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 2

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-reg2.php

 

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Thyatira: The Church Of Tolerance And Sleaze

Jesus gave the church in Thyatira a shout out because they worked hard; they sacrificed for the sake of others and were known for their faith, love, and patience were gracious in their service and hospitality. Sounds pretty good, huh? Hold on! The wheels are coming off the wagon in just a moment.

There was a woman in the church that Jesus called ‘Jezebel’, whether this was her real name, or the name that Jesus gave her to signify her character. She was teaching some pretty bad stuff, and people were following her. John MacArthur suggests that she might have been teaching philosophical dualism – that the spirit is good, the flesh is evil and since God is only interested in the spirit it doesn’t matter what one does with the body. Jezebel might also have taught that since the Christians in Thyatira live under grace it didn’t matter how much they sinned. God would still forgive them.

I hope you can immediately see the problems with both philosophies. God cares what we do with our bodies for they are the temples of His Spirit. He cares about every part of our body, from the top of our head to the tips of our toes. He also will hold us accountable for every decision, every act, every word.

In the Old Testament story of Jezebel, she was all about Baal worship, so perhaps this woman in the church at Thyatira was enticing the Christians to worship Baal, which involved male and female temple prostitutes and obscene sex acts. Jesus said that this woman enticed His people into sexual immorality. See anything familiar there? Pornography.

Jesus says that judgment is getting ready to fall. He is warning those who are the faithful that when judgment falls, it will involve suffering and death. Jezebel’s ‘children’ will suffer, so apparently the church had allowed this woman free reign for quite a while…long enough for her to have ‘spiritual’ children who followed her.

In Thyatira it was impossible to hold a job if you did not belong to a guild, and belonging to a guild required that you worship the deity with which the guild affiliated. It is quite likely that some of the people in the church at Thyatira had embraced Jezebel and her false gospel and ways in order to make a living. They had fallen victim to the false gospel of tolerance and unity at all costs. Some of the harshest punishment a person can face is for leading others into sin according to Matthew 18:6-10.

Jesus offered words of encouragement for those who overcome or hold fast. They are promised a position of power and ruling authority. This promise is likely referencing the coming heavenly kingdom. Jesus also tells the overcomers that they will have a close, intimate, abiding, and eternal relationship with Him as the reward for their faithfulness.

The Thyatiran church has an important message to the church in 2018 – false doctrine and sin are not to be allowed – even under the banner of love, toleration, and unity. (LEAH ADAMS)

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Living By The Power Of The Holy Spirit

Today, many believers are quenching the Holy Spirit of God in their lives. They are connected to the Holy Spirit because He indwelt them at the time of salvation, but then they choose to live by worldly principles. They are connected to the power source, and yet they choose to live in the dark.

That fire cannot quench itself—we are the ones who dampen it. How? By allowing ungodly thoughts to dwell in our minds and build strongholds in our lives; by allowing our emotions to get entangled with ungodly affections; by allowing our decisions to be infected by the wrong motives. Soon, rebellion, unrighteous anger, or selfish ambition begin to take root in us.

And so we quench, we stifle, and we suppress. Our opinions and our ideas begin to replace the Word of God. Reading the Bible begins to feel like lifting a ton of bricks—we can’t even pick it up. When we quench the Holy Spirit, minimizing the Word of God and its power will follow.

Through the storms of life and the challenges of the faith, the only way we can remain faithful to Christ and His work is to live by His Spirit. We are saved for a purpose, and without God’s power working in us, we cannot accomplish that purpose. However, when we place our confidence in God’s faithfulness rather than our own abilities, we will see God do more than we ever could have done in our own strength.

In a world dominated by fear and pride, God has called us to be filled with hope and confidence in Him. He wants us to submerge every inch of our lives in His overcoming power. As challenges arise, we can be those faithful believers who call upon the Lord with prayers of help, thanksgiving, and surrender. In the face of temptation and hardship, we can remember the end of the story—the glorious return of King Jesus—and be spurred on to victory by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(DR MICHAEL YOUSSEF)

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A Little Bit Of Jezebel – A Touch Of Ahab

The story of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel is truly an important warning to us all. It is not just one isolated story, but a warning against a pattern of sinful behavior illustrated several times in the Bible. There are two elements involved in this pattern, and they work together to wreak havoc in the church, even today!

