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 cultural and historical context.
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 training session for workers held in Kuling, Foochow, China in 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.
May we learn these lessons faithfully.
Interesting stuff to think about, and keep on the “spiritual shelf” as possibilities, but not enough to bank on, if something really important was up for grabs. Can Baptists, consistently with their principles or the Scriptures, recognize those societies not organized according to the pattern wwtchman the Jerusalem Church, but possessing different governments, different officers, a different class of members, different ordinances, doctrines and practices, as churches of Christ? Howell, who are a great oppenent of J.
Fre rated togethe it was amazing Mar 13, I do believe the New Testament is quite clear about the essential unity of the Body of Christ, and thus, view with suspicion any movement or ecclesiological model that tends to alienate or exclude authentic New Testament churches made up of genuine born-again believers. To ask other readers questions about Assembling Togetherplease sign up.
Through Miss Barber, Nee was introduced to many of the Christian writings which were to have a profound influence on him and his teachings. As a missionary and church planter, I think the topics Alan writes about are very relevant.
This agrees with what 1 Peter 1: He began to witness for Christ to his school mates and soon earned the nickname of “the preacher”. I’m especially interested in how he interacts with Scripture.
I was introduced to Nee’s writing back in assemblint college years and through the years have found myself going back over and again to his Spirit-led insights. These messages on practical Christian living have now been translated from the Chinese language and will be published in a series of six books. I’m looking forward to what you find in Nee’s book.
This is found in Ephesians 2. That’s why I added in the phrase “Baptists influenced by Landmarkism.
Assembling Together by Watchman Nee
John Simona marked it as to-read Oct 08, You are meeting your purpose of loving each stone! Newer Post Older Post Home. Amanda marked it as to-read Jan 04, He expressed the hope that these essential lessons might be faithfully learned by God’s people, thereby laying a good foundation for the building up of the Body of Christ. The vast majority of all Baptists have believed the Lord’s Supper should be closed to only properly baptized believers.
Neal added it Apr 17, That the marks or features of this divine pattern are so particularly described by the inspired writers that no intelligent inquirer need mistake it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
If there are not togethfr built on other stones, it is not a good sign, for it expresses the idea of ruin. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Watchman Nee was a Chinese Christian teacher whose numerous works have been widely translated into many languages. He was watcmhan by Communist Chinese authorities in and died in prison twenty years later.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The thought in the Bible of a habitation for God starts with the tabernacle and continues right on up to the present.
Landmarkism not about democratic church government. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. G’day David, One of Nee’s books that was eye opening to me was “the Latent Power of The Soul” which may well introduce togetherr areas that PhD students may wish to research.
While I am overcoming that through relating and time, it is the beginning point. Christian Fellowship Publications- Christian life – pages.
That appears to be quite a bit of information to wade through, especially for someone who is such a novice to the “Local Church,” “Living Stream Ministries,” etc. As individuals, though, we are not so.
Ephrem marked it as to-read Nov 29, Jacques marked it as to-read Nov 25, Born inNee became a Christian at the age assembliing seventeen and began writing the same year. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
M3tan01a marked it as to-read Jan 07, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He understood that the eternal purpose of God is Christ and His Church. I’ll need to go back and read it again.