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Sisters' Prayer - Tuesday - 10:00 AM - Participate Live
Corporate Prayer - Wednesday - 7:00 PM - Participate Live

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(Meetings are now being held in hybrid format.
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Further Word on Life and Service for the Building Up of the Body of Christ

Message 1
The Judgement Seat of Christ Being a Major Factor for Our Living and Service

  • We will all be judged at the judgement seat of Christ (2 Cor. 5:10) - This judgement has nothing to do with your eternal salvation. That was taken care of by Christ when He was judged on the cross as our Substitute. Now no one can snatch you out of the Father's hand. This judgement judges our living before the Lord and their work for Him after they have been saved - what they have practiced "whether good or bad."
  • This truth has been almost completely hidden from the believers over the centuries. Many Christians claim that as long as they are saved there will be no problem in the future judgement.
  • We need to pay close attention to 1 Cor. 3:13-15. A Christian can "suffer loss" in verse 15 if his work (during his life) is burned. This is not the loss of salvation, because Paul says of the man whose work is burned that "he himself shall be saved."
  • This judgement will determine whether the believer gains a reward or suffers a loss during the millennial kingdom. This is not a myth. This will happen.

Message 2
An Additional Word on Being Watchful in Life

  • Our being watchful in life is for our maturity and for our early rapture.
  • Reaping depends on ripening. The picture in Exodus 23:19 illustrates this
    • The “firstfruits” of the good land were to be offered in the temple. Firstfruits ripen (mature) earlier than the rest of the crop; they are picked first. The saints who mature earlier will be raptured first and taken to the heavens for the Father's enjoyment. - Rev. 14:1-4
    • The majority of the saints (ripening later) will be raptured only to the air. - 1 Thes. 4:16-17
  • One of the signs of the Lord's coming is the similarity to the days of Noah among the worldly people.
  • We must seize every opportunity to be vitalized and wake up (Eph. 5:14), walk wisely, redeeming the time in these increasingly evil days (vs.15-16), and be filled in spirit (vs. 18-20).

Message 3
An Additional Word on Being Faithful in Service

  • Our being faithful in service is for receiving a kingdom reward.
  • Whether we are faithful in service is based entirely on our maturity
  • Maturity is a condition for entering into the kingdom and receiving a reward; faithfulness is related to the content of the reward that we receive. - cf. Lk. 19:11-27
  • To be faithful is to supply people at any time according to their need by exercising the gifts that we have received - Matt. 24:45-51
  • The faithful slave ministers the Word of God and Christ as the life supply (“food”) to the saints in the church.
  • May we, as those who also love the Lord’s appearing, be His faithful, supplying slaves today.

Message 4
Our Fallen Disposition Greatly Affecting Our Life and Service

  • Our disposition is the real enemy of our growth in the divine life and service in the Body. - Matt. 16:21-26
  • Most Christians start strong, growing well, because our salvation and enjoyment of the Lord is so fresh. But eventually, our peculiar traits, what we are by birth, our dispositon, comes in to frustrate our growth.
  • Being ambitious and opinionated often join together to cause turmoil; these nullify our usefulness and ability to coordinate and cause us to be easily offended.
  • We need a realization of this truth - We have been crucified with Christ. - Gal. 2:20
  • This is our objective truth, our solid foundation. We must stand on this.
  • Subjectively, we need to oppose, deny, reject our self, continuously living under the cross. - Rom. 8:132

Message 5
The Vital Groups and Our Life and Service for the Building Up of the Body

  • The vital groups are a proper setting for our growth in life and perfecting in service.
  • As vitalized persons, our emphasis is moving from the hall to the home, from big meetings to small intimate gatherings.
  • A vital groups has three characteristics:
    • A purpose - the increase, perfecting, and building up of the church.
    • A nature - spiritual, daily filled with the Holy Spirit within and without.
    • A condition - loving one another in oneness and with one accord.
  • Such a vital group becomes a vessel for the Lord to continue to do today what He did while He was on the earth.
  • In the vital groups, we will no doubt be produced as the overcomers.

