Ministry of the Word

What basis do we have for saying that the jurisdiction of a local church should be no greater or smaller than the boundary of the city?

What basis do we have for saying that the jurisdiction of a local church should be no greater or smaller than the boundary of the city?

The church of God is one and cannot be divided (1 Cor. 1:13a), but the members of the Body of Christ are spread across the earth and cannot physically gather in one place. The problem of geography is the reason ...
What is our understanding concerning the truths of the Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church, and why do they matter?

What is our understanding concerning the truths of the Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church, and why do they matter?

The Triune God, God’s salvation in life, and the ground of the church are three vital categories of truth that have been opposed for decades. These three categories of truth share one characteristic—they are all vital to the accomplishment of ...
Does Living Stream Ministry control the local churches in the Lord’s recovery?

Does Living Stream Ministry control the local churches in the Lord’s recovery?

Living Stream Ministry (LSM) was established as a Levitical service to publish the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. It provided practical support to the ministry in the Lord’s recovery by facilitating the release of the word through the ...
When should leading coworkers intervene in the administration of a local church?

When should leading coworkers intervene in the administration of a local church?

Under normal conditions, a local church is entirely under the administration of local elders; the workers should not interfere. Of course, the church, especially the leading ones, should always maintain a harmonious fellowship with other churches and with the Lord’s ...
Does the “oneness” sought by ecumenism match the biblical oneness?

Does the “oneness” sought by ecumenism match the biblical oneness?

The Bible clearly reveals that the Body of Christ is one and that the believers should not and must not divide the Body. It also shows that this divine and organic oneness is realized and expressed in fellowship among members, ...
The Living to Him Podcast

The Living to Him Podcast

We are happy to announce The Living to Him Podcast! It is available for listening on all major podcasting services including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Anchor. You may also listen to them on our dedicated page here. Every week ...
Special New Year Fellowship - Minoru Chen

Special New Year Fellowship – Minoru Chen

In this special new year fellowship, brother Minoru Chen shares with us his personal experience and practice of spending a longer period of time with the Lord at the beginning of each new year. During such a time with the ...
Is Living Stream Ministry the headquarters of the local churches? Do the local churches have a leader?

Is Living Stream Ministry the headquarters of the local churches? Do the local churches have a leader?

For decades, these kinds of questions have been asked by believers assuming that there must be some kind of hierarchical structure to the local churches. Such questions, while they may be sincere, stem from the assumption that the local churches, ...
Why shouldn't I speak or listen to negative words?

Why shouldn’t I speak or listen to negative words?

The Bible has much to say about a believer’s speech and the effects that it can have on others. For example, Proverbs 18:21a says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue,” and in Matthew 15:11 the Lord ...
As a believer, should I get involved in politics?

As a believer, should I get involved in politics?

We are often confronted with situations where the actions of our government either suit our preferences and ideals or directly oppose them. What then should a Christian's attitude be toward his or her government and politics in general? This is ...