Word of our Testimony – Positive Church Life Experiences

What biblical principles are there concerning the fellowship of the co-workers?

What biblical principles are there concerning the fellowship of the co-workers?

In their fellowship, the co-workers exercise to practice three important biblical principles: (1) The contents of fellowship among the leading ones, whether among the elders or among the co-workers, should not be disclosed beyond that fellowship; (2) At the conclusion ...
How should the elders in a local church deal with complicated situations involving the saints?

How should the elders in a local church deal with complicated situations involving the saints?

The elders in a local church must deal with all kinds of issues, including complicated situations involving the saints. A great temptation the elders face is getting entangled in determinations of right and wrong in disputes between saints. The proper ...
How can we discern dissenting speakings?

How can we discern dissenting speakings?

When we encounter brothers or sisters who are absolutely certain of their rightness, we should realize that such persons may simply be obsessed with their own opinions and want to impose them on others. We should learn to discern what ...
Why do some leading ones advise the saints not to read writings that attack the local churches and the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee?

Why do some leading ones advise the saints not to read writings that attack the local churches and the ministry of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee?

Those who bear responsibility in the ministry, the work, and the churches in the Lord’s recovery have a biblically mandated responsibility to protect the flock. In performing that duty they may advise the saints not to read writings in print ...
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 ...
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 ...
My Sweet Experience of Growing up in the Church Life

My Sweet Experience of Growing up in the Church Life

One verse that I have really been appreciating is Matthew 20:16 – “Thus shall the last be first and the first last.” I grew up in the church in Chicago to a biracial couple: my mother is Chinese and came ...
What the older ones experienced was very effective in building up the younger ones; therefore, God could prepare from the second generation more than six hundred thousand men with a rich inheritance and strong background who were qualified to be formed into an army to fight for God’s kingdom. (Raising Up the Next Generation for the Church Life)

The heart of our spiritual fathers toward us and how they have served us

In the summer of 2015, I had a particular experience that left a lasting impression on me. That summer, there was a National College Training in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. The speaking brother had just given a message on consecration, and hundreds ...
If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed. 1 Timothy 4:6

Appreciation of the leading brothers’ faithful speaking, with supporting verses

A major factor which helped usher me into the church life years ago was the faithful speaking of the leading brothers in the Lord’s recovery, speaking which wasn’t tempered by current philosophies or by what was politically in vogue. Reflecting ...