Under the Lord's sovereign arrangement, the meetings of the church have been online and away from the meeting hall. It's not clear when the way will be clear to return to coming together in the hall and, as a result, there will be few opportunities for the church to receive your offerings to the Lord. But there are still bills to pay, so we would like to fellowship the following ways that have been set up for you to make your gifts.

Read more: Giving During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Lord's Day Morning Meetings

In light of the rapidly developing situation related to the COVID-19 virus, with guidance from the CDC and governmental authorities, and after much fellowship, we are implementing the following changes to the Lord's Day morning meeting schedule:

 

Lord's Table Meeting - 10:00 AM

  • A small group of saints will gather at the meeting hall and will lead the meeting in the singing and the breaking of the bread.
  • All other saints should log onto the Zoom broadcast of the meeting by clicking on the button below:
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  • The saints can log on individually or in small groups no larger than 10 saints.
  • During the singing, all logged on individuals or groups will have their microphones muted.
  • After the singing has ended, microphones will be un-muted so that all may participate in praising the Lord and to call additional hymns.
  • During the breaking of the bread and the passing of the cup, each logged on household that chooses to may break bread and share a cup in their home

 

 All Can Prophesy Meeting - 11:00 AM

  • A brother will give an opening word
  • All the saints should feel free to participate in the meeting by speaking their enjoyment and by standing with the others saints as they speak.

 

 Preparing Yourself, Your  Home and Your Computer / Phone for the Meeting

You may use your home computer, laptop or phone to participate in the online meetings of the church. Please take the following steps to make sure you have a good online experience:

  1. We want to maintain a spiritual atmosphere for the meetings. Join in prepared to exercise your spirit to sing, to pray and to praise the Lord.
  2. To the extent possible, make sure your environment is free of background noise.
  3. If you use a camera, and we hope you do:
    • Make sure it is in a stable position, free of jostling and unintended movement.
    • Place your camera approximately level with your face and about one arm's length away from you
    • Do not hold your camera in your lap. It is not stable and movement is a distraction from the meeting and ends up displaying at an awkward angle.
  4. Upon logging in, open the CHAT and Participants areas.
    • The CHAT area can be used to communicate song numbers to everyone. If the song number is sent to EVERYONE, but you do not have CHAT open, you will not see the message.
    • You may send a CHAT message to EVERYONE or to anyone in the PARTICIPANTS area.
  5. If you use a computer or laptop for the video and your phone for the audio, please mute the microphone on one of those devices to prevent feed back and echo.
  6. If two or more participants in the same household access the meeting on different devices, each person should be in a separate room or area to prevent feedback and echo.

 

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Prayer Meeting of the church on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"Oh the church of Christ is glorious and we belong to it!."

How sweet is has been that, in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, we have not abandoned our meeting together as the church (Heb. 10:25). By using available technologies, the saints are able to meet, pray, sing and fellowship even while practicing social distancing and self-quarantine.

Some are having morning revival together, others are reading the ministry together. One group of brothers is participating in the International Training for Elders and Responsible ones online. This has even allowed some dear saints, who for reasons of health or circumstances have not been able to attend meetings in person, to participate in the meetings.

As good citizens, we are encouraging all the saints to follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and various governmental agencies by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, not gather in groups greater than 10 and to keep at least 6 feet apart when you do gather together.

But as good citizens of the heavenly kingdom, we encourage all the saints to exercise their spirits and enter into the enjoyment of the Lord in the meetings of the church. At this time, there are three recurring meetings online: 

  • Lord's Day Morning - Lord's Table and Prophesying
  • Tuesday Morning - Sisters' Prayer
  • Wednesday Evening - Prayer Meeting of the church

Use the links in the top left hand corner of the church's webpage to access these meetings at the designated times.

When this crisis is over and we once again begin to meet as before at the meeting hall of the church, we hope that those who cannot physically be with us will avail themselves of this technology to be with us, more than just in spirit, but in this very practical way.

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