The Four Crucial Elements Of The Bible Christ The Spirit Life And The Church

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Description : "The Bible has its kernel, its life, its center, which is constituted with the church, Christ, the Spirit, and life. These four items are the contents of the true substance of the Bible. The revelation of the Bible, particularly the New Testament, stresses these four matters: the church, Christ, the Spirit, and life. If we remove these four items from the New Testament, all that remains would merely be dead letters. These four crucial elements are also the four important items in the Lord’s recovery today. Hence, we must all have a deep impression, a fresh light, and a renewed understanding concerning these four crucial elements."


The Holy Word For Morning Revival The Heavenly Vision

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Description : This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the Memorial Day weekend conference held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 23-26, 2014. The general subject of the conference was “The Heavenly Vision.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.


The Holy Word For Morning Revival The Topics For New Believers Volume 2

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Description : The moment we believe in the Lord, we should set apart the early morning for fellowshipping with God and for contacting Him. Song of Songs 7:12 shows us that the early morning is the best time to fellowship with the Lord. To fellowship means to open up our spirit and our mind to God and allow Him to enlighten us, speak to us, impress us, and touch us (Psa. 119:105, 147). During this time our hearts are drawn near to God, and we allow God to draw near to our hearts. This series of Holy Word for Morning Revival on Topics for New Believers is especially designed to help introduce newer believers to the basic principles of the Christian life, which should help them establish a solid foundation on which to build a Christian life and church life of living and loving the Lord Jesus for the building up of His Body.


The Holy Word For Morning Revival Knowing And Experiencing The All Inclusive Extensive Christ

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Description : This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the Thanksgiving weekend conference held in Houston, Texas, November 28—December 1, 2019. The general subject of the conference was “Knowing and Experiencing the All-inclusive, Extensive Christ.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.


The Holy Word For Morning Revival Crystallization Study Of Colossians Volume 2

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Description : This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the Summer Training held June 28—July 3, 2004, in Anaheim, California, on the crystallization-study of Colossians. Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.


The Collected Works Of Witness Lee 1984 Volume 1

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Description : The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1984, volume 1, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from January 1 through December 16, 1984. One message included in this volume was given in 1991. In 1984 Brother Lee spoke eighty-two messages that were published in Life-study of Mark, Life-study of Luke, and Life-study of Acts. These Life-study messages are not included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee. After spending the first few days of 1984 in Irving, Texas, Brother Lee returned to Anaheim, California, and remained there until the end of February. He then traveled to Brazil and spent most of March ministering there. At the end of March he returned from Brazil to Anaheim and remained there until the middle of April. During the last two weeks in April, Brother Lee traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, and on his return to the United States he visited New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Newton, Massachusetts, during the month of May. At the end of May he ministered in Irving, and in the first few days in June he visited Denver, Colorado. At the end of June Brother Lee returned to Anaheim and remained there until the first week in October. From the middle of October until the middle of November, Brother Lee traveled to the Far East and ministered in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and Quezon City, Philippines. He returned to Anaheim for a few days in the middle of November, and near the end of November he traveled to Irving, where he remained until the end of the year. The contents of this volume are divided into fifteen sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given in Irving, Texas, on January 1 and December 2, 8, and 16. These messages are included in this volume under the title Miscellaneous Messages Given in Irving. 2. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on January 7 and 14. These messages are included in this volume under the title Living Christ and Pursuing the Truth for the Building Up of the Church. 3. Five messages given in Anaheim, California, on January 8 through March 25. These messages are included in this volume under the title Being Built Up in the Truth and Growing in Life for the Spread of the Lord's Testimony. 4. Five messages given in Anaheim, California, on January 16 through November 19. These messages are included in this volume under the title Bringing the Saints into the Lord's Up-to-date Vision and Move in His Recovery. 5. Ten messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 3 through August 18, 1984, and in Alhambra, California, on April 21, 1991. These messages were translated from Chinese and previously published in a book entitled The Four Crucial Elements of the Bible--Christ, the Spirit, Life, and the Church. They are included in this volume under the same title. 6. A message given to a group of co-workers from Taiwan in Anaheim, California, on February 20, 1984. This message was translated from Chinese and has been included in this volume under the title Finding Principles in Our Study of the Bible and the Subjective Line of Life in the Bible. 7. A message given in Brazil on March 3. This message is included in this volume under the title Being Faithful to Be Constituted with the Truth and Experience Life for the Spread of the Lord's Recovery. 8. A message given in Brazil on March 11. It was translated from Chinese and is included in this volume under the title One Stream and a Broad Highway. 9. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on April 15 and August 8. These messages were translated from Chinese and are included in this volume under the title The Chinese-speaking Meeting and Putting Off Oldness. 10. A message given in New York City on May 6. This message is included in this volume under the title Christ as the Embodiment of God Becoming the Consummation of the Triune God and Our Attitude toward the Believers. 11. A message given in Newton, Massachusetts, on May 10. This message is included in this volume under the title Ministering the Truth, Life, and the Gospel to All Men. 12. Four messages given in a Chinese-speaking conference in New York City on May 11 through 13. They were previously published in a book entitled Christ Revealed in the New Testament and are included in this volume under the same title. 13. A message given in Irving, Texas, on May 28. This message is included in this volume under the title A Word of Recommendation concerning the Life-study Messages and the Footnotes in the New Testament Recovery Version. 14. Five messages given in Denver, Colorado, on June 2 and 3. The records for two of these messages are missing. The remaining three messages are included in this volume under the title Practicing the Genuine Church Life in Spirit, in Love, and in the Truth. 15. Four messages given in Anaheim, California, on June 23 and 25. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Teachers' Training and are included in this volume under the same title.


