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#56 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 9 • “The Sparrows and the Swallows”

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt, Brother Titus continues his consideration of Psalm 84:1-3, 7, stressing the difference between the sparrows and the swallows, and the meaning of “each one” appearing “before God.” These verses say:

How lovely is your dwelling place,
    O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God….
They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#55 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 8 • “The Two Altars”

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the tabernacle with the tent of meeting, as described in the book of Exodus, there were two altars: the bronze alter in the outer court and the golden incense altar within the actual tabernacle. These two altars are also spoken of in Psalm 84; verse 3 of that psalm says that in God’s dwelling place:

Even the sparrow finds a home,
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O LORD of hosts,
    my King and my God.

And verse 7 says of those who give themselves to seek the Lord:

They go from strength to strength;
    each one appears before God in Zion.

In this excerpt, therefore, Brother Titus uses the picture of these two altars to show us God’s desire, that we advance from the bronze altar in the tent of meeting to the incense altar within the tabernacle, and how we grow in our relationship with God by continually traveling between these two altars.

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#54 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 7 • “An Overview of the Tent of Meeting and the Tabernacle”

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt Brother Titus, with the help of another brother, reads through and comments on the outline of the first message from this training, giving an overview of the tabernacle with the tent of meeting and its spiritual significance. From this we see, as the outline states:

God’s desire is not for people to spend all their life in the courts of the tent of meeting. Rather, His desire is that they would experience the second part: the tabernacle itself, where they can enjoy Him [and] be joined to Him….

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#53 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 6 • “The Real Significance of the Altar”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

What is the real significance of the altar in the Old Testament tent of meeting? Of course, many Christians do realize that it signifies we must offer ourselves to God. As Brother Titus shares, however, that does not mean we offer ourselves on the altar to do something for God; rather, we offer ourselves to be consumed by God. If we fail to see this, we will miss the real meaning of the Christian life and spend our lives engaged in Christian activities in the outer court, rather than going on to contact Christ Himself in the Holy Place within the tabernacle.

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#52 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 5 • “Do We Have the Right View in Raising Up Brothers to Serve the Lord?”

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt Brother Titus shares how we may try to develop brothers merely to serve in an outward way in the “tent of meeting,” focusing on how they appear, whether or not they can give good messages, and other outward matters, rather than on bringing them into the tabernacle to contact Christ Himself.

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#51 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 4 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (4)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

In this week’s program we are continuing to feature excerpts from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

The general topic of this training was related to the Old Testament picture of the tabernacle. At a number of points in his sharing, therefore, Brother Titus refers to a diagram that was being displayed during the meetings of the tabernacle with the outer court. He points out that we should not be satisfied to live a life merely in the “tent of meeting,” remaining in the outer court. Rather, we must press on to enter the tabernacle itself, where we can experience God directly.

In this excerpt Brother Titus’ main burden is to use this picture to give us a very practical word, showing us how we can have a healthy church life, rather than a life of merely coming to the meetings.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#50 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 3 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (3)

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

In our previous two podcasts we covered the final message from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio. In this week’s program we are going back to feature excerpts from the beginning of the training.

While this training was intended to cover aspects of the tabernacle, Brother Titus’ main burden in his sharing was to help us avoid having a church life that was merely a routine. In this message he is working to show that we should not seek to raise up young ones to be merely good brothers or good sisters in the church life and serving in the church meetings. Rather, we should raise them up to be those who are really pleasing to the Lord.

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#49 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 2 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (2)

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

In our previous podcast we covered the first part of the final message from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio. In this week’s program we are covering the remainder of that message, so, if you haven’t listened to the previous episode yet, you may want to do that before listening to this one.

In his sharing in this message, Brother Titus is covering a number of very practical points he began to list in last week’s episode concerning how we can avoid falling into a church life that is merely a routine.

He begins by speaking of the difference between having colleagues and having companions. Then, concerning the gospel, he encourages the saints to preach the gospel at least once a day; to have several Bible verses we can use for preaching the gospel; and to also have a “bridge,” that is, our own personal way to introduce the gospel to others. He then goes on to speak of how to come to the Bible, how to use the hymns, and of other points as well.

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#48 • Vision Week, December 2016 • Excerpt 1 • “Practical Fellowship for Going on with the Lord” (1)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

This week we begin to cover the messages from the recent Winter Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

However, as we do this, we’re starting with the last message from that training, because our brother asked the saints to get a copy of that message and listen to it, so they could enter into the burden of his sharing in that time.

