Gospel Meeting: A World in Crisis

This next hour may change your life. It’s all about Jesus Christ.

He is the fountain that never runs dry. When we believe in Him, He comes to live in us and satisfies our deepest thirst. He really does!

For My people have committed two evils: / They have forsaken Me, / The fountain of living waters, / To hew out for themselves cisterns, / Broken cisterns, / Which hold no water.  – Jeremiah 2:13

We are pleased to share this good-news-video with you! It comes from the church in Irvine, California. Watch, Open your Heart, and See how Jesus Christ is such a fountain, and how He can be yours, too!

The Common Faith – Item 2 – The Triune God

For this second item of the common faith we come to the Triune God. First, we’ll see that God is one. Then we’ll see that God is Triune. Although we can’t really explain how He can be one and three at the same time, yet we don’t say that the Bible contradicts itself. Rather, we believe the Bible and receive the truth found in it. Let’s see how the mystery of the Triune God is revealed in the Bible.

The Common Faith – Item 2 – PowerPoint
The Common Faith – Item 2 – PDF

The Common Faith – Item 2 – MP3

Looking back at the 2019 North America College Training – Why Post This Now?

In addition to a glorious full week of the college training, there were also 40 days of prayer surrounding this event which laid the tracks for God to bless this generation of college students. Why post this now? Take a look at the last item of prayer from the 40 days:

The lasting impact of this college training, including upon those who did not have the chance to attend.

(touching video at the end of this post)

These items are an excerpt of what can be found at the College Training Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/collegetraining)

June 11: Safe travel for all attendees, including all flights, shuttle rides, and cross country drives.
June 12: Grace to all the local saints for hosting students before and after the college training on their way to/from the college training.
June 13: Full health for all attendees with no spread of sickness.
June 14: The weather would be clear on July 14 around the country so all the planes can be on time, and all buses from Chicago will arrive on time.

June 15: The weather during the college training would be conducive to fellowship, convenient for getting from place to place, and allowing for healthy outdoor activities.
June 16: Smooth execution among all the different practical services, including ushering, registration, and audio-visual, for the sake of the impartation of the word.
June 17: The safety and security of all of the trainees for the entire duration of the college training.
June 18: The smooth and seamless service of the university staff in areas like food preparation, dorm management, and climate control.

June 19: Pray that the heart of each trainee would be prepared for the training. May each one’s hear be the good earth to hear and understand the word and bear fruit.
June 20: Pray that each serving one would enjoy the anointing of the Spirit and the supply of grace to be kept in absolute oneness and the one accord so that there would be a way for the Lord to command His blessing.
June 21: Pray that each trainee would have a clear sky by maintaining a conscience that is void of offense towards God and man.
June 22: There will be more than 37 brothers, including some senior co-workers who will be ministering the Word during this
week. Please pray for the rich anointing and out-poured Spirit of power upon each of the brothers.

June 23: Pray for the blending among the students from different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds for the one new man.
June 24: Pray that the recently graduated high school seniors would genuinely and personally touch the Lord and consecrate their college years to the Lord. (Fact: 303 High school grads are attending the NACT).
June 25: Pray that each small group would be full of mutuality, overflowing, and shepherding.
June 26: Pray that the Lord would loose many tongues to testify and strengthen the word released the messages.

June 27: The students would allow the word of God to dwell in them richly, being constituted with the Word through memorizing many verses.
June 28: The Spirit would be fully released and flow in all of the singing in every session.
June 29: The deepening of the students’ private and hidden life with the Lord in the mornings.
June 30: The increased taste and desire for the reading of the ministry through the college training.

July 1: The opening of the eyes of the students to see Christ as never before.
July 2: The Lord would cause the students to experience the greatest transfer from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God.
July 3: The students would continually confess their sins to obtain restoration through forgiveness.
July 4: The students would take God as their portion, pursue Christ, exercise their heart and their spirit, and partake of the word of His grace.
July 5: The students would give themselves to the church life by participating in the church meetings and pursuing Christ with spiritual companions.