The Holy Word For Morning Revival Crystallization Study Of Job Proverbs And Ecclesiastes Volume 1

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Description : This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the semi-annual training held December 21-26, 2020, on crystallization-studies of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.


The Collected Works Of Witness Lee 1984 Volume 4

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Description : The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1984, volume 4, contains messages and fellowship given by Brother Witness Lee on July 9 through November 15, 1984, and on July 31 through August 2, 1986. At the end of June Brother Lee returned from Denver, Colorado, to Anaheim, California, and remained there until the first week in October. From the middle of October until the middle of November, Brother Lee traveled to the Far East and ministered in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; and Quezon City, Philippines. The contents of this volume are divided into seven sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given in Anaheim, California, on July 29 through August 26, 1984. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Jubilee and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Twenty-one messages given in Anaheim, California, on July 9, 1984, and in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 27 through November 15, 1984. They were previously published in a nineteen-chapter book entitled Crucial Words of Leading in the Lord's Recovery, Book 3: The Future of the Lord's Recovery and the Building Up of the Organic Service and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. A message given in Anaheim, California, on August 11, 1984. This message was translated from Chinese and is included in this volume under the title Concerning the Truth and Experience of the Triune God. 4. Seven messages given in Chinese in Anaheim, California, on September 7 through 28, 1984, and on July 31 through August 2, 1986. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Rising Up to Preach the Gospel and are included in this volume under the same title. 5. A message given in Irvine, California, on September 16, 1984. This message is included in this volume under the title Being Renewed Day by Day by Enjoying God in Christ as the Renewing Element. 6. A message given in Tokyo, Japan, on October 17, 1984. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship concerning the Lord's Move on Earth and the Need of the Lord's Move in Japan. 7. Six messages given in Seoul, South Korea, on October 20 through 24, 1984. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Vital Factors for the Recovery of the Church Life and are included in this volume under the same title.


The Holy Word For Morning Revival The One New Man Fulfilling God S Purpose In Creating Man

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Description : This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones held in Bangalore, India, on October 3-5, 2019. The general subject of the training was “The One New Man Fulfilling God's Purpose in Creating Man.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.


