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     

     This account increases the momentum and magnifies the greatness of the gospel’s advance to the ends of the earth in a way calculated to have maximum impact on a Roman audience. For the advance moves the witnesses closer and closer to Rome. There is effective witness in Philippi, a Roman colony. Roman provincial justice is dispensed by Gallio, scion of a leading upper-class family. What is made of Christianity in these contexts will certainly affect how Theophilus and his fellow seekers will view it.

     And for us this journey raises questions about divine guidance; what status that church has in the eyes of the state, and how we might frame our gospel message so that it speaks to those whose beliefs and values are not so very different from those of the inhabitants of first-century Philippi and Athens.

     Part of St. Patrick’s benediction, “May the wind be always at your back,” well suits the experience of the Pauline missionary band at the beginning of its second journey. The wind is, of course, the wind of the Spirit and it blows in some surprising directions. Hearing how this push west into Europe began under God’s good hand is certain to give the reader confidence that the gospel message is more than just another Eastern cult threatening to pollute Roman minds and hearts. We too can gain confidence as we think about God’s direction of the nature, personnel and carrying out of the same mission

William J. Larkin Jr., Acts, p. 229

     With this issue settled, Paul invited Barnabas on another journey to see how their new converts were faring. Barnabas insisted on taking John Mark, an early companion of their first journey. But Paul balked. John Mark had deserted them after their first stop, and that, insisted Paul, disqualified him.

     Paul and Barnabas argued so sharply, they parted ways. Banaras and John Mark sailed for Cyprus; Paul took a new partner, Silas, and went through Syria and Cilicia, delivering the results of the Jerusalem Council.

     Along the way, Paul picked up a convert named Timothy, whom Paul circumcised! Why the seeming turn-about? Apparently, Paul didn’t see this as a requirement for salvation, but he didn’t want to offend local Jewish Christians who were still uncomfortable with the Council’s decision. Later Luke, a Greek physician who wrote a history of the movement, also joined the group.

James D. Smith III, “Boundary Breaker,” Christian History,

Sunday, November 18, 2018                                  Issue 47, p. 12           

                              
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Jesus and the Holy Spirit in Acts – Acts 15: 36- 16:5

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

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

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 Dan & MeLinda Nelson in Mexico.

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

×        Scripture Reading– Ezekiel 36: 12

×        Lectio – Amen – Philippians 4: 20

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 1, 2

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for forgiveness.

 

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 36: 13, 14

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 103: 15, 16

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 3, 4

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for redemption.

 

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 36: 12-14

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—To Agape – John 11: 5

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 26-28

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for reconciliation.

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Sierra (Moran) Gamon, 2007 graduate.

×      WLCF Prayer Time for today – Brandon Smith and Mary Sprague 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 36: 15

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 10: 23, 24

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 29-31

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for atonement.

 

FRIDAY

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

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

§       Intercession–Ignite Church, Pastor Nick Wittenhall, Oakdale, MN.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 36: 15

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 26: 27, 28

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 32-34

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for salvation.

 

 

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 – Mary Jo Lituiller, Roger Sutton, Diana Goodell. The Deacon Team.

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

×        Lectio – I Timothy 5: 19, 20

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 35-37

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for rebirth.

 

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 24: 31

×        Advent Message – Luke 1: 37, 38

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, thank you for Your church at WLCF.