Grace For Grace
This volume consists of messages delivered by the author over an extended period of anointed ministry of God's word. Because of the relatedness of their content, they are not being translated and published in English as a single volume Scripture...
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This volume consists of messages delivered by the author over an extended period of anointed ministry of God's word. Because of the relatedness of their content, they are not being translated and published in English as a single volume Scripture quotation are from the American Standard Version of the Bible (1901), unless otherwise indicated.
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us ... full of grace and truth" (John 1.14). This tells us of what Christ Jesus is as He came to tabernacle among men. "For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace" (John 1.16). This shows us what happens to us after we receive Him. "Grace for grace" this is the blessed portion of all who receive Christ. In the words of George Hutcheson, it is "grace upon grace, grace after grace, and more grace because we have already been given grace." "Each blessing appropriated," wrote B. W. Westcott, "became the foundation of a greater blessing. To have realized and used one measure of grace was to have gained a larger measure (as it were) in exchange for it." In this present volume Watchman Nee first presents to us the series of parables dealing with the new and the old, together with the parable of the prodigal son, in order to illustrate what the grace is that we have received. He then proceeds to show what grace does to us as seen in the blood of Jesus which speaks better than that of Abel, to show the relationship between sin and the body, the meaning of baptism, and also the benefits of confessing sin. Finally, he puts forward what grace does in us as demonstrated in our desire to have communion with God and in our love of God, with the story of Mary Magdalene serving as the natural conclusion to the entire book. May we bow and worship the Lord of grace.
Watchman Nee was a Chinese Christian teacher whose numerous works have been widely translated into many languages. Born in 1903, Nee became a Christian at the age of seventeen and began writing the same year. He was imprisoned by Communist Chinese authorities in 1952 and died in prison twenty years later. Nee's books include Come, Lord Jesus; A Living Sacrifice; The Normal Christian Life; The Communion of the Holy Spirit; The Finest of the Wheat; and Love Not the World; among many others. Since the early 1970s, Stephen Kaung has translated more than forty of Watchman Nee's simple, yet profound books for western audiences.-Editorial Review.
- Translator's Preface
- 1. Parables Of The New And The Old
- 2. Gleanings From The Parable Of The Prodigal Son
- 3. The Better Blood
- 4. Sin And The Body
- 5. The Meaning Of Baptism
- 6. Confess Sin
- 7. Communion With God And Enlightenment
- 8. Love God
- 9. Mary Magdalene