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Kong Hee Said What?

March 23, 2011

Kong Hee“The strength of any church, (Christian City Church, City Harvest Church), is not in our size. You can be big and flabby, you can be small and whimpy. It’s not in the size.

It’s not in our assets: how many building you have, how many properties that you own. I travel all throughout Europe. You know I can tell you this. Now places in Europe – Cathedrals, are now turned into Mosques. Cathedrals have turned into night clubs, carpet stores, warehouses. You know there’s no worshippers in them on the weekend. It is not in the assets. The strength of any church lies in those three things [points to board], number one education. I just want to deal with those three things for a short moment on everyone of them.

I want to say first of all, ‘Knowledge is power’. And that is why you are here in Bible School. Everybody say aloud with me, ‘Knowledge is Power’ [students and staff repeat]. God says, ‘My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge’. So you won’t get destroyed for having too much knowledge. On the contrary you get destroyed for knowing too little.

I want you to turn your bibles with me to Deuteronomy chapter four – and you have awesome bible school teachers and lecturers here so I’m not going to even try to give you too much of an exposition. But just a few passages, a few thoughts to inspire you this morning, Deuteronomy chapter 4.

And here God was explaining through Moses to the people why He gave them the word, why He gave them the Law. You see, to influence the world, showing off our spirituality, our religious beliefs is not enough.

You know, what God uses to impress a pagan world is really the quality of life, the standard of living that we have. Because when all is said and done – now that you have become a Christian, how much better is your life as compared to those outside the four walls of the church? And I love what Dr Phil is trying to bring throughout the whole movement and to all his friends around the world, that our job is to give all our members the ‘best life now’.” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs: (00:00-01:42), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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“You know, what God uses to impress a pagan world is really the quality of life, the standard of living that we have. Because when all is said and done – now that you have become a Christian, how much better is your life as compared to those outside the four walls of the church? And I love what Dr Phil is trying to bring throughout the whole movement and to all his friends around the world, that our job is to give all our members the ‘best life now’. Yeah! Amen?” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs: (01:43), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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“So God is saying this [On Deut 4:4]: ‘The Laws of God are so incredible, so complete, so well thought out, if you as a people will follow them, then the world is gonna get envious of you. You will be a lender and not a borrower. In other words, you are going to be successful, you’re going to be the head and not the tail, you’re going to be wealthy and prosperous. And the truth is, the world will only get impressed by God when they see our wisdom in handling our finances. Our wisdom in running our marriage, our family; our wisdom in our relationships; our peoples skills; our wisdom in running the church and organization and community service, in every aspect of human society.” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs: (04:06), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “Now when I started working after I graduated from university, there was a nineteen eighty eight- a nineteen eighty six  to nineteen eighty eight, I was in a uni doing my computer science. And I basically, pretty much supported myself, through school. So in nineteen eighty six, while I was in a university, I was working, you know as a – in a part time job.

My pay at that point in time, (I believe I shared this before over here, but anything worth listening, is worth listening twice, ha-ha!), I was paid in nineteen eighty six… I was paid six Singapore dollars… [Writes amount on blackboard] per hour! That’s nineteen eighty six! I was working at a desktop computer publishing company. I was a trainee computer scientist, $6 an hour! Now twelve years – uh- fourteen years later, in the year two thousand, by now I’m pastoring a church, (in the year two thousand we have about seven thousand members), I was invited to go to America to speak to a group of five hundred CEO’s and top executives and many of them from the Fortune Five Hundred Companies.  The reason they invited me was because they wanted to know, ‘How do you as a non-profit leader, as a non-profit CEO, manage to motivate volunteers for the cost of your vision?’

