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Taking Christ as Our Sin Offering

Romans 8:1-4 says, “There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death. 3 For that which the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness of the flesh of sin and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh, 4 That the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the spirit.”
Taking Christ as our sin offering means that sin in the nature of fallen man is condemned, that our old man is dealt with, that Satan as sin itself is destroyed, that the world is judged, and that the ruler of the world is cast out!
As a result of Christ being our sin offering and condemning sin in the flesh, it is possible for us to walk not according to the flesh but according to the spirit. (CS Leviticus, msg. 6, IV.B, VI)
May the Lord bring us deeply into the revelation, appreciation, and application of Christ as our sin offering!

Sixth Grade Follow-Up

Praise the Lord for all the sixth graders who attended last weekend’s conference at Oak Glen. They were able to hear a clear word on conviction, salvation and hope. The speaking was exposing and at their level. More than 100 prophesied during the last message, many for the first time in their lives. Please pray:

  • to thank the Lord for gathering these ones and speaking to them;

  • for the need and desire for baptism to increase in each sixth grader; and

  • for the companionship among them to be established for their going on.

Summer School (Restaurant) of Truth

The Summer School of Truth is a time that gives life to the young people in the form of God’s word as “food.” This summer, from July 20 to 28, is indeed an appointed time to minister Christ as life and life-supply to those who are entering 7th to 12th grades. Sign-up will begin soon. We ask the Lord that as many young people as possible in LA could attend. Please pray that the Lord would lead the serving ones as they begin to fellowship and coordinate for this critical time.

Southern California Blending Conference

This conference will be Saturday afternoon and night, June 9, and Lord’s Day morning, June 10, in Anaheim. Translation will be provided. All information, including children’s service, is posted at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.
The conference also provides many opportunities for blending and sweet coordination through service. There is a need for many serving ones from LA for children’s service (including parking ushers), restroom cleaning, and Lord’s Table ushers. Information and sign-up are at http://tinyurl.com/scbcla.

BfA Billboard near the University of Oregon

A group of saints in Eugene, Oregon have sponsored a billboard ad that offers free copies of the New Testament Recovery Version. The billboard is located near the University of Oregon, and will be up for the next 12 months. Please pray that many students and members of the community will see the ad and respond by ordering a Bible from the BfA website.

Conference in Germany

The annual conference of the churches in the German-speaking countries will be May 19 to 21 in Berlin. We will review the messages from the February conference in Taiwan on “The Goal of the Lord’s Recovery–To Bring Forth the One New Man.” Please ask the Lord to:

  • bring new people, such as those who received a Recovery Version in recent months, to the conference;

  • release His word richly in German and all translation languages;

  • lead us into the reality of putting off the old man, being renewed in our mind, and putting on the new man.

Madrid, Spain

After several years of prayer and searching, the church in Madrid has found a place suitable for church meetings, for Bibles for Europe storage, and for 11 full-timers to have a base for the work in Spain and Portugal. Initial payments were made last month; the final amount of 600,000 euros ($740,000) is due at the end of July.
Pray for this transaction to be completed and for the timely financial supply for this purchase. You may donate to the church (any amount, small or large, as the Lord leads), designated for Madrid.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: Week 6 of Crystallization-Study of Leviticus, Vol. 1.

  2. Audio of the May 6 joint meeting of the church in LA is available at http://tinyurl.com/greatgrace.

  3. The Summer Training will be July 2 to 7 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. Late registration for the live training including payment ($255) is due June 12. Registration for the webcast ($105) is also due June 12. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/summertrainingla and give cash/check payment to their district’s registration coordinator.

  4. The International Memorial Day Conference will be May 25 to 28 in Kansas City. 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 on Germany and Europe, see the right side of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer.