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1. Going Astray and Finding the Way

Xiaobing    Xuanzhou City, Anhui Province“That which you are enjoying today is the very thing which is ruining your future, whereas the pain you are suffering today is the very thing that is protectin…… Full Text

2. Seeing My True Colors Clearly

Xiaoxiao    Xuzhou City, Jiangsu ProvinceDue to the needs of the church’s work, I was reallocated to another place to fulfill my duty. At the time, the gospel work at that place was at a low ebb, and the situation of bro…… Full Text

3. After Losing My Status …

Every time I saw or heard of someone having been replaced and them feeling down, weak or sulky, and not wanting to follow anymore, then I looked down on them. I thought it was nothing more than different people having di…… Full Text

4. Return of a Prodigal Son

In 1999, I became a leader due to the requirements of the work of the church. Although I felt deeply that I was not worthy of the job when I first started, after a while, due to my arrogant and self-righteous nature, my …… Full Text

5. God’s Best Protection for Mankind

Kuiqian    Rizhao City, Shandong ProvinceMy station in life, or status, was something I could never let go of, and when God created an environment that exposed me, I was only negative, complaining, an…… Full Text

6. Service of This Kind Is Truly Contemptible

Over the past few days, the church has arranged a change in my work. As I received this new assignment, I thought, “I need to take this final opportunity to call a meeting with my brothers and sisters, speak to them clea…… Full Text

7. A Haughty Spirit Before a Fall

Baixue    Shenyang CityBecause of a work requirement, I was transferred to another work area. At that time, I was very grateful to God. I felt that I was lacking so much, yet through God’s divine prom…… Full Text

8. Realizing I’ve Been Walking the Path of the Pharisees

Something we have always discussed in previous communions is the paths walked by Peter and Paul. It is said that Peter paid attention to knowing himself and God, and was someone God approved, while Paul only paid attenti…… Full Text

9. I See the Path to Knowing God

One day, I saw this following passage of God’s word in the piece “How Peter Came to Know Jesus”: “Over the time he followed Jesus, Peter observed and took to heart everything about His life: His actions, words, movements…… Full Text

10. Don’t Find New Tricks When Serving God

Heyi    Zhuanghe City, Liaoning ProvinceI had just been promoted to take on the responsibility of church leader. But after a period of hard work, not only was the church’s evangelical work fairly lack…… Full Text

11. The Essence of Personal Revenge

Zhou Li    Xintai City, Shandong ProvinceSome time ago, we needed to plot out districts within our area, and based on our principles for the selection of leaders, there was one brother who was a relatively suitable candi…… Full Text

12. There Is No Special Treatment in the Church

Liu Xin    Liaocheng City, Shandong ProvinceAfter following God over these years, I felt I had endured some suffering and paid a certain price, so I gradually started living off my past gains and flau…… Full Text

13. Understanding God’s Will in the Midst of Difficulties

Xiao Rui    Panzhihua City, Sichuan ProvinceWhen I was preaching the gospel I encountered sectarian leaders who bore false witness to resist and disrupt, and called the police. This led to those I was…… Full Text

14. Human Nature Cannot Be Judged on Appearances

Yang Rui    Yuci City, Shanxi ProvinceOne day, I suddenly heard that my father was expelled from the church. I was totally stunned at the time and couldn’t figure it out. In my heart, my father was th…… Full Text

15. It’s Not Easy to Truly Know Yourself

I was a deceitful person. In God’s word we can see that deceitful people will not be saved by God; only honest people will receive His praise. So, I sought to be an honest person, to consciously practice speaking accurat…… Full Text

16. Breaking Off the Shackles

Zhenxi    Zhengzhou City, Henan ProvinceTen years ago, driven by my arrogant nature, I was never able to completely obey the church’s arrangements. I would obey if it suited me, but if it didn’t I wou…… Full Text

17. The Bitter Fruit of Arrogance

Hu Qing    Suzhou City, Anhui ProvinceWhen I saw God’s words saying: “Those of you who serve as leaders always want to have greater ingenuity, to be head and shoulders above the rest, to find new tric…… Full Text

18. There Is a Way to Resolve Arrogance

Xiaochen    Zhengzhou City, Henan ProvinceArrogance is my fatal flaw. I used to frequently reveal my arrogant disposition, always thinking that I was better than other people. Especially when I amende…… Full Text

19. Shaking Off the Shackles of the Spirit

I was a weak person with a sensitive character. When I didn’t believe in God, I would frequently feel down and distressed from things that came up in life. There were many of these times, and I always felt that my life w…… Full Text

