CASTING A GOSPEL N.E.T.
For the Peoples of Kuala Lumpur
A church that seeks to cast a Gospel NET for the peoples of Kuala Lumpur
We exist to glorify God by nurturing and equipping people to live gospel-centered lives together in order to transform Kuala Lumpur through love, joy, hope and rest in Jesus.
Explicitly gospel-centered in all that we preach, teach and practice.
We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the hope of the world.
Equipping people to live gospel-centered lives.
Perfect love! Today in service, Elder ManHon preached on Matthew 5:38-48, a moving and convicting passage on what it looks like to obey and live out our Christian faith as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ. In many ways, Matthew 5:48 is the pinnacle of the Sermon on The Mount -- Jesus declares that God is the standard, not man.
When we are wronged, naturally, the flesh wants us to retaliate and take matters into our own hands. Yet, Christ calls us to rise above worldly standards, and instead seek to obey God’s standards. We are called to seek the highest good, for when we love, God is glorified. And indeed, God is sanctifying us in every moment of our struggle. If this seems impossible, we are reminded that it is Him who changes our hearts, and He has begun this good work in us. Instead of hate for one’s enemies, we can love, just as God loved us while we were His enemies. This is the perfect love we are called to live out.
While we do not have to be defeated by frustration when we fail, we also ought not to be complacent and disobey. While we may rest in the complete work of Jesus, He also wants us to grow and mature as children of the Father -- “being perfect, as your heavenly father is perfect”. If we are God's children, we must think, speak and act as God wants us to. Although we cannot achieve sinless perfection on this side of heaven, it does not mean we should not strive to live a holy life by faith. For having received God’s perfect love, we can begin to display this love as His children. 💖👑
Lastly, we also had a covenant partner gathering to vote on a few key decisions in GCC, including affirming David Lim and Andy Dawson as additions to our Elder board. We praise God for raising up godly men in GCC to lead and shepherd our church family, and pray for their continued faithfulness in the Lord.🙏
Perfect love. A love that knows no wrongs, and gives no hurt. That embraces the stranger, and loves even the traitor. We watch movies, read books, listen to songs, glance at the people around us, look at ourselves... and have probably given up on knowing a love that is perfect.
Yet, what if we told you that Jesus is exactly that? That His standards for love, in fact, exceed anything we might consider to be possible? That the love He calls us to is far greater than we can ever imagine, and certainly far greater than we deserve?
Join us this Sunday, 2 October as we continue "The King's Speech" series with Matthew 5:38-48 in a sermon titled "Perfect Love." Service is fully in-person-only, hope to have you with us! 😄
Today we gathered back in Triune and continued our “The King’s Speech” series with another challenging few passages. Chris Abner, one of our elders in GCC preached on Matthew 5:21-37. We were reminded that King Jesus’ standards of obedience go beyond outward appearance, and instead examine the core of our hearts. As shocking as it may be, we must admit that we are all adulterers, liars, murderers, and deceivers in our hearts, and have failed to obey God.
Yet, we were also reminded that the lifestyle, choices, and behavior of the citizens of His kingdom ought to reflect the holiness of the King himself. The law serves to point us towards a righteousness that far exceeds our own, a standard befitting God. And when we realize that we do not meet this standard, and instead see how evil and wicked we really are, we see that we do not deserve to be part of the King's kingdom, and stand condemned before Him. It is with this realization, that we cry out to Christ for mercy.
And indeed, the one who made peace, is perfectly pure in heart, and obedient, is Christ. Through Him, we receive a righteousness that is not our own. Jesus is our King, and when He rules over a renewed earth, it will be a life where contracts are no longer needed to keep people trustworthy, and rules no longer just to keep a false peace. Even as we yearn to see these things fulfilled, we are reminded that it is only in Him that we have hope for salvation. So may we worship, follow and exalt Him, and seek to live out the ethics of His kingdom as His people, now and forever. Meanwhile as a church, we also used our time of 90for9 to pray for gospel opportunities with the people in our lives, and also for our sister in Christ, Charin, as she embarks on a new journey ahead 🙏
"I'm not a murderer. I don't cheat. I don't take bribes. I keep my word, well... most of the time! I'm a decent person, right?"
The world's moral standards look much like our own, we pick and choose what we desire to obey, and give ourselves a pat on the back, saying "oh, I'm good enough". But King Jesus has something else to say.
In this weeks passage, we encounter more of Jesus' teachings and boy is He raising the bar for what it looks like to be holy! Just as we asked last week if we were righteous, this week, we ask ourselves -- are we really obedient people? What does obedience in God's eyes really look like, and what happens when we fail to meet those standards, as we inevitably will?
Join us this Sunday, 25 September as we continue with "The King's Speech" with Matthew 5:21-37 in a sermon titled "The Appearance of Obedience is Not Obedience." Service is fully in-person-only, hope to have you with us! 😄