At a number of points in his sharing our brother speaks of our being “in here” or “outside.” He is referring to a diagram of the tabernacle, together with the outer court, that was projected on the wall behind him. He had used this diagram throughout the training, encouraging the saints to not remain in the outer court, in so many activities on the Lord’s behalf, but rather to press on to enter into the actual tabernacle where they could experience Christ Himself. So when he’s saying “we are in here” or “out here,” he’s using this diagram to illustrate where we are in terms of our spiritual experience.

This is part one of the last message; Lord willing, we will send out part two next week.

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#47 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 17 • “The Wicks of the Lampstand” (2)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

This week we come to the final excerpt from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In this message, Brother Titus continues to cover the wick, the part of the lampstand that actually gives off the light, sharing a number of practical points about how we should view ourselves as we serve the Lord.

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#46 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 16 • “The Wicks of the Lampstand” (1)

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In this message, Brother Titus covers the matter of the wick, the part of the lampstand that actually gives off the light. In fact, the wicks themselves are not mentioned in the description of the lampstand; only the wick-trimmers are mentioned (Exo. 25:38-39). However, as Brother Titus explains, even this is very significant in terms of our spiritual experience.

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#45 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 15 • “The Olive Oil for the Lampstand” (2)

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In this message, Brother Titus considers further the spiritual significance of the olive oil that was burned in the lamp (Exo. 27:20). In particular, he reminds us of how the Mount of Olives was related both to the Lord’s death, and to His ascension.

In this program, Brother Titus asks the saints to sing a hymn, as a reminder of how the Lord and His disciples sang a hymn on their way to the Mount of Olives.  The text of the hymn called by Brother Titus is below.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

Father, to Thee a Joyful Song We Raise

Father, to Thee a joyful song we raise
With all Thine own;
And in Thy presence sound a note of praise
To Thee alone;
Bro’t nigh, bro’t home to Thee—O wondrous grace,
That gives us now with Thine own Son our place.

How deep the holy joy that fills that scene,
Where love is known!
Thy love, our God and Father, now is seen,
In Him alone;
As, in the holy calm of Thine own rest,
He leads the praise of those Thy love has blessed.
He leads the praise! How precious to Thine ear
The song He sings!
How precious, too, to Thee—how near, how dear
Are those He brings
To share His place: ’twas thus that Thou didst plan;
Thou lovedst Him before the world began.

 

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#44 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 14 • “The Olive Oil for the Lampstand”

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In the previous messages in this series, Brother Titus has covered the lampstand itself. In this message, he covers the olive oil that was burned in the lamp (Exo. 27:20) and the spiritual significance of olive oil and olives throughout the Bible.

This program has been edited to remove personal and private references.

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#43 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 13 • “Going through What Christ Experienced to Exhibit the Resurrection Life” (2)

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

Exodus 25:31 tells us that the lampstand was made of “beaten” or “hammered” work. Thus, when we consider the lampstand, we see that if we desire to follow Christ, we must go through the same experiences of suffering, or being “beaten” or “hammered,” that He did during His life on the earth. Sometimes it may seem that what we are passing through is completely unreasonable, without any mercy, but it is the only way for us to really grow.

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#42 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 12 • “Going through What Christ Experienced to Exhibit the Resurrection Life” (1)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

This week Brother Titus begins by continuing his sharing on our experience the resurrection life, because as we have seen in previous programs, the almond blossoms on the lampstand signify resurrection. He then goes on to share on how the lampstand shows us that in order to mature in Christ, we must go through the same experiences He did while on the earth.

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#41 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 11 • “The Lampstand: The Experience of Resurrection”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

This week Brother Titus shares on how we experience the resurrection life, because as we have seen in previous programs, the almond blossoms on the lampstand signify resurrection. So, when Israel told his sons to take almonds and a number of other items with them when they went back to Egypt, as recorded in Genesis 43, it signifies that he had experienced something of the resurrection life in a time of famine.

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#40 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 10 • “The Lampstand: The Significance of the Almond Blossoms” (2)

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

This week Brother Titus considers further the significance of the almond blossoms on the lampstand. In this regard he speaks of how Israel told his sons to take almonds and a number of other items with them when they went back to Egypt, as recorded in Genesis 43.

This excerpt has been edited to remove personal or private references.

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#39 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 9 • “The Lampstand: The Significance of the Almond Blossoms” (1)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

This week Brother Titus considers the significance of the almond blossoms that the Lord told Moses to make on the lampstand; that is, why did He choose this plant, rather than some other plant? First, as Brother Titus explains, the Hebrew word for “almond” signifies that we need to “wake up” spiritually. Secondly, based on Jeremiah 1:11-12, we may say that the almond tree relates to God’s faithfulness, because it shows He is ready to perform His word:

The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.”

Because of this significance, at the end of this segment Brother Titus leads the saints to sing a hymn on God’s faithfulness.

This excerpt has been edited to remove personal or private references.

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#38 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 8 • “The Lampstand: The Bulbs, the Flowers, and the Branches” (2)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

This week Brother Titus is still sharing on the significance of the blossoms on the lampstand, with their bulbs and flowers. This is in reference to the description of the lampstand in Exodus 25:34-35, which states:

And in the lampstand [there shall be] four cups shaped like almond blossoms, [each with] its bulbs and its flowers. A bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

This excerpt has been edited to remove personal or private references.

 

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#37 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 7 • “The Lampstand: The Bulbs, the Flowers, and the Branches” (1)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In this excerpt, Brother Titus shares on the lampstand’s almond blossoms. With these blossoms there are the bulbs and the flowers. Exodus 25:34-35 states:

And in the lampstand [there shall be] four cups shaped like almond blossoms, [each with] its bulbs and its flowers. A bulb shall be under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

This is a picture of how we can bear fruit unto Christ, that is, how we can “branch out” for the testimony of Christ. The important point in this picture is that the branches do not come out of the flowers, but out of the bulbs. In the same way, we may feel that once we have a high spiritual experience, a “flowering” in Christ, we are ready to produce something for Him. However, the Lord’s way is often to wait for a period of time, until this experience becomes more solid, before He does anything.

This excerpt has been edited to remove personal and other private references.

 

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#36 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 6 • “Encouragement for the Younger Saints and Older Saints”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this excerpt, Brother Titus first encourages the young saints among us to spend time in the word, to really know the Bible, so they can be solid in their Christian life. He then speaks to the older saints, encouraging them to be enlarged to consider the Lord’s interest as a whole, not only the needs of the church in their own locality. One very practical way to do this is to take the time to visit and encourage the other churches.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

 

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#35 • Vision Week, July 2016 • Excerpt 5 • “Living Solely Unto the Lord”

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

In this program we continue to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

There are two excerpts in this program. In the first, Brother Titus brings the saints to sing several verses from a hymn on our need to experience the Lord’s death so that we may be fully one with Him. We provide the full text of the hymn below. While getting into this hymn, Brother Titus challenges some of the young brothers to spend more time to be constituted with the word, so they can be more solid in their Christian life.

In the second excerpt, he again shares on the lampstand in Exodus 25, and once again, he focuses on the fact that while the first three bulbs on the shaft of the lampstand developed branches, the final bulb did not. This signifies that we should not just care for our “branching out,” that is, for the development of the work the Lord has committed to us; ultimately, our life and work must be for God alone.

In this regard he considers the experience of Watchman Nee, the Christian martyr in China who, after serving the Lord publicly for thirty years, spent the last 30 years of his life in a communist prison camp; truly he was an example of one who lived solely unto the Lord.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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First the Blood, and then the Ointment

Watchman Nee

Verse One
First the blood, and then the ointment,
   Cleansing, then anointing comes;
If we pass not thru Golgotha,
   Ne’er to Pentecost we’ll come.
If the blood has never cleansed us,
   Ne’er the Spirit’s pow’r we’ll know,
If for Christ we’d truly witness,
   Self-life to the cross must go.

Chorus
Through the cross, O Lord, I pray,
   Put my soul-life all away;
Make me any price to pay,
   Full anointing to receive.

Verse Two
Christ, the Rock, must first be smitten,
   That the living water flow;
Without death the Spirit’s fullness
   Ne’er could dwell in man below.
If with Christ we die completely,
   Willing thus our all to lose,
He will clothe us with His power
   And to win the world will use.

Verse Three
First the altar, then the fire,
   If no loss, there’ll be no gain;
If our all has not been offered,
   To the throne we’ll ne’er attain.
If to sacrifice we’re willing,
   All forsaking, God t’obey,
He to us will be committed
   And thru us His pow’r display.