20. Who Knows the Motherly Heart of God?

Regarding the “God is righteous” aspect of the truth, I used to always have a somewhat absurd understanding. I thought that as long as someone reveals corruption in their work or commits transgressions that damage the ch…… Full Text

21. A Battle of Life and Death

“When you forsake the flesh, inevitably there will be a battle inside. Satan wants you to follow the notions of the flesh, to protect the interests of the flesh. However, God’s word still enlightens and illuminates you w…… Full Text

22. God’s Words Have Awakened Me

In the past, I used to always think that when God said “a puppet and traitor who flees from the great white throne” He was referring to those who accept this stage of work but end up retreating because they are unwilling…… Full Text

23. An Understanding of Being Saved

Lin Qing    Qingzhou City, Shandong ProvinceOver these several years of following God, I have given up the enjoyments of my family and the flesh, and I have been busy all day fulfilling my duty in the…… Full Text

24. I Saw My True Stature Clearly

At a meeting of church leaders I once attended, a newly elected church leader said: “I don’t have enough stature. I feel I’m not suited to fulfilling this duty. I feel pressured by so many things, to the extent that I ha…… Full Text

25. The Importance of Coordination in Service

Mei Jie    Jinan City, Shandong ProvinceAfter changing the church administration back to its original form, partnership was established for every level of leader in the household of God. At the time I…… Full Text

26. The Holy Spirit Works in a Principled Way

For some time, although I had not ceased to eat and drink the words of God, I never felt the light. I had prayed to God for this but, afterward, I had still not been enlightened. So I thought, “I have eaten and drunk wha…… Full Text

27. What Lies Behind Lies

Each time I saw God’s words calling on us to be honest people and to speak accurately, I thought, “I have no problem with speaking accurately. Isn’t it just calling a spade a spade and telling things as they are? Isn’t t…… Full Text

28. The Criteria of a Truly Good Person

Moran    Linyi City, Shandong ProvinceSince I was a child, I always attached a great deal of importance to how other people saw me and their assessment of me. So that I could get praise from others fo…… Full Text

29. “Seeing Is Believing” Is Not to Be Believed

Before, when I used to hear people commenting on something, they would often say “seeing is believing.” As time passed, I also took this as the basis for looking at things, and it was the same regarding God’s words. The …… Full Text

30. Reflections on Being Replaced

Yi Ran    Laiwu City, Shandong ProvinceSome time ago, owing to my not understanding the principle behind the church’s revision of personnel, when the church replaced a leader, a conception arose withi…… Full Text

31. I Am Unfit to See Christ

Since I first began believing in Almighty God, I have always admired those brothers and sisters who can receive the personal ministry of Christ, who can hear His sermons with their own ears. In my heart, I have thought h…… Full Text

32. Every Word of God Is an Expression of His Disposition

Whenever I saw these words spoken by God, I felt anxious: “Every sentence I have spoken holds the disposition of God. You would do well to ponder My words carefully, and you will surely profit greatly from them.” I felt …… Full Text

33. A Brief Talk About the Source of the World’s Darkness and Evil

Yang Le    Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous RegionWhen I was still at school, my father grew sick and passed away. After he died, uncles on both sides of the family who had often been helped by m…… Full Text

34. A Turn for the Better on the Road of Believing in God

Although I had been following God for many years, I had made almost no progress with my entering into life, and this made me feel very anxious. Especially when I listened to a recording of a preaching about life entry, a…… Full Text

35. What Is It That Has Deceived My Spirit?

Xu Lei    Zaozhuang City, Shandong ProvinceOne day I received a notice about a meeting. Normally this is a happy event, but as soon as I thought about what a complete mess my own work had been in late…… Full Text

36. Persecution and Adversity Helped Me to Grow Up

Baituo    Dezhou City, Shandong ProvinceBefore, I only knew that God’s wisdom was exercised based on Satan’s plots, that God is a wise God and that Satan will ever be God’s defeated foe in theory, but…… Full Text

37. The Greatest Wisdom Is to Lift Up God and Look Upon Him

A few days ago, I read a passage from “The Way to Entering Into Reality” in Fellowship and Preaching About Life Entry IV: “For example, now there is someone who has taken a wrong turn. Using this as a talking point to co…… Full Text

38. The Secret Held Deep Within My Heart

Wuzhi    Linyi City, Shandong ProvinceIn the spring of 2006, I was stripped of my position as leader and sent back to where I had come from because I was considered too much of a “yes-man.” When I fir…… Full Text