Because you know the truth is that people in the world, they – I mean the CEO’s of the world, they pay money to get people to serve. Yet we give people a vision. They serve free of charge. So they want to know how that we do it. So here I was in a little room. They flew me, my new first class, return ticket, put me in the Suid Hiad Hotel…  They put me in top class accommodation, gave me the best meals available, and I was asked only to speak for 30 minutes. I flew all the way to the United States for the thirty minutes. That was all the time they had given for me to speak. And after I’d finished speaking I thought, “Now that’s great!”. I was about to leave. The organizer came. And slipped a check into my hands. And it was US $5000 for hat half hour. [Writes amount on blackboard next to $6]

All right! Big question right? Same guy. Two eyes, one nose, one mouth, two hands, two feet. I have the – this same person twelve years to fourteen years before. You know I was given the same amount of time. It’s still twenty four hours a day. Things have not changed. Everything remained constant. BUT! What happened? [Refers to blackboard figures]

My pay for half an hour, $5000 US dollars was way, way ahead of the $6 per hour at Singapore I received fourteen years earlier. You see the only thing that has changed [Refers to blackboard figures] is that my value has increased. My value to my listeners, to the people I’m serving, has increased.

Now as I increase in my personal value, I increase in my personal worth to the community, to the church, to the people I am trying to help and change. Now what has really transpired in the fourteen years? – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs, C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “So as I increase in my knowledge, in my training and education, I increase in my value in my worth to society that I’m trying to penetrate.” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs: (04:16), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “Training, education are these: vital. In fact 2Corinthians 3:18 says, ‘When you look at the mirror of God’s Word, and you study it by faith’, that’s the time the Holy Spirit is going to come and change you from glory to glory in the image of Him. The word ‘glory’ means from ‘value to value’. This year, when you come to Bible School, you’ve got to have faith. Your value to this church, your value to this movement, your value to your company, to your business, to your community you are serving, is going to change. Your quality of life is going to go up to a whole new level. Come on! Give the Lord a big clap!” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 2,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkldfgf6cDs: (05:14), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “This is the mission of the church: we want to give the world a taste of this colourful, progressive, creative God and let them know what He has intended for mankind from the very beginning. Remember, if Adam had not sinned, God would have continued to reveal Himself as Elohim. Adam would continue to be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it UNTIL he had total dominion of the whole world, for the glory of God.

But when we begin to live in this [refers to blackboard] level of shallow, sheltered Christianity, [ridicules in pathetic voice], “Oh save me Jesus! Provide for me Jesus! Heal me Jesus! Deliver me! Oh Jesus! Help me! Help me! Help me!” You know- low level Christianity, you become passive, constantly at the mercy of situation, of the economics condition, of the problems and of people.

Your pastor, doctor Phil Pringle and people like me, we are trying to change that in our generation. We want to raise up a new generation [refers to board] of people. Instead of saying, “Save me Jesus!”, we are saying, “Touch me Jesus! Fill me Jesus! Give me a visions and dream Jesus! Let me have your creativity to go there and be an [students and C3 staff and leaders applause] overcomer, problem solver- [1:13 shot of Josh Kelsey & Wife] oh come and give the Lord a big clap! I want to change the society for Christ hallelujah!”  – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 4, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlCRLlLcLSE: (00:00-1:20), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “I want to become more and more like Jesus my Lord, my Saviour. And the way we do that is through discipleship. So I get myself discipled by great men like Doctor Phil Pringle, constantly speaking into my life.” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 5,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYncQHuZnqA: (01:32), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

[Continued] “Your success depends on your relationships. In fact, any top CEO will tell you that the root to upward mobility is how you relate to people- your people skills. If you are awkward with people, if you are unable to get along with others, you’ll never come to the higher echelon of leadership.  But there’s another reason why relationship is so vital: your character depends upon it. You see the bible says who we spend our time with shape us. How are you going to end up after?- By the end of this year, by the end of the Bible School term will be determined by the thoughts you allow into your mind and the friends you hang out with. That is why I want to hang out around people of faith like Doctor Phil. I mean, you can’t spend a day with him without getting inspired. You can’t spend a day with him without [01:00 shot of Phil and Chris Pringle] thinking bigger, desiring to do greater things for God.

So I hang around people of faith every single week. The church service that you come to is a place to motivate and inspire you. But every time you go for your connect groups, you go for your small groups, is a smaller setting, to build long lasting relationships, where you become successful, happy, your character is changed and you become a balanced believer.” – Kong Hee, Pastor Kong Hee @ C3 College Opening Feb 2009 Part 5, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TadW8ZUYtEE: (0:11), C3 Oxford Falls, C3 College Lecture, 19/01/09.

