Prayer & Announcements


Week of February 25

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Taking the Enjoyment of the All-inclusive Christ as Our Everything

“…To those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, the called saints, with all those who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, who is theirs and ours.” (1 Cor. 1:2)

“God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Cor. 1:9)

First Corinthians is a book on the enjoyment of the all-inclusive Christ as the unique solution to all problems in the church; God’s intention in His recovery is to recover Christ as the unique center of God’s economy and as everything to us as our portion for our enjoyment.

We should concentrate on Christ, not on any persons, things, or matters other than Christ; we should focus on Christ as our unique center appointed by God so that all the problems among the believers may be solved. We need to be those who are thinking “the one thing”; the one thing in Philippians refers to the subjective knowledge, experience, and enjoyment of Christ; the one thing is the pursuing of Christ to gain Him and possess Him.

Our goal is the fullest enjoyment of Christ and the fullest gaining of Christ for the building up of the Body of Christ; this issues in our having the uttermost enjoyment of Christ as our prize in the millennial kingdom. (The Enjoyment of Christ and Our Growth in Life unto Maturity, msg. 1, I, C, E, D)

May we pray to concentrate entirely on the subjective experience and enjoyment of Christ in order to be saved from every problem and attain to the fullest enjoyment of Christ for the building up of the Body of Christ.

Wednesday Night Ministry Meetings

A new term of Wednesday Night Ministry Meetings on “The Crucial Points of the Truth in Paul’s Epistles—2 Corinthians” begins this week on February 28 at 7:25 pm at the LSM Ministry Conference Center in Anaheim. The subject of the first message is “Christ Himself as the All-inclusive Life-giving Spirit Being the Reality and Content of the New Covenant Ministry and the Constitution of the New Covenant Ministers.” All the saints are invited to attend in person to support the release of the word. The meeting will also be live-streamed and archived at lsmwebcast.com (subscription or payment required).

Please pray for the ministry of the Lord’s word week by week to His recovery. Pray for the Lord’s continued blessing of the Full-time Training in Anaheim and covering of all trainees and serving ones.

Los Angeles Large Group Fellowship

This Friday evening, March 1, students from around Los Angeles will gather together at Hall 5 for dinner and a large group fellowship. Please pray for:

  • The Lord to strongly call both newer students and existing students to pay the price and come with an open heart and spirit.
  • The full release of the spirit, especially during the singing.
  • An anointed word concerning our students running the race with endurance, looking away unto Jesus!

ICSC Blending Trip Overflow

This Lord’s Day evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Hall 5 there will be a special time for all the saints in LA who attended the International Chinese-speaking Blending Conference in Taipei to share some highlights from their trip. Such sharing of experience and enjoyment is for their mutual edification as well as the benefit of all those who did not have the chance to go. This gathering is open to the whole church in Los Angeles. It will be recorded, and information about Zoom access will be communicated by hall.

Please pray for a rich and encouraging overflow of what the Lord has shown and spoken to those who went to Taiwan. May the benefit they have received become a blessing to the church in Los Angeles for the building up of the Body of Christ.

Bible Distribution in France

All the saints are asked to consider how they can participate in the Lord’s move in France this summer during the 2024 Olympics. There is still the opportunity for 400 more saints to go during the Olympics from mid-July to September. Saints with some knowledge of French are especially requested, but knowledge of the language is not required since English will be the main language for coordination.

Financial contributions are also needed to support the operation of these gospel trips since there are expenses involved in reserving rooms for coordination, purchasing Bible distribution kits, transporting thousands of Bibles to each city, etc.

Finally, please continue to remember before the Lord this matter of His move in the French-speaking world and in particular the Bible distributions during the Torch Relay and Olympics. Petition the Lord concerning His wisdom to the saints planning these trips, as well as the praying and going from churches around the world, including from Los Angeles.

Saints in LA who are burdened to give for the Bible distribution and other associated expenses can do so through the Church in Los Angeles designated for “Paris Olympics.” Updated information and an application form are at www.amanatrust.org.uk/page/2024Paris. The applications for each trip will close when capacity is reached.

Pakistan

Please pray for the propagation in Wah Cantonment, a military city located around 20 miles northwest of Islamabad, that 5 to 8 homes could be gained and a prayer meeting established in March.

Announcements

  1. Morning Revival: Week 1 of The Enjoyment of Christ and Our Growth in Life unto Maturity.
  2. Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting: The ministry meeting resumes this week on February 28 starting at 7:25 pm in Anaheim.
  3. Memorial Day Conference: The 2024 International Memorial Day Blending Conference will be held in Bellevue, WA at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue Hotel from May 24 to 27. Saints in LA who are considering attending in person are asked to RSVP by April 30 at tinyurl.com/memdayla. More information, including recommended hotels at discounted rates, is available at that site.
  4. ICSC: Archived messages from the recent International Chinese-speaking Blending Conference in Taipei are available to watch for free until March 12 at lsmwebcast.com.
  5. LSM Digital Resources: Living Stream Ministry’s many digital resources, including apps and free booklets, may be found at lsm.org/daily. The February 2024 newsletter features encouraging FTTA Gospel Trip Testimonies.
  6. Bibles for America’s most recent post, How Can We Experience Christ Living in Us?, is available to read and share at blog.bfa.org.
  7. High School Conferences: At Oak Glen for brothers, March 8 to 10 (registration was due February 25); for sisters, March 15 to 17 (registration due March 3).
  8. Junior High Conferences: At Oak Glen for brothers, March 29 to 31 (registration due March 17); for sisters, April 5 to 7 (registration due March 31).
  9. Ways to Give: Information about the church’s online giving platform, Subsplash, and where to mail checks, are at www.churchinlosangeles.org/members/offerings.