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.

 

 

 

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  

     Love for one’s neighbor is “the fulfilment of the Law”. This thought occurs several times in Paul, and is given particular prominence. We may recall first his “fundamental statement” in Rom. xiii. 8-10: “He that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the Law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the Law.” And in Gal. v. 14 it is stated explicitly: “The whole Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

     That is the reason why Paul can use the name Agape for the love the Christian shows to his neighbor; for not even here does he conceive of man as a centre of activity independent of God. In the life that is governed by Agape, the acting subject is not man himself; it is—as Paul expresses it—God, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Agape of Christ. Between Christ and the Christian there is a deep, intimate fellowship, such as Paul describes in Gal. ii. 20: “I live; and yet no longer I, but Christ liveth in me”; and the basis of this new life is that Christ “loved me and gave Himself up for me”. In virtue of this intimate fellowship, it is Christ who is the real subject of the Christian life. God’s Agape can be described by Paul quite realistically as a kind of “pneumatic fluid”, which is “shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Ghost which was given unto us” (Rom. V. 5). This Divine Agape infused by the Holy Spirit forms the real substance of the Christian life, and in the life that Christians lead among their fellow-men it is meant to be passed on to others. The Christian has nothing of his own to give; the love which he shows to his neighbor is the love which God has infused into him.

     Hence the reason why Paul can apply the term Agape to the Christian’s love for his neighbor is that here too he is speaking of God’s Agape. It is not that he uses Agape as the name of two different things—God’s love for us and our love for our neighbor. When Paul speaks of Agape he always means the Divine love, never a merely human love. The Christian’s love for his neighbor is a manifestation of God’s Agape, which in this case uses the Christian, the “spiritual” man, as its instrument.

Anders Nygen, Agape and Eros, p. 127, 129f (1932)

Sunday, June 18, 2017
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Galatians 5: 13-15

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 Missionaries Jeff and Barbara Chapman in Japan.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 23: 26, 27

×        Lectio – Amen – Mark 8: 12

×        Galatians –  Galatians 5: 16

×        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 23: 28

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 97: 9

×        Galatians –  Galatians 5: 17

×        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 23: 28

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – II Timothy 1: 7

×        Galatians – Galatians 5: 18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Blake Lathrop, 2016 graduate.

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – Dan Peterson and Cecilia Beaver 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 23: 29

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 7: 1, 2

×        Galatians – Ephesians 5: 15

×        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– Elim Baptist Church, Pastor Randy Gamer, Anoka, MN.

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

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

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 23: 29

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 24: 10, 11

×        Galatians –  Ephesians 5: 16, 17

×        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 1: 9-11

×        Galatians –  Ephesians 5: 18

×        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 15: 8

×        Galatians –  Ephesians 5: 18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.