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[Continued] “Nick and Connie sold their five room flat and down-graded to three room apartment just so they could give $20,000 to the building fund. I mean- where do you hear people like that? People willing to sell their house and downgrade to build God a great house. Friends, it’s a sacrifice.” – Kong Hee, Kong Hee – Downgrade your home to upgrade the Lord’s City Harvest Under Investigation Pt 2, (00:04), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pro2BNmK_9E: (00:04-00:25), 05/06/2010, (accessed 24/03/2011).

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[Continued] “… more then ever before. Salary people, the temporary job workers are giving. The unemployed. Housewives are giving! Full-time NS men, retirees, students 17 years above, 16 years- a equal amount! A equal sacrifice! You give your best. You give until your heart is broken. You give until tears stream down your eyes.” – Kong Hee, Give Until Tears stream down your eyes by Con Hee, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOlquwbKQgw: (00:00), 24/03/2010, (accessed 24/03/2011).

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[Continued] “Father, with our offerings, Lord you promise in your Word that you’ll multiply the seed of the sower. We are sowing right now. So return back to us thirty-fold, sixty-fold, a hundred fold. You are sovereign God and we trust in you. That as we give, it shall be given back to us good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over. But with the same measure we give, it shall be measured back to us. Bless every single giver…” – Kong Hee, (00:14), Money give your Money & you are a spiritual man, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRzLcPGvSCs, posted up 29/09/09.

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“Listen! I learnt something a long time ago: Prosperity is not really an account balance, it’s a mentality balance. You know! What is real abundance!? Real abundance is having the financial – real prosperity to obey God’s will whenever He wants you to, however he wants you to. Real prosperity is having the financial abundance to obey God’s will whenever He wants you to, however he wants you to.” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (00:31-00:56), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “So many people have fat bank accounts! But when God wants them to give they can’t give. When God wants them to do certain things they can’t do it – then they’re not really rich. They are not really! Because they do not have the financial abundance to obey God’s will. .” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (00:57-01:17), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “Jesus was prosperous. VERY prosperous!!! Because He could easily obey His father’s will, whenever the Father wanted Him to; however the Father wanted Him to. If Father God wanted Him to go throughout all the cities and the villages in Israel – no problem. If Father God wanted Him to feed TENS of thousands of hungry people – no problem. If Father God wanted Him to pay for the taxes of Simon Peter – no problem.  If Father God wanted Him to give generously to the poor – no problem. You see, even while He was living under the oppression of the ROMANS – GIVE AT ALL TIMES! Jesus had more then enough to meet his own personal needs.” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (01:18-02:03), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “I’ll show you nine bible reasons tonight why Jesus wasn’t poor.

Number one, as a baby, He was showered with great treasures.

Number two: He had many wealthy partners supporting Him.

Number three: He was able to pay for all the entire ministry team.

Number four: He generously fed the hungry.

Number five: He HAD a treasurer.

Number six: He NEVER considered himself poor.

Number seven: He cared for the poor and regularly gave to them.

Number eight: He had his own HOUSE!

Number nine. He wore good CLOTHES!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (02:21-02:55), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “9 Bible Reasons why Jesus wasn’t poor:

1.    Showered with great treasures

2.    Many wealthy partners supporting Him

3.    Paid for His entire ministry team

4.    Fed the hungry

5.    Had a treasurer

6.    Never considered himself poor

7.    Cared for the poor & regularly gave to them

8.    Had his own house

9. Wore good clothes – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (02:26-03:02), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “So you ask me tonight, “Pastor Kong, why is this important to me”. I’m glad you ask. This is important! You know why? Because a servant can never be greater then his master.

Friends, because we become like whom we worship, if we worship a poor Saviour, we will always see poor. But if you worship a savior who we know to be rich and prosperous and more then enough, we will be changed from glory to glory [applause starts], into the image of the one that we worship. Oh come on! Give God a big hand!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (02:56-03:35), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “And because we live in a spiritual kingdom, where prosperity and wealth – is a rightful inheritance. That’s why I say it before and I say it again: “You may be poor tonight, you may be poor right now but you follow Jesus Christ. You follow the word of God. You will never be poor all your life. Prosperity’s our rightful inheritance – and because we read a bible that teaches us how to work hard; how not to look for shortcuts in life! How to move in the power of God and have the Wisdom of God to succeed in life!

