Double Down

Last Sunday, Ps David spoke a wonderful message on Serving God. The take-home message was “we cannot love God without serving Him”.

This Sunday, don’t miss our up-and-coming preacher bro. Jim Wu. Jim is under our church ministry mentoring program in collaboration with BCM where he is pursuing M.Div. He is currently interned under a Field Education program. Tomorrow he will preach on a very relevant core Christian Living topic “Where is your treasure?”. Why is Christ is our greatest treasure? How can we live a life that makes God our treasure?

Double Down In Prayer

The populist 2018 Budget was announced yesterday at RM282.3 billion, the biggest federal budget in history. It is a sign that the next General Election is coming, so we must double down in prayer. Much of the church prays as quickly as the ‘microwave oven’ i.e. we stop after a few “travailing” minutes! But we need more tenacity, zeal, and resoluteness in prayer.

We must refuse to come off the wall. We must get louder and longer with prayers as the darkness tries to intensify. Set your face like flint, and tell the devil, “I am not budging!”

We shall then see the breakthrough in our country.

May Your Day Be Blessed (1) 

May your day be blessed
by moments of quietness,
light in your darkness,
strength in your weakness,
grace in your meekness,
joy in your gladness,
peace in your stillness.
May your day be blessed

Warm regards,

Joshua

Attribution:

1. John Birch

Truth and Justice

Last Sunday, I spoke on the episode of young Jesus who was ‘lost and found’ in Jerusalem. Remember God never goes missing in your life, even though sometimes we don’t feel His presence!

We had a super Family Day last Wednesday, with a lot of fun and fellowship participating in our own Amazing Race around Kota Kemuning, Bt. Rimau and Rimbayu. Thanks to bro. Eng & team for organizing this enjoyable event. Congrats to bro. Hwang’s team for being the champs.

This Sunday, don’t miss Ps David Tham who is back from Perth to lift up your spirits with another great Word in due season.

Truth & Justice

Do pray for the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam)’s public inquiry on the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh, social activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmi and his wife, Ruth Sitepu which is being from Oct 19 onwards. Pray that the truth will be uncovered and justice done.

Goodness & Love

May the goodness, love
and the knowledge of God
flow from your heart,
that all might see,
and seeing, believe

Warm regards,

Joshua

Boy Jesus

Last Sunday, Dr Johan spoke a wonderful message on Being Bold As A Lion (Proverbs 28:1). Dr Johan also prayed for success for all students taking PT3 and other exams. He then reminded all of them to study hard! We need to play our part too.

This Sunday, I will be speaking on the lovely story of boy Jesus in Jerusalem (Luke 2:41-52). He was only 12, but he astounded the doctors and teachers of law with His wisdom and knowledge at such a young age.

Christians, Unite!

Jesus prayed for all who would call upon His name to be one, and a watching world would be drawn to believe in Christ (John 17:20-21). He didn’t say the world is going to be drawn to God because of great preaching or singing. He said, “I’m praying that they will be one as the heavenly Father and I are one, and that through their unity they will draw them to the gospel”.

Let’s show the world we are one.

Thank You Lord

We thank you God for…

Every prayer we have prayed
Every song we have sung
All the things we have learned
All the laughter and fun

Warm regards,

Joshua

Your Prayer Life

Last Sunday, Ps Patricia spoke a wonderful message on The Vine and the Branches.

This Sunday, Dr Johan Ver Der Westhuysen and his lovely wife from South Africa will minister the Word of God. Johan has obtained his Doctorate in Ministry and is currently busy with the final editing of three books.

They are presently ministering under the umbrella of the South African Assemblies of God.

Your Prayer Life

So, how is your prayer life?

Our human species has probably been praying for as long as we have been able to contemplate our existence.

Researchers found that people who prayed for others were less vulnerable to the negative physical health effects associated with financial stress. Also, it was the focus on others that seemed to be contributing to the stress-buffering effects of prayer.

Prayer is a good stress reliever so let’s do more of it. Do join our pre-service prayer from 8-9 am Sunday.

The Light

O God, the King eternal, whose light divides the day from the night and turns the shadow of death into the morning: Drive far from us all wrong desires and guide our feet into the way of peace; We rejoice to give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord

Warm regards,

Joshua

Long Live The King

Last Sunday, I spoke on The Treasure. The Kingdom of God is priceless and is worth more everything we have!

This Sunday, Ps Pat will take us through the matchless and uncompromising Word of God once again.

Long Live The King

Recently two “Muslim-only” launderettes that were given timely dressing downs from royalty this week. The first one being in Johor where the Sultan said,” “I cannot accept this nonsense. This is Johor, which belongs to Bangsa Johor and it belongs to all races and faiths.” Meanwhile in Perlis, the Raja Muda made a personal visit to another such launderette on Thursday. Both are now open to all Malaysians. Let’s continue to pray for unity in this beloved nation.

