top Glove Corporation Bhd, which has seen a high number of daily Covid-19 infections, that the enhanced movement control order imposed on its factories will be effective to curb the spread of Covid-19 and safeguard the well-being of its employees, their families and the general public. Pray that its factories that have been closed will soon be able to reopen as Top Glove is the largest manufacturer of surgical gloves in the world, and with the world’s demand for gloves increasing significantly due to the pandemic, prolonged closure of the factories will impact our nation’s economy, and also the pandemic.

Thursday, (Dec 3) – Praise God for the Orang Asli(OA) Ministry in our church, that 7 of our church members are doing online tutoring for the secondary OA school students, as well as the Year 6 students who will be moving up to secondary school next year. Pray that the new wifi system that was installed will work well so that the lessons will proceed smoothly. As all the 10 OA students will be doing the online lessons in the OA Pastor Noraini’s house, pray that she will be able to supervise them, and that the students will be excited, interested and diligent towards their studies.

Friday, (Dec 4) – Pray for TRAC: There will be several TRAC pastors who will be going on transfer in 2021. Some transfers involve moving from one state to another. Pray for God’s protection upon all the pastor and families concerned as the transfers this year are more complicated given the worrying number of daily Covid-19 cases now in Malaysia. Pray also that the the receiving churches will welcome their new pastors and their families with warmth, and that relationships will develop well over time.

Saturday, (Dec 5) – Pray for the World: Pray for South Korea as the nation has seen a surge in daily Covid-19 cases, sparking fears of a major third wave. Pray that the health authorities will be able to contain the infections. Pray also for the US, where millions defied the travel warning for last Thusday’s Thanksgiving holiday, and pressed ahead with their travel plans amid skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and deaths. Pray that by God’s grace, the Covid-19 situation will not blow up into a national crisis.

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Recorded Live Streaming Worship Service – 21st Nov 2020

Title: Being Calm In The Lord
Scripture: Psalm 131: 1 – 3
Preacher: Rev Ashok Amarasingham

Sermon Notes:

1) Introduction
1.1 My transfer to KL Wesley in 2021.

1.2 Focus for Today
As the pandemic escalates, let us surrender our anxieties to God. We need to deliberately/purposefully rest in God and find calm in God.

2) The Pilgrim Searches His Soul While Journeying to Jerusalem
2.1 The eager worshipping pilgrim recognises that the desire to exalt God must be first grounded on the state of the heart.

2.2 The worshipping pilgrim knew the importance of having a sober estimate of himself (Psalm 131: 1).

2.3 The opposite (upturned heart & eyes not raised too high) is pride & arrogance.

2.4 The pilgrim is sober to know that he should not be preoccupied with “things that are too great for men”.

3) The Pilgrim Has Exchanged His Self-Focused Pursuits for Calm in His God
3.1 The psalm depicts an excellent simile…as calm as a weaned child (Psalm 131: 2)

3.2 A caring mother knows that her child needs to rely on solid food for the next phase…growth.

3.3 However the toddler is still loved by his mother and he is calm and secure.

3.4 Practical Application

4) Conclusion
O Israel, put your hope in God, both now and forevermore (Psalm 131: 3).

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Coronavirus, Psalm 131, And The Faithful Father

“Help me with my helmet?” Haddon asks as I stare blankly into a sea of disorganized items in our garage. I fasten the buckle at his chin. His round cheeks press tightly against the strap. He is growing into a strong boy. But he hasn’t lost his baby face yet. He is wildly happy because after a few days of rain, we are finally taking a walk. We embark down the bike path until we reach the pedestrian crossing.

“Don’t touch the button! GERMS!” I quickly say as I dig my elbow into the call button at the crosswalk to avoid using my hands. “Why I’m not in school? Is it germs? Is it the sickness?” I inwardly kick myself. My panic about germs clearly caused him to think about this too. It’s already hit pretty close to us. The virus made its way into our school system, impacting a few staff members at several schools. The kids’ principal is infected. Sadly, a teacher in our county died. “Yes,” I answer.

His question now rapidly fades from his attention. As soon as we cross he swiftly peddles ahead on his scooter. He is unaware of what all this means. Each day we are faced with graphs of lines that only go up. We are shown future projections—of cases, deaths, jobs, and the economy. Most of us consume a daily diet of the latest news. We want to know what will happen next. There is such uncertainty.