Verse Four
First we must prepare the vessels
   That the oil they may contain;
Dig the valley full of ditches
   That they may be filled with rain.
First we must go thru the Jordan
   Ere anointed from above;
First in death we must be baptized,
   Then experience the Dove.

Verse Five
When we see the ripened harvest
   Of the golden countryside,
We may know that many seeds have
   Fallen to the earth and died.
Ere the fruit of life may blossom,
   We must surely suffer death;
If with Christ we’ve not been buried,
   We’ll not feel the Spirit’s breath.

Verse Six
Since it must be thus, I pray, Lord,
   Help me go the narrow way;
Deal with pride and make me willing
   Thus to suffer, Thee t’obey.
I for greater power pray not,
   Deeper death is what I need;
All the meaning of the Cross, Lord,
   Work in me-for this I plead.

 

 

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#34. Vision Week 2016, July 2016: Excerpt #4 • Some Experiences of Allowing the Lord to Deal with Us

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

In this program we are continuing to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In last week’s excerpt, Brother Titus began to consider the life of Jacob, as an example of one who refused to be common, who allowed God to work on him so that he could become a prince of God. In this excerpt he goes on to consider some experiences from the end of Jacob’s life. He also relates some experiences from his own life of how the Lord has dealt with him. By allowing the Lord to work on us, we will find that eventually we produce the bulbs and blossoms pictured in the “hammered work” of the lampstand.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#33. Vision Week 2016, July 2016: Excerpt #3 • Jacob: One Who Refused to be Common

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

In this program we continue to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

As we saw in our previous program, the fact that the lampstand was made of “hammered work,” or “beaten work” in the KJV, shows we must submit to the Lord’s dealings with us if we are to grow in Christ. In this excerpt Brother Titus considers the life of Jacob as one who refused to be common, allowing the Lord to work on him throughout his life until he became a prince with God.

When the Bible tells us that God touched Jacob’s thigh, the word it uses for “thigh” is the same Hebrew word that is used to refer to the base of the lampstand. As Brother Titus shares, this shows us that we must allow God to touch the very base of our living if we are to truly follow the Lord.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#32. Vision Week 2016, July 2016: Excerpt #2 • We Must Allow the Lord to Work on Us

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In this program we continue to feature excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio, which focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25 as it portrays our spiritual growth.

In this excerpt Brother Titus shares that, just as the lampstand was made of “hammered work,” as it says in Exodus 25:31, so we must submit to the Lord’s dealings with us if we are to grow in Christ. No one can truly serve the Lord without the experience of the Lord’s hand being upon them.

Also, as we read the description of the lampstand in Exodus 25, we can see that on its shaft there were four sets of bulbs and blossoms, but only the first three of these sets produced branches. From this we see that the final blossoming was for God alone, not for His work.

Brother Titus also refers to the simple hymn chorus in this excerpt. The full chorus is:

Deep and wide, deep and wide,
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.
Deep and wide, deep and wide,
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#31. Vision Week 2016, July 2016: Excerpt #1 • Being Saved from a Routine Christian Life

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

In this program we are beginning a series of excerpts from this past summer’s Vision Week in Cleveland, Ohio. In the recent Vision Week’s, Brother Titus has been considering the Old Testament tabernacle and its furniture. Last summer, the entire conference was focused on the lampstand described in Exodus 25.In today’s program, Brother Titus shares on the significance of the lampstands cups and the blossoms, how they indicate that the Lord will work in our life to save us from our routine so that we can grow.

Here is Brother Titus.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#30. Chicago Conference, July 2016: Excerpt #3

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

In this program we have our final excerpt from Brother Titus’ recent sharing with the saints in Chicago, on the weekend of July 16-17, 2016. In this excerpt Brother Titus shares on Philippians 1:9:

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with full knowledge and all discernment.”

The Greek word for love in this verse is “agape,” and the word for full knowledge is ““epiginosko.” As Brother Titus shares, based on this verse, to care for the saints we must exercise the “agape” love, according to “full knowledge,” by pouring ourselves out for them that they may grow in Christ.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#29. Chicago Conference, July 2016: Excerpt #2

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

In this edition of our podcast we are continuing with our excerpts from Brother Titus’ recent sharing with the saints in Chicago, on the weekend of July 16-17, 2016.

In this excerpt Brother Titus shares about what it means to genuinely love the saints with the divine love, which is called “agape” love in the New Testament.

This excerpt has been edited to remove most of the personal references.