39. Using God’s Word as a Mirror

Wu Xia    Linyi City, Shandong ProvinceAfter accepting this work and eating and drinking the word of God, it became obvious to me that it is very important that I understand myself. Consequently, whil…… Full Text

40. There Is Great Happiness in Honesty

Gan’en    Hefei City, Anhui ProvinceIn my life, I’ve always gone by the phrase, “One shouldn’t have the heart to harm others, but must be vigilant so as not to be harmed” in social interaction. I neve…… Full Text

41. What Is the Nature of God’s Love?

Siqiu    Suihua City, Heilongjiang ProvinceWhenever I see the following passage of God’s word, “If you’ve always been very loyal and loving toward Me, yet you suffer the torment of illness, the constr…… Full Text

42. Discriminating Against Outsiders Is Too Malicious!

Xiaojin    Pan’an County, Zhejiang ProvinceIn February of 2007, the church received a work arrangement entitled “Water and Supply the New Believers to Help Them Take Root as Quickly as Possible.” It e…… Full Text

43. Guileless People Are Not Necessarily Honest People

I consider myself to be an outgoing and forthright kind of person. I speak with people in a very straightforward manner; whatever I want to say, I say it—I’m not the type to beat around the bush. In my interactions with …… Full Text

44. I Am Willing to Accept the Supervision of All

Xianshang    Jinzhong City, Shanxi ProvinceA little while ago, every time I heard that the district preachers were coming to our church, I would feel a bit ill at ease. I didn’t reveal my feelings out…… Full Text

45. My Life Principles Left Me Damaged

Changkai    Benxi City, Liaoning ProvinceThe common phrase “All lay loads on the willing horse” is one with which I am all too personally familiar. My husband and I were all particularly guileless peo…… Full Text

46. The Real Meaning of “Rebellion Against God”

Zhang Jun    Shenyang City, Liaoning ProvinceIn the past, I believed that “rebellion against God” meant betraying God, leaving the church, or walking away from one’s duty. I thought these behaviors co…… Full Text

47. The Secrets Hidden Behind the Pursuit

Li Li    Dezhou City, Shandong ProvinceNot long ago, I was uplifted by God and promoted to region worker. One day, when gathered with my co-workers, I couldn’t help but think to myself: I must do well…… Full Text

48. What Does True Change Mean?

Jinru    Nanyang City, Henan ProvinceWhen a brother or sister pointed out my failings or did not heed my opinion I either felt unconvinced or argued with them. I regretted my actions later, but when f…… Full Text

49. The Real Face of a So-called Good Person

In my own mind, I’ve always thought of myself as having good humanity. I’ve thought this because, my neighbors often complimented me in front of my parents for being sensible and showing concern for our family; saying I …… Full Text

50. Judging by Appearances Is Just Absurd

Yifan    Shangqiu City, Henan ProvinceIn the past, I often judged people by their appearances, holding charming, erudite and eloquent people in especially high regard. I believed such people were sens…… Full Text

51. I Experienced God’s Salvation

Cheng Hao    Yongzhou City, Hunan ProvinceBy the grace of God, my wife and I were promoted to the second-line gospel team to fulfill our duties. A little while ago, my wife was promoted to team direct…… Full Text

52. Be Strict With Oneself to Discipline Others

Xiaoyan    Xinyang City, Henan ProvinceI had a close work partnership with an elderly sister in general affairs. After working with her for some time, I found her to be careless in her work and that s…… Full Text

53. What Is Truly Accepting Truth?

In the past, every time I read the words revealed by God about how people do not accept truth, I didn’t believe those words applied to me. I enjoyed eating and drinking the word of God and communicating God’s word, and I…… Full Text

54. Satan’s Books Can Poison Us

I always believed that my husband and I passed our lives “with our faces to the soil and our backs to the sun” because we didn’t study enough when we were young, and because we had no knowledge. That’s why I decided that…… Full Text

55. The Only Way to Avoid Disaster

Ever since the Sichuan earthquake, I have always been fearful and worried that I might someday be struck by disaster. Particularly as I’ve seen disasters escalating, and earthquakes becoming more frequent, my fear of imp…… Full Text

56. Satanic Philosophy Is Entrapping and Damaging

Some time ago, the church arranged for me to live with a host family for work reasons. When I first had fellowship with the brother and sister of the host family, they said, “We are most afraid of praying at fellowship. …… Full Text

57. Experiencing God’s Special Love

Jiayi    Fuyang City, Anhui ProvinceMy nature is especially arrogant; no matter what I’m doing, I always use ingenuity and originality to show my brilliance and therefore frequently violate work arrangements to do things…… Full Text

