- Week 6 – Day 5
Rom. 12:2 And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind that you may prove what the will of God is…
2 Cor. 3:18 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.
In this process of resurrection there are four aspects: sanctification, transformation, conformation, and glorification. In Romans 12:2 Paul speaks of transformation, saying that we should not be conformed to this age but that we should be transformed by the renewing of the mind. In 8:29 Paul speaks of conformation, and in the next verse, of glorification. Our future glorification will be the ultimate step of resurrection; it is resurrection as applied to the body.
Today our sonship is not yet full. However, it will get fuller and fuller until it reaches the peak at the time of our glorification, when we shall be fully resurrected and designated the sons of God in nature and in appearance. Both in name and in reality we shall be the sons of God in spirit, in soul, and in body. (Life-study of Romans, pp. 554, 556)
The Zoom links are listed as below:
- English https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86486347738
- Chinese https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89482948032
- Korean https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5730053784?pwd=YTNWL2RnM0dHU1FsUE1uaHhXcGR6QT09 ID: 573 005 3784 Password: 1234
Weekly Reading Schedule
“Messages for Building Up New Believers – Volume 1” by Watchman Nee – Chapter 14
The next serving at Hall 4 will be 10AM Tuesday 3rd August.
LSM Video Training on Joshua, Judges, Ruth
Starting from 18th July
The 12 messages will be played in various halls over a number of weekends (2 to 4 messages each weekend) in English, Chinese, and Korean. The first message will be played on Sunday 18th July at 4:30PM. Please sign up before 14th July. https://auck.church/vt
Intermediates and Junior Highschoolers Camp (years 7 to 10)
There will be a Camp in Huia for Years 7-10. Cost is $150 per person. For sign up and information, please visit: www.auck.church/hs. No fee for parents or any saints who would like to serve, please contact Timmy (021 876 039) or Lydia (021 045 3330).
Highschooler Holiday Events
20th, 22nd, 24th July
For registration and more information about any of the following events please visit: www.auck.church/hs. Please sign up by 4th of July if you would like to attend.
Tuesday 20th July: Cooking Competition
Thursday 22nd July: Amazing Race
Saturday 24th July: Dinner with Hall 4 families
Conference with Ed Marks
Saints need to register by 18th July for this Zoom conference. Please visit: https://nztc.ac.nz/blendingconference/. On 25th July, Lord’s Day, all saints meet in the various Halls at 10:30AM (instead of 10AM) and the meeting will finish at 11:15AM. After the Lord’s Table Meeting we will play Message Five on ZOOM at 11:30AM in each hall.
Our beloved sister Shelley Lei passed away to be with the Lord on 22 July, 2021. Her memorial meeting will be held at Hall 1 of the church in Auckland at 2PM on Saturday, 31 July, 2021. All saints are welcome to attend. If possible, please bring some food for the afternoon tea. Thank you.
Hall 1 All-Language Combined Meeting
There is a Hall 1 all-language combined meeting at Hall 1, followed by lunch (provided). All the other saints meet in their normal districts.
Young People’s Gospel Dinner
6th August (new date)
On Friday 6th August at St Lukes, Hall One at 6:30PM. We encourage not just young people to come, but families that would like to open their homes for young people.
Whole Church Fellowship
15th August (new date)
On 15th August, Lord’s Day, there is a whole church fellowship at 5PM at Hall 1. Dinner is provided at 6PM. All saints should attend to enjoy blending and fellowship. In the morning, all saints attend Lord’s Table Meetings in your normal districts.
Donations for Renovation of Meeting Hall in Christchurch
The meeting hall in Christchurch is in need of strengthening against earthquakes and also renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms. The estimated cost is $450K against which there is a shortfall of $200K. If you wish to help the church in Christchurch to meet this shortfall, please make a donation within the week – through the church in Auckland. Please designate your offering as “Christchurch Meeting Hall”. Your donation is eligible for a tax rebate if you pay tax in NZ.
Letter from Fiji – OFFERINGS FOR THE URGENT NEED IN FIJI
Please consider offerings ASAP for the urgent need in Fiji. Offerings can be made into the following New Zealand bank account –
Account Name: New Zealand Training Centre
Account Number: 04 2021 0072010 93
Please use “Fiji” as the reference. Please note this is a different account from the usual NZTC bank account.