Pray that the saints would become burdened to bear fruit and would rise up to preach the gospel in order to beget spiritual children (1 Cor. 4:15; 1 Tim. 1:2; Titus 1:4; 1 Thes. 2:7, 11; Hymns, #930, stanzas 1, 4).
1 Cor. 4:15—For though you have ten thousand guides in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
1 Tim. 1:2—To Timothy, genuine child in faith: Grace, mercy, peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Titus 1:4—To Titus, genuine child according to the common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
1 Thes. 2:7, 11—But we were gentle in your midst, as a nursing mother would cherish her own children…Just as you know how we were to each one of you, as a father to his own children, exhorting you and consoling you and testifying.
For further reading please refer to CWWL, 1975-1976, vol. 3, “Young People’s Training,” ch. 4, p. 354; CWWL, 1993, vol. 1, “Southern California Elders’ and Co-workers’ Meetings,” ch. 19, p. 278; and CWWL, 1990, vol. 1, “Bearing Remaining Fruit for the Lord’s Pleasure,” ch. 2, p. 87.
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