SATURDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

  Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on life all around you.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

      God’s Hope in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 27: 1-12

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

SUNDAY 

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – Talk with God about church and worship today at WLCF.

·         Petition – Ask God to help you worship Him today.

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 28: 1-25

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close –  with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Youth Time Alone with God

  The Old Testament tells a story about Creation and the Fall, then God’s painstaking effort to construct a nation out of the rubble of human failure. The New Testament keeps the basic plot intact but reinterprets the point of the story. It identifies Jesus as the ‘seed of the woman’ promised in the Garden of Eden and then connects him to other central characters: the “Second Adam,” the “Son of Abraham,” the “Son of David.”

       In a sense, all of Old Testament history serves as a preparation for Jesus, with the characters on its pages contributing a family, an identity, and a race for Jesus to be born into. What did God have in mind with the long, convoluted story of the Hebrews? The answer of the New Testament is unequivocal: Jesus is what God had in mind. He came to reconcile humanity to God by extending God’s kingdom beyond the boundaries of race to the entire world.

       “Of the whole of Scripture there are two parts: the law and the gospel,” said Philip Melanchthon. “The law indicates the sickness, the gospel the remedy.” Which brings me back to the graffiti scrawled on the rock in Georgia: What exactly does Jesus remedy? To what questions does Jesus provide the answer for me? Am I hanging on to faith out of habit, like a regional accent I grew up with and can’t seem to shed? Or does Jesus indeed provide the answer to some fundamental question of my existence? Unless he does, I may as well convert to Judaism and read the Old Testament exclusively.

       As I think back over the Old Testament, especially the portions I have discussed in this book, three questions keep resurfacing in different forms—the same three questions that attract most of my own doubts. I return again and again to the Old Testament because it faces head-on these very questions. Do I matter? Does God care? Why doesn’t God act? These are the watersheds of my faith. If Jesus is the answer for me, then he must somehow speak to these three questions.

Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read, p. 200f (1999).

Sunday, October 8, 2017 

DAILY TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

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

 

MONDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on those who need salvation.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      Your Purity before God.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 27: 1-7

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

TUESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on the need to grow and become like Jesus.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Presence of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 27: 8-12

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

WEDNESDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on those who need healing.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Passion of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 28: 1-7

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

THURSDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on the missionaries all over the world – David and Beth Robert in Argentina.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      The Power of God in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 28: 8-15

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.

 

FRIDAY

Quiet – yourself before God (2-4 minutes).

Prayer –

·         Confession – Confess your sins to God. Ask Him to forgive you

and take away all sin from you.

·         Intercession – Pray for other people’s needs and lives.

·         Focus – on giving thanks for Creation.

·         Petition – Talk with God about your life and needs.

                      God’s Freedom in your life.

Worship – and give thanks to God for everything (be specific).

Bible Adventure –

·         Read and think and imagine – I Samuel 28: 16-25

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

Close – with prayer. Go with God into your day today.