The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1961-1962, volume 4, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee on August 13, 1962, through January 24, 1963. Historical information concerning Brother Lee's travels and the content of his ministry in 1961 and 1962 can be found in the general preface that appears at the beginning of volume 1 in this set. The contents of this volume are divided into seven sections, as follows: 1. Eleven messages given in Los Angeles, California, on August 13 through September 3, 1962. These messages are included in this volume under the title Experiencing Christ in a Practical Way for the Building Up of the Church. 2. Five messages given in San Francisco, California, on November 21 through 25, 1962. These messages are included in this volume under the title Recovering the First Love and Seeing the Vision of Christ and the Church. 3. Nine messages given in Los Angeles. The first seven messages were given on December 4 through 11, 1962, and the remaining two messages were given on January 22 and 24, 1963. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Mystery of God and the Mystery of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 4. Sixteen messages given in Los Angeles on December 22 through 31, 1962. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The All-inclusive Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 5. Nine messages given in Los Angeles on December 24 through 31, 1962. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Lord's Recovery of the Expression of Christ by the Power of Resurrection and through the Overcoming Believers. 6. Eight messages given during a conference in Los Angeles that began on December 22, 1962. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Knowledge and Experience of Christ in Ephesians and Colossians. 7. A message given during a time of fellowship in Los Angeles on December 31, 1962. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship concerning the First Day of the First Month of the Year.
Born in 1905 in northern China, Witness Lee was raised in a Christian family and educated in English-speaking schools. At the age of 19 he believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and consecrated himself to preach the gospel. Early in his service, Witness Lee met Watchman Nee and began to labor together with him. In 1949 Witness Lee was sent by Watchman Nee to Taiwan to ensure that the things delivered to them by the Lord would be preserved. In 1962 Witness Lee came to the United States and began to minister here. He ministered in weekly conferences, delivering several thousand spoken messages until 1997. He gave his last public conference in February 1997 at the age of 91. His major work, Life-Study of the Bible, comprises over 25,000 pages of commentary on every book of the Bible from the perspective of the believers' enjoyment and experience of God's divine life in Christ through the Spirit.