"Only those who sit can stand. Our power for standing, as for walking, lies in our having first been made to sit together with Christ."
An inspiring look at Ephesians, Watchman Nee opens our eyes to the process of Christian living and maturity in three words. Breaking down Ephesians into three parts, the reader of Nee's Sit, Walk, Stand learns to "Sit" with Christ, "Walk" out Christ's life in the world, and "Stand" firm against the Enemy.
"Most Christians make the mistake of trying to walk in order to be able to sit, but that is a reversal of the true order. Our natural reason says, 'If we do not walk, how can we ever reach the goal? What can we attain without effort? How can we ever get anywhere if we do not move?' But Christianity is a queer business! If at the outset we try to do anything, we get nothing; if we seek to attain something, we miss everything. For Christianity begins not with a big DO, but with a big DONE. Thus Ephesians opens with the statement that God hs 'blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ' (1:3) and we are invited at the very outset to sit down and enjoy what God has done for us; not to set out to try and attain it for ourselves."
Watchman Nee, Sit, Walk, Stand
Sit, Walk, Stand: A Valuable Tool for the Growing Disciple
Watchman Nee (1903–1972) was a noted Chinese Bible teacher and Christian leader. He began his preaching ministry while still a university student. From 1923 to 1950 Nee founded 200 churches. Starting as small groups meeting in rented houses, these self-supporting congregations became strong spiritually and grew rapidly, continuing to develop after China's Cultural Revolution. Nee was arrested on false charges in 1952 and declared guilty; he was imprisoned until his death in 1972.
Wow, this book really opened my eyes
Posted by Dana Point, CA on 17th Mar 2013
A Necessity for Studying Ephesians. Wow, this book really opened my eyes to not only understanding the book of Ephesians, but in understanding our relationship with Jesus and practicality of walking with our Lord. It's more than worth the purchase and the read.
Kindergarten - College for new Christians, in one book
Posted by Guy from Houston on 15th Mar 2013
Kindergarten - College for new Christians, in one book This book has changed my life entirely. It is very thorough, and is entirely supported by scriptural reference. It allows one to enjoy the mercy of God, and rest in the salvation, bought for us, by Jesus Christ. This book makes one desire to reconstruct the personal methods of dealing with everyday life. It gives step by step instructions on how to live an easier, happier Christian life. It also, at the same time, gives inner peace, confidence and strength, through the teachings in the Bible. It is a great resource for those interested in personal spiritual growth. Watchman Nee was a prolific writer and led a inspirational life. He has a truly unique writing style. His work is both thorough and easy to understand. It is truly a book for the new and experienced Christian alike. This book is rather short, and rather cheap. It is a definite must-have!