The Collected Works Of Witness Lee 1989 Volume 2

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Description : The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1989, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from March 15 through December 17, 1989. At the end of the first week in March Brother Lee traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, and remained there until the end of the third week in March. He then visited Quezon City, Philippines, and Taichung and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, before returning to Taipei at the beginning of April. He remained in Taipei until the end of the third week in April and then visited Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo, Japan, before returning to Anaheim, California, in the middle of May. At the end of the third week in May Brother Lee visited Cleveland, Ohio, and Newton and Cambridge, Massachusetts, until the end of the first week in June. At that time he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of 1989. The contents of this volume are divided into twelve sections, as follows: 1. Eleven messages given in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on March 15 through April 23. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The New Testament Priests of the Gospel and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Seven messages given in Chinese in Quezon City, Philippines, on March 23 through 26. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The Riches and Fullness of Christ and the Advanced Recovery of the Lord Today and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. Two messages given in Chinese in Quezon City, Philippines, on March 23 and 24. These messages are included in this volume under the title The God-ordained Way for the Increase and Building Up of the Church. 4. Two messages given in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on April 1. These messages were combined into one chapter and are included in this volume under the title Practicing the New Way according to the Nature of the New Way. 5. A message given in Taipei, Taiwan, on April 21. It is included in this volume under the title The Revelation, Vision, and Practice of the God-ordained Way. 6. Five messages given in Chinese in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27 through 30. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The Ministry of the New Testament Priests of the Gospel and are included in this volume under the same title. 7. Five messages given in Chinese in Tokyo, Japan, on May 3 through 7. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The Church Life in the Lord's Recovery Today and are included in this volume under the same title. 8. Two messages given in Tokyo, Japan, on May 5 and 6. They are included in this volume under the title The Priesthood of the Gospel and the Organic Service of the Body of Christ. 9. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 13 and October 2. These messages are included in this volume under the title The New Testament Priesthood of the Gospel and the Elders' Shepherding of the Church. 10. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 14 and June 11. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Being Renewed Day by Day and are included in this volume under the same title. 11. Eleven messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 22 through December 17. They are included in this volume under the title Meetings in Anaheim. 12. Fourteen messages given in Cleveland, Ohio, and Newton, Massachusetts, on May 25 through June 5. These messages are included in this volume under the title The New Testament Priesthood.


Vital Factors For The Recovery Of The Church Life

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Description : This book covers six vital factors for the recovery of the church life—Christ, the Spirit, the divine life, the proper practice of the church life, the Spirit's operation through the cross, and the transformed human virtues.


Make Disciples

Author by : Terry A. Bowland
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Description : Let us make no mistake about it. Evangelism is not simply learning Bible facts. Evangelism is not simply understanding sociological information. Evangelism is taking part in God's great work of redeeming the world through Christ. It is to reach out and allow God's power and presence to extend into the lives of people through our daily lives. When we increasingly become aware of God working within us, the result will be joy -- joy in our daily tasks and joy in the lives we touch. Wherever God's will is done, the ultimate result for us will be joy.


The Collected Works Of Witness Lee 1991 1992 Volume 2

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Description : The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1991-1992, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from August 31, 1991, through June 19, 1992. At the end of August 1991 Brother Lee traveled from Anaheim to Berkeley, California. In early September he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of November. During that time he visited Huntington Beach, California. At the end of November Brother Lee traveled to Reston, Virginia, for the Thanksgiving weekend conference. In early December he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of the third week in May 1992. From there he traveled to Irving, Texas, for the Memorial Day weekend conference. He returned to Anaheim and remained there until the beginning of September, at which time he visited Seattle, Washington, for a weekend conference. He then returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of the third week in November. During the last week in November he traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the Thanksgiving weekend conference, after which he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of the year. The contents of this volume are divided into thirteen sections, as follows: 1. Five messages given in Berkeley, California, on August 31 through September 2, 1991. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Five Emphases in the Lord's Recovery and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. A message given in Chinese in Anaheim, California, on October 11, 1991. This message is included in this volume under the title Knowing the Body of Christ and Learning to Coordinate and Serve in the Body. 3. Three messages given in Anaheim, California, on October 14 through 21, 1991. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with the Elders and Co-workers concerning the Practice of the Lord's New Way. 4. A message given in Huntington Beach, California, on October 13, 1991. This message is included in this volume under the title The Need to Have a Definite Beginning in the Practice of the God-ordained Way. 5. Four messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 11 through 25, 1991. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Work and Warfare to Build Up the Body of Christ. 6. Six messages given in Reston, Virginia, on November 28 through December 1, 1991. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Intrinsic View of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 7. A message given in Reston, Virginia, on December 1, 1991. This message is included in this volume under the title The Church as God's Increase and the Profit of Practicing the New Way. 8. A message given in Anaheim, California, on December 16, 1991. This message is included in this volume under the title Taking the Lead to Build Up the Church through the Practice of the New Way. 9. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on January 1 and 2, 1992. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Present Need in the Lord's Recovery. 10. A message given in Anaheim, California, on February 1, 1992. This message is included in this volume under the title Fighting for the Truth of God's Economy under the Leadership of the Divine Revelation. 11. Four messages given in Chinese in Anaheim, California, on February 15 and 16, 1992. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Law and Grace of God in His Economy and are included in this volume under the same title. 12. Seventeen messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 21 through June 19, 1992. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Christian Life and are included in this volume under the same title. 13. Fourteen messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 22 through June 13, 1992. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Practice of the Church Life according to the God-ordained Way and are included in this volume under the same title.


