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Coffee With Kong Care Package 7, April, 2020

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Wohoo!! Answered the quiz from church correctly: the 5 crisis of Jesus.
Thank God for the prize!! Coffee with Kong Care Package! Gonna drink more coffee after this ~~~

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 28, March, 2020

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Lord Jesus prayed often. The prayer of Jesus.

1. Jesus prayed in solitude.

He often prayed alone.
Mark 1:35
He ministered to the people.
He was so tired. Nevertheless, He took time to pray.
Praying was His way for resting.
He prayed at night and in the morning.
Is 50:4, 6
Though we are busy, we must find time to pray.
Prayer was when He received guidance from the heavenly Father.
The disciples were often exasperated that Lord Jesus often prayed alone.
Mark 1:36-38
In prayer, the Father instructed Jesus where to minister next.
Prayer comes first, then God will show what is next.
When there is quietness and no distraction, we can pray better and meet God in private time.
When we are alone, we can express our deepest needs to God.
For Jesus, His secret place was the wilderness.
Covid-19 is a good time to pray.

2. Jesus prayed and encountered God

Prayer was the key to the blessing of God.
Luke 3:21
While He was praying and being baptized  the voice of the Father was audible.
Luke 9:28-29
As He prayed, His appearance changed.
Also, the voice of the Father was audible.
John 12:28
Lord Jesus prayed to the Father publicly.
The voice of the Father was audible for the third time.
God always hears our prayer, even the faintest whisper.
Isa 50:4
Jesus picked up God’s voice easily.
Luke 22:41
When Jesus prayed, God sent an angel to strengthen Him.
John 11:41
Even before resurrecting Lazarus, Jesus prayed for a miracle. God the Father heard Him.
The time of prayer is the time of power. The more we pray, the more God-incidences occurs.

3. Jesus prayed before every major decision.

Lord Jesus became more and more popular.
However, opposition and hostility grew. Some even plotted to murder Him.
Luke 6:12
Jesus prayed and prayed before choosing the 12 disciples because this major decision would affect Christianity.
During Covid-19, let us pray that God will direct our steps.

4. Jesus prayed to overcome temptations.

Heb 4:19
Jesus was tempted continually.
Mark 6:31
Jesus was sad because His cousin had been executed.
Nevertheless, the people still flocked to Him.
Moved by compassion, Jesus taught them.
John 6:15
However, the people wanted to make Him a king.
But, He overcame the temptation to be a king. He then prayed and fellowshipped with the Father.
What is the temptation we are facing now? Pride, greed, lust, envy?
Let us bring all our temptation to the Lord.
Luke 22:31
Satan was about to tempt Peter but Jesus had already prayed for him.
Mark 14:38
Our flesh is weak. Without prayer, no one can overcome Satan’s temptation.

5. Jesus prayed and trusted the Father even when the answer was “No”

We must be ready when God says no to us.
Mark 14:32-36
Jesus was hours away from His crucifixion.
He was not afraid of the nails or scourging.
However, He was afraid of the absolute separation from the Father
He was afraid of bearing the full wrath of the Father.
The Father said no 3 times.
Jesus then submitted Himself to the Father’s will.
Can we trust our heavenly Father when He says no to us? He has the best interest for us in His plan.

 

 

Posted April 3, 2020 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 7, March, 2020

The Prayer Life of Jesus 3

Lord Jesus was in constant prayer mode.
Through meditation, prayer becomes conversation with our Heavenly Father.
Prayer is also confession.

Matt 6:12

Although we are saved, we still fall into sin every now and then.
While we are righteous before God, we are still imperfect.
Hence, our responsibility is to grow in holiness.

1 Timothy 1:15

Apostle Paul considered himself as chief of sinners.

1 John 1:8-9

This is not guilt-consciousness.
Nevertheless, if we confess our sins, He will forgive us.
That is why in the Lord’s Prayer, Lord Jesus taught us to repent.
Our life
should be a continual repentance.
The 10 commandments is like a MRI to our spiritual life.
Though it does not save us, it is useful to show us where we sin.
Hence, we can confess our sin and ask God for His forgiveness.
We need to develop the habit of confessing our sin so we can grow in His
righteousness.