July 6: The Lord would sanctify this week unto Him to be a time of enjoying Him as the reality of the Sabbath year, a time of resting in Him and separation from the world, so that He can bring everyone into the full experience of the jubilee.
July 7: The students would live their lives in the age of the jubilee, the age of Christ as grace dispensed into us for our enjoyment by His words of grace, an age of ecstasy for our salvation.
July 8: All of the students would be recovered to God as their lost divine possession, their portion, possessing Him by enjoying Him through the Word and by the Spirit.

July 9: Every student would enjoy Christ as the freedom of the jubilee by “switching on” the law of the Spirit of life installed in their spirit through remaining in contact with Him and walking according to the spirit.
July 10: All would appreciate being returned to the church as their divine family, the church, a dwelling place for God’s rest and for the accomplishing of His eternal purpose.
July 11: Lord Jesus would appear to each one, His appearing would give them a vision, and they would enjoy and propagate the resurrected Christ as the jubilee unto the uttermost part of the earth.
July 12: Each student would receive a commission from the Lord to contact and preach the gospel to their fellow students proclaiming the gospel—Christ as the jubilee of grace!

July 13: The Lord’s covering of all of the serving saints and their families from any attacks from
the evil one.
July 14: Satan would have no ground in the atmosphere on campus or in the beings of all those
attending the college training.
July 15: Bind Satan from getting the youngest and newest ones among us in their minds about
any matters of truth or practice.

July 16: Hurricane Barry is on course to hit Champaign on Tuesday, bringing thunderstorms and rain. In addition, temperatures are climbing into the high 90s throughout the week. Pray for the Lord’s safekeeping of all the students and serving ones still travelling to Champaign and as they walk and drive from dorms to venues. Pray for no disruption to the schedule or facilities.
July 17: The students would consecrate their lives and futures to the Lord absolutely for His
purpose and glory.
July 18: The students would practice the things that they have seen and heard at the college
training beginning immediately after they return home.
July 19: The Lord would call many students to give their futures to the Lord and vow to attendFTTA to be made useful to Him.
July 20: The lasting impact of this college training, including upon those who did not have the
chance to attend.

Looking back at the 2019 North America College Training – Video

The Jubilee!

How many registered for the July 2019, North America College Training?… 2781
Where was it located?… University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
What did Christians on Campus at the University of Utah have to say about this full-week event? Find out in this 3 minute vid. 

We firmly believe that the Lord blessed this college training in particular. He answered many of the prayers from the 40 days of prayer surrounding this event. Thank and praise our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our real Jubilee!

The Common Faith – Item 1 – The Bible

The Common Faith - Item 1For our Bible study on the common faith, the first item we cover is the Bible. The Bible is where we find the word of God and the contents of our faith.  Although we may use ministry books that open the Bible to us and help us to understand the Bible, the Bible is always the final authority on any matter.

We should be able to answer questions about the Bible. Using verses in the Bible, can you show what the origin of the Bible is? How about this question: Is the Bible really that good? What can it do for us? The attached slides reveal the answers.

The Common Faith – Item 1 – PowerPoint

The Common Faith – Item 1 – PDF

The Common Faith – Item 1 – MP3

2 Peter 1-21 and 2 Tim 3-16 For no prophecy was ever borne

God has Surely Answered Our Prayer

Christians-on-Campus-University-of-Utah-Meeting-with-the-BrothersPsa. 90:14 – Satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may give a ringing shout and rejoice all our days.

If Psalm 90:14 is a prayer, then God has surely answered our prayer! I’ve been meeting with a couple of my Christian brothers from Christians on Campus a few times a week just to pray and touch the Lord in the morning. We usually start by seeing how each one is doing. “Hey, how are you today?” Even that is refreshing. Then we each say a little prayer to open our hearts to the Lord. In a nutshell, it’s like saying, “Good morning God, we’re here.”

