The Mending Ministry of Life

71m1ndBvd8L._AA1500_ (2)Scripture Reading:  Matt. 4:21; John 21:11; 12:24; 1 John 1:1-2; 5:11-13, 16

I.   The ministry of the apostle John was a mending ministry, a ministry of mending, or restoring, what had been damaged after the time of Paul’s completing ministry; John mended the broken spiritual net, perfecting it and making it stronger—John 21:11; 1 John 1:1-2; 2:7-8:

II.   When the Lord appeared to James and John and called them, they were “mending their nets”—Matt. 4:21:

III. The ministry of the apostle John was a mending ministry of life—John 1:4; 10:10; 11:25; 1 John 1:1-2; 5:11-13, 16:

IV. In 1 John we see the basic and substantial element of John’s mending ministry—1:1-3, 7; 5:11-13:

V. The revelation of Christ as the one grain producing many grains in His resurrection is overlooked by the vast
majority of Christians—John 12:24:

Extract from Witness Lee (2013). The Holy Word for Morning Revival: THE MENDING MINISTRY OF JOHN. Week one. Living Stream Ministry : Anaheim, USA.


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