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The Genuine Church Life

In order to practice the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love of the Lord. Every morning we should allow the Lord Jesus, our Sun, to rise up in us so that we can be renewed. All of us should rise up early in the morning to fellowship with the Lord; we should pray to the Lord, “Thank You, Lord, for a new beginning; may this day be a memorable day in my life.” (Thanksgiving conf., msg 5, II, II.A.1-2)
“Unto you who fear My name will the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings, and you will go forth and leap about like well-fed calves.” (Mal. 4:2).
“May those who love Him be like the sun when it rises in its might.” (Judges 5:31).

The Vision and Practice of the God-ordained Way

Whether it be in the vital group meeting, in the prophesying in the church meetings, in the preaching of the gospel by visiting people, or in the care for the new ones, the principle is the same—we must make all the saints the members of the Body of Christ, with everyone working, everyone functioning according to his measure, for the building up of the organic Body of Christ. (Thanksgiving conf., msg 5, I.H.3)
“The Head, Christ, out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.” (Eph. 4:15b-16).
The churches in Taiwan have entered further into this vision and practice than we have in L.A. Therefore, we encourage more saints from L.A. to register for the trip to Taiwan (see extended deadline in announcements). Contact Lampstand Lee <lampstandlee@yahoo.com> 310-210-5699 for additional encouragement or guidance about participating.

Conference in Torrance

The conference is Saturday, December 2, 4 to 6 and 7:30 to 9:30 pm (bring your own dinner) and Lord’s Day, December 3, 10 am to noon (followed by a love feast). The conference will be in English with translation by radio. Attendance from L.A. is limited to 20 saints (plus children); space is available; if you want to attend, please contact Justin Lim <justinlim@cantab.net>, 310-717-1407.
Lord, speak to refresh and revive our living, meeting, and serving in all of Southern California.

Bible Distributions in Germany

A Bible distribution report is at http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/. We can continue to pray that:

  • all 31,366 people who received a Bible will read it and receive the light and life embodied in it;

  • many seeking ones will be shepherded into the church life;

  • all the local saints be supplied and strengthened to shepherd the many new contacts;

  • the Lord of the harvest will reap bountifully from this lovely outreach and raise up many churches.

Rejoice

Last Thursday Craig and Henna Hall received a one-year language learning visa in Germany. And Craig passed his first language test.

Used Ministry Books

Since 2004 LSM has sent containers of used books to Africa and India. These books have been a great blessing to seekers there. LSM continues to collect all used ministry books in English, except morning revivals, for these distributions. They suggest that you remove personal information from the books. Bring books to your meeting hall any time.
Lord, use these books to spread Your recovery and raise up more local churches.

Announcements

  1. Morning revival: REPEAT Week 21 in Crystallization-Study of Ezekiel, vol. 4.
    After the winter training we will use Material Offerings and the Lord’s Move Today; if you do not have a copy, please order one.
  2. The Winter Training will be December 25 to 30 in Anaheim and by local webcasts in LA. Registration for the webcast training ($105) is open until December 3. Saints from LA should register at http://tinyurl.com/wintertrainingla and give payment to their district’s designated registration coordinator.
  3. The International Chinese-Speaking Conference will be February 16 to 18 in Taipei. Those who wish to attend must register and pay $100 for the conference, which includes hospitality if you need it; organized church visitation trips are also available at an additional cost of $150. Saints from Los Angeles must register by Lord’s Day, December 17 (<<< extended) at http://tinyurl.com/ICSC2018LA and give their payment (cash or check only, designated “2018 ICSC”) to their district’s registration coordinator.
  4. Information about Germany and Europe: see November 5 prayer (“Older Entries” near bottom of http://www.churchinlosangeles.org/prayer/).