Lord’s Table Meeting
And He took a loaf and gave thanks, and He broke it and gave it to them, saying, This is My body given to you; do this in remembrance of Me –Luke 22:19
As Christians, we need to meet
Since the church is the assembly called out by God from the world, it should meet continually for the spiritual living and blessing. As water is to the fish, and air to the birds, so are the meetings to the Christians. When we meet in the name of the Lord (Matthew 18:20, For where there are two or three gathered into My name, there am I in their midst.), we enjoy His presence in a special way, His presence will bring us grace, peace, life supply and all kinds of blessings (Luke 24:33-36, And they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and they found the eleven and those with them assembled together, saying, The Lord really has been raised and has appeared to Simon. And they related the things that occurred on the road, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread. And as they were speaking these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, Peace to you.).
Every Sunday, the Lord’s Day, the church gathers for the meeting. The first session from 10:00 am to 11:00 am is the Lord’s table or the Lord’s supper meeting (1 Corinthians 10:21)
The second session from 11:00 to 12:00 noon is an open meeting called prophesying meeting (1 Corinthians 14:23a If therefore the whole church comes together in one place…; 24…if all prophesy and some unbeliever or unlearned person enters, he is convicted by all, he is examined by all; 31, For you can all prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be encouraged.), in which all are free to speak what they received and enjoyed from the Word the previous week for the building up of the church. Lunch is served after the prophesying meet
Our meetings are multilingual, currently in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese. We also have children services and young people meetings.
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Not abandoning our own assembling together, as the custom with some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more as you see the day drawing near. -Heb 10:25
Meeting one another’s need
The gatherings in smaller groups in homes are very helpful for our mutual cherishing and nourishing. As believers in Christ, we need to be cherished with Christ’s tender love and care outwardly that we may have soothing, comfortable rest inwardly; and be nourished by being fed with the living word of Christ to receive grace and life supply for our daily needs. We have found that the best way to experience Christ’s practical cherishing and nourishing is through Bible study and fellowship with one another in a small group setting. When we gather together, we sing, pray, and read the Recovery Version Bible with footnotes and fellowship. These gatherings are full of mutuality, and each person is free to participate and share his or her daily experience and enjoyment of Christ to supply others, or his or her burdens, questions, and problems so that we can pray for each other and experience the supply of the Body in a very practical way.
Home meeting content
In our home meetings, we emphasize very much the enjoyment of Christ as life in the Spirit through the Word for our daily living, so we not only study together the interpreted Bible, the Recovery Version Bible with footnotes, but also read and fellowship the Life-study of the Old and New Testament by Witness Lee. We receive from these Life Study messages tremendous light to understand the Bible and life to enrich our daily living. Each time after the meeting, we were full and rejoicing in our hearts, praising the Lord!
Meeting in your home
We have had children, international college students, married couples, families, friends, and neighbors attend our meetings. Occasionally we invite gospel friends to our home for meals and share with them Christ as our life. If you would like to join us in one of our home meetings, or if you would like to invite a few of us to visit you in your home, please contact us.
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As newborn babes, long for the guileless milk of the word in order that by it you may grow unto salvation, if you have tasted that the Lord is good. – 1 Peter 2:2-3
Thank you for your interest in the Young People’s Meetings at the church in Nutley! This brief introduction will give you a sense of the special work and special young believers we have the privilege of serving.
A Key Time
The junior high school and high school years present a unique opportunity for young people to build a foundation as Christians who are a blessing to their families, friends, and communities for the rest of their lives. During this time, young believers begin to learn how to live Christ as their life through the practical application of key points in the Bible to their daily lives.
A Unique Setting
In addition, they have the opportunity to come together in an open, encouraging environment to share their experiences and hopes with their peers who also love the Lord Jesus. This fellowship produces not only friendships but also spiritual companionship in which young people encourage and support each other to stand for the Lord and to share the joy of their salvation with others.
