Prayer, Week of October 14

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The Spirit of the Gospel and the Shepherding Way of Visiting

“And He said to them, Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to all the creation.” (Mark 16:15)

“And Jesus said to him [Zaccheus], Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.” (Luke 19:9-10)

The spirit of the gospel is burning within every believer who loves the Lord. This inward burning should be reflected in our outward attitude toward the gospel. We have the spirit of the gospel within, but we need to allow the spirit of the gospel to burn us from within. The spirit of the gospel is a fire that has been kindled, but we need to respond. (Christ Being the Burden of the Gospel, ch. 15)

Where is the increase among us? The proper increase is due to the gospel shepherding, and shepherding means that we have to go and visit people. Christ visited the sinners by coming down from heaven to earth to find the lost sheep, one by one. We have to learn of Him. (The Vital Groups, ch. 7)

May we, as the church in Los Angeles, freshly love the Lord and consecrate ourselves to Him. May we allow the spirit of the gospel to burn us from within to respond to our commission to preach the gospel. And may we learn of Christ to take the shepherding way of visiting saints and sinners to bring salvation to their house!

LA Korean Festival Follow-Up

During the four-day LA Korean Festival from October 4 to 7, we distributed a total of 384 copies of the NT Recovery Version (322 in Korean and 62 in English). Most of the recipients listened intently to what we shared, and some were even saved. Hallelujah!

A Bible seminar will be held on Saturday, October 20. We plan to convey the value of the Recovery Version by considering the genealogy of Jesus Christ in Matthew. Please pray that the Bible recipients and others around us will respond to the invitation to enjoy this ministry with us, and that all the saints would be in one accord with the spirit of gospel.

Winter Training Registration

The Winter Training (December 24 to 29) is a time for all the saints to receive the Lord’s fresh speaking. Ask the Lord to release more saints in Los Angeles to participate in this training in Anaheim or in the local webcasts. We believe “that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:6). At the same time, we know that “it is God who operates in you both the willing and the working for His good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13). Ask the Lord to stir our hearts to pursue Him actively.

Registration for the live training is due October 28. See Announcements below for more details.

Junior High Conferences

The Fall 2018 Junior High Conferences will be this weekend, October 19 to 21. The brothers’ conference will take place in Diamond Bar; sisters’ conference in Fullerton. Please pray for the Lord to freshly appear to each young person.

Munich, Germany

“For now the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come.” (S.S. 2:11-12a)

The first Lord’s table in Munich took place on October 14. Over 400 saints participated in the meeting, representing 42 cities and 14 countries. The table meeting was truly a testimony of Jehovah’s commanded blessing on saints who dwell in unity. Brother James Lee shared that God’s goal is the church as His expression (Eph. 3:10); this is accomplished by our enjoying Christ.

Lord, make the church in Munich a house of feasting for Your glorious expression! Lord, make the church in Munich like that in Philadelphia—keeping Your word, not denying Your name, and having an opened door which no one can shut (Rev. 3:8)!

European Brothers’ Training and Blending Conference

The European Brothers’ Training is October 16 to 18 in Baarlo, The Netherlands. Meetings will include videos from the recent ITERO in Addis Ababa, study sessions, and fellowship about the Lord’s move in Europe. Through such times of perfecting, may the Lord train the brothers to be able ministers of the New Testament, effective building material for the universal building up of the Body of Christ, and good stewards and faithful serving ones in their respective local churches.

After the training, an International Blending Conference will take place from October 19 to 21. Pray for a rich feast and the Lord’s blessing in the fellowship and blending among all the saints.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: week 16 of Crystallization-Study of Leviticus, Vol. 3.

  2. The Winter Training will be December 24 to 29 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. For the live training, complete registration including payment ($205) is due October 28. Registration for the webcast training ($105) is due December 2. Late fees will be incurred after these deadlines. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and submit payment either online or to their district’s designated registration coordinator.

  3. The Thanksgiving Conference will be in Charlotte, North Carolina from November 22 to 25. Saints from LA who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by October 31. Childcare registration required. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

  4. Information on Germany and Europe, see the right side of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.

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