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#28. Chicago Conference, July 2016: Excerpt #1

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In this edition of our podcast we are featuring an except from Brother Titus’ very recent sharing with the saints in Chicago, on the weekend of July 16-17, 2016.

In this excerpt, Brother Titus shares about three basic and crucial provisions we have for growth in our Christian life: the daily church life, the Lord’s Day morning meetings, and the conference and trainings.

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#27. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #16, #17, #18, & #19

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

These excerpts are from the January 2009 conference, “Loving the Lord Jesus,” given by Brother Titus Chu. You can access additional ministry from Brother Titus online at MinistryMessages.org

In this program we have four excerpts. The first two relate to the Apostle Paul’s word of prayer in Ephesians 3:14-16:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.

The third excerpt covers 1 John 4:18, and what it means to say that there is no fear in love.

In the final excerpt of this series, Brother Titus  shares on 1 John 5:1, and how as those who are born again, we naturally have a love for all of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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#26. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #13, #14, & #15

Monday, June 13th, 2016

These excerpts are from the January 2009 conference, “Loving the Lord Jesus,” given by Brother Titus Chu. You can access additional ministry from Brother Titus online at MinistryMessages.org

In this program we have three excerpts. The first covers how our entire relationship with God is one of love. In the second, Brother Titus shares how all spiritual reality is found in Christ. And in the final excerpt, he shares how as a young believer in Christ he experienced the outpouring of God’s love in his heart.

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#25. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #10, #11, & #12

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

These excerpts are from the January 2009 conference, “Loving the Lord Jesus,” given by Brother Titus Chu. You can access additional ministry from Brother Titus online at MinistryMessages.org

In this program we have three excerpts. The first covers how God deals with us to show us that all we really have is Him. In the second, Brother Titus covers a hymn from A.B. Simpson; the first and last verses of that hymn are provided below. And in the final excerpt, our brother gives us three basic and crucial principles for having a life of loving God.

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#24. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #8 & #9

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

These excerpts are from the January 2009 conference, “Loving the Lord Jesus,” given by Brother Titus Chu. You can access additional ministry from Brother Titus online at MinistryMessages.org

In our first excerpt today, Brother Titus shares how, if we are to be those who love the Lord Jesus, the Bible must be something living to us.

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#23. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #6 & #7

Friday, May 13th, 2016

These excerpts are from the January 2009 conference, “Loving the Lord Jesus,” given by Brother Titus Chu. You can access additional ministry from Brother Titus online at MinistryMessages.org

As part of this conference, Brother Titus emphasized how we need to contact the Lord by just pouring out our heart to Him regarding all that concerns us. So, in the first excerpt of this week’s podcast he shares two examples from his own experience of how, in his early days of serving the Lord, the Lord answered his prayers very directly.

In the second excerpt, he continues on the theme of prayer, stressing how prayer is especially for us to fellowship with God. It is different from petition, or supplication, as we see in Paul’s word in Phil. 4:6:

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

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#22. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #4 & #5

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

The most crucial thing for us to go on with the Lord in a healthy way is to learn how to contact Him and to really spend time in His presence. To develop such an ability is the most precious aspect of our Christian life. We don’t contact the Lord because we want Him to do something for us, but just because we love Him and want to be with Him.

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#21. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpts #2 & #3

Monday, April 11th, 2016

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life
– 1 John 1:1

At the beginning of his first epistle, the aged Apostle John shows us four stages in His own spiritual growth: to hear Christ, to see Him, to really behold Him, and finally to handle Him. This should cause us to ask ourselves, “How real is Christ to us?”

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#20. Loving the Lord Jesus, Excerpt #1

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If we are to love God, we surely must know who He is. The apostle John has three crucial statements that speak of what God is in Himself, telling us that God is Spirit (John 4:24), Light (1 John 1:5), and love (1 John 4:8, 16).

In addition, in this message we also consider briefly the three ministries of Peter, Paul, and John. Peter’s ministry was one of revival and Paul’s ministry stressed the truth, while John’s ministry stressed the reality of Christ; that is, how real is Christ to you?

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#19. Our Divine Commitment According to God’s Eternal Purpose • Message 5

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Paul’s epistles of Galatians and Colossians show us that the Christian life must be a matter of following Christ as our unique Lord. We should only tell others, “Just come to Christ!” If we ever fall into believing that just by doing a certain thing, such keeping days and months and seasons and years, or any such practices (Gal. 4:10), we will be fine, then we are in religion. If we insist of such things, other than Christ, they become an ideology, by which we force others to depart from following after Christ. Again we must say, the local churches are for Christ alone!

