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Material Giving Opportunities

November 28, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Phil.4:17b … I seek the fruit which increases to your account.

2 Cor.9:6-7 But take note of this: He who sows sparingly shall also sparingly reap; and he who sows with blessings shall also with blessings reap;  Each one as he has purposed in his heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Questions? Contact finance@churchincupertino.org.

UK Building Fund (Nov.2017)
Video of the Special fellowship during the Thanksgiving conference: (or register/log on lsmwebcast.com-> Recent conference -> Special Fellowship) first some 30 minutes on the Lord’s recent Move in Germany and then the fellowship on the need of UK building fund to prepare the training facility for “5,000 young Germans who see the vision of God’s economy and give themselves for it.

UK Building Project Page

Giving information

    • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with “UK Building Fund” in the memo.
    • If you have the heart but do not have the saving, the special fellowship encourage us to give regularly by saving small amounts, e.g. $2.5 for a cup of coffee weekly. You can set up a small amount of recurring giving accordingly following the instructions in the page (Note: currently the PayPal button there does not seem to allow us to specify the giving to LME as for UK Building Fund. You can achieve it by using the form below “To submit a restricted recurring donation …” in this other page.)
Dusseldorf Property (Nov.2017)
 

Details in ppt (~15MB)

 

Burlingame meeting hall (Nov.2017)
Letter to Churches re 859 Cowan

Burlingame brothers need the pledge amount by 2017-11-10.Date to close the escrow: 2017-11-25.

 

NorCal Work Fund (Sep. 2016 / May 2017)
May 2017 update: our target for 2017 is 350K.

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(Excerpt of the letter to the churches) Dear brothers,As we fellowshipped last Saturday afternoon with the brothers, the Lord’s move in Northern California has been progressing. We have surveyed the situation of the churches in Northern California, and realized that many areas of opportunity for the Lord are in smaller or newer localities that do not have the financial ability to support full-time workers. We recognize that more workers are necessary to commence a work in nearby cities, communities, and campuses. For this reason, we have established the NorCal Work Fund aiming to release the supply in the Body to meet the need of the Body.At this time, we will focus on the one-time goal of reaching $250,000 by the end of 2016. Then, starting in 2017, we would like to establish a more consistent ongoing support by monthly (or regular) pledging by churches and individual saints.We trust that in opening this fund to the saints and the churches, the Lord will touch many saints “to support such ones that we may become fellow workers in the truth” (3 John 8). …

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This is a brief summary of the NorCal Work Fund for saints to know its goal, function, and practical details for supporting it. Purpose To support the full-time serving ones in a new situation where local support is inadequate. Examples: workers at Sonoma State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico, etc. This will not replace the current organic support by nearby localities. This is not intended to support an existing work in the localities, e.g., Berkeley full timers. This is not to support FTTA trainees. The fund is intended to support all kinds of full timers serving in Northern California, including young people’s workers, community workers, and language workers, and some who may serve in more than one kind of work simultaneously (e.g., young people and college). Oversight The Fund will be overseen by a group of mature serving brothers … All disbursements are to be considered under much prayer and fellowship, and agreed upon by unanimous decision. Accounting Name of the account: NorCal Work Fund, to be handled practically as a special account opened under the auspices of the church in Berkeley. All disbursements are to come from the church in Berkeley special account as directed by the overseeing brothers. Donations Donations are welcome from both individuals and local churches. Pledges of one-time giving or periodic giving are both acceptable. The initial target is $250,000. Contributions from individuals are to be understood as being in addition to the regular offering of 10% and 5% to the local churches. Electronic donations are now available, and up-to-date information concerning donations can be accessed from the NorCal Work Fund link at http://www.norcalchurches.org/.

  • For the saints in Cupertino, please make the check payable to the church in Cupertino, memo: NorCal work fund
 Giving to Support the Gospel Work in Europe (December 2015)

Special Fellowship Handouts 25 December 2015 (pdf)

  • After the special fellowship on 25 December, further fellowship was given regarding the need to print more copies of the Recovery Version New Testament in German for free mass distribution among the German-speaking people. Those who wish to donate for that purpose should give to Living Stream Ministry according to the instructions in the handout.