I’m reminded of Psalm 131:1-2 “O Lord my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high. I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”

Haddon doesn’t understand the chaos in our world and all the ramifications it entails. He doesn’t go to bed worried that his parents might not take care of him the next day. He knows when he awakes, he will be provided for. He rests in our faithfulness to him. Global pandemic or not, he knows that his mommy and daddy love him. He knows we’re going to care for him.

Similarly, David, the author of this Psalm, expresses a childlike faith. There were many times when he needed to trust God. We don’t know which circumstances he might be thinking of here. But it seems he’s personally experienced God’s steadfast Fatherly care. So much so, he’s resting in it like a calmed child.

Unlike my mothering, God’s faithfulness is holy and perfect. It’s rooted primarily in His character. For us, we have a vantage point David didn’t have: We can trust God because He’s supplied our greatest need through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

How severe will this crisis be? I don’t know. But we don’t have to figure it out—thinking of things too lofty for us. All we need to know is that whatever happens, God loves us. He’s going to care for us.

Most days, Haddon sweetly nestles close to me while I read a large stack of books to him. In these moments, he is quiet, still and content. He doesn’t know it. But his mom is taking notes. I’m learning from him how to trust in my Heavenly Father. “O Israel put your hope in the Lord, both now and forevermore.” Psalm 131:3 (GAIL EMERSON)

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Notices: November 21-22, 2020

THE CHURCH & CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
The church & church office are closed during CMCO. If you need to contact the office staff, these are the contact numbers:
Pastor Ashok @ 012 524 0061
Yap Chee Kai @ 012 2360 457
Pelita Chuah @ 016 625 6188
Jane @ 017 622 7226
Cheng It @ 012 915 3640

NEXT WEEKEND SERVICE
Speaker : Mr Damian Loke
Dates : Sat & Sun, Nov 28 & 29, 2020
Sermon Title: The Return Of The King
Scripture Text: Mark 13: 24-37

2ND OFFERING
The 2nd Offering for November will go towards the Salvation Army. You may give your donations to the organization during the entire month of November via online banking. The details are below;-
Bank: Maybank
Name: The Salvation Army
Account Number: 5005 1196 0014
Recipient Reference: Please indicate ‘Donation PR Malaysia’
Important Note:
Kindly ensure you email the transaction slip after making the transfer at pr.malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org You may also whatsapp the transaction slip to Helen John at 012 502 6959.

WELCOME & FAREWELL
We are pleased to announce that Rev Gaurri Maniam has been appointed as our new pastor to Wesley Methodist Church Klang and we bid farewell to our dear pastor, Rev Ashok Amarasingham who will be serving as Associate Pastor of Wesley Methodist Church Kuala Lumpur. May the good Lord bless them.

CONGRATULATIONS
Our heartiest congratulations to:
1. Rev Joshua Khong who was elected as the new President of Trinity Annual
Conference (TRAC) for the next quadrennium (2021-2024).
2. Rev Ashok Amarasingham, TRAC Board of Ministry Chairman
3. Mr Lim Chong Ho, TRAC Conference Lay Leader.
4. Mr Yap Koon Roy, TRAC Conference Secretary.

CONDOLENCES
Our deepest condolences to Mr & Mrs Andrew Shum on the demise of his father, Shum Yew Heng, on November 16 in Alor Star. The funeral was on November 18, 2020.

YWCA VOCATIONAL TRAINING
Applications are now open for young women and girls, aged 16-25 years to attend courses at the YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre in KL beginning on 18 January 2021. Courses are Kindergarten Teacher Training, Culinary and Bakery, Hairdressing n Beautycare and Sewing n Tailoring. Please call:
Tel: 03-20267753
E-mail: vtocklywca@yahoo.com.my
Website: www.vtoc.org

ONLINE BANKING
While we acknowledge that many people are affected by the current CMCO situation, we encourage you to continue giving your tithes/offering during this time through online banking, The details are below:

Pledge Payment can be done via Online to Wesley Methodist Church Klang Bank Account No: UOB 171-315-561-1

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