Matt 6:12

Lord Jesus also taught us to forgive others.
It does not mean we earn our salvation by forgiving others.
Rather, we forgive others because we are first forgiven by God.
We can never be a loving person if we are not a forgiving person.
Forgiveness is the choice not to suffer.
Prayer is also petition.
Matt 6:11
He taught us to ask from God.

John 16:24

Though God already knows our needs, we should still ask.
God our Heavenly Father enjoys giving gifts to us, His children.
We should ask in His name.
Jesus’ name is who He is and what He does.
Jesus loves to save, heal and deliver.
Hence, we can ask God to save, heal and deliver us.
Lord Jesus is also holy.
Hence, when we ask, we must not ask out of selfishness.

James 4:3

When we ask God, we must ensure it is for His glory.
We need to pray boldly in Jesus’ authority.

Matt 21:22

We must believe that we will receive.
First, we must ask according to God’s will.
Second, we must ask boldly.
Third, we must ask persistently.

Luke 11:9

Ask and keep asking.
Seek and keep seeking.
Knock and keep knocking.

Luke 18:1, 7, 8

Lord Jesus taught us the parable of the persistent widow.
Persistent prayer is equal to faith.

Posted March 9, 2020 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 22, February, 2020 The Prayer Life of Jesus

Jesus always prayed constantly.
He prayed before meals, after meals, in the garden, alone in the wilderness, at
night and early in the morning.
He prayed when He was happy or sad or troubled.
He filled His whole life with prayer.
Why did He do that?
Because in prayer, we can unite with God.
Prayer melts our heart and calibrates it to heavenly temperature.
As followers of Jesus, we too must pray.
Phil 5:7
Jesus prayed in tears.
Luke 18:7
God is not deaf. Nevertheless, He expects us to pray.
He also promises to answer our prayer.
Acts 4:24
The early church prayed loudly and boldly.
James 5:16
The effective and fervent prayer avails much.
There is nothing as great as prayer.
For example, Martin Luther prayed at least 3 hours a day.
How do we enjoy prayer daily?
The disciples of Jesus saw the power of prayer: it was key to the miracles.
They asked Jesus how to pray.
Lord Jesus then taught them the Lord’s prayer.
Prayer is primarily meditation.
In the Lord’s prayer, it is the collection of Jesus’ meditation over the
Scripture.
Jesus pulled out the verses He had memorized.
Hallowed Be Your Name
Isa 29:23
Give us our daily bread
Pro 30:8
Forgive us our debts
Ps 79:9
Do not lead us into temptation
Jer 15:21
For Yours is the kingdom, power and glory.
1 Chr 29:11
Lord Jesus quoted Scripture effortlessly.
During the temptation, He resisted the devil using the Scripture.
When He suffered in the cross, He recited Ps 22:1 and Ps 31:5
90% of prayer is meditation of Scripture.
What is meditation?
Ps 1:1-2
This person is blessed because he meditates the word of God day and night.
Meditate = to mutter, to recall and to recite again and again.
Meditate is like a cow regurgitating the food from its stomach, up to 3 days.
In fact, meditation is our spiritual digestive system.
Through meditation, we squeeze out all the spiritual nutrients from the word of
God.
In effect, we live by the word of God.
John 8:37

Posted March 1, 2020 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Church Service 24, August, 2019

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Pastor Kong Hee has returned to City Harvest Church.
He went to the stage and apologized to the members.
Read more of his speech here:

The Restorative Power Of God

Posted August 27, 2019 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in City Harvest Church, Kong Hee

CHC Trial 1, September, 2018

https://www.citynews.sg/2018/02/city-harvest-church-case-apex-court-upholds-reduced-sentences-six/

Last year when both prosecutors and lawyers presented their argument in Court of Appeal, I kinda knew this would be the outcome.
The argument from lawyers was waaaaay more convincing than the prosecutors’, after all.

CHC Trial 7, April, 2017

 

https://www.citynews.sg/2017/04/city-harvest-trial-high-court-finds-6-not-sinister-malicious-reduces-sentences/

CHC Trial 7, April, 2017

(Photo taken from City News Facebook page)

And so, the journey ends.