Promoting Reading the Publication of the Ministry Among the Saints

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Promoting Reading the Publication of the Ministry Among the Saints

1. Helping to Promote the Standing Order

“I hope that all the churches in all the localities, which have received the supply in the Lord’s word from

this ministry, will do their best to help the publication of the ministry in the matter of standing

orders…. We encourage the brothers and sisters to sign up for standing orders so that we can print

books in larger quantities but at a cheaper cost, which benefit everyone.”‐‐The Faithful and Diligent

Spreading of the Truth, translated from Chinese, to be published; p.23

2. Encouraging the Saints to Build Up the Habit of Reading

“We also want to encourage the brothers and sisters to build up the habit of reading spiritual

books after every meal and before going to bed. They will gain a great benefit from reading in this way.

I hope the elders in each locality will give the saints some help and encouragement so that

each household will have a supply of spiritual books. The saints can place a copy in various places

within their homes—on their dining table, on their nightstand, on their bathroom counter, and in their

kitchen—to make enjoying the Lord’s word in every place convenient for all the members of their family

and even for their guests. These books are full of God’s rich grace; it would certainly be beneficial for

each household to place them throughout their home.”‐‐pp. 23‐24

3. Leading the Saints to Become Addicted to Reading the Truth

“We should lead the saints to become addicted to reading the truth. We should consider

reading the truth to be more important than eating and drinking. If we do this, this truth in the Lord’s

recovery will greatly increase and be victorious; furthermore, the number of people in all the churches

will spontaneously multiply (Acts 6:7).”—pp.40‐41

4. Finding Ways to Promote the Truth

“We must have a proper attitude and be positive and aggressive, doing our best to urge

people to read His word. If we do not find ways to promote the truth or pray, how can the Lord’s word

be spread? If we take the Lord’s word lightly, how can we have boldness to promote the publications

among the saints?”—p.41

5. Being Jealous to Change the Atmosphere to Make Reading a Priority

“Some brothers and sisters spend more time reading the newspaper and watching television

than they do reading the ministry publications; this really grieves me. I hope that we could have a

jealous heart for the Lord and change the atmosphere so that everyone would have a desire to read

the Bible, and each household would make reading the spiritual publications a priority…

Despite the fact that the co‐workers frequently go to help the churches, their true, long‐term

help has come from the supply of the publications.”—p.41

6. Stirring Up the Saints’ Interest in Pursuing the Truth

“Please pick up a burden to return to your localities, fellowship with the elders, and consider

this to be an important matter. The primary matter is not to promote the books but to stir up the saints’