First, there is Ahab, an evil and weak king of Israel, who marries a pagan woman named Jezebel. Ahab is described as doing more to provoke the anger of the Lord, the God of Israel, than any of the other kings to date! After he marries Jezebel, he forsakes God and is influenced by Jezebel to worship the pagan idol Baal. And Queen Jezebel brought this into Israel, thanks to her husband’s weak character. Jezebel was a master manipulator. She preyed on her husband’s weaknesses, and used his power for evil purposes. This is how Jezebel works. Alone, she has no power except sexual favors, so she finds a weak partner who has power, and offers those favors to begin to set her hook into her victim. Then she begins to manipulate the situations she encounters to bring about her desired result.

You see this same principle at work again in the story of Herodias and Herod in Mark 6:17-28: Herod had sent soldiers to arrest and imprison John the Baptist because he kept saying it was wrong for the king to marry Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. Herodias wanted John killed in revenge, but without Herod’s approval she was powerless. Herodias’s chance finally came. It was Herod’s birthday and he gave a party for his palace aides, army officers, and the leading citizens of Galilee. Then Herodias’s daughter came in and danced before them and greatly pleased them all. “Ask me for anything you like,” the king vowed, “even half of my kingdom, and I will give it to you!” She went out and consulted her mother, who told her, “Ask for John the Baptist’s head!” So she hurried back to the king and told him, “I want the head of John the Baptist—right now—on a tray!”

Herodias uses her own daughter to get Herod worked up enough to promise her anything, up to half of his kingdom, and then she makes sure that her daughter asks for the head of John the Baptist. Herodias was operating in the “Jezebel spirit” and was manipulating everyone.

But one thing is brought to light here in both stories – the Jezebel spirit cannot work alone! She must find herself an Ahab so that she can “hi-jack” his power to get her desired deeds accomplished. Is this principle still at work in the church today? From my own observations, I say “Yes”! How many ministries have been lost from sexual scandal or wandering off of the path to Christ and misdirected towards the idols of the culture or the world? We all need to go before the Lord and ask Him to show us if there is any of Jezebel or Ahab in us! Let Him free you from any little bit of Jezebel or any touch of Ahab.                     (LELIA MCGREGOR)

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When The Bubble Bursts

What do we do when “the bubble bursts”? When a job we held for years disappears and a new job is hard to find, when a teenaged child turns his or her back on our parental guidance, when a family member or close friend passes away, when a longed-for pregnancy doesn’t happen, when a ministry we had put our hearts into fizzles and fades out—there are many reasons why believers today face the grief of disappointment, discouragement and disillusionment.

The Bible does not teach that believers will never face disappointment. In fact, the Bible is filled with examples of believers who experienced disappointment—the disappointment of opposition, the disappointment of need, the disappointment of rejection, the disappointment of loss and loneliness. When it happens, not if it will happen, is how the Bible handles the problem of disappointment. Although the Bible does not guarantee freedom from discouragement and disappointment for the believer, it does guarantee a cure for every possible form of disappointment.

The author of Psalm 42 experienced extreme disappointment, but it never resulted in despair because he turned to the Cure—the Lord Himself. We, too, can endure discouragement and disappointment when we cease trying to cope in our own strength and turn to the Lord.

Suffering and disappointment can cause us to despair and become bitter, or they can become opportunities for us to grow and mature. James 1 tells us that God uses all kinds of trials and difficulties to bring our faith to maturity. “Consider it pure joy… when you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything” (James 1:2-4). Perseverance means to “hang in there” in spite of opposition, discouragement, loss, or any kind of oppression.

But where can distressed believers find the strength to persevere? By leaning on God! When we are at our weakest, His strength will provide support and keep us going. The psalmist was learning to lean on God. He had come to the realization that God alone was his hope for deliverance. God alone would be his Savior. He found courage and confidence for the future in the belief that God would indeed come through for him. “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.” Believers who lean on God when oppressed will not be disappointed. (RON REID)

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Joseph Of Nazareth: Lessons For Men From A Carpenter

Everyone knows that Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, was a carpenter and that Matthew calls him “a righteous man,” but we seldom think about the wisdom he handed down to Jesus. As a carpenter, Jesus must have learned many tricks of the woodworking trade from Joseph.

While tools and techniques have changed a great deal over the past 2,000 years, three simple rules that Joseph lived by still hold true today.

1. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Wood was scarce in ancient Israel. Joseph and his apprentice Jesus couldn’t afford to make mistakes. They learned to proceed with caution, anticipating the consequences of everything they did. It’s a wise principle for our lives, too.

As Christian men, we need to be careful in our behavior. People are watching. Nonbelievers are judging Christianity by the way we act, and we can either attract them to the faith or drive them away.

Thinking ahead prevents a lot of trouble. We should measure our spending against our income and not exceed it. We should measure our physical health and take steps to protect it. And, we should measure our spiritual growth from time to time and work to increase it. Just like the timber in ancient Israel, our resources are limited, so we should do our best to use them wisely.

2. Use the Right Tool for the Job: Joseph wouldn’t have tried to pound with a chisel or drill a hole with an ax. Every carpenter has a special tool for each task.

So it is with us. Don’t use anger when understanding is called for. Don’t use indifference when encouragement is needed. We can build people up or tear them down, depending on which tools we use. Jesus gave people hope. He wasn’t embarrassed to show love and compassion. He was a master at using the right tools, and as his apprentices, we should do the same.

3. Take Care of Your Tools and They’ll Take Care of You: Joseph’s livelihood depended on his tools.

We Christian men have the tools of prayer, meditation, fasting, worship, and praise. Our most valuable tool, of course, is the Bible. If we sink its truths deep into our minds then live them out, God will take care of us, too.

In the body of Christ, every Christian man is a carpenter with a job to do. Like Joseph, we can mentor our apprentices–our sons, daughters, friends and relatives–teaching them the skills to pass the faith on to the generation after them. The more we learn about our faith, the better a teacher we’ll be.

God has given us all the tools and resources we need. Whether you’re at your place of business or at home or at leisure, you’re always on the job. Work for God with your head, your hands, and your heart and you can’t go wrong. (JACK ZAVADA)

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How Is The Fear Of The Lord The Beginning Of Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Basically, this verse teaches that the fear of God is foundational to true wisdom; all other types of learning are worthless unless built upon a knowledge of the Lord Himself.

Fear of the Lord can be defined as “the continual awareness that our loving heavenly Father is watching and evaluating everything we think, say, and do. As Jesus told each of the seven churches in Revelation 1—2, “I know your works.” Nothing escapes His attention.

In order to develop the fear of the Lord, we must recognize God for who He is. We must glimpse with our spirits the power, might, beauty, and brilliance of the Lord God Almighty. Those who fear the Lord have a continual awareness of Him, a deep reverence for Him, and sincere commitment to obey Him.

The link between the fear of God and wisdom means we cannot possess wisdom if we recreate God in our own image. Too many people want to “tame” God into a non-threatening nobody. But, if we redefine the Lord as a god that makes us feel comfortable, a permissive “buddy” who exists simply to bless us and give us what we want, we will not fear Him in the way He deserves to be feared. The Lord God Almighty is far greater than that, and the fear of the Lord begins when we see Him in His majesty and power.

When the reality of God’s true nature has caused us to fall down in worship, we are then in the right position to gain wisdom. Wisdom is merely seeing life from God’s perspective and responding accordingly. Wisdom is a priority, and we are told to seek it above all else.

Until our hearts are in a right relationship with God, we are unable to have the wisdom that comes from heaven. Without the fear of the Lord, we may gain knowledge of earthly things and make some practical choices for this life, but we are missing the one ingredient that defines a wise person. In the parable of the Rich Fool, the rich man had a “wise” and practical plan for his profits, but God said to him, “You fool!” because the farmer’s plans were made with no thought of God and eternity (Luke 12:16–21).

Without the fear of the Lord, we make final decisions based on our faulty human understanding. When we incorporate the fear of the Lord into every moment of our lives, we make decisions based upon His approval. We live with the knowledge that the Creator of the universe is intimately involved in our every move. He sees, knows, and evaluates all our choices, and we will answer to Him.

Our respect for God’s majesty causes us to honor Him. Our gratitude for His mercy causes us to serve Him well. And the understanding that our God of love is also a God of wrath inspires enough fear to help us stay away from evil. Sin is foolish; righteousness is wise. When we live righteously, we are on the path to wisdom, and everyone in our lives benefits. (GOT QUESTIONS MINISTRIES)

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Loving Others

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?   For even sinners love those who love them (Luke 6:32).

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” (1 Timothy 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). 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.                         (from DAILY IN CHRIST by NEIL

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