The gospel work in Europe, including the work among the refugees, is being carried out in a coordinated way through three main entities:

  1. Living Stream Ministry (LSM)—produces gospel and ministry materials in Arabic, Farsi, and European languages to contact and nourish the seeking ones.
  2. Rhema Literature Distributors (Rhema)—conducts free mass distribution of gospel and ministry materials.
  3. Lord’s Move to Europe (LME)—provides financial support for those who serve full time in Europe and for other expenses related to the carrying out of the gospel work in Europe. In conjunction with LME, Amana Trust in London coordinates the work related to the person -to person contact ing and shepherding of seeking ones in Europe.
Churches and saints who desire to give to support the specific aspects of the work related to LSM, Rhema, and LME can use the following instructions (please designate each gift as indicated):
To give to LSM (designate your gift for “Refugee Language Work”) 1. By mail—make your check payable to Living Stream Ministry and mail to:
  • Living Stream Ministry 2431 W. La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 USA
2. By bank wire—send an email to gail@lsm.org for instructions. 3. By credit card—credit card donations can be made only by telephone, by calling (714) 991-4681.

To give to Rhema (designate your gift for “MyFreedom Project”)1. By mail—make your check payable to “Rhema” and mail to:

  • Rhema P.O. Box 31651 Seattle WA 98103-1651 USA

2. By bank wire—send an email to donations@rhemabooks.org for instructions. 3. By PayPal—coming soon; email donations@rhemabooks.org in mid-January for updated information

To give to LME (designate your gift for “European Gospel Work”) In your Web browser go to www.lordsmove.org/offerings.html and follow instructions on how to give by mail, bank transfer, or online by credit card or ACH transfer.
  • Saints in Cupertino could make check payable to The Church In Cupertino with the above designations specified in the memo

100 Days of Prayer

November 5, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

100 Days of Prayer  (where to click)

Dear faithful, praying saints:

We present to you this burden for our prayer in view of the Lord’s desire to gain many more vessels for His house during our GTCA and GTCNC gospel time from January 26 through February 12. We trust that all the dear saints who love the Lord and seek to please Him will earnestly pray for His Spirit to move among men and His Word to run and bring forth fruit. This is our time for all the saints, regardless of age or language, to join together in one accord for the Lord’s sake to pray for His desire.

We intend to have a fresh burden for prayer each week during the 100 days, starting on Nov. 6. Please check this website on each Lord’s Day to receive a fresh enlightenment from God’s Word and His ministry, and even reports and more specific practical prayer burdens as the Lord leads. May we endeavor to satisfy His need at the close of this age!

 

 

 

 

Life-study Reading

November 5, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Reading Schedules

November 4, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Face-bread En | Ch
Schedule of working saints ministry reading in two’s and three’s: pdf | Google sheet .
Self-tracking reading template (Google sheet; make a copy for your own) NT

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Labor Day Conference Schedule

August 30, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Dear Leading Brothers,

Please let the saints know these important concluding practical announcements for the 2017 NorCal Labor Day Conference:

  • Children’s Service: We would like to clarify the announcement recently sent out for the children’s service. Children’s service will be Grades K-6, i.e., including Kindergarten, not just Grades 1-6 as was previously announced.

  • Translation: Saints requiring translation into Chinese, Spanish, or Korean should bring an FM radio and earphones, plus extra batteries.

  • Infants and Toddlers: Harbour Rooms A and B to the right of the main foyer are designated for mothers with toddlers and nursing infants. Both rooms will have conference audio through FM radio (please bring earphones and extra batteries). Harbour Room B will be available as well after the brothers’ prayer time right before the meeting begins.

  • Food: According to hotel regulations, no outside food may be consumed in the public (common) areas of the hotel. It can, of course, be consumed in your hotel room.

  • Young People and Children: Please ensure that they are not running around, especially during the evening hours when hotel guests are trying to rest.

  • Parking: Three important points:

    • Do not park in the lots of other buildings. Some cars were towed last year. You may park on the street, or, of course, in the hotel parking structure.

    • For non-guests, you must validate your ticket at the validation machines in the lobby, and then go to the pay stations by the elevators on the main floor or mezzanine in order to obtain the conference rate of $5.

