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Sit, Walk, Stand

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An inspiring look at Ephesians and the believer's asociation with Christ, the world, and Satan. Written by the saintly Chinese pastor, Watchman Nee.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 4th 1977 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published June 1964)
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Sep 03, 2008 Nole rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This is one of those books that took me longer to read than I would have thought when I looked at its diminutive size. I found myself reading a page and then going back to read it again several times. There were some very timely lessons for my own life in this book. This will be one of those books that I will go back and read again from time to time.
Joe Duffy
So many of us so easily become confused with the whole grace, works, obedience thing. we are told to rest and trust god one minute then fight and run the race to win the next. This fantastic little book succinctly and clearly explains the relationship between understanding what has already been done before responding to that truth. Née is my favorite new creation teacher because he exlains so much, yet writes so little.. Clarity and brevity at its finest!. Must read!
when it comes to books that make an impact, change your thinking and move you beyond where you thought you could go, this book was it for me! so much insight and understanding! so much pressure removed! WOW! i must admit that the "walk" section did not impact me as much as the other two did, but this book is what i have been looking for! oh to have this revelation sink into my heart and change who i am. this is a must read for anyone who really wants to walk with God.
Todd Hudnall
Sit, Walk, Stand is based on the three key words which divide the book of Ephesians into its basic sections. Our position in Christ is one of sitting, our life in the world is one of walking and our attitude toward Satan is one of standing. The Christian's entire life is to be founded and lived out from the finished work of Jesus. In it's 78 pages the book concisely sums up a massive amount of Biblical theology and applies it to the believer's every day life. Watchman Nee takes the grand theolog ...more
Sit, Walk, Stand is a small book with a big message. It’s sold as a study of Ephesians, but it’s much more than that. In 78 short pages the author describes the three aspects of the believer – to God, to man, and to the enemy. The best summary of the book is the one the author provides on the last page…

“The Christian life consists of sitting with Christ, walking by him and standing in him. We begin our spiritual life by resting in the finished work of the Lord Jesus. That rest is the source of o
Jim Mather
The first Christian book I ever purchased. I have returned to it year after year. Watchman Nee is a brilliant writer and his insights on the power book of Ephesians is remarkable. For a new Christian this is a remarkable book to get our spiritual growth on the right track... to be seated with Christ in heaven.... rest.... is the foundation stone for both our walk and warfare in Jesus Christ. I've read much of Watchman Nee's writing but for me, Sit,Walk,Stand is the best of all.
Richard Maffeo
I read this Watchman Nee classic nearly thirty years ago. It is as fresh today and as full of spiritual insight for me as it was then. Rotted in St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians, Nee takes the reader through the steps outlines by Paul to become an overcomer in the spiritual battle all Christians face.
Nathan Eckman
If you're not familiar with Watchman Nee and you're looking for a book to freshen your faith, start here. Sit, Walk, Stand is a short piece unpacking verses throughout Ephesians which will bring you to the Lord and keep you there too.
“Too many Christians have all the doctrine but live lives that are a contradiction to it. The whole principle of Christian life is that we go beyond what is right to that which is well pleasing to him.”

A small, but well-presented book. Based on Paul’s letter to Ephesians, this book explores our position in Christ (sitting), our life in the world (walking), and our attitude toward the enemy (standing). This text is clear and easy to follow, yet profound. Far surpasses the wordy, self-referential
It was a good book because it's short (64 pages) and very much to the point. He kind of reminds me of Joyce Meyer in that they're both "Here's what you need to do; do it." kind of people. Although when Joyce says it it's more like, "Stop being an idiot and do what you're supposed to do." The premise of this book is basically Christians should first learn how to sit (or rest) with God. Then they should learn to walk (live a righteous life in Christ) with God, and finally they should learn to stan ...more
Jeri Massi
The Apostle Paul organized the Epistle to the Ephesians into three parts:
-o- Our rest in what Christ has accomplished for us and given to us,
-o- our walk of faith in Him, side by side with Him into every encounter, and
-o- our triumph through Him (and with Him) after the suffering inflicted by the world has failed to change our place in Him.