The Ministry Of The Word Vol 6 No 7

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Description : In this issue of The Ministry, we include six messages from the Spring 2002 International Elders and Responsible Ones' training held in Anaheim, California. The general subject of the training was knowing the Body, and these six messages were on the specific topic of the principles of the Body. The remaining messages on practical fellowship concerning the function of the elders and building up the Body will be included in the next issue of The Ministry. Message One, concerning the vision of the Body, tells us that we need revelation to know the reality of the Body of Christ and to usher us into the realm of the Body. This heavenly vision includes three things: "Me," "Jesus," and "chosen vessel" (Acts 9:4-5, 15). Message Two, concerning the constitution of the Body of Christ, unveils that the Body of Christ is constituted with the Triune God and His redeemed people, with His redeemed people as the outward framework and the Triune God as the inward element. Message Three reveals three levels of the oneness of the believers: 1) in the Father's name and by the Father's divine life, 2) in the reality of the sanctifying word, and 3) in the divine glory for the expression of the processed, mingled, and incorporated Triune God (John 17:6-24). Message Four testifies that the genuine oneness of the Body of Christ is the oneness of the Spirit (Eph. 4:3). Message Five shows how the church ground is constituted of three crucial elements: 1) the unique oneness of the universal Body of Christ, 2) the unique ground of the locality in which a local church is established and exists, and 3) the reality of the Spirit of oneness. Message Six concludes this section on the principles of the Body by pointing out the blessing of life on the ground of oneness (Psa. 133). We also include a report concerning a recent conference in Armenia.


The Collected Works Of Witness Lee 1984 Volume 2

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Description : The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1984, volume 2, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from February 6 through 18, 1984. During those two weeks Brother Lee held an international training for elders and responsible brothers in Anaheim, California. The messages that were released at that time were published in four volumes, which are included in this volume of The Collected Works of Witness Lee. The contents of this volume are divided into four sections, as follows: 1. Six messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 6 and 7. These messages were previously published in a seven-chapter book entitled Elders' Training, Book 1: The Ministry of the New Testament and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Twelve messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 8 through 11. These messages were previously published in a thirteen-chapter book entitled Elders' Training, Book 2: The Vision of the Lord's Recovery and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. Nine messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 13 through 15. These messages were previously published in a thirteen-chapter book entitled Elders' Training, Book 3: The Way to Carry Out the Vision and are included in this volume under the same title. 4. Nine messages given in Anaheim, California, on February 16 through 18. These messages were previously published in an eleven-chapter book entitled Elders' Training, Book 4: Other Crucial Matters concerning the Practice of the Lord's Recovery and are included in this volume under the same title.


Dynamics Of Spiritual Life

Author by : Richard F. Lovelace
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Description : Richard F. Lovelace draws from biblical models and church history to present a comprehensive approach to spiritual renewal. Considering such practical issues as renewal of the local congregation, the ways revivals go wrong, and Christian approaches to the arts and social justice, Lovelace's classic is for all who long to revitalize the church.


The Prophetic Spirit Of Catechesis

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Description : This pastoral book presents a new way to catechize adults using the relationship between ordinary life and Christian faith; it combines both theoretical considerations and practical strategies. For both professional and volunteer catechists.


Crucial Principles For The Christian Life And The Church Life

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Description : This book covers two crucial matters: the believers' personal contact with the Lord as branches abiding in the vine, and the vision and practice of the proper church life.