So when the bible says we can bring all the tithes and ALL the offerings into the STOREHOUSE, we know our God means it when He says, “I will open up the windows and pour a blessing so great, that it will FILL you to overflowing”.

WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW He means it! You see that when we follow what the bible says, that we give our tithes and offerings, that God will BLESS us, so that we can be a BLESSING to the WHOLE WORLD!!!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (03:45-04:58), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “Now friends, listen! A poor man cannot teach you HOW TO PROSPER. Hello guys! You with me? Yeah? ONLY a RICH MAN can SHOW YOU! A poor savior cannot get you out of poverty. Only a prosperous savior can tell you, “You may be poor right now but follow the principle of God’s Word and you’ll get thirty fold, [applause starts] sixty fold, a hundred fold. The law of harvest WORKS!!! Oh come on! Give God a big hand!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (04:59-05:28), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “But can I give you one more reason. More importantly, because we know there is the will of the MOST holy God, for us to prosper. That means we can actually prosper and become rich in life without LOSING our holiness! We can be successful without compromising our morality, our integrity, our honesty! So I don’t buy this nonsense that you got to cheat and lie and step on everybody else and bully in order to be rich. I don’t believe that!

I believe that we serve a Holy God who is pure and who is, who is, who is never, never walking in sin. But because we serve a God who is most pure, we can be rich like Him and never compromise our moral character. Come on! Give God a big hand… Oh hallelujah!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (04:59-06:35), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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[Continued] “That also means this: we can be rich without sacrificing our marriage! Our family!  Our spiritual life! Sometimes I hear people say, “Pastor, I can’t serve here-” – I’m so glad for Martin and Pauline. God has prospered them and they are cell leaders. And they go to bible school and they are able to serve us.

Some people say, “I can’t serve God! I have no time! I got my business! I have no time for cell group! I have no time for church!” As if! It’s either you are rich or you’re spiritual- but because our spiritual God, who is a holy God and an anointed God, He can be RICH and yes, spiritual that tells me, “Yes! I can be like him! I can be on fire for God. I can be filled [applause starts] with the Holy Spirit and the same time prosperous in my life! Oh come on! Give God a big hand!” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (06:37-07:30), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed 23/03/2011).

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“Real prosperity is … Having the financial abundance to obey God’s will whenever He wants you to, and however he wants you to.” – Kong Hee, 9 reason y Jesus is rich, (00:43-01:35), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcOEBSmZbuQ, posted up 27/04/2010, (accessed accessed 23/03/2011).

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“All I can say is we are 20 years as a church right now and, and without Pastor Phil Pringle we wouldn’t be where we are today. You have an awesome apostle of God. He said, now listen just a while, he said that, you know that I’m, I’m one of the few people that, that has changed history or is changing history. I think you have in your midst one of the greatest men ever lived out of Australia if not the greatest. Let’s give pastor Phil Pringle a big hand (loud applause), woo, Dr Phil, the real Dr Phil, he, he, you know I live in America right now, we have Dr Phil everyday but this is the real deal, this is the real Dr Phil

Over the years I have bought practically every single audio CD that Pastor Phil Pringle have preached over the years, every single one they’re all in my ipod

So I’ve been listening to his teaching and and I tell you that some days, where I feel like a Phil Pringle inside of me, you know I, I, when I’m stuck in a situation I don’t know what to do and I hear a voice, I want to say a voice behind the voice of the Holy Spirit, he, he, anyway I hear a voice ‘hey Kong’ (ha, ha) ‘its all good’ ha, ha, I’m not going to do an impersonation of pastor Phil over here.” – Kong Hee, CCC Oxford Falls, Sunday 22nd February 2009 6pm 22/02/2009.

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3 comments

  1. […] Kong Hee Sermon At C3 College (Snippets) […]


  2. Remember, Jesus had to borrow a coin to illustrate his point and was buried in someone else’s grave. Yes, this prosperity gospel works only for the pastors and their team who live off poor man’s offerings. It is ironical to me that the same preachers, at the end of their sermon beg for money!!!


  3. This is a whole lot of hogwash. is he a businessman instead of a pastor? personal value based on monentary value? rubbish!



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