    • Saturday afternoon: For  non-guests who wish to leave and return, you need to validate your ticket as above and obtain a parking pass available at the validation machines, and then go to the pay stations. This will enable you to obtain the $5 rate instead of a $24 rate.

The coordinating brothers.

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Dear saints,

We would like to remind and encourage all the saints to participate in the NorCal Blending Conference that will take place this coming Labor Day weekend, from Friday, September 1, through Lord’s Day, September 3, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, located at 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. The meeting schedule of the conference is shown below this email.

This conference is crucial for the Lord’s present move in Northern California, and we encourage you to attend as much of this conference as possible to participate in this move of the Lord. Please pray for the release of the Lord’s speaking and His fresh anointing on every meeting, so that the Lord may gain what He is after through this conference.

Please take note of the following practical matters as well:

  • General meetings are all in the Grand Ballroom. Translation through FM radio is available for Chinese, Spanish, and Korean.

  • Children’s service (Grades 1-6) is provided for all the conference meetings in rooms to the left of the main foyer. A room for mothers with infants and toddlers, including availability of the meeting audio through FM radio, is in the Harbour Room A to the right of the main foyer.

  • Young people (Grades 7-12) have their own conference meetings, held in the Regency Ballroom to the right of the main foyer, on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening (not Saturday afternoon) at the same time as the regular conference meetings. They are expected to join the general conference meetings on Lord’s Day morning

The coordinating brothers

 

  Date/Time

                             Topic

Friday, Sept. 1

07:30 – 9:00 PM

The Vision of the Age

Saturday, Sept. 2

10:00 – 12:00 PM

The Ministry of the Age

12:00 –03:00 PM

Lunch and Rest

03:30 –04:30 PM

 4:30 –  5:30 PM

Fellowship with Chinese-speaking Saints

Fellowship with English-speaking Saints (and Spanish, Korean)

06:00 –07:30 PM

Dinner

07:30 –09:30 PM

The Ministers of the Age

Lord’s Day, Sept. 3

 9:30 – 10:00 AM

Lord’s Table

10:00 – 12:00 PM

The Commission of the Age

2017 English-speaking Blending at Moss Landing

August 7, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

*** We have reached the capacity of the rental houses. If you are to sign up now, please be prepared to bring your sleeping bag and sleep on the floor. ***

 

Dates: September 15 Friday (arrival) – September 17 Lord’s Day noon.

Location: Moss Landing, CA. We reserved 4 AirBnB houses.

Cost: $100 per person; $50 for children 5-10 years old; free for younger ones.

* The church sponsors nearly half of the cost. It would be beautiful in His sight if saints who have the means would give more, fulfilling 2 Cor.8:15 (see also Rcv note 1)

As it is written, “He who gathered much had no excess, and he who gathered little had no lack.”

Online Registration: 

http://sites.churchincupertino.org/public/ol?event=2017+Sep+En+Blending&page=Register

Study Questions for Romans Life Study

January 20, 2017 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Study questions for other life studies | Ezekiel

01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 |
21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 |
31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 |
41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 |
51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 |
61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 |

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Message One A FOREWORD

  1. How does the position of Romans relate to the entire Bible being the romance of a universal couple?
  2. What are the eight sections of the book of Romans?

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Message Two THE GOSPEL OF GOD

  1. What distinguishes the gospel of God in Romans from the four gospels?
  2. How does Christ’s designation in Romans chapter one point us to the goal of the book?

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Message Three THE SOURCE OF WICKEDNESS AND THE WAY OF RESTRICTION

  1. What are the four elements of the source of the wickedness?
  2. What is God’s way of restriction for the evil and wickedness of fallen mankind?

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Message Four THE VANITY OF RELIGION AND THE TOTALITY OF HOPELESSNESS

  1. God’s condemnation on the religious points us to what six aspects of the vanity of religion?
  2. From the four aspects of God’s condemnation what four things can we see?

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Message Five JUSTIFICATION IN GOD’S WAY

  1. What is the meaning and basis of our justification by faith?
  2. How do propitiation and reconciliation relate to Christ’s redemption?

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Message Six THE EXAMPLE OF JUSTIFICATION

  1. According to the example of justification with Abraham, how is our experience similar to his?
  2. What does it mean to believe in the God “who calls things not being as being and gives life to the dead?”