The Ministry Of The Word Vol 22 No 5

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Description : This issue of The Ministry of the Word contains the final eight messages given during the fall 2017 term of the full-time training in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this series of messages is "The Crucial Revelation of Life in the Scriptures." God's ultimate intention is to gain a corporate God-man for His corporate manifestation. The intrinsic element of God's eternal economy is that the Triune God in humanity, the wonderful Christ as the Spirit of the glorified Jesus, is sown into God's chosen people as the seed of life, the seed of God, so that He might grow in them, live in them, develop in them, and be expressed from within them as the farm of God for the building up of the church as the house of God and the kingdom of God. The seed of life is actually God in Christ as the Spirit through His word sown into us. This seed contains everything related to God's economy, to the divine life, and to the growth, development, and function of that life. The seed of life is not only a substance, a reproductive element, or an essence but also a person--the all-inclusive Christ. The seed of life sown into us needs to grow to maturity so that we may be the kingdom of God. In resurrection Christ became a life-giving Spirit for imparting life. The life-giving Spirit is the extract, the essence, the concentrated form of the all-inclusive Christ. The totality of all that the all-inclusive Christ is as the life-giving Spirit is for our experience and enjoyment. Without the experience of Christ as the life-giving Spirit, the Lord cannot have His Body. If we never have any experience or enjoyment, we will never grow. There is always a spiritual war related to the growth in life. If the enemy cannot stop the sowing of the seed, then he will do everything he can with every believer to prevent the seed from growing to maturity. However, there is a fighting element in this seed. The only way to enter into the coming kingdom is to grow into the kingdom. Second Peter 1:5-11 reveals that our growth in life to maturity becomes an entrance into the kingdom richly supplied to us. The law of the Spirit of life is the subject of Romans 8. God's life is the highest life, and the law of this life is the highest law. The law of the Spirit of life is not a thing but a person--the processed and consummated Triune God embodied in Christ and realized as a living law in our spirit. This law of life is the spontaneous power, the natural characteristic, and the innate, automatic function of the divine life. While we remain in touch with the Lord, staying in contact with Him, the law of the Spirit of life works automatically, spontaneously, and effortlessly to dispense God as life into our being and to overcome the law of sin and of death (vv. 10, 6, 11). We activate the law of the Spirit of life by remaining in touch with the Lord. We need to cooperate with the indwelling, installed, automatic, and inner-operating God by prayer and by having a spirit of dependence, thus maintaining our fellowship with the Lord of life and the Lord of work. Romans 8 reveals that the processed Triune God as the law of the Spirit of life gives the divine life to the believers for their living. There are four laws in Romans 7 and 8. One law is outside of us, and the other three correspond to the three lives that are within us as regenerated persons. Outside of us is the law of God, the law of moral commandments, which is a portrait of God. Within us is the law of sin and of death in our flesh, the law of good in our soul, and the law of the Spirit of life in our spirit. The only way we can match and become the living portrait of God is by living according to the law of the Spirit of life in our spirit. God's desire and goal are that we live by the divine life and minister life to others for the building up of the church. The all-inclusive, indwelling Spirit is constantly transmitting this life into each one of us to build up the church, edify the saints, and minister the riches of Christ to everyone who contacts us. In Romans 8 we also see that the desire of God's heart is to have many sons for His corporate expression (v. 29). The Father sent His Son--who was born under the law and born through a woman--to redeem us out from under the law. Having redeemed us, He "sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father!'" (Gal. 4:6). Now our spirit has become a spirit of sonship. As the divine life grows within us and transforms us, it spontaneously shapes us into the form, the image, of the firstborn Son of God. We are to be conformed to the image of God's firstborn Son, Christ as the first God-man, that we may be a group of God-men who are exactly like Him. Paul's Epistle to the Romans reveals God's complete salvation in two aspects. God's judicial redemption is the procedure of God's complete salvation for the believers to participate in God's organic salvation as the purpose of the complete salvation of God. Redemption entails the forgiveness of all our sins, reconciliation, positional sanctification, and justification. God's organic salvation is the organic aspect of God's complete salvation through the life of God (Rom. 1:17b; Acts 11:18; Rom. 5:10b, 17b, 18b, 21b) as the purpose of God's salvation, accomplishing all that God wants to achieve in the believers in His economy through His divine life (Gen. 2:9; Rev. 22:14). Organic salvation entails regeneration with God's life, sanctification with God's holy nature, renewing with God's element, transformation with God's being, conformation into God's image, and glorification, which is our full sonship. Glorification sonizes our whole being, from spirit to soul to body. All the items of God's organic salvation are carried out by Christ as the life-giving Spirit in His heavenly ministry organically and subjectively. Being saved in His life is actually the process of resurrection, with the resurrection life of Christ as the element, increasingly taking place in our inner being so that we are sanctified, which is to be saturated with God's holy nature. It is in resurrection that we are renewed, we walk in newness of life, and we serve in newness of spirit (Rom. 6:4; 7:6). The experience of God's organic salvation equals reigning in Christ's life. The issue of our reigning in life, living under the ruling of the divine life, is the real and practical Body life expressed in the church life (12:1-4, 9-12, 15, 18). The Announcements section at the end of this issue contains a list of upcoming conferences and trainings hosted by Living Stream Ministry and a website link for information related to similar events in Europe.


Jesus In Johannine Tradition

Author by : Robert Tomson Fortna
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Description : This volume explores the distance, historically and theologically, between the historical Jesus and the Gospel of John. Essays on these topics are provided by 27 authors from a variety of backgrounds.


