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Week of February 16th

Special Announcements:


The Spring 2020 High School Retreat will be at Lakeside Bible Camp on Whidbey Island (10th-12th grade) March 6th-8th, 2020.


The International Memorial Day Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, in the Atrium Ballroom.

Letter of Invitation from LSM:

We would like to extend an invitation to all the churches and individuals to participate in the 2020 International Memorial Day Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA. Attached please find the announcement letter and information sheets for the conference. Please carefully read the details regarding this event and respond on or before May 1, 2020.

Please note: When announcing this information to the saints in your locality, please encourage the saints to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible if they do plan to attend, and to only reserve the number of rooms at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis that they intend to use, as cancelled rooms are no longer available to others at the discounted group rate.
In Christ,
Registration Section
Living Stream Ministry


Unfortunately, the International Chinese Speaking Conference has been canceled due to the ongoing crisis with the Wuhan coronavirus. Click for details


Short Form Announcement

**New website**

Holy Word for Morning Revival:

Crystallization of Deuteronomy, Vol. 1, Week 1:

“The Intrinsic Significance of Deuteronomy—
a Book concerning Christ”

Buy HWMR Kindle Version

Hymn


Corporate Reading
Ministry Digest, Vol. 2 No. 1, Section 3
Maturing in Life
Chapter 17:
The Way for a Christian to Mature in Life—
Turning Our Heart to the Lord

(Excerpt below)


Calendar This Week

Lord’s Day at Bothell
Feb 16  10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Lord’s Table Meeting followed by Prophesying meeting

Tuesday
Feb 18    7:30 pm at the Guzman’s home

Wednesday & Friday
Sisters’ prayer at various homes

Lord’s Day at Bothell
Feb 23   10:00 am – 12:15 pm 
Lord’s Table Meeting followed by Prophesying meeting


Other Church News:

  • 10-12th Grade Retreat | March 6 – March 8
    The Spring 2020 10-12 grade Retreat will be at Lakeside Bible Camp on Whidbey Island from March 6-March 8, 2020.
  • Wednesday Night Ministry Meeting will resume in Shoreline after February 26, 2020.
  • Standing Order: Please feel free to add your name. Check with a Bookroom serving one (Steven, Roger, Patty or Esther). Check with the Bookroom for any extras.
  • Check your email for local, regional, national and international prayer burdens.
  • Check website announcements on your computer for the sidebar: Events, Ongoing Trainings & Conferences, Useful Links and Prayer Burdens (To see on your mobile phone, scroll all the way to the bottom).
  • Home meetings at various homes all week. To locate a home meeting, a prayer meeting, a sisters’ prayer meeting or to subscribe to our mailing list, contact us at office@churchinbothell.org
  • There are several Chinese speaking home meetings in Bothell area every Saturday night. If you would like to join one of them, please contact brother George Xu, Bin Li or Yu Rong.
    “每个周六晚上在Bothell地区有几处中文小排聚会,如果您愿意参加其中的小排聚会,请与徐国民弟兄,李斌弟兄或荣宇弟兄联系。”

Notice from LSM about the canceled
Chinese Speaking conference:

Dear saints,

After much and thorough fellowship among the co-workers, the decision has been made to cancel the International Chinese-speaking Conference this year. We realize that it is not a small thing to cancel one of the seven feasts and that many saints may have already purchased plane tickets to attend the conference. However, in light of the current outbreak of the coronavirus in China and its spread to other parts of the world, we feel it would be irresponsible on the part of the Living Stream Ministry to expose the saints to the risk of contracting this highly contagious and deadly virus.

Please accept our apologies for any hardship this may cause you.

Living Stream Ministry


Buy the Ministry Digest: Vol 2, Number 1, English
Selecciones del ministerio Tomo Dos, Numero Uno, Español

  • For Simplified Chinese or Korean versions, see the Bookroom serving ones.
  • You can check with the Bookroom on the Lord’s day or send an email to office@churchinbothell.org

Excerpt from Ministry Reading:
Ministry Digest
,
Maturing in Life, Chapter 17:
The Way for a Christian to Mature in Life—
Turning Our Heart to the Lord

TURNING OUR HEART TO THE LORD

In 2 Corinthians 3:16-17 Paul says, “Whenever their heart turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Paul says here that whenever our heart turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Who is the Lord? Who are we actually turning to when we turn to the Lord? Paul says in verse 17, “And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Verse 18 continues to say, “But 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.”…

PAYING THE PRICE TO HAVE OUR SOULS
FILLED BY THE SPIRIT

It is the work of God’s free grace that the Spirit enters into our spirit. This work does not require us to do anything, nor do we need to pay a price for it. As long as we confess in our heart that we are sinners and open ourselves to receive Him as our Savior, the Spirit of God will enter into our spirit without any cost to us. However, from that time on, in order for the Spirit to work Himself into the various parts of our soul, we need to cooperate and pay the price.

Why is it necessary for us to pay the price? It is necessary because the various parts of our soul have been fully occupied by all kinds of people, matters, and things. The mind, emotion, and will of our soul are full of our natural concepts, thoughts, preferences, and choices. We love our reputations, positions, and money. We love our wives, our children, and ourselves. Our hearts have been filled up with our own desires. This makes it difficult for the Spirit to work Himself into our soul.

How can the Spirit work Himself into our mind if we are not willing to lay down the thoughts in our mind? How can the Spirit work Himself into our emotion if we are not willing to give up what we desire in our emotion? Likewise, if we are not willing to surrender our own choices in our will, there is no way for the Spirit to be wrought into our will. We know that our soul is a vessel composed of three parts—the mind, emotion, and will. Each of these three parts is itself a small vessel. The vessel of our emotion should be filled with the Holy Spirit, yet we allow other things to occupy our emotion. Even before the Spirit enters into our emotion, our emotion has already been filled up with so many other things. What our emotion loves are the things and matters that our emotion is filled with and occupied with. Consider the following questions: We are saved, but how many things other than the Lord are still in our emotion? If these things that are apart from the Lord have filled up our emotion and are occupying it, do you think that it is possible for the Holy Spirit to fill up our emotion? In order for the Spirit to spread from our spirit to our emotion, we have to pour out all that is occupying our emotion. This pouring out is the paying of the price.

Lee, Witness. Ministry Digest, Vol. 2, No. 1 . Living Stream Ministry. Kindle Edition.

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