Sunday, September 30, 2012

Senior Alpha Celebration

On Saturday 29th Sept 2012 we had our Senior Alpha Celebration at our Church.  We were honored to have Senior Alpha Cordinators Jack and Vicky from Alpha Kuala Lumpur to attend this celebration.  It was a very meaningful journey for our Alpha team as well as for the 7 participants who came faithfully each week for the past 15 weeks.  Over the weeks we can see all the participants opening up and getting to know each other well.  Certainly friendships have been formed and each will definitely encourage each other like brothers and sisters in Christ.  One of the highlight of the course was the coming to Christ of Bro.Nelson and Sis. Hwei Choo.  Praise God for them!  They have been transformed from within and accepted Jesus as their personal Savior.  All Glory to Him!

Sis.Alice Kong encouraged us by her testimony of how she has learned much about Jesus as well as experiencing the love of fellow brothers and sisters during this course.  We can see the joy and peace in her now.  Hallelujah!

In this last session four brothers from SIB Olive Garden and two sisters from St.Faith came to celebrate with us.  We encourage them to start Senior Alpha in their Church too.

The harvest is plentiful but workers are few.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Chat With God

Prayer is talking to God and listening to what He says.  Many find it difficult to pray.  Here is a sample of talking ( prayer) with God.  I pray that this will help you with your prayers.

A Chat With God from worshiphousemedia on GodTube.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Prophetic Intercession - Pastor Julius Suubi

Following the celebration of NECF 40-day Fast & Pray on 16th Sept 2012 at Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching, Pastor Julius Suubi came to Kuching to lead a Prophetic Intercession at our Church, FBC.  This event was jointly organized by KMF and the businessmen fellowship.  There were two sessions on 22nd Sept 2012 and 23rd Sept, 2012.

Pastor Julius Suubi hails from Uganda but now he is leading a Church, Highway of Holiness Ministry in Kenya.  His testimonies of his life were very inspiring.  He came from very humble beginning and God called him to his ministry in Kenya.  Just one touching testimony he shared on 23rd Sept, 2012 that he came from a family of 28 children!  His father had 5 wives and many concubines!  He said when he went to town his father introduced him to many of his step mothers.  Half of his 28 brothers and sisters died from HIV.  Beside he had to face deaths of family members, relatives and friends who died from AIDs.  That was the situation he was in.  At one time he was infected of HIV by blood transfusion but by grace of God he was healed.

He is a prayer warrior and he shared how he interceded for many people and many nations.  He said we must not just pray for ourselves, but we must pray for others especially in this season we are to pray fervently for our nation.  He had the burden for Malaysia and he had been coming to Malaysia for several years now to pray with us here.  This is indeed an opportune time as our nation is in the Jubilee, and our nation is facing changes that we had not seen before.  Many of us are very much aware of the political scenes here and the need for us as a nation to intercede in prayers for the good of our nation.  During these events we saw fervent prayers and intercession led by Pastor Julius Suubi as well as our KMF Pastors.

We have to keep praying for our country, and repent of the sins of our nation.  He related example of Uganda which was a prosperous country in 1960 but by 1971 after President Idi Amin took over the country it became poor.  Christians were killed and persecuted.  Many Christians left the country, and Christians became a minority there.

Let us continue to pray for our beloved country - Malaysia.

To watch a slideshow go to the link below:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Jesus Had A Wife?

Professor Karen King of Harvard Divinity school recently announced that she had found a fragment of ancient papyrus that contained a description of what Jesus said "My wife..."  However, many theologians and researchers doubted this evidence.  It is a small fragment and its authenticity has not been proven.

Read more at the link above.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hope of Jubilee Celebration at TMC

A worship celebration at Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hope of Jubilee Celebration at Trinity Methodist Church

On the evening of 16th September, 2012 our nation celebrated the Hope of Jubilee being the 50th year of the birth of Malaysia as well as Jubilee year as defined in the Bible.  Following the 40 days pray and fast initiated by NECF, it was closed with a grant celebration at Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching. (TMC).  According to the spoke person of NECF, Bro. Eugene Yap at the same time 24 locations throughout Malaysia Church organizations celebrated this Jubilee together.

Indeed, the turn out was awesome not only in numbers ( about 2,000 people attended at TMC ) but most importantly in Spirit.  Various denominations of our Christian faith joint our hearts in One Accord to pray for our nation.  This is our land and we are all proud to be Malaysians.  A pastor present said only when we love our nation that we strive to build an equitable and righteous nation. 

