Senior pastor of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee, preached at Heart Of God Church recently, challenging the congregation to renew its love for God and His Word.
Contributed By Yasmeen Carina Chan
“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” (1 Cor. 4:15)
Such was the sentiment on the weekend of Nov. 12 and 13 at Heart Of God Church when more than a thousand people packed the auditorium at all four services. Kong Hee, senior pastor of City Harvest Church, was welcomed with excitement and applause by the members of the church as they prepared themselves to receive a word in season.
On Saturday, Kong delivered a simple but powerful challenge: Do more than enough because God notices people who do more than expected. He illustrated this point with the stories of Jacob, Joseph and Rebekah. Kong explained that Rebekah “didn’t know that doing more than expected would put her into her destiny.” It was because of what she did—giving not only the servant of Abraham water to drink but offering to water all his camels as well—that she was chosen for her future husband, Isaac.
The Sunday service proved a special one. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the arrival of Kong’s wife, Sun Ho, who was visiting the church for the very first time. Cheers erupted as she joined Kong on stage and addressed the church.
Kong preached a faith-filled message on the Holy Spirit and His role in helping a believer succeed in life. He talked about how the Holy Spirit has a presence, how a believer can sense Him, and how faith is always experiential. He went on to talk about the Holy Spirit carrying a power to heal, do miracles and overcome obstacles in a person’s life. In conclusion, Kong shared that the Holy Spirit is a Person who wants to have a relationship with believers; and that He enjoys communicating and fellowshipping with each one of them on a personal level.
The preacher shared his personal encounters of getting to know the Holy Spirit as a youth, experiencing Him in personal ways, and his dependence on the Holy Spirit even today, as he ministers around the world.
The session ended in a time of ministry where Kong, Sun and HOGC’s senior pastors Tan Seow How and Cecilia Chan prayed for members of the church.
HOGC’s church members were left with a desire to go deeper into the presence of the Holy Spirit. Entrepreneur Carol Tan, 21, was thankful to Kong and Sun for their visit to HOGC. “We were all so blown away and so blessed!”
Jeanie Tan, 16, student added, “I felt so honored and privileged to just be there for service today—something was imparted to us in the Spirit.”