Ministry of the Word

Central Texas Conference with Ron Kangas on Building Today's Ark (August 2021)

Central Texas Conference with Ron Kangas on Building Today’s Ark (August 2021)

Below are links to a virtual conference given by brother Ron Kangas from August 13-15, 2021 to the churches in central Texas, hosted by the church in Austin. The general subject of the conference is, "Building Today's Ark—the Church as ...
What does it mean in Deut 30:19 when Moses says, “therefore choose life?”

What does it mean in Deut 30:19 when Moses says, “therefore choose life?”

As we seek to follow our Lord to fully possess Christ as our good land to build God’s habitation and establish His kingdom, these words have great significance to us today. Moses’ charge was based on all that he recorded ...
Does the leadership in the Lord’s Recovery hide history?

Does the leadership in the Lord’s Recovery hide history?

In the Lord’s recovery we do not hide our history. Rather, our practice is to examine our history, learn the lessons that can be derived from that history, and pass those lessons on to succeeding generations. In doing so, exposing ...
As offenses inevitably accumulate in the church life, how and to what extent should we forgive one another?

As offenses inevitably accumulate in the church life, how and to what extent should we forgive one another?

As long as we are in the church life, offenses will occur, and the only solution to offenses is forgiveness. Such endless forgiveness from the heart is far beyond our natural human capacity, yet it is possible if we realize ...
Should we only read the “pure word” of the Bible, and not receive anyone’s interpretation of it?

Should we only read the “pure word” of the Bible, and not receive anyone’s interpretation of it?

In Acts 8 Philip the evangelist met an Ethiopian man who was reading the prophet Isaiah (vv. 26-28; cf. 21:8). Philip asked him, “Do you really know the things that you are reading?” (v. 30). The Ethiopian responded, “How could ...
What should our attitude be concerning suicide?

What should our attitude be concerning suicide?

Death does not resolve any problems in our relationship with God. This is true of the death of unbelievers as well as believers. For unbelievers death terminates their opportunity to receive God’s salvation, while for believers it puts an end ...
Newly Released: Recovery Version App, LSM Newsletter, Nuggets and Gems

Newly Released: Recovery Version App, LSM Newsletter, Nuggets and Gems

The following is a brief update on some newly released materials from Living Stream Ministry (LSM). Recovery Version App Living Stream Ministry recently released an app for the English Holy Bible Recovery Version. This app contains the Recovery Version of ...
Are the local churches litigious?

Are the local churches litigious?

A few irresponsible individuals have recently brandished, as “proof” that the local churches are litigious, a discredited list of organizations purportedly sued or threatened with lawsuits for criticizing the local churches. The charge is deceptive. In nearly sixty years of ...
What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

Many saints do not know the story behind the libel lawsuits filed in 1980 and 2001, and some may be troubled because they do not know the facts surrounding those actions. The following article from Shepherding Words provides a very ...
Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

On three occasions, twice in 1980 and once in 2001, some of the local churches and others filed lawsuits to obtain relief from defamatory writings, all coming from the same source but disseminated nationally and even internationally. Some have wrongly ...