10. The Practice of the Vital Group 活力排的实行

1) Q. What is the practice of the vital groups?
A. The practice of the vital groups is to be a laboring priest of the gospel of God. But before we go out to visit people with the gospel, we should have a time with the Lord.

2) Q. Once we desire to contact people and pray about it, what should we do?
A. After such prayer, we should go and labor. Then whether or not we are able to reap someone is in the hands of the Lord. If we labor in this way, we will surely gain some new ones for the Lord’s interests.

3) Q. When we go out and labor, should we expect a lot from our labor?
A. The Lord desires us to be faithful by laboring and struggling, without expecting that much. We should just bear the burden to faithfully labor and struggle for the gospel.

4) Q. Even though I have a busy family life, how much time should be given to contact people?
A. We should give at least three hours a week to the Lord to announce Christ to people. Although we need to take care of our family and household affairs, we must give the Lord a tithe of our time.

5) Q. What should we do once we have gained some new ones?
A. We should consider them as our babes, feeding them, nourishing them, and cherishing them continuously, persistently, and constantly week after week.

6) Q. If we feed the ones under our care week after week, will we see results quickly?
A. This is not an overnight work. We must dedicate our entire life with at least three hours a week separated to the Lord. The God-ordained way requires us to work in this way for our whole life.

7) Q. When we go out and visit people, what should be our goal?
A. We go to visit people in order to sow Christ into them. But we have to do it constantly, patiently, and faithfully in the way of fulfilling our vow to the Lord for our whole life.

8) Q. What examples do we have in the Bible of how to cherish people?
A. When we come to the four gospels, we see that the Lord Jesus is our best pattern. In His saving the sinners, He always cherished them first with the goal of gaining them.

9) Q. In cherishing and nourishing new ones, what do we need to learn?
A. We need to learn to cherish others in the humanity of Jesus and to nourish others in the divinity of Christ. To cherish is to make people happy, pleasant, and comfortable.

10) Q. Now I know what cherishing means, but why does cherishing go before nourishing?
A. A mother cherishes her kids to make them happy so that she can feed them with food. When we cherish others to make them pleasant, our goal is to dispense the life of God into them.