Line: Living in and for the Body

(See also Problems and Turmoils in the Church)

Today we realize that our living must be not only before the Lord individually but must also be for the building up of His Body. We also see that God’s enemy, Satan, resists the building up of the church (Matt. 16:18) and that our life and service can issue in either building up or tearing down (1 Cor. 3:14-15, 17). How then should we conduct ourselves in the house of God, the church of the living God (1 Tim. 3:15), especially in times of turmoil? The articles below present some keys to apply in our living in order to be preserved ourselves and to become a factor of preserving and restoring others.


The book of Philippians shows us the great need that believers have in times of turmoil. The church in Philippi was a very good church that participated with the apostle Paul in the … Continue reading Magnifying Christ in the Midst of Turmoil


The Apostle Paul’s ministry shows us Christ as the center of God’s economy, the cross as the center of God’s operation in His economy, and the church, the Body of Christ, as the … Continue reading Christ, the Cross, and the Church


  The Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread, and having given thanks, He broke it and said, This is My body, which is given for you; this … Continue reading Coming to the Lord’s Table


Those who bear responsibility in the ministry, the work, and the churches in the Lord’s recovery have a biblically mandated responsibility to protect the flock (Acts 20:28-31; 1 Pet. 5:2; Titus 1:9). In … Continue reading Being Safeguarded by the Discernment in the Body