Watchman Nee, a man who certainly suffered for Christ, boils it all down into this short book with the short title: SIT, WALK, STAND. Each word describes
Taiwo Ayeni
It reveals the three progressive moves of God for Christian growth - all from the book of Ephesians. The need to sit (wait to learn at God's feet and be led) Eph 2:6; Walk (on the basis of what you have learnt and be able to make success of your life as God leads)Eph 4:1 Stand (Resist every move of the enemy to truncate your destiny) Eph 6:11
One of the best books I've read. It's only 63 pages, but each page is filled with jewels. This book has set me free from false pressure and expectations I was putting on myself. "We must know how to sit with Christ in heavenly places and we must know how to walk worthy of him down here, [and] we must also know how to stand before the foe."
Jun 25, 2010 Trice rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all Christians
How much can you put into a book that's less than 70 pages long? Ah, if Mr. Nee weren't already impressive for his faithfulness before and during the (earthly) oppression he experienced in his life. Don't know how to describe what a gift this book was to me - peacebringer. :)
Ben De Bono
Awesome, awesome book. It totally blew me away, especially the final section on warfare. I was fairly knowledgeable about spiritual warfare heading into this one, but Nee really added some perspective to the whole topic that I'd never considered before. This one's a must read.
Adele Wyn Eddy
Oct 07, 2014 Adele Wyn Eddy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Recommended to Adele Wyn by: a friend
In Christ, we go forward from the position of victory. We have victory now in Christ. But, so often we act/think as though we still need victory in some way or another. Mr. Nee, the father of the house Church movement in China, who died in prison in China, wrote this wonderful and profound book over fifty years ago, and it still holds profound spiritual insight for today's reader. In it he encourages believers to be ever aware that the only essential need of the believer is to always be resting ...more
Chris Hyde
This is probably the best Christian book I've ever read. Every Christian should read it!
God really changed my life through this book.
Nee is a guy who 'gets' it.
Rick Cannan
This is a great book on prayer!

Watchman Nee shows clearly how to SIT before God, WALK in his ways and STAND against the evil one and his minions.

SIT, WALK, STAND compliments The Normal Christian Life really well.

When I read it suddenly a lot of scripture on prayer came to life. All of a sudden I could grasp the deeper things of prayer. It was also important to help me understand why many Christian Giants had chosen to sit at God's feet in the same way the disciples did.
Watchman Nee was a Christian in China in the pre-WWII, and postwar years of China.

This book is a compilation of sermons from the book of Ephesians given at conferences
- sit (rest) on the work of Christ
- walk (live) out your life in line with the finished work of Christ in mind, trusting in the promises of Christ
- stand (your ground) in Christ, based on what He has done and in His power not your own

In Nee's words: "Let us first remind ourselves of the order in which Ephesians presents us with the
Oliver Hoffmann
Watchman Nee is one of my very favorite authors, but certainly not for literary style. Since all of his work is published in translation from the original Mandarin, they have a certain not-from-English quality that takes a bit of getting used to. Sit, Walk, Stand is a book about the progression of faith based on Paul's letter to the Ephesians, and it's one of Nee's most famous books.
Jeanette Glazewski
I found this book to be very spiritual. There were points, I had trouble following along. It is a great study on the book of Ephesians. I was not impressed with the study guide. I have done many lessons in many types of these books and this one I just didn't like. Others might enjoy it, or maybe this is one that is better suited for a group setting.

Lindsey Autumn
Recommended for all ages

This was a wonderful reminder of the Lord's amazing grace brought to us through Jesus Christ. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This grace-based book talks about the importance of being able to sit, walk, and stand with the Lord. This is a great reminder for any struggling Christian or even someone who is new to the Christian faith.
This short book doesn't waste any of your time. The author assembles a little analogy from the book if Ephesians for us when considering our spiritual life:
We first need to sit and rest in what Christ has done for us. Only then are we able to walk the life he has called us to. And after this, we are able to take our stand against the enemy's attacks.
He discusses common problems such as human effort, legalism, and preferring what is fair to what is gracious. Only by resting in Christ are we able
A short but very powerful read. It's my second time reading this book and I'm also doing a study with it. This is a book that I will continue to reread. I absolutely love it as well as my Hannah Hurnard books.
From a "religion geek" perspective, quite an amazing little book. A lot of American evangelicals love this book, even though Ni's theological perspective is saturated with aspects of Chinese religion. Call it ironic, maybe in the cosmic sense. So, along with being an outstanding example of spiritual literary art, this book has also landed in a peculiar place in the history of North American Protestantism.

Ni Duosheng, influenced by British Plymouth Brethren missionaries, was a mysterious figure.
Fourth book completed of the Frank Viola Top 100. Incredible, mind-blowing read. I recommend to all Christians who are either studying Ephesians or are looking for deeper growth in their walk in Christ.
Another excellent book from Nee. One you will keep coming back to in your journey of faith
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Watchman Nee (Chinese: 倪柝聲; pinyin: Ní Tuòshēng; Foochow Romanized: Ngà Táuk-sĭng; 1903–1972) was a Chinese Christian author and church leader during the early 20th century. He spent the last 20 years of his life in prison and was severely persecuted by the Communists in China. Together with Wangzai, Zhou-An Lee, Shang-Jie Song, and others, Nee founded The Church Assembly Hall, later which would b ...more
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