Truth Pursuit 2017
In our pursuit of the truth in the Autumn and Winter of 2017 we are continuing to enter into the Crucial Points of the Truth in Paul’s Epistles (Elders’ Training, Book 6). Having completed Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians and Ephesians, we will now press on with Galatians and Philippians.
Regarding these crucial points, Witness Lee said:
“In conclusion, if we would all rise up to study these crucial points and to teach the saints to speak them, this would attract, gain, and keep people. We need a lot of labor to get ourselves constituted with all these things; then spontaneously we will be able to speak, teach, instruct, and train others in these crucial points of the truth. All of the saints in the churches will then speak the same thing in their homes, schools, offices, and everywhere. Everyone who hears these deeper truths will be surprised at the real riches of the Lord’s salvation. From now on we must be people on a higher level, speaking the higher truths. This kind of speaking will be very dynamic.” (Elders Training’, Book 6: The Crucial Points of the Truth in Pauls’ Epistles, p. 27)
As we move forwards we will also be reviewing the crucial points form Romans and 1 Corinthians with the burden that they would become part of our constitution.
In addition, we are burdened to pursue two further lines of ministry:
- Regarding our entrance into the God-ordained way for believers to meet and serve we will cover the book The Vital Groups comprised of messages given in 1996.
- We will be reading slowly through the short book A Brief Presentation of the Lord’s Recovery which sets out succinctly the main points of the recovery of the divine revelation.
In total this constitutes one crucial point, a review of several crucial points, and two sections of reading a week. We suggest setting aside a minimum of one hour per day. Five days of the week could be spent on that week’s content, and then an hour on the sixth day could be spent as a review. The main focus in our sharing together during the Wednesday coordination meetings will be the Crucial Points of the Truth. Each week we will review one crucial point in the way of sharing from our constitution and occasionally we will pause to review the previous crucial points for that book or previous books we have studied. In addition, it would be good if we could bring in the Brief Presenation of the Lord’s Recovery and the materials on the vital groups as a part of our exercise.
Regarding the mutuality of pursuit, we encourage all the saints to do some truth pursuit privately and some corporately. We could pray over certain verses or excerpts at the beginning of the prayer meetings. We could then devote a portion of a weekday meeting for overflow. Some churches may want to devote some time on the Lord’s Day to some ministry from these portions.
We hope that all the saints will develop the habit of truth pursuit, and we also hope that all the saints will become self-paced at some point. Furthermore, we want the truth pursuit to be enjoyable, not burdensome.
We hope that all the saints will follow the Suggested Reading Schedule week by week as well as the Holy Word for Morning Revival and the Daily Bible Reading Schedule according to the weekly fellowship which matches the schedule included in each HWMR book published by Living Stream Ministry. Some may be able to devote many more hours per day in the pursuit of the truth. We hope that this would be the experience of many of us.
May the Lord give us all the heart to be constituted in the truth for His move.
Much grace to you all,
Saints serving with Amana Trust