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Message Seven THE SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF JUSTIFICATION (1)

  1. How does our subjective experience of justification involve God’s transfusion of Himself into us?
  2. What is the purpose and issue of justification?

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Message Eight THE SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF JUSTIFICATION (2)

  1. How does the transfusion of God result in faith?
  2. How does the transfusion of God apply in our experience as believers?

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Message Nine THE RESULT OF JUSTIFICATION – THE FULL ENJOYMENT OF GOD IN CHRIST

  1. What are five wonderful items that result from our being justified by God?
  2. How does “standing in grace” and “peace toward God” apply to our daily Christian experience?

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Message Ten THE GIFT IN CHRIST SURPASSING THE HERITAGE IN ADAM

  1. What are the two men, two acts, two results and four reigning things in Romans 5?
  2. How can we reign in life by receiving the abundance of grace?

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Message Eleven IDENTIFICATION WITH CHRIST

  1. How does baptism identify us with Christ in His death and resurrection?
  2. Use verse references to explain how we may know that our old man has been crucified with Christ and how we reckon ourselves dead to sin?

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Message Twelve THE BONDAGE OF THE LAW IN OUR FLESH (1)

  1. What is the significance of the two husbands in Romans 7?
  2. What is the original position of man? What is his fallen position? And what is the regenerated man’s position?

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Message Thirteen THE BONDAGE OF THE LAW IN OUR FLESH (2)

  1. What are the three laws in Romans 7 and how do they function in regard to one another?
  2. Why do so many Christians experience the conflict caused by these three laws after they are saved?

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Message Fourteen THE FREEDON OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR SPIRIT (1)

  1. What does it mean to be saved, reign, walk, and be sanctified in life, and how can we do this?
  2. Show how God is revealed progressively in the book of Romans in chapters 1 through 8.

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Message Fifteen THE FREEDOM OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR SPIRIT (2)

  1. What are the remedies for the two kinds of condemnation mentioned in Romans?
  2. According Romans 8:1-6, how do you experience being saved from the condemnation mentioned in verse 1, and where must you be?

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Message Sixteen THE FREEDOM OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR SPIRIT (3)

  1. What three synonymous terms in Romans 8 prove that Christ is the indwelling Spirit?
  2. How can we cooperate with the indwelling of Christ, the Spirit?

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Message Seventeen SANCTIFICATION IN LIFE

  1. How do the three stages of God’s salvation take care of the three parts of our being?
  2. What is God’s purpose in dispositional sanctification?

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Message Eighteen HEIRS OF GLORY (1)

  1. What does is mean that we have received a spirit of sonship?
  2. How may we experience the leading of the Spirit in our daily life?

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Message Nineteen HEIRS OF GLORY (2)

  1. What is the firstfruit of the Spirit and how does it bring us toward full sonship?
  2. What does it mean that the helping of the Spirit is “in like manner?”

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Message Twenty HEIRS OF GLORY (3)

  1. What is God’s purpose in conforming us to the image His Firstborn Son?
  2. What is the purpose of the Spirit’s inward working?

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Message 21 HEIRS OF GLORY (4)

  1. The working together of “all things” in our environment, especially the negative things, results in the “the good.” What is this “good?” How should this be a comfort to us?
  2. How do we see the sections of Romans composed according to the attributes of God?

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Message 22 GOD’S SELECTION, OUR DESTINY (1)

  1. According to what, that is, on what basis did God select us?
  2. What is the difference between God’s mercy and God’s grace? And why must we say that our salvation is of God’s mercy?

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Message 23 GOD’S SELECTION, OUR DESTINY (2)

  1. How does Paul show us that Christ has been processed so that He is so available for us to receive?
  2. Illustrate from various passages how the Bible reveals that we may partake of and enjoy the Lord by calling on the Lord?

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Message 24 GOD’S ECONOMY IN HIS SELECTION

  1. How does Paul use the lump of dough and olive tree to illustrate God’s economy in His selection?
  2. How did Israel’s stumbling result in the nation’s salvation?

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Message 25 TRANSFORMATION IN PRACTICING THE BODY LIFE (1)

  1. What is the meaning of transformation in Romans 12?
  2. Transformation is the life-practice of salvation. How can we practice this transformation in the Body life?