Then we start reading a few verses and we mingle our reading with prayer, repeating the words in the verses and saying, “Amen”. That makes it like a fun breakfast where we’re passing the delicious dishes back and forth between us. One brother starts, then the others reply, “Amen!” Then another might declare a word or two from the verse, and the others support him. It’s like speaking to one another the words of each verse! And then we might interject, “Wow, thank you Lord!”, or “Jesus, we praise you for __”. I feel like we’re really experiencing Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16.

Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and psalming with your heart to the Lord, – Eph 5:19

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. – Col 3:16

Sometimes we go for 15 minutes and sometimes for 20 minutes. I really thank God for giving me that time with the brothers, just to take Him in. God has been faithful and satisfying every time. In closing this short testimony, the verse from Lamentations comes to mind:

It is Jehovah’s lovingkindness that we are not consumed, for His compassions do not fail; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. – Lam. 3:22-23.

– Daniel

It Led Me to Want More Fellowship with God

Spending some time in the morning with the brothers has been great. Being able to get knowledge from other people has been very helpful for me in getting to know God better. As good fellowship with others should, it has led me to want to fellowship with God even more.

It’s also been a great way to slow things down. It gives me some time to forget everything else going on and just talk with other people who love Jesus. Overall the experience has been enjoyable.

– Ariel

Prayer and the Gospel – Persevere in Prayer

PERSEVERE IN PRAYER

Col. 4:2 Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving
John 14:13-14 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

We must learn to pray continually. George Müller is a good example of someone who prayed continually. According to his autobiography, everyone for whom he prayed eventually was saved. At the time of his death, only one or two were not saved. Later, however, even they were saved. There is the need for persistence in prayer. If we pray for a short time and do not see immediate results, we may be disappointed. Instead, we should pray continually and not give up. We do not know when the people in our prayers will be saved. George Müller even prayed for one person over a period of about forty years. We also should persistently pray for our contacts and even pray for them together with other saints. The ones that we mention before the throne of the Lord, asking in His name, will be saved (John 14:13-14). We must fulfill our priestly service by praying to bring people to the Lord. We should put them on our breast and shoulders (Exo. 28:29-30), bearing them in love and in power into the presence of the Lord. After we pray in this manner, we will be authorized and filled with the word. The word is our authority to go to the people as kings. We are both priests and kings (1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6). We are priests, so we can pray for the sinners to bring them to God, and we are kings, so we can bring God to the sinners. First we bring sinners to the Lord, and then we bring the Lord to sinners. When we go to the Lord with sinners by praying, we are priests. When we come to sinners with the Lord by preaching, we are kings. As kings, our speaking has authority. People will realize that our speaking is not ordinary but weighty.

Prayer and the Gospel – The Importance of Prayer

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

1 Pet. 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired for a possession, so that you may tell out the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies

We need the preaching and the speaking of the word, but first we have to pray. As Christians, we are priests and kings (1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6). When we pray, we are functioning as priests. When we preach, we are functioning as kings. As priests, we should bring people to the Lord in our prayer. We have to bring all the people on the campuses to the Lord, and if possible, pray for them by name. While it may not be possible to name every name, we can still pray, “Lord, we do not know all the names of the people on campus, but You know them. We offer them all to You according to Your knowledge.”Prayer is also necessary to deal with the principalities and powers in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12). Our fighting is against the evil spiritual forces in the heavenlies. Men do not reject the gospel because of its content. There is nothing offensive about the content of the gospel. The content of the gospel is good, bright, glorious, sweet, and rich. People reject the gospel because they are in the captivity of the strong man, the devil (Matt. 12:29). Before the young people go to the campuses, they must pray and bind the strong man (v. 29); otherwise, the demons will control and even frustrate their efforts to preach the gospel. The prayers of the saints will cause all the demons to tremble. We have to be one with the Lord to fight the spiritual warfare against His enemy. (Preaching the Gospel on the College Campuses)