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Being Headed Up in Christ

“Unto the economy of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in Him.” (Eph. 1:10)
“But holding to truth in love, we may grow up into Him in all things, who is the Head, Christ.” (Eph. 4:15)
The church is the heading up of God’s chosen ones under the headship of Christ. In the proper church life we are being headed up in Christ. If we do not know what it is to be headed up in Christ, we cannot know the church. In the church life, we are taking the lead to be headed up in Christ. For this, we need to grow in life.
The first step in the heading up of all things in Christ is for God to bring His chosen ones, His sons, out of the universal collapse and to place them under the headship of Christ. When the church takes the lead to be headed up in Christ, God has a way to head up all other things. The church is the vessel used by God to solve His problems and to fulfill His purpose, which is to manifest Himself through man by mingling Himself with man. Eventually, the Body with Christ as the Head will be the universal Head over all things. (The Genuine Church Life, msg. 2, IV.B-D)

Los Angeles

Let us continue to pray for the Lord to increase in the church in Los Angeles for the sake of His testimony. In April 2017, our average Lord’s Day attendance was 621. Our current goal is to reach 700 in the first half of 2018. Through a gospel living, one-on-one shepherding, prevailing prayers in twos and threes, and nourishing and perfecting in small groups, may the Lord add together, day by day, those who are being saved (Acts 2:47).

Italy

The Italian general election is due to be held on March 4. Lord, You are “the Ruler of the kings of the earth” (Rev. 1:5). We agree with Your sovereignty over the earth for these elections and we ask You to have Your way for Your move in Europe!

Germany

Please continue to pray:

  • That many seeking ones who received a free Bible will be shepherded into the church life

  • For the raising up of lampstands in many cities that were visited after the fall ITERO

  • That the Lord will send experienced brothers who can provide leadership to the work in Germany

  • That more young saints from outside Germany will gain admission to German universities

  • That those who are emigrating to Germany will find housing and jobs and obtain visas

  • For the learning of the German language by the saints who have emigrated

  • For the increase, strengthening, and building up of all the existing churches in Germany

UK Building Project

The present burden is to expand Woodland Camp into a one-week training and weekend retreat facility with capacity to accommodate and train 200 saints per week. The estimated cost is approximately $2.5 million. Please pray that these funds can be available in a timely way through the giving of the saints and the churches so that the construction can be completed by the end of 2018.
For information regarding the urgent need to construct training facilities in London and how to make online donations, click on the link ‘UK Building Project’ at https://amanatrust.org.uk. Alternatively, you may give to the church here, designated for UK Building Fund.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 2 of The Genuine Church Life.

  2. High School Conferences at Oak Glen: for sisters, March 9 to 11 (registration due February 25); for brothers, March 23 to 25 (registration due March 11).

  3. College Conference will be April 6 to 8 in Anaheim. Registration due March 25.

  4. International Memorial Day Conference will be May 25 to 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. Conference and hotel information is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer. Saints from LA attending are requested to RSVP no later than April 29 at http://tinyurl.com/memdayla (adults) or http://tinyurl.com/memchildrenla (children).

  5. Information about Germany and Europe: see the right side of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.