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

          Andrew brought his brother to Jesus, an act of which Temple says “perhaps it is as great a service to the Church as ever any man did”. Each time we meet Andrew in this Gospel he is bringing someone to Jesus, a consistency that is worth noting. Jesus gave the newcomer a searching glance, and proceeded to re-name him. This must be understood in the light of the significance attaching to the “name” in antiquity. It stood for the whole man. It summed up his whole personality. The giving of the new name when done by men is an assertion of the authority of the giver. When done by God it speaks of a new character in which the man henceforth appears. There is something of both ideas here. Simon is from this time Jesus’ man. But he is also a different man, and the new name points to his character as “the rock man”. Peter appears in all the Gospels as anything but a rock. He is impulsive, volatile, unreliable. But that was not God’s last word for Peter. Jesus’ words point to the change that would be wrought in him by the power of God.

     Jesus Himself is the link between heaven and earth. He is the means by which the realities of heaven are brought down to earth. Nathanael will see this for himself. The expression then is a figurative way of saying that Jesus will reveal heavenly things to men, a thought which is developed throughout this Gospel. Philip’s view of Jesus is true, but inadequate. Jesus is indeed the fulfiller of prophecy, but He is also the Son of man, the revealer of God, the means of establishing communication between earth and heaven. The force of the perfect, “opened”, should not be overlooked. They would see the heavens opened and remaining opened. Strachan regards this verse as “the key to the Evangelist’s whole conception of Jesus”. His conclusion is, “The wide open heaven, and the ascending and descending angels symbolize the whole power and love of God, now available for men, in the Son of man”.

     In this chapter Jesus has been accorded several titles: the Logos, God, the light of men, the true light, the only begotten from the Father, a greater than John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, the only begotten God (or Son), the Lord, the Lamb of God, he that baptizeth with the Holy Spirit, probably God’s Chosen One, the Son of God, Rabbi, the Messiah, he of whom Moses and the prophets wrote, the King of Israel. We may fairly comment that by recording all these John makes a beginning on the picture of the Lord that he is to paint throughout the Gospel. He wants to show Him as the Christ, and this is how he begins to do it. But one more comment is fitting. All these titles have been used by others. Jesus calls Himself simply, “the Son of man”.

Leon Morris, The Gospel According to John, p. 160f, 171f

Sunday, October 6, 2019


 

PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Gospel of John. The Logos – John 1:35-51 The Lamb of God, The Messiah

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 Missionary Azlyn McCarthy in Togo.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 40: 12

×        Lectio – Mystery – I Corinthians 4:1

×        Message – John 2: 1, 2

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, The Word.

 

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 40: 13, 14

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 105: 11

×        Message – John 2: 3, 4

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, The Creator.

 

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 40: 12-14

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—To Agape – Ephesians 5: 28

×        Message – John 2: 5

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, The Life.

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Jeanna (Ruess) McQuillen, 1991 graduate.

×      WLCF Prayer Time for today – Patty Escobedo and Irma Esguivel 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 40: 15, 16

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 13: 13

×        Message – John 2: 6, 7

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, The True Light.

 

FRIDAY

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

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

§       Intercession–North Haven Church, Pastor Darrell Benhardus, North St. Paul, MN.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 40: 17

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 27: 12-14

×        Message – John 2: 8-10

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, The Word became Flesh.

 

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, Cathy Sutton, Shane DaHean. The Deacon Team.

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

×        Lectio – II