The Blackwell Companion To Protestantism

Author by : Alister E. McGrath
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This Companion brings together new contributions from internationally renowned scholars in order to examine the past, present and future of Protestantism. Co-edited by leading Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from internationally renowned scholars. Opens with an investigation into the formation of Protestant identity across Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. Includes coverage of leading Protestant thinkers, such as Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth. Considers the interaction of Protestantism with different areas of modern life, including the arts, politics, the law and science. Debates the future of Protestantism in both Western and non-Western settings.


The Liturgy Documents Volume Four

Author by : Mark E. Wedig, OP
Languange : en
Publisher by : Liturgy Training Publications
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Description : The Liturgy Documents, Volume Four includes supplemental liturgical document which are necessary for the smooth execution of parish devotions and provide grounding for ongoing liturgical formation and catechesis. This volume includes Vatican documents from Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI as well as documents from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Four Views On Christian Spirituality

Author by : Bruce A. Demarest
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Spirituality, or the cultivation of the with-God life, lies at the heart of what it means to be a Christian in the body of Christ. Bored by consumerism, satiated by sensualism, stressed-out by technology and depressed by the loss of the transcendent in life, people today are turning from the scientific ‘what’ and ‘how’ to the transcendent ‘who’ and ‘why.’ Indeed, the spiritually inclined represent one of America’s largest ‘faiths.’ Interest in spirituality within the church thus is not a fleeting fad but a return to historic Christian roots. A book that focuses on the Church’s search for identity, meaning and significance as interpreted by the major Christian traditions possesses considerable relevance to many in our day. Perspectives include the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant viewpoints. Currently, there exists no work that contains a side-by-side comparison of the major perspectives on spirituality as found within these Christian traditions. As such, there is great need for a volume that will examine and compare how the Church views and understands the topic of spirituality. In order to maintain a balance in content from the various traditions, contributors will focus their entries on the following areas: definition and key emphases of spirituality in their tradition; the relation of spirituality to spiritual formation; the means, disciplines or regimens by which spirituality is achieved; the ultimate goal of spirituality; and the role of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church in the process of spiritual growth.


Pentecost And Sinai

Author by : Sejin Park
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : An examination of the evidence that the Festival of Weeks was the occasion for the celebration of the renewal of the covenant in the Second Temple period, encompassing chapters on the Hebrew Bible, book of Jubilees, Qumran Scrolls, and the New Testament (Luke-Acts and Ephesians).


Free Church Free State

Author by : Nigel G. Wright
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : A church free from state control and a state free from church control--Such is one of the radical insights of a baptist vision of church and society. -- What exactly is a baptist vision of the church? -- What are the biblical, historical and theological roots of this approach to Christian community? -- What is the place of such a vision in the context of a global church that includes alternative notions of the body of Christ? Free Church, Free State is a textbook on baptist ways of being church and a proposal for the future of baptist churches in an ecumenical context. Nigel Wright argues that both baptist (small 'b') and catholic (small 'c') church traditions should seek to enrich and support each other as valid expressions of the body of Christ without sacrificing what they hold dear. Written for pastors, church planters, evangelists and preachers, Nigel Wright offers frameworks of thought for baptists and non-baptists in their journey together following Christ.


Conformed To His Image Revised Edition

Author by : Kenneth D. Boa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan Academic
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Description : A Comprehensive, Balanced, and Applicable Guide to Spiritual Growth. What does a real relationship with God look like? What does the biblical vision of true spiritual life look like? How do we grow in spiritual maturity? How we answer these questions influence the health, potency, and witness of Christians in an increasingly complex and hostile world. Conformed to His Image answers these questions with clarity and insight, offering a comprehensive, balanced, and applicable guide to spiritual growth. Designed for use in college and seminary courses, this revised edition of the widely used textbook helps readers build their lives on a fully biblical perspective. It offers corrective to our tendency to pick and compartmentalize spiritual growth by exploring twelve facets of authentic Christian spirituality including: Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Other Compassionately Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Disciplines Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ Process Spirituality: Process versus Product, Being versus Doing Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Evangelism and Discipleship Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image provides a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today and tomorrow. This revised edition includes new recommended resources throughout, more recent examples of subjects discussed, and updated wording to better reflect our postmodern context.


Truth Life The Church And The Gospel The Four Great Pillars In The Lord S Recovery

Author by : Witness Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Living Stream Ministry
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Description : The four pillars in the Lord's recovery are the 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.