In this conference Brother Titus’ burden was to remind us that, as believers in Christ individually and as the churches of Christ corporately, we should only care for and exhibit Christ Himself. How wonderful is this divine commitment!These messages have been edited, primary to remove personal references to the saints attending.

 


#18. Our Divine Commitment According to God’s Eternal Purpose • Message 4

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

In this message, Brother Titus began by considering the picture of the golden lampstands in Revelation 2-3, with the Lord in their midst. He then went on to consider some of the apostle Paul’s letters to the churches. In all this we see that the local churches must focus on nothing but Christ Himself!

In this conference Brother Titus’ burden was to remind us that, as believers in Christ individually and as the churches of Christ corporately, we should only care for and exhibit Christ Himself. How wonderful is this divine commitment!

These messages have been edited, primary to remove personal references to the saints attending.

 


#17. Our Divine Commitment According to God’s Eternal Purpose • Message 3

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The book of Revelation shows us how Christ walks in the midst of the golden lampstands, the local churches, burning and purging away anything that is not of Him. This also applies to our personal spiritual experience. Once Christ shines His light on us, we will realize how much that we possess is actually for ourselves, not for Christ. Even our spiritual exercises, such as praying or reading the Bible, can be for our own adornment, rather than for Christ and His church.

In this conference Brother Titus’ burden was to remind us that, as believers in Christ individually and as the churches of Christ corporately, we should only care for and exhibit Christ Himself. How wonderful is this divine commitment!

 


#16. Our Divine Commitment According to God’s Eternal Purpose • Message 2

Monday, December 7th, 2015

God cares only for Christ, and Christ cares only for His Body, the church, which is practically expressed in the local churches. In this message, Brother Titus considers how we can know whether a local church is genuinely standing for the testimony of Christ, or standing instead on some sectarian ground. We should ask, first, is the Spirit the authority of that local church? Second, is the church there inclusive or exclusive? And finally, is Christ the content of that church?

In this conference Brother Titus’ burden was to remind us that, as believers in Christ individually and as the churches of Christ corporately, we should only care for and exhibit Christ Himself. How wonderful is this divine commitment!

 


#15. Our Divine Commitment According to God’s Eternal Purpose • Message 1

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

There is often pressure on the churches to care for something other than the Lord’s testimony, such as certain practices, and to make those things our center of fellowship.

Therefore, in this conference Brother Titus’ burden was to remind us that, as believers in Christ individually and as the churches of Christ corporately, we should only care for and exhibit Christ Himself. How wonderful is this divine commitment!

In this message, he reviews the history of the church in Jerusalem, which had such a marvelous beginning, but then declined because some brothers focused on keeping the law. He then speaks of 1 John 2, and how the aged Apostle John reminds us that in all things, we must focus on having Christ Himself as our reality; otherwise, everything is vain.

 


#14. Psalm 24 – From the Psalms, Book 1: Message 11

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

This message is from the series, The Psalms, Book 1. The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#13. Psalm 23 – From the Psalms, Book 1: Message 10

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Psalm 23 is one of the most well-know portions in the Bible, but the experience spoken of in this psalm is really only for those who are willing to follow the Lord in the way of the cross.

This message is from the series, The Psalms, Book 1. The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#12. Psalm 22 – From the Psalms, Book 1: Message 9

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Psalm 22 is the most graphic depiction in the Bible of the sufferings of Christ on our behalf. And while the redemption work of Christ belongs to Him alone, this psalm also depicts our experience as we follow Him in the way of the cross.

This message is from the series, The Psalms, Book 1. The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#11. The Psalms, Book 1: Message 8

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#10. The Psalms, Book 1: Message 7

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#9. The Psalms, Book 1: Message 6

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#8. The Psalms, Book 1: Message 5

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


#7. The Psalms, Book 1: Message 4

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The book of Psalms gives us, in figure and in prophecy, many high revelations of Christ. It is also so precious for showing us many examples of how the Old Testament believers sought God, trusted in Him, and cried out to Him in their sufferings. To fully appreciate this book, however, we must also see that it portrays, in the most practical way, the steps by which we may enter into the real experience of Christ. In this series of messages, given in December of 2005, Titus Chu covers the first book of the Psalms from the standpoint of the believer’s growth in Christ.

Note: This message has been edited, primarily to remove personal references.

 


 

 

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