Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of July

Jul 13, 2016 by

Verses:

Isa. 50:4 “The Lord Jehovah has given me the tongue of the instructed, that I should know how to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens me morning by morning; He awakens my ear to hear as an instructed one.”

 

Excerpts:

Everything in the church must be in the nature of life, with the content of life, and in the imparting of life (John 10:10b, 14:6a). The church is altogether a matter of life, because the church is the organism of the Triune of the Triune God as the Body of Christ and as the vine with the branches (1 Cor. 12:12, John 15:1-5).

 

In order for us to minister life to others, we must do at least four things. First, we need an adequate contact with the Lord simply to spend time with Him, listening to the Lord in His dealings with us, so that we may speak a timely word to sustain the weary ones (Isa. 50:4-5). Second, we must learn in the presence of the Lord to be dealt with by Him under His light to be new, fresh, and tender branches of the vine; we must deal with all the hindrances and our natural disposition to become flexible in caring for people (John 15:2). Third, we must pick up a burden to care for people—unbelievers, young believers, new believers, and weaker believers; we must care for them as nursing mothers and exhorting fathers to be fishers of men and feeders of lambs (1 Thes. 2:7, 11) Forth, we must learn to be interested in people. Many in the church need our shoulders to bear them and our breast to embrace them in love (Exo.28:12, 29). (2016 Memorial Day Conference, Message 3)

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