Kong Hee’s Mandarin sermon at the Chinese Church last Sunday was one to be remembered.
|CN Photo: Wen Zhi Guang|
On Sunday, Nov. 7, founder and senior pastor of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee, preached at the Chinese Church service.
The last time Kong preached at the Chinese Church was on July 25, and he did it entirely in Mandarin, much to the delight of the members. Said Joy Toh who has been attending the Chinese Church for six years, “We really appreciate Pastor Kong’s efforts to share the message in Mandarin. The last time he preached, we raved for a long time about how good his Chinese preaching was, even though Mandarin is not his first language and he converses predominantly in English.”
That Sunday, popular radio deejay Dong Fang Billy came to the Chinese service and brought along famous Taiwanese singer Chris Hung (Hong Rong Hong) and his wife. Hung is most well-known for his Hokkien song “Yi Zhi Xiao Yu San” (“A Little Umbrella”). Kong warmly welcomed them during service and mentioned jokingly that their presence added more stress and pressure for him to deliver the sermon in Mandarin. But if Kong was nervous, it did not show during his preaching.
In fact, his preaching only proved that his Mandarin has improved tremendously. His sermon was titled “What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do,” a message that he had preached in English before. In Mandarin, it bore the same powerful anointing as it did in English.
The audience was greatly entertained when Kong did a hilarious re-enactment of a classic Bruce Lee fight scene. The baddies would surround Lee, and encircle him, but with a loud shrill cry, Lee would take down the whole ring of villains in a matter of seconds, his fists and feet flying. The villains would be left on the ground groaning in agony.
Kong’s parody—the villains symbolized devils, and Kong represented the righteous Christian—brought the house down. The audience clapped and cheered at the “live demo” of how to fight devils and emerge victorious.
As the meeting drew to a close, Kong invited believers and backsliders to come back to God and to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. His invitation drew a long line of people to the front of the stage—a fitting end to a great service.
The Chinese congregation enjoyed this Spirit-filled and fun-filled session, and they are looking forward to Kong’s next visit to the Chinese Church.