- 2021 International Memorial Day Weekend Conference (continued)
Lord’s Table 10:00 AM Lord’s Day, May 30
Message 4 11:00 AM Lord’s Day, May 30
Message 5 7:00 PM Lord’s Day, May 30
Message 6 10:00 AM Monday, May 31
Conference Zoom Links: https://zoom.us/j/92001843320?pwd=bEVsbmZ6SVBldDNXVFV6RzdnNjFUdz09
Meeting ID: 920 0184 3320
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- The Bible Reading Schedule for the 2021 Semi-Annual July Training
The Bible reading for the Semi-Annual July Training will start from this Tuesday, June 1. The reading schedule can be found on the church website at www.churchinnyc.org.
- The 2021 Summer School of Truth Teachers’ Training on June 5th, 2021
Parents and all the saints who serve the young people, including the current sixth graders, are encouraged to attend this day of fellowship. Even if you may not be able to participate in this year’s Summer School of Truth, we hope you will attend the Teachers’ Training to join our burden of this year’s Summer School of Truth. We believe this fellowship will help our shepherding of the young people all year round.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Topic: Lesson Book, Level 2: The Triune God—The Triune God and the Person and Work of Christ
Session 1 9:30am – 10:30am
Break 10:30am – 10:45am
Session 2 10:45am – 11:45am
Lunch Break 11:45am – 1:00pm
Session 3/Parents 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Register: Please use this link: https://tinyurl.com/4bf8znd2 to register for Teachers’ Training.
- Service Office Hours
Service Office hours are available for saints to call in to fellowship or to pray with some serving ones.
Day & Time: Monday through Saturday (except Wednesday), 11AM-12PM.
Join via Zoom:
Dial-in by Phone: +1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 378 512 3114 (Password: 3131)
The burden for holding these office hours is that the hearts of the saints can be comforted and that their souls would be restored.
- That all the saints would put on “the breastplate of faith and love and a helmet, the hope of salvation” (1 Thes. 5:8) in fighting the spiritual warfare
- The Memorial Day weekend conference (https://www.churchinnyc.org/announcements/2021-memorial-day-conference/)–The general subject of the conference is Knowing the Truth, Being Absolute for the Truth and Proclaiming the Truth in the Present Evil Age
- The follow-up of the preaching of the gospel to the children in grade 5–This past Lord’s Day, at least 20 children prayed to receive the Lord. Let us pray:
- That each one of them would have the assurance and joy of salvation
- For their baptisms
- For household salvation in each family
- All the upcoming summer events:
- The semiannual training in July
- The Summer College Training
- The Chinese-speaking perfecting training
- The Summer School of Truth
- The Family Bible Camp
- The small group meetings, the church meetings and all the services in all nine halls of the church this week
HWMR: 2021 The International Chinese-speaking Conference
General Subject: The Intrinsic and Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ
Week 1: The Intrinsic Essence of the Church for Its Organic Existence
Portion from Days 2 & 3:
This released divine life has been imparted into us, the believers of Christ. This took place at the time Christ was resurrected. His resurrection included us (Eph. 2:6). We all were resurrected in Him, with Him, and by Him…. The divine life imparted into us in Christ’s resurrection is the intrinsic essence of the church, the organic Body of Christ.
The church exists in the universe as the one universal church of God for His universal expression, the fullness of God (1 Cor. 10:32; 12:28; Eph. 3:19b). Even the existence of the church is organic. Where the Triune God is, this living, organic church is, because this church is now one with the processed and dispensing Triune God. The church and the processed and dispensing Triune God are not two entities; they have become one entity. It is impossible for such a church to be divided.
The church is spreading in many localities on the earth as many local churches to be His local expressions (Rev. 1:4a, 11). Universally, the church exists in the universe. Locally, this church is expressed in many localities as local churches. To say that all the local expressions should be different from one another is a wrong teaching. This kind of erroneous teaching comes from not seeing that the churches are organic, with an intrinsic essence….In the time of Peter and Paul every local church had the same one intrinsic essence. All the local churches on the earth today also have only one intrinsic essence, so the church cannot be divided, or split.
Corporate Reading: “Truth Messages” Chapter 1: The Pillar and Base of the Truth
The Spirit of Jesus Christ
In Philippians 1:19 Paul refers to the “bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.” The bountiful supply is with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. This Spirit brought Jesus through incarnation and through human living on earth for thirty-three and a half years. The Lord Jesus lived a holy, sinless life for many years by the Spirit within. This same Spirit brought Jesus through death and into resurrection. Then the Spirit of God became the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Through such a long process, the elements of humanity, of human living and suffering, of Christ’s crucifixion, of His resurrection, and even of His ascension have all been compounded with this one Spirit.
The Spirit we have received is not merely the Spirit of God, possessing solely the divine element. The Spirit we Christians have received is the Spirit compounded with divinity, humanity, human living, suffering, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. God is in the Spirit. The uplifted humanity of Jesus and His human living and suffering are also in the Spirit. Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension are all in this one Spirit, so with this Spirit there is the bountiful supply. Paul could suffer persecution and imprisonment because of the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. This supply became his personal and daily salvation. Even in chains and prison he still magnified Christ and lived Christ (vv. 19-21a). He magnified Christ not by his energy or by his own strength but by the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
– Excerpts from “The Basic Revelation in the Holy Scriptures”, Chapter 3: The Spirit’s Application (Sections 4~6)