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Message 26 TRANSFORMATION IN PRACTICING THE BODY LIFE (2)

  1. What does it mean that the gifts in Romans 12 are according to the grace given to us?
  2. What are the seven gifts in Romans 12 and how do they relate to the practice of the Body life in the local churches?

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Message 27 TRANSFORMATION IN PRACTICING THE BODY LIFE (3) TRANSFORMATION IN SUBJECTION, LOVE, AND WARFARE

  1. How should we deal with the three parts of our being for the proper practice of the Body life?
  2. List the aspects or characteristics of our transformation in living of a normal life toward others, toward God and toward ourselves.

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Message 28 TRANSFORMATION IN RECEIVING THE BELIEVERS (1)

  1. We must receive the saints according to what four aspects of God’s receiving?
  2. What does it mean to receive the saints in light of the judgment seat?

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Message 29 TRANSFORMATION IN RECEIVING THE BELIEVERS (2)

  1. Romans 14:17 reveals that the church is the kingdom of God in this age. From what angle is the church the kingdom of God? What must our kingdom exercise be toward ourselves, others and God?
  2. Our being transformed in receiving the believers according to Christ is expressed in what ways?

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Message 30 THE CONSUMMATION OF THE GOSPEL

  1. What five aspects of the church life are revealed in Romans 16 as the consummation of the gospel of God in Romans?
  2. Paul’s concluding praise refers to the revelation of the mystery that has now been manifested. How is the manifestation of this mystery the ultimate consummation of the full gospel of God in Romans?

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Message 31 A CLOSING WORD

  1. How is God revealed progressively throughout the book of Romans?
  2. What was Apostle Paul’s view of the consummation of God’s work, and how does it practically apply to us?

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Message 32 THE BASIC CONCEPT OF ROMANS

  1. Describe the basic thought of the book of Romans and its three major sections.
  2. In the first section of Romans, what is exposed and what is God doing about it?

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Message 33 THE BASIC POINTS IN CHAPTERS FIVE THROUGH EIGHT

  1. Describe the first fact and first experience revealed in Romans 5 through 8.
  2. Describe the second fact and second experience revealed in Romans 5 through 8.

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Message 34 BEING FREED FROM SIN, THE LAW, AND THE FLESH

  1. What are the four stations in the book of Romans and what kind of Christian is at each station?
  2. In Romans 5 through 8, what does God do to make sons out of sinners to form the Body of Christ?

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Message 35 BEING FREED FROM DEATH (1)

  1. How are we freed from sin, the law, the flesh?
  2. What is “this death” in Romans 7:24 and its working?

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Message 36 BEING FREED FROM DEATH (2)

  1. What are the signs and effects of death?
  2. What is the way to be freed from death?

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Message 37 LAW IN ROMANS SEVEN AND EIGHT

  1. How can we relate the three persons, three lives, and three laws?
  2. What is “another law” in Romans 7:21 and how do we avoid activating it?

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Message 38 LIFE AND DEATH IN ROMANS FIVE THROUGH EIGHT

  1. What are the line of life and line of death, and how can they be seen in Romans 5 through 8?
  2. How can we practically care for life in our spirit?

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Message 39 ABIDING IN CHRIST BY MINDING THE SPIRIT

  1. What are the three questions concerning abiding in Christ and what are the three answers found in Romans 8?
  2. Why do we need to abide in Christ and what should we do once we see this need?

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Message 40 SAVED IN LIFE FROM SIN AND WORLDLINESS

  1. What is the first major item the life of Christ saves us from? How are we saved?
  2. What process saves us from worldliness? Why do we need to be saved?

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Message 41 SAVED IN LIFE FROM NATURALNESS

  1. Define transformation and describe what transformation saves us from.
  2. Describe the process and the goal of transformation.

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Message 42 SAVED IN LIFE FROM INDIVIDUALISM

  1. What is the greatest hindrance to building up of the Body of Christ? How do we cooperate with Christ’s saving life for the building up?
  2. Describe how Christ saves us from our individualism.

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Message 43 SAVED IN LIFE FROM DIVISIVENESS

  1. What element within us keeps us from receiving all the brothers and sisters? Why is this problem worse than those mentioned previously?
  2. How can we practically be saved from divisiveness?

