“The brothers and sisters who are willing to read all the Life-study messages and to study every word of the Recovery Version of the New Testament will have a solid foundation. This inexhaustible treasure will be within them for their whole life….We need to receive this plea and make a resolution to give ourselves to study the Lord’s Word.” ~Witness Lee (Guidelines for the Propagation of the Lord’s Recovery, Chapter 2, Section 4)
With the approach of a new year comes the opportunity for new beginnings and new resolutions of heart (cf. Judges 5:15 ). What resolutions will you make? What goals will you set? And how will you spend the opening days of the new year?
The editors of the Living to Him website would like to invite you to spend the first month of 2012 in a very special way–reading Life-Study messages!
Over the years, many of us have been in meetings in which Brother Lee or the co-workers spoke about the riches contained in the life-studies and encouraged the saints to spend time each day reading life-study messages. To remind us of the benefits of reading the Life-Study messages and to encourage us to build up a practice of regular reading, we would like to invite everyone to participate in a one-month, corporate, Life-Study reading program.
We realize that many of us have made attempts in the past to establish the practice of regular Life-Study reading and that we have had varying degrees of success. We hope that those who have already successfully built up this practice will share their testimonies with us for the encouragement of others, and we hope that those who have failed in the past will be willing to seek the Lord for a new beginning and to join with us for this new corporate endeavor.
Starting on January 2, we encourage everyone to begin reading the Life-Study of First Thessalonians. For each of the first four weeks (January 2-January 29), we will read 5 messages per week. During the fifth and final week (January 30-February 2), we will read 4 messages. This will allow us to complete the Life-Study of First Thessalonians, which has 24 messages, by February 2.
For each reading day (Monday-Friday), we will publish a post on the Living to Him website with the title of the message for that day, a link to the verses covered in the message, and an outline of the message. We hope that the saints who participate in the reading program will use the comments section below these posts to share their enjoyment and inspiration from reading that day’s message.
Throughout the reading program, we also will use the website to encourage everyone to keep reading by posting testimonies, special words of encouragement, and quotes from Brother Lee about the benefits of reading the life-studies.
If you have questions about the reading program, please feel free to contact us.
If you would like to participate in the reading program, please sign up here.
(Saints who sign up for the program will also receive a weekly email to encourage them to keep reading).