Laying a good foundation is essential for the full growth of a Christian as well as for the building up of the body of Christ. The apostle Paul exhorted young. Burdened with the need of a firm foundation for the Christian life, brother Watchman Nee gave a series of basic lessons on practical Christian living during the. Joining the Church; Laying on of Hands; Assembling Together; Various Meetings ; The Lord’s Day; Hymn Singing; Praise; Breaking of Bread.
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I personally prefer the ecclesiological model described by John Reisinger herehereherehere and herein which it is recognized that, although the New Testament has much to teach us about the functions of the church, many of the actual forms a local church takes will vary, on a pragmatic basis, according to the zssembling and historical context.
I believe, for instance, that the “head covering” in 1 Corinthians 11 must certainly have a different application for today, though the principle behind it still holds true. Yoon-ho rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Through the mighty working of the Holy Spirit and the faithful ministry of this servant of God, this testimony spread over the vast land of China.
He is also a student at Southeastern Seminary working on a doctorate, if I am not mistakenand, from what I have been able to pick up, has a pretty good command of New Testament Greek. His knowledge was acquired through studying the Bible and reading various Christian spiritual books.
David, thanks for writing once again a challenging and encouraging post. During his 30 years of ministry, beginning inNee traveled throughout China planting churches among the yogether communities and holding Christian conferences and trainings in Shanghai. He expressed the hope that these essential lessons might be faithfully It’s been awhile since I read it, but if I remember correctly, it does give what seem to me to be some plausible theories on how to explain much of the paranormal phenomena we are able to observe around us.
Following your quote, “in helping to rebuild the fallen ruins of the spiritual city of Zion, which I understand to be the Body of Christ, the Universal Church, which expresses itself visibly around the world in different locations in individual congregations,” I have to ask about the BWA and SBC decision. No eBook available Amazon.
Love Each Stone: Alan Knox, Watchman Nee & “Assembling Together”
I most heartily indorse these statements. Trey, You ask some excellent questions for which it would be hard to give a good answer in one blog comment.
Christian Fellowship PublishersJun 1, – Religion – pages. James rated it really liked it Jan 05, I’m especially interested in how he togehter with Scripture. It is with living stones, not dead ones.
In any case, Alan, on his blog, is continually analyzing, totether by bit, what the Bible has to say about the church. Strict Communion is not a tenet of Landmarkism. I love the differences and thrive in the environment of finding the unity of Christ within our diversity. Assembling Together by Watchman Nee. In the past God dwelt in a magnificent house, the temple of Solomon. I’m looking forward to what you find in Nee’s book.
Carol Mhlanga marked it as to-read May 05, Stephen Kaung added it Jan 05, Can Baptists, consistently with their principles or the Scriptures, recognize those societies not organized according to the pattern of the Jerusalem Church, assemblinh possessing different governments, different officers, a different class of members, different ordinances, doctrines and practices, as churches of Christ? Pentecostals and many Charismatics tend to do the same things with reference to supernatural manifestations recorded in Acts.
Interesting thought on how the Landmarkists and Pentecostals both seem to look for accounts in the Acts whit fit their beliefs and try to make them normative for the church at large. I believe this quote captures the essence of what Love Each Stone is all about.
He had such a love for the Word of God that he studied it almost incessantly, so within a very short period he had read the whole Bible several times. Also, some datchman the ways the changes brought about by New Directions were communicated caused some misunderstanding and tension. I look forward to reading more, David, and I really have enjoyed stumbling upon Alan’s blog recently. Landmarkism not about democratic church government. Akanbi Ayodeji marked it as to-read Sep 10, Ben, Some examples that come to mind are the demand for majority votes for church business, because that apparently took place on one or two occasions in the New Testament not that I am opposed, in many situations, to democratic asembling government Henry Alvarado marked it as to-read Feb 21, Common terms and phrases A.
Toogether to Read Currently Reading Read. While I am overcoming that through relating and time, it is the beginning point. That appears to be quite a bit of information to wade through, especially watchmsn someone who is such a novice to the “Local Church,” “Living Stream Ministries,” etc.
Watchman Nee: Assembling Together
John Simona marked it as to-read Oct 08, He knew at that time that he must accept Christ Jesus as his Savior, yet he struggled over wstchman necessity of surrendering his life to the Lord. Open Preview See a Problem?
He is refreshingly biblical, seeking as togeher as possible to be thoroughly consistent and objective in modern-day application of what the text of Scripture actually says. These issues are addressed on the “concernedbrothers. On the comment string of a recent post entitled Messy MeetingsI engaged Alan in a conversation in which some other commenters jumped in on the usefulness of both large and small-group meetings in the church. That is why there ene be a conviction in our hearts that we must be in the church.