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Message 44 SAVED IN LIFE FROM SELF-LIKENESS (1)

  1. What does it mean to be saved from self-likeness and how does Christ’s life save us?
  2. Describe God’s two-fold working for the goal of our glorification.

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Message 45 SAVED IN LIFE FROM SELF-LIKENESS (2)

  1. Compare and contrast Christ’s designation as the Son of God with our being saved in Christ’s life to be God’s many sons.
  2. How does Hebrews describe Christ and how is this related to our glorification?

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Message 46 REIGNING IN LIFE BY GRACE

  1. Describe the relationship between grace and reigning in life.
  2. What three major enemies do we reign over and how do we experience reigning in life?

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Message 47 THE MEANING OF REIGNING IN LIFE

  1. What is the proper understanding of reigning in life? And what do we need in order to reign in life?
  2. What is the real, genuine oneness? How is reigning in life related to this oneness?

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Message 48 REIGNING IN LIFE OVER DEATH

  1. What is the sense of death? And how must we deal with such spiritual death?
  2. How can we reign in life over death in our daily life?

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Message 49 REIGNING IN LIFE OVER SATAN

  1. What are two important matters of the way to overcome Satan?
  2. What should we practice in order to apply these important matters which overcome Satan?

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Message 50 THE FLESH AND THE SPIRIT

  1. What is the flesh and what is our fundamental problem?
  2. Why does the Lord leave the flesh with us and how does He use our failures in the flesh?

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Message 51 SERVING IN THE GOSPEL OF HIS SON

  1. In Romans 1:2, Paul says that the gospel was “promised before through His prophets in the holy scriptures. What are some of these crucial elements of the gospel found in the book of Genesis?
  2. What is central point and goal of the gospel? What then should be our aim in preaching the gospel?

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Message 52 DESIGNATION

  1. According to Romans 1:3-4, how did Christ become the model for producing many sons? How do we become His mass reproduction?
  2. What are four aspects of the process of resurrection and what will be the result of our experiencing them?

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Message 53 SONSHIP IN ROMANS

  1. Why are the first four verses of Romans (1:1-4) so extremely important? How do they relate to God’s eternal goal for the sonship?
  2. How are the many sons of God brought into being? How is Romans 1:3-4 the key to understanding this?

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Message 54 DESIGNATION BY RESURRECTION

  1. Our designation to be God’s many sons is by resurrection. What does it mean to say that Christ is this resurrection?
  2. What the functions of resurrection? How can we daily experience resurrection?

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Message 55 DESIGNATION BY THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS

  1. What is the Divine title of the Spirit in Rom. 1:4 and why is it significant?
  2. What are the ten items that the Spirit as the realization of the Triune God is related to?

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Message 56 DESIGNATION BY THE MINGLED SPIRIT

  1. What are the ten items of the richness of the Spirit?
  2. What is the key to the experience of Christ and the church life?

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Message 57 RIGHTEOUSNESS – THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL

  1. Why is God’s righteousness the power of the gospel?
  2. Describe how righteousness is the foundation of our experience of Christ.

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Message 58 THE SELECTION OF GRACE

  1. Explain the difference between selection, predestination, and calling.
  2. What should be our normal experience of God’s mercy in our daily life and church life?

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Message 59 THE PRACTICE OF THE BODY LIFE

  1. Describe the proper condition of each part of our being in order for us to have the body life in a proper way.
  2. What items does Paul mention in Romans 14 that we need for the practice of the Body life?

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Message 60 THE DISPENSATION OF THE TRIUNE GOD FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF HIS PURPOSE

  1. In Romans we can trace the steps of the Triune God in His economy to dispense Himself into man. List these steps and the appropriate verses.
  2. Which verses in Romans show us God’s dispensation and its goal?

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Message 61 THE DISPENSATION OF THE TRIUNE GOD ACCORDING TO HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH HIS HOLINESS, AND UNTO HIS GLORY

  1. How are righteousness, holiness, and glory related to death, resurrection, and ascension?
  2. Describe the subjective experience of righteousness, holiness, and glory.

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Message 62 THE LIFE OF THETRIUNE GOD DISPENSED INTO THE TRIPARTITE MAN

  1. Which verses in Romans 8 show that God wants to dispense Himself as life into every part of our being?
  2. What is our need today in order to experience the dispensing of God as life?