58. Jealousy, the Spiritual Chronic Illness

A sister and I were paired up to revise articles together. As we were meeting, I realized that it didn’t matter whether it was singing, dancing, receiving God’s word, or communicating truth, she was better than me in eac…… Full Text

59. The Experience of Practicing the Truth

Hengxin    Zhuzhou City, Hunan ProvinceNot too long ago, I heard “Sermons and Fellowship On Entry Into Life,” which led me to understand that only those who practice the truth can obtain the truth and…… Full Text

60. Whatever God Says Is the Very Judgment of Man

I used to think that God judged and chastised man only when He revealed man’s inherent corruption or conveyed harsh words that judged the end of man. It was only much later that an incidence led me to realize that even G…… Full Text

61. It’s Not Easy Being an Honest Person

Zixin    Wuhan City, Hubei ProvinceThrough eating and drinking God’s word and listening to preaching, I came to understand the importance of being an honest person and thus began practicing to be an h…… Full Text

62. The True Reason for Ineffective Work

Xinyi    Xi’an City, Shaanxi ProvinceIn my recent visits to the churches, I often heard leaders and workers say that some people, after attending fellowship with me, became negative, weak and lacked m…… Full Text

63. Throwing off Satan’s Yoke Is Liberating

Before I believed in God, no matter what I was doing, I never wanted to fall behind. I was willing to accept any hardship as long as it meant I could rise above everyone else. After I accepted God, my attitude remained t…… Full Text

64. This Is Putting Truth Into Practice

In the past, I was paired up with a sister to work on some duties. Because I was arrogant and conceited and did not seek after truth, I had some preconceived ideas toward this sister which I always kept in my heart and d…… Full Text

65. I Will No Longer Be Blindfolded by “Good Intentions”

Meng Yu    Pingdingshan City, Henan ProvinceOnce while performing my duty, I noticed that a brother was trying to please his sisters, a demonstration of the evil aspect of his disposition in my eyes. …… Full Text

66. A True Partnership

Lately I’d thought I had entered a harmonious partnership. My partner and I could discuss anything, sometimes I even asked him to point out my shortcomings, and we never fought, so I thought we had achieved a harmonious …… Full Text

67. The Finest Gift God Has Given Me

Yixin    Shijiazhuang City, Hebei ProvinceBefore, I would frequently hear my brothers and sisters say, “Everything that God does is for the best; it is all what people need.” I admitted this and agree…… Full Text

68. It Is So Important to Obey the Work of the Holy Spirit!

Some time ago, even though I always received some inspiration and benefit when a sister who partnered with me shared the enlightenment she had attained while eating and drinking the word of God, I also always had the lin…… Full Text

69. I See the Truth of People’s Corruption

Li Heng    Suqian City, Jiangsu ProvinceAmong the words by which God reveals man I found this passage, “It was previously said that these people are the progeny of the great red dragon. In fact, to be…… Full Text

70. The Work of God Is So Wise!

Shiji    Ma’anshan City, Anhui ProvinceDuring my time working as a leader in the church, my leader would often share examples of others’ failures to serve as a lesson for us. For instance: Some leader…… Full Text

71. Tear off the Mask, and Start Life Afresh

Chen Dan    Hunan ProvinceAt the end of last year, because I was unable to get the gospel work in my area off the ground, God’s family transferred a brother from another area to take over my work. Pri…… Full Text

72. I Learned to Work With Others

Liu Heng    Jiangxi Province Through the grace and exaltation of God, I took on the responsibility of being a church leader. At that time, I was very enthusiastic and I set a resolution before God: No…… Full Text

73. Why Have I Walked the Path of the Pharisees?

Suxing    Shanxi ProvinceI am an arrogant and conceited person, and position has been my Achilles heel. For many years, I have been bound by reputation and position and have not been able to free myse…… Full Text

74. The Love of God’s Salvation for Mankind

Danyi    Sichuan ProvinceThere is a feeling of guilt that wells up in my heart every time I see these words of God: “The biggest problem with man is that he thinks of nothing but his fate and prospect…… Full Text

75. Finally I Live Out a Little Like a Human

Xiangwang    Sichuan ProvinceI feel deeply chastised in my heart every time I see that God’s words say: “Cruel, brutal mankind! The conniving and intrigue, the jostling with each other, the scramble f…… Full Text

76. Only by Entering Into the Truth Myself May I Truly Help Others

Du Fan    Jiangsu ProvinceRecently, a church was holding a vote to select a new leader, but the presiding leader went against the principles of the church, using her own way to carry out the vote. Whe…… Full Text