Our Shepherd (1)

May God the Father
prepare your journey,
Jesus the Son
guide your footsteps,
The Spirit of Life
strengthen your body

Warm regards,

Joshua

Attribution:

1. John Birch

Oasis of Shah Alam

Last Sunday, Ps J inspired us mightily with a great message on Kingdom Family. Sis Susan gave a prophetic word of New Life Shah Alam being a ‘spiritual oasis’ for the community.

This Sunday, I will be preaching on “The Treasure” based on the parables of hidden treasure, the pearl and the net in Matthew 13:44-52. Jesus describes the Kingdom of Heaven as so indescribably valuable that even if you have to sell everything you have to get it, it would still be the deal of a lifetime!

War Cries

Meanwhile let us pray for peace in our region as North Korea and the US face off each other. Sabers were rattled after North Korea launched dozens of test missiles and its 6th nuclear test on September 3, threatening to drop a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean next.

We Never Walk Alone

Know that we never walk alone – know the comfort of Christ walking beside us. Feel His presence each moment of each day. Amen.

Warm regards,

Joshua

Happy Malaysia Day

Last Sunday, Ps Mike Constantine preached a great message on “Be An Encourager” with awesome tips building each other up.

This Sunday, our Group Senior Pastor Rev. Dr Jeremiah will sharing the Word of God with us. Let’s gear up to receive a blessing from God. He will also be on hand to autograph his recently launched book Kingdom Family.

Happy Malaysia Day

Happy Malaysia Day. It’s also the end of our 40 day fast but let us continue to pray till the breakthrough comes.

In 1 Chronicles 4:10, we read: “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”

Simple prayers can change a nation’s destiny. Just like Jabez’s. On this auspicious day, let us say a simple prayer for our country.

Be At Peace (1)

May the peace of God reign in this place
and the love of God forever hold you tight,
May the Spirit of God flow through your life
and the joy of God uphold you day and night.

Warm regards,

Joshua

Attribution:

1. John Birch

Be Blessed

Last Sunday, Rev. Lawrence Chen preached an awesome message on A New Season, encouraging us with inspiring testimonies and stirring us up to serve him more

This Sunday, don’t miss Ps Mike and Diane Constantine from the USA to share the Word of God with us. Mike and Diane have an international vision to bring health and healing to couples, families, churches, and leaders.

Trouble In Myanmar

Meanwhile do pray for Myanmar. Rohingya insurgents attacked several police posts and an army base in Myanmar on Aug. 25. The ensuing clashes and a military counter-offensive have killed at least 400 people and triggered an exodus of more than 160,000 to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Be Blessed

May your hand be outstretched to all you meet.
And may all men say good things when they speak of you.
May the land be fertile beneath your feet.
May your days be gentle as the sun-kissed dew.

Warm regards,

Joshua

Praise Jesus

Last Sunday, bro. Jim Wu shared a great sermon on finding true courage, expounding on the story of the 12 spies at Jericho. Meanwhile the Indian mission team ministered mightily among the poor villagers in Karnataka, sharing the gospel and healing the sick. We also conducted a medical mission with Dr Indra. Many were saved with great testimonies shared.

This Sunday, don’t miss Rev. Lawrence Chen who is the New Life Missions Director, Group Executive pastor, and senior pastor of New Life PJ. Ps Lawrence travels regularly to Cambodia, India, Japan, Myanmar, Russia, Thailand, and organizes mission support in 13 sponsored nations.

Malaysia Boleh

Happy Merdeka yesterday and Happy Malaysia Day on 16 September. We are still on our 40 day fast, so let’s continue to press on in prayer for unity through diversity for all Malaysians. The success of Malaysia as the best sporting nation in South East Asia with 145 gold medals in the SEA Games is a testimony to what a united can achieve. Yes, we aan

Praise Jesus

This is Your day
and we shall praise You!
This is your day,
and we shall worship
a risen Saviour and our King

Warm regards,

Joshua

Exciting Times

Last Sunday, Sis Sandy Hiew spoke mightily on “The Power of Choice” with many wonderful testimonies. The visiting worship team was awesome. We also prayed for the mission team members flying off to India this Friday for a week – Ps Patricia, bro. Chew BT, bro. David Yap, Dr. Indra and yours truly.

This Sunday, don’t miss Jim Wu, our very own dynamic home-grown preacher. Jim has been with since his student days as a government PSD scholar. He later graduated in Australia with a first class engineering degree and starting work with the government. He is currently the Head of our Worship department and has also found time to pursue his masters in divinity at the Bible College of Malaysia.

Exciting Things

In the midst of all the excitement over the SEA Games, let us remember to get excited about prayer, which can move mountains. We expect the next big thing coming up to be the 14th General Election. Believe for a political tsunami to bring forth a new wave of righteousness!

Benediction

Eph. 3:20-21 – Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Warm regards,

Joshua