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The Intrinsic Significance of the Church

This is the subject of last weekend’s International Chinese-Speaking Conference. The church is the Father’s House (John 14, message 1), the Son’s Vine (John 15, message 2), and the Spirit’s Child (John 16, message 3). The Lord prayed for His glorification and for the oneness of the church (John 17, message 4); we should take the shepherding way for the building up of the church (John 21, message 5).
Let us ask the Lord for more vision, enlarged glorification, deeper oneness, and increased shepherding.

L.A. Joint College Meeting

This gathering will be this Saturday on the USC campus with dinner 6 to 7 pm, meeting 7 to 9 pm, and perhaps recreation after 9 pm. The focus of the meeting will be spending time with the Lord.

Southern California Young People

The first major gathering of the year for all southern California young people (7th-12th grade) will be Saturday, February 22, in Arcadia from 7 to 9 pm to blend, enjoy the Lord together, and hear a fresh speaking from Him for our pursuing together this term.

FTTA Gospel Trips

Please pray for a rich supply to the local saints to maintain contact with all who received literature or New Testaments, especially those who asked for further contact, and with all who came to seminars, personal times, or home meetings.

South Africa

Dick Taylor is in South Africa. This week and next he is teaching Experience and Growth in Life at FTT Pretoria. (Unlike FTTA which has many classes continuing through every week of the term, at FTT Pretoria one class fills every class period for two weeks, then another class fills the next two weeks.) Dick will also have times with individual trainees and with other saints in the churches there. May the Lord supply him richly with utterance to make known all that should be released there. May the Lord also impart much life into his physical body.

Northern California Spanish-Speaking Conference

The conference is Saturday, February 22 and Lord’s Day, February 23 in Fresno. Radio listeners in the central valley of California are invited.

Lisbon, Portugal

Please pray for:

  • the shepherding of the 415 persons who received a Bible in the December 2013 distribution;
  • the thrusting out of workers into this harvest so that the opportunity will not be lost;
  • the Lord to constitute a good number of the seeking ones to be His testimony in Lisbon.


  1. Morning revival: week 1 of Genesis (winter training).
  2. Gifts marked for Philippines relief may be given to the church or to Lord’s Move to Europe.
  3. There will be a Chinese-speaking tour of Israel and Jordan March 24 to April 3. Saints must have a US or Canadian passport to apply. Details are at http://ourisraeltour.com/chineseusa2014/.
  4. There will be a Russian-speaking conference March 28 to 30 in Sacramento. Information in English and Russian is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
  5. There will be a Conference and Tour in Israel May 8 to 18 in English, Spanish, and Russian. Information in English and Spanish is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.