77. I Enjoyed a Rich Banquet

Xinwei    Zhejiang ProvinceJune 25 and 26 were unforgettable days. Our Zhejiang region experienced a huge event, with most region leaders and workers seized by the great red dragon. Only a few of us e…… Full Text

78. Only God’s Love Is Real

Xiaodong    Sichuan ProvinceGod said, “The Chinese nation which has been corrupted for thousands of years has continued on until today. All sorts of viruses continue to expand and are spreading everyw…… Full Text

79. Correct Yourself Before Correcting Others

Chongxin    Shanxi ProvinceIt is said in one fellowship: “Leaders and workers must have a loving heart, patience, understanding, and must treat people in the proper way. They must conduct their affair…… Full Text

80. Truly Knowing Yourself Only by Understanding the Truth

Wenwen    Changchun City, Jilin ProvinceIn my opinion, I always thought that as long as outward practices appeared suitable in which people could not see any corruption, then it was considered change.…… Full Text

81. Embarking on the Path of Belief in God

Rongguang    Harbin City, Heilongjiang ProvinceIn 1991, by the grace of God, I began to follow Almighty God because of an illness. At that time I didn’t know anything about believing in God, but the i…… Full Text

82. Through the Great Tribulation, I Have Reaped Great Benefits

Rongguang    Zhengzhou City, Henan ProvinceAfter following Almighty God, I was put in prison because I believed in God. At that time I was a new believer and God had given me strength so that I could …… Full Text

83. An Arrogant Believer’s Process of Transformation

“God, Your work is so practical, so full of righteousness and holiness. You have been patiently working for so long, all for us. In the past, I believed in God but I didn’t have a human manner. I disobeyed You and hurt Y…… Full Text

84. The Transformation of a Fallen Man

I was born in the countryside. I came from a line of humble farmers and on top of that our family was few in number, so we were often bullied. When I was 13 years old, there was a child beaten by someone from outside of …… Full Text

85. I Have Finally Seen the Way of Being a True Person

Since I was small, my desire for reputation was always very strong, and when I interacted with people I paid particular attention to my own image, my status in other people’s eyes, and their assessment of me. So I always…… Full Text

86. I Have Only Just Begun Walking the Right Path of Life

I was born to a poor peasant family. I have been sensible since childhood, in that I never fought with other kids and obeyed my parents, which made me a typical “good girl” in the eyes of adults. Other parents were all v…… Full Text

87. Judgment Is Light

My name is Zhao Xia. I was born to an ordinary family. Due to the influence of dictums like “A wild goose leaves behind a voice; a man leaves behind a reputation,” and “A tree lives with its bark; a man lives with his fa…… Full Text

88. A Rebirth

I was born into an impoverished rural family that was backward in their thinking. I was vain from a young age and my desire for status was particularly strong. Over time, through the social influence and a traditional ed…… Full Text

89. Pledging My Life to Devotion

Zhou Xuan    Shandong ProvinceOn April 3, 2003, I went with a sister to visit a new believer. This new believer had still not been set in the truth and ended up reporting us. As a result, four evil pl…… Full Text

90. The Riches of Life

Wang Jun    Shandong ProvinceOver the years since accepting the work of Almighty God in the last days, my wife and I have undergone this together under the oppression of the great red dragon. During t…… Full Text

91. A Youth Spent Without Regret

Xiaowen    Chongqing City“Love is a pure emotion, pure without a blemish. Use your heart, use your heart to love and feel and care. Love doesn’t set conditions or barriers or distance. Use your heart,…… Full Text

92. Being Reborn Through the Word of God

Wang Gang    Shandong ProvinceI am a farmer and because my family is poor, I always had to travel all over to find temporary jobs to earn money; I thought that I could make a good life for myself thro…… Full Text

93. Tasting the Love of God in the Midst of Adversity

Chen Lu    Tonglu County, Zhejiang ProvinceI was born in the 1980s in a village—we had been a family of farmers for generations. I threw myself into my studies so that I could test into college and es…… Full Text

94. Tribulation Inspired My Love for God

Meng Yong    Shanxi ProvinceI am by nature an honest person, which is why I have always been bullied by other people. As a result, I have tasted the coldness of the world of man and felt my life empty…… Full Text

95. Rising Up Through Dark Oppression

Mo Zhijian    Guangdong ProvinceI was born in a poor, remote mountain area where we have burned incense and worshiped Buddha for many generations. There are Buddhist temples all over the land where al…… Full Text