"My Father worketh even until now, and I
work," declared the Lord Jesus while on the earth (John 5:17). Having thus
laid the foundation of the work, Christ commands His church to fulfill it in
the power of the Holy Spirit. We Christians who are the many-membered body of
Christ have a pressing need to know how to serve according to God.
Among this collection of twelve messages
delivered by brother Watchman Nee, the first four of them were spoken in
English while he was in Europe during the year 1938-39 and appear here in an
edited form for the sake of clarity. The remaining eight messages were
delivered in Chinese when he was in Kowloon, Hong Kong during the year 1950.
Their texts have now been newly translated into English from the original
transcriptions in Chinese which were made available to the translator for
translation and inclusion in the present volume.
Despite the difference in years when these
messages were given, brother Nee’s burden was the same: How can we who are
members of Christ’s church best serve God’s purpose?
May God use this compilation to help us to
serve His will and purpose more effectively.