The worship and pray celebration started with a speech by Bro.Eugene Yap fro NECF followed by worship singing in three languages, English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia ( Malay ).  There was also blowing of shofars to compliment the worship and prayers.

As was mentioned by KMF Pastor Aaron Tan, the past year has been very encouraging because many Christians have been coming together to pray for our nation.  Regardless of race or creeds we all come together as One Body of Christ to pray for our nation and to worship our Almighty God.  Man's ways will not prevail, only God's ways will.  Only God can change our nation because He is the Creator of all things in heaven and on earth.

Praise God for a good showing by the Christians communities here in Kuching and the surroundings.  Praise God and thank God for touching the hearts of Christians throughout our nation.

To God be the Glory!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Malaysia Day-Hope of Jubilee Celebration

Today is a significant day for Malaysia as a nation, this is Malaysia Day as well as the 50th year of Jubilee for the country.  Malaysia was formed some 50 years ago by the joining of Sarawak, Sabah and Malaya, thus the nation of Malaysia was formed.  Since the birth tremendous progress and changes had taken place, some good, some not so good and certainly some bad.  Malaysia is at a cross-road of sort as it struggles as a nation in particular regarding the fair treatment of all races in the country.  Malaysia is a multi-ethnics nation making up of the Malays, Chinese, Indians, various natives of the country.  The people want equality in all spheres of life for all people regardless of race or creeds.  The government has a lot to improve in this area.

Coupled with Malaysia Day is the 50th Year of Jubilee as mentioned in the Bible.  Every 50 year the Lord renew, re set, re configured everything in the lives of the Jews, and following through spiritually for all Christians.  Since 7th August 2012 the Christians in this nation has embarked on a 40-day pray and fast for our nation and ending today.  We Christians want to see positive and genuine changes for the benefits of all people of this nation.  We want peace, harmony and progress for our nation.  We are all proud to be Malaysians.  Most of us refer to ourselves first as Malaysian rather than from what ever ethnic group.  Therefore, let us especially the Christians pray and demonstrate through our lives for a truly great nation.

Happy Malaysia Day and Blessed Jubilee! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Biggest Cults in America

Recently the world witnessed the death of the leader of a cult, Sun Myung Moon of Unification church.  The other big cult in America is the Mormons.  The other which is well known is Jehovah Witness.  In fact many of these cults that you have in America are also in our own country Malaysia.  I have not really heard of the Moonies here, but there are Jehovah Witness as well as Mormons in our midst.  Even in this small city of Kuching we have a fairly large church of Latter Day Saints that is what Mormons are officially known.  From my own experiences with the Mormons, on the surface they appeared to be Christians, but when you get deeper into what they believe you find that they are not Christians at all!  They even have their own "bible", The Book of Mormon.

Beside these obvious cults there are other influences of society which author J.Lee Grady pointed out :

1. Idol of atheism
2. Idol of free sex
3. Idol of state control
4. Idol of anti Christian tolerance

These are the prevailing trends in America but for us there are others.  I believe anything that distract us from our God is any idol.  It may be the internet as you spend more time using it than reading God's Words!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Nick Vujicic - Limbless Inspiration

Nick Vujicic the limbless evangelist is famous the world over.  I have watched video of him several years ago.  Infact, about two years ago he came to Malaysia.  Many of us with all our physical faculties intact yet we have a lot of complaints when things do not go the way we wanted them.  But for him he "deserve" the complaining because he has no limbs!  According to Nick he did question God why he was born this way and finally he read John 9: 1-3 about why a blind man was blind and Jesus said not because of the sins of his parents but so that God can display His work in the blind man.  Certainly God is showing what God has done for His people when Nick goes around to world to share his testimony.

We able bodies should not complain so much but instead should count our blessings.  God has His purposes in creating in what ever ways.  We just have to enjoy His blessings.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Founder of "Moonies" Died
The founder of the :Moonies" Rev Sun Myung Moon died at 92 years old.  He claimed to be the "Messiah" and now he is dead!  Christians are praying for hos followers to open their eyes and their hearts to encounter Jesus the Only Savior of this world.  Human are incredible, they can believe in persons who claimed to be God or Messiah.  Many are fooled by exploitative leaders who only do things for their own gain.

The lesson for Christians is to really know who we  are believing.  People can make all sort of claims, but how do these hold against what are taught in the Bible?  Pray and seek the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to us.  The Bible is the final authority.