Prayer, Week of August 4

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Magnifying Christ by Living His Unlimitedness in the Gospel

“According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I will be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, even now Christ will be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death. For to me, to live is Christ.” (Phil. 1:20-21a)

To magnify Christ is to express Christ without limitation. It is to show to the whole universe that the very Christ who is our life and by whom we live is unlimited. (The Experience of Christ, chap. 1, sec. 3)

Christ is magnified through His unlimitedness….Christ is unlimited, but we are limited. If we live by Christ in any matter, that matter will be unlimited. But if we live by ourselves in the same matter, it will be limited. (The Experience of Christ, chap. 11, sec. 1)

“I thank my God…making my petition with joy, for your fellowship unto the furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now.” (Phil. 1:3-5)

We are here to live a gospel-preaching life, a life that preaches Christ….If someone asks your profession, you should say, “My profession is preaching the gospel.” Thus, our life is primarily a gospel-preaching life. Whether I speak or remain silent, my life, my living, my being, and my entire person are a preaching of Christ. (The Experience of Christ, chap. 2, sec. 1)

Pursue 2019

Matthew 18:20 says, “For where there are two or three gathered into My name, there am I in their midst.” Our special camp for our junior high and high school students in Los Angeles begins this Saturday, August 10, and will conclude on August 17. This week, please pray for:

  • an overall warm, loving, and pursuing atmosphere from the first night;

  • all of the outings, meals, talks, groups times, and activities to be covered by the Lord and to facilitate companionships of two’s and three’s.

Pursue 2019 Serving Ones’ Meeting

Wednesday, August 7, from 7:30-9:30 pm, we will have a serving ones’ meeting to have some training, coordination, and prayer in preparation for all who will be serving in the coming week. This will be at Hall 5, 522 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 203, LA 90049. Please pray for this.

Pursue 2019 Parents’ Meeting

Saturday, August 10, from 7-9 pm, we will have a parents’ meeting concurrent with the first day of Pursue 2019. This will be at Hall 2, 8655 Haskell Ave., North Hills 91343. We strongly encourage all parents of incoming 6th graders to attend. At least one parent of each young person in Pursue 2019 is required to attend. May the Lord bring us all into one accord!

All-LA College Student Internship

This is thee second week of our internship. Students and serving saints from our campuses will blend together to contact new students. Please ask the Lord to keep us all in His joy and to bring us to students that are ready to be gained for His purpose.

Bibles for America

Bibles for America will soon begin offering copies of Watchman Nee’s classic, The Normal Christian Life. The book itself will be free of charge to the public, but a payment of $2.50 for postage will be required in order to allow us to send this book to as many people as possible.

Please pray for the final details to be worked out in a timely way so that this important title will be made available soon. Pray that people will see the offer and obtain a copy so they can learn how to enter into a daily living and enjoyment of Christ.

FTTA Middle-Age

The middle-age training is open to brothers and sisters in the church life 35 to 65 years. Older saints with sound physical and mental health may attend, as well as younger saints who do not qualify for FTTA. The fall term begins September 2. Applications are due August 13, for the entire 15-week term or for one or more weeks of short-term attendance.

Lord, release and bring many more middle-age and newly retired saints, including those from LA, to be trained for Your move on this earth!

In recent terms there has been very few trainees born in North America. Lord, increase this number!

The Gospel to All the Nations

The burden of a conference September 6 to 8 in Houston is the gospel to all the nations (Matt. 24:14) with a view of reaching African Americans, as well as others of African origin, for the Lord’s testimony. All the brothers and sisters are invited to come.

The matter of reaching African Americans has been a burden among many saints and co-workers for several years, and it has led to much prayer and fellowship among the churches. Because this burden for the gospel is a move of the Body, all the saints are needed to pray and participate, regardless of ethnicity. Although it may seem that this burden is a matter of race, in fact, it is a matter of the ratio of African Americans currently meeting in the churches in North America (less than 1%) compared to the general population of African Americans in the US(approximately 13%). We pray that the Lord would reap some families from these communities throughout the US and Canada.

More information is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

Europe

The European Young People’s Conference was last week. More than 1500 people attended. Let us ask the Lord to continue drawing every young person to Himself and to keep each one loving Him and opening to Him to digest the speaking each received at the conference.

Videos of past conferences are at https://ypconference.eu/archives/video-reports/.

Tbilisi, Georgia

There is a need for a meeting place for the church in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. A property has been identified that would meet the needs of the local saints as well as trainings that include saints from nearby countries.

The church in Tbilisi needs the Body to be able to acquire this meeting place since the church there is quite poor and unable to meet this need on their own. The price is very reasonable, US$ 270,000. In addition there is a need of US$ 30,000 for remodeling. The brothers are hoping to put US$ 90,000 down in August. The remaining amount would be due approximately one month later.

Please pray for this. We hope that the Body could bear this smaller member which has a need. Contributions can be made through the church in Los Angeles designated for ‘Tbilisi Property.’

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 1 of The Experience of Christ (Memorial Day Conference).

  2. Audio of the May 12 joint meeting of the church in LA is available at http://tinyurl.com/LAnextgen.

  3. Audio/video of June 2019 SoCal Blending Conference messages are at http://www.socalblending.org.

  4. Spanish language radio broadcast: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 9:30 pm. LA County 100.3 FM; San Fernando Valley and Ventura County 90.3 FM.

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