2017 TGC Message Five

THE GENUINE CHURCH LIFE

Message Five
The Scriptural Way to Meet and to Serve
for the Building Up of the Body of Christ

Opening Word of the Prophesying Meeting

Reading the verses in each day.

Reading the main points in the outlines.

Pray-reading the verses:

And He Himself gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as shepherds and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ-Eph.4-11~12.

Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.-2Cor4:16.

Word of Appetizer

We need to take the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the body of Christ, what kind of life and work should we have?

we need a daily revival and a daily overcoming as the base; we also need a life and a work (a revived living and a labor in shepherding) that flow out from our love of the Lord in order to maintain our victory.

Spiritual Burden

In order to practice the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love of the Lord.

Concluding Word of the Prophesying Meeting

The Revelation of the Truth

We must see and practice the crucial points concerning the light and revelation we have received from the Lord regarding the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ.

In order to practice the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love of the Lord.

The Experience of Life

Romans 12:2 says, “Be transformed by the renewing of the mind.” Second Corinthians 3:18 says, “We all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit. ”There is not just a revival but a transformation as well. Hence, to have a revival that is renewed daily is to have a transformation that is fresh daily.

Practice and Application

We must be one with the Lord and cooperate with Him to recover the New Testament priesthood of the gospel;Whether it be in the vital group meeting, in the prophesying in the church meetings, in the preaching of the gospel by visiting people, or in the care for the new ones, the principle is the same—we must make all the saints the members of the Body of Christ, with everyone working, everyone functioning according to his measure, for the building up of the organic Body of Christ.

Every morning we should allow the Lord Jesus, our Sun, to rise up in us so that we can be renewed.

We need to live an overcoming life by consecrating everything that we have to the Lord out of our love for Him and to strive to redeem every bit of time to contact people for shepherding and perfecting them.

Using Key Verses to Have a Bird’s-Eye View over the Whole Outline

Key Verses (1)

And He Himself gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some asshepherds and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ-Eph.4-11~12

But he who prophesies speaks building up and encouragement and consolation to men.-2Cor14:3

I. We must see and practice the crucial points concerning the light and revelation we have received from the Lord regarding the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ(一)

一 We must function as priests of the gospel, preaching the gospel and saving people by visitation.

二 We must meet in the new believers’ homes, nourishing and cherishing them, so that our fruit may remain.

三We must teach and perfect the saints through the vital group meetingsunto the New Testament work of the ministry, unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

四 We must lead the saints to pursue and desire prophesying in the church meetings, speaking for the Lord, speaking forth the Lord, supplying the Lord to others, and speaking and listening to one another in mutuality for the building up of the saints and the church.

Key Verses (2)

Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.-Eph.4:16.

For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged.-Eph.14:31.

That I might be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, a laboring priest of the gospel of God, in order that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, having been sanctified in the Holy Spirit.-Rom.15:16.

I. We must see and practice the crucial points concerning the light and revelation we have received from the Lord regarding the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ(二)

五 The church is an organism as a mingling of God and man produced by the processed Triune God in His Divine Trinity.

六 The revelation in Ephesians 4:11-16 must be recovered.

七 The revelation of 1 Corinthians 14 must also be recovered following the recovery of Ephesians 4:11-16.

八 We must be one with the Lord and cooperate with Him to recover the New Testament priesthood of the gospel.

Key Verses (3)

Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day,-2Cor4:16.

He said to him again a second time, Simon, son of John, do you love me? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love you. He said to him, ShepherdMy sheep. He said to him the third time, Simon, son of John, do you love me? ……….Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep.-John21:16-17.

II. In order to practice the scriptural way to meet and to serve for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need a revived living and a labor in shepherding that flow out from our love of the Lord

一 The revivalthat we are speaking about is the renewing described in 2 Corinthians 4:16; every day we need a renewal, and this renewal has to be refreshed day by day.

二 We need to live an overcoming life by consecrating everything that we have to the Lord out of our love for Him and to strive to redeem every bit of time to contact people for shepherding and perfecting them.

三 Only by this will the organic building up of the Body of Christ in Ephesians 4:11-16 and the meetings of mutuality in 1 Corinthians 14:26 be realized and practiced among us.

Prophesying Topics—Twelve Topics per Week

D1
T1The Scriptural Way to Meet and to Serve, (1Cor4:15, 21:15, Eph4:11-12, 1Cor10:4.)

(Please illustrate what the four steps of the new way is and what is the base in the Bible.)

T2The vital group meetings are the main part of the life and service of the church. (Heb. 10:24-25; Eph. 4:11-12)

(Illustrate what the believers can do in the gathering of the vital group.)

D2
T1 The church is the organism of Triune God. ( Eph.1:22-23)

(Illustrate how the triune God passed through all these process and produced the church according to the chapter 1 in the book of Ephesians.)

T2 Perfect the saints.(Eph4:12)

(Illustrate Jesus and apostle Paul as the patterns to perfect the people.)

D3
T1 Prophesying is universal. (1Cor14:31)

(Please illustrate that according to the experience we can all prophesy one by one)

T2 Through the operation in the measure of each one part. (Eph4:16)

(Illustrate how the body build up according to the chapter 4 in the book of Ephesians.)

D4
T1Offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God.( 1 Pet. 2:5)

(Please illustrate that every New Testament believer should be a priest offering up the saved sinners as sacrifices. )

T2every saint to be a priest of the gospel.(Rom15:16)

(Illustrate what is the way of preaching the Gospel in the New Testament of the Bible.)

D5
T1Morning-by-morning revival.(2Cor4:16)

(Please illustrate that according to the experience Morning-by-morning revival is the renewing day by day)

T2 daily revival brings transformation with it. (Romans 12:2)

(Please illustrate that according to the experience This kind of revival, renewal, and transformation is what we all need today. )

D6
T1Shepherd the flock of God. (1 Pet. 5:1-2)

(Please illustrate that according to the experience the impact that this little bit of concern, prayer, and visiting affords is far more powerful than ten messages.)

T2 Strive to redeem every bit of time to contact people.( John 21:16-17)

(Please illustrate that according to the how can we experience Care for the saints one by one.)