Activities throughout the Year:
- Bible study meetings: after the Sunday Lord’s Table Meeting
- Home meetings: weekly informal gatherings with dinner, singing, Bible fellowship, prayer and activities
- Conference retreats: with young people throughout southern California
- Summer Bible study classes: with young people, covering God’s full salvation, the Triune God and the person and work of Christ, the divine Spirit and the human spirit, Life, the Church, and the Bible
- Other: BBQs, hiking, sports, and other activities
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But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart —2 Timothy 2:22
Formative Years Needing God’s Word
The college years are perhaps the most formative of a person’s life. For the first time, they begin to grapple with the fundamental issues of life: Who am I? Where do I fit in? What is the meaning of my life? Does man have a purpose? Is there really a God?
How they answer these questions will affect the rest of their lives. Those of us who care for college-aged adults believe they need to be brought to the source of light and truth— God, especially in His Word.
To enable them to answer these questions, we endeavor in the following areas:
We believe our prayer accomplishes much more than our work. Ministering the Word—As we meet with the students throughout the week, our times are centered on knowing Christ through His Word. Opening our Homes—Church families regularly invite college students into their homes for meals, fellowship, and activities.
College Dinner and Fellowship
College students gather on a weekly basis to eat and enjoy the Lord together. This time is full of praying, singing, and mutual fellowship in God’s Word.
Students and chaperones attend semi-annual conferences to gather with students from various colleges in the North Eastern United States. Scriptural messages are given to supply and encourage the students in their pursuit of Christ.If you are a college student in the New Jersey area, we invite you to contact us for more information, or to be introduced to some of our college students at Montclair State, NJIT, Stevens or Rutgers.
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But Jesus said, Allow the little children and do not prevent them from coming to Me, for of such is the kingdom of the heaven. -Matt 19:14
Who are we? We (mostly parents) take turns to care for our children during the Sunday morning meeting, so that other parents can attend the meeting, receive spiritual nourishment, and participate in the building up of the church. Beginning with preschool and continuing through 6th grade, we enjoy singing, memory verses, and age-appropriate lessons regarding proper character and the Bible.
Preschool–1st Grade: Creation & Proper Relationships
For the children in preschool through kindergarten, we teach about God’s creation to instill an appreciation and love for God our Creator. During first grade, we discuss proper human relationships, both within the family and with others. These lessons explain how they can relate to others in a way that pleases God and harmonizes with His Word.
2nd Grade: The Ten Commandments
“But before faith came we were guarded under law … So then the law has become our child-conductor unto Christ …” (Gal 3: 23-24). All children should know the Ten Commandments (the law) to help train their conscience towards self-control. This is the basis of proper character. This is important because character determines how useful people are to themselves, their families, to society, and even to God.
3rd–4th Grades: God’s Calling in the Old Testament & New Testament
These lessons provide an overview of the Bible by showing some examples of certain ones who heard God’s calling and cooperated with God. This also plants some seeds for the gospel: “God called Abraham, some day God will call you.”
5th Grade: The Ministry of Jesus Meets All Man’s Needs
In fifth grade we review how Jesus meets all man’s needs. Jesus loves and reaches out to all of mankind. Examples are Nicodemus (high class), the Samaritan woman (a sinner), the sick, the strong, the rich, the poor. Everyone needs Jesus.
6th Grade: The Truth and Experience of God’s Salvation
Finally, in 6th grade, we review the truth and experience of God’s salvation. This is the time that we, along with the parents, share the gospel directly and look for a genuine salvation experience within each child. Our prayer is that each child is genuinely saved and baptized before they graduate from 6th grade, and that the truth imparted would preserve them through junior & senior high school and college. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalm 119:11).
Parents, Babies, and Toddlers
We care for the children during the Sunday morning meeting, so that the parents can attend the meeting. For the babies and toddlers, we provide babysitting service in a loving environment so the parents can enjoy the adult meetings.
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