Missions and Missionaries

(Please pray for these Servants)

Jeff and Barb Chapman and family in Japan.

The Adamsons in the Ivory Coast.

Mark and Rachel Bermenderfer serving with TEL-China.

Jim and Cathy Fry and family and “Miracles can Happen Boys Ranch.”

Choices in Iowa City.

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Todd and Pamela Price and family in Bosnia.

Stacey Georgopulous with Intervarsity, NEIU on Chicago’s North side.

Allen and Joy Ann Goddard in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Aaron Strumpel in Louisville, Colorado.

David and Beth Robert in Argentina.

David and Claire in Europe.

Monica Padilla Trueman – Colorado Christian Services.

Kristi Brown with Cru in China.

 

 

Standing in the Gap

(Please pray for these Service Men)

Jeff Rothermel

Tom Tharp

Randy Snider

Kris Thoreson

Aaron Cornwall

Daniel Meyer

Corey Johnston

Luke Downey

Josh Meade

Scott Reynolds


Time Alone With God  

     Christians may forget or not take seriously that the Bible is the one and only, absolutely authoritative book, that it demands our utmost attention. Living out its truths is the highest of callings. If we fail to show the Bible the respect it is due, we are to be shamed. And it’s more than theory; it’s the practice of bringing our thoughts and lives into line with God’s thoughts and life.

     We hold a very high view of Scripture. We confess that the Bible is God’s self-disclosure. The Old and New Testaments are the literary deposit of divine truth. The ultimate revelation is Jesus himself. The central message is creation, fall, redemption and restoration. We affirm inerrancy. We are in agreement with the definition suggested by David Dockery that the “Bible properly interpreted in light of [the] culture and communication developed by the time of its composition will be shown to be completely true (and therefore not false) in all that it affirms, to the degree of precision intended by the author, in all matters relating to God and his creation.”

John H. Walton, D. Brent Sandy, The Lost World of Scripture, p. 12 (2013).

    

So how do we understand where God is in relation to his universe? Just as software is present in every computer but is distinct from the hardware, just as your mind is more than the chemical reactions of your brain, so God is more than his universe. God is both physically present and morally distinct from the world. He comes to draw alongside us, wanting to live with and among his people. But God also has to tell us to stand back from his perfect glory – because it would destroy us. He has to let us know that though earthly, time-bound points in space may form a focus for his approaches to us at a particular moment, he is far more than just a burning bush or a cloud in a tent. We have to understand that he is not a mascot, ready to cheerlead for us, at our beck and call. He is the Lord of all creation and he deserves to be feared, honoured and worshipped, intimately and reverently. God invites us into his presence but for our own protection he warns us to keep our distance. The Exodus story is full of examples of this particular paradox. The God who rescues his people from slavery is deemed inadequate by those he rescued. The food he provides is complained about, and instead, Israel’s selective memory allows them to recall only the good bits about their time in Egypt: they ignore the forced labour and the killing of their children, but optimistically remember ‘pots of meat’ and eating ‘all the food they wanted.’

Krish Kandiah, Paradoxology, p. 56, (2017)

Sunday, October 8, 2017
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – JESUS CHRIST in the Old Testament – Exodus 16: 1-30

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

Be sure to practice – Sabbath Rest (A Day).

Feel free to read the verses all around the Scriptures given.

 

MONDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Salvation. Revival. The Men.  The Overseer/Vision Team.

×        Converge Worldwide Missionaries – All Converge Worldwide personnel need prayer in seven key life spheres: Emotional needs, Physical needs, Relationships with coworkers, Effective ministry, Family life, Relationship with God, Community relationships. Pray for Missionary Jami Strandberg in Mexico.

×        Petition–Self–Purity before God. Blessed are the pure in heart. (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 26: 10, 11

×        Lectio – Amen – Luke 12: 37

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Numbers 21: 4, 5

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication:

 

TUESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – The pouring out of the Holy Spirit and for each of us to grow in Christlikeness.  WLCF – Outreach & ministry to the youth, parents, children, Nursery, Children’s Sunday School, families,  Sunday school teachers, VBS ministry, CYG ministry, Pine Lake  ministry,  Teacher Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Experience the Real Presence of God. Blessed-…they shall see God (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 26: 12, 13

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 99: 3

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT –  Numbers 21: 6, 7

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

WEDNESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s healing touch to those around you (by name) – physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, ethically, morally, spiritually, relationally, societally, holistic healing.  Healer/ Deliverer Team.

×        Petition – Self –Fall deeply in love with God. First love, Passion.(Mk. 12:28-31).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 26: 10-13

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – I John 2: 5

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Numbers 21: 8, 9

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Ryan Teague, 1992 graduate.

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – David Dvorak and Patty Escobedo and families.

 


THURSDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession. Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Revival.  Devotion to God at WLCF.  The women.  The communities we represent.  This Body of Christ – Staff –Pastor Mario Padilla, Breann Brown and all ministries. The Servant Oversight Team.

×        Petition –Self – Power – The Power of God to flow through us. (Ac. 1:8).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 26: 14

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 7: 22

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – John 3: 7-9

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

FRIDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

§       Intercession–Church–Faith Community Church, Pastor Mark Aurand, Ida Grove, IA.

×        Missionaries (on the back). The Evangelist/Prophet/Mission Team.

×        Petition – Self – Fill us with your Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 26: 17

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 24: 32, 33

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT –  John 3: 10-12

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

 

SATURDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Victory in our spiritual warfare. WLCF – Unity, Purity, Presence,

×        Passion, Power, Revival. Converge Worldwide – Scott Ridout.

×        PLCC – Ben Frank, Roger Sutton, Diana Goodell. The Deacon Team.

×        Petition – Self – Seek God first (Mt. 6:33).

×        Lectio – I Timothy 2: 7

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT –  John 3: 13-15

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

SUNDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s presence and the outpouring release of His Holy Spirit on us today.  Pastor Mario, Revival here at WLCF today. Revival of Christianity across the world. The Herald Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Encounter God.  Hear His voice today! Open our eyes, ears, heart and mind to God, to Jesus.

×        Lectio –  All About God – Genesis 17: 15, 16

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT –  John 3: 16, 17

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.