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A Normal Living of the Gospel

“We all need to see what the proper, normal gospel is. It is that which the Lord Jesus carried out. He spent time to gain one man [Nicodemus] and spent some more time to gain one woman [the Samaritan]. He reaped not in large numbers but one by one…. He simply lived the life of the gospel. Wherever He went, the gospel was His living. May we have the genuine recovery of the preaching of the gospel in the proper church life…. We should take the Lord Jesus as our example to be interested in imparting life and in helping others to be reborn and to drink the living water. This is the normal, daily preaching according to life, not according to miracles. This is what we need.
“…Where we are, the gospel is with us, because it is our life. Without the living of the gospel, the church life is empty. We must all learn the example of the Lord Jesus.” (WL, The Normal Way of Fruit-bearing and Shepherding for the Building Up of the Church, pp. 76-77)
Please pray for every brother and sister to have a normal living of the gospel so that the Lord may grow, flow, and go as the gospel. As John 3:30 says, “He must increase.” Ask the Lord to increase the church in Los Angeles to 1,000 saints by the end of this year.

FTTA

The spring term of the Full-time Training in Anaheim begins this week on February 22. Please pray for all the new and returning trainees to have a strong beginning by being fully open and freshly consecrated to the Lord for all that He would reveal to them and gain in them.

L.A. Intercollegiate Gathering

This Saturday, February 27 at 6:00 pm, our college students from across Los Angeles (and beyond) will gather on the CSUN campus for dinner and a special joint meeting. Please pray for a good attendance, real blending in spirit, and the release and receiving of a fresh word on the gospel.

Perfecting Training for L.A. Korean-speaking Saints

The four pillars in the Lord’s recovery are truth, life, the church, and the gospel. The truth brings us life, life produces the church, and the church is responsible for the preaching of the gospel. This Saturday, February 27, the Korean-speaking saints will begin a training to perfect the saints for the gospel and increase. This monthly training meeting will cover 100 topics in Truth, Life, Church and Gospel over the next five years. Please pray that:

  • The Lord would bless this first training meeting and for as many as possible to attend;
  • All the participating saints, especially newer ones, would desire earnestly and pray desperately to gain
    one remaining fruit each year;
  • Even while holding the training in different places (Halls 1 and 2), the saints would be preserved in
    oneness with an uplifted morale and atmosphere.

Life-Study Live in Hall 1

A Spanish-language Life-Study Live seminar will be held Saturday, March 5 in L.A. Hall 1. Those who listen to Life-Study of the Bible on the radio are invited. Please pray for the preparation for this seminar and for the preparation of many radio listeners to come.

Junior High and High School Brothers Conferences

The high school brothers conference will be March 18 to 20. The junior high school brothers
conference will be March 25 to 27. Both will be at Oak Glen. Cost is $105. Please register now at: http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/yp-conferences/. Deadline is March 6 for HS and March 13 for JH.

Germany

Seven two-week gospel trips will extend the work begun in the FTTA gospel trip in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Berlin, and Stuttgart. The first of these trips ends Saturday. Please pray for:

  • The follow-up and continuing care of all the positive contacts from the FTTA gospel trip;
  • The coordination and strengthening of all the follow-up gospel trips and the ongoing participation of the local saints in the gospel and shepherding labor;
  • The positive translators to be gained as real co-laborers in the gospel;
  • The participation of new believers in the 12-week Healthy Walk with God class;
  • The full-time serving ones who are moving to Germany from the UK to find favor with the German government and obtain visas to live in Germany long term.

Frankfurt

In the past the saints in Frankfurt met in apartments. Now they are looking for a meeting place for the gospel work and the church life. Please ask the Lord to provide a facility good for shepherding new gospel contacts into the church life and for weekly church meetings in light of the recent increase.

French-speaking Young People’s Conference

The conference will be in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on the weekend of February 26 to 28.

Greece

Distributions of gospel and ministry materials are continuing to sow the seed of the gospel among refugees before they reach Germany. This sowing is being done in Greece near the border with Macedonia in January and February. Please pray that the word of God will spread among the seeking ones and will bring them into the enjoyment of the processed and consummated Triune God as the compound Spirit in the church life.


Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 3 in The Church as the Temple of God—the Goal of God’s Eternal Economy (Thanksgiving Conference).
  2. The International Memorial Day Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., from Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30. Information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/.
  3. The Lord’s move in Germany:
    Reports are on a public Facebook page Germany Update http://facebook.com/germanyupdate. Information about follow-up gospel trips is at http://germany2016.amanatrust.org.uk.
    Giving for the Gospel Work in Europe instructions are at http://www.lordsmove.org/information.html.