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Message 63 NOT AN EXCHANGED LIFE, BUT A GRAFTED LIFE

  1. How does seeing God’s creation of man in His image and likeness as a vessel to contain God help us to understand that we do not have an exchanged life but a grafted life?
  2. What three illustrations does Paul use in Romans to illustrate the dispensing of the divine life into us and what does each illustration show us?

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Message 64 TRANSFORMATION AND CONFORMATION BY THE GRAFTED LIFE (1)

  1. What was necessary in order for the divine life and the human life to be grafted together?
  2. What is the function of the grafted life and how can we cooperate with it?

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Message 65 TRANSFORMATION AND CONFORMATION BY THE GRAFTED LIFE (2)

  1. According to Romans 6:5, explain the two steps of our growth in Christ? Include how believing and being baptized cause us to grow.
  2. What are the five steps of the divine life’s metabolic working within us to transform and conform us and how can we give the divine life a freeway to do so?

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Message 66 GOD CONDEMNING SIN IN THE FLESH

  1. What is the difference in the condemnation in Romans 8:1 and that in chapters 2 and 3 and how are we delivered from each?
  2. How did God deal with or condemn sin as a powerful, living person dwelling in our flesh? For what purpose?

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Message 67 THE PROCESSED GOD BEING THE LAW OF THE SPIRIT OF LIFE

  1. How does Romans 8 show that the Triune God has been processed to become the law of the Spirit of life in us? How may we enjoy and cooperate with the working of this law?
  2. Which verses in Romans 8 show how the Triune God is imparting life to every part of our being that we may enjoy life in a threefold way?

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Message 68 GOD CONDEMNING SIN IN THE FLESH THAT WE MAY BE IN THE SPIRIT

  1. Explain how walking according to spirit, being according to spirit and being in spirit are related?
  2. Explain according to Romans 8:9 how we can boldly say that we are in spirit?

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Message 69 BEING IN THE SPIRIT TO EXPERIENCE THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT

  1. How can we stabilize our condition of being in spirit? How does declaring we are in the spirit help?
  2. What are the functions of the Spirit in Romans 8 and how can we enjoy them?

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** These questions were originally compiled by the church in Irvine.

Life Study of Romans

December 19, 2016 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Please provide your input through this form to help us place the order for the life study of Romans. You may fill the form for yourself or on behalf of some other saints (e.g. out of town). You may commit to buy the books once we receive them, or suggest the need, say some saints you know (who might be, say, out of town) desire to read the life study from books.

 

Thanksgiving Conference Parking Information

November 18, 2016 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Below are some guidelines to assist the saints who are commuting to the Thanksgiving Conference about places to park. Please pass this information on to any saints in your locality who may need it.
  1. There is a major event going on beginning on 11/25, called “Christmas in the Park” which is being held in the downtown area. Thousands of people will attend this event at the same time as the Thanksgiving Conference is scheduled.
  2. Some of the streets in the downtown area will be blocked and most of the spaces in the nearby parking lots will be occupied.
  3. We advise all the saints to carpool and come at least half an hour early to reserve time for parking.
  4. The younger saints may want to park in parking lots and garages farther away from the convention center, and walk about 5 to 10 minutes to the meeting place.
  5. We recommend the Convention Center parking garages for older saints and families with young children. Convention center parking:
      1. Convention Center
        1. $1 per 20 min, $20 daily maximum, Monday - Sunday
        2. Special rates as posted at the facility may apply during special events
      2. South Hall
        1. $7 daily flat fee; $5 evening flat fee; no overnight parking
  6. The following is link to the information regarding downtown parking:
  • Attached are maps of all the available parking lots and garages near the convention center.

San Jose Convention Center and South Hall Parking
San Jose downtown Parking

New Media Posted — NorCal Working Saints Retreat

November 11, 2016 | Posted by jamesshau in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

See “Media Archives” in the Resources tab.

  • 2016 NorCal Working Saints Retreat
  • 2016 NorCal Labor Day Conference
  • 2016 Summer School of Truth (message 3 spoken at the concluding meeting for the parents)
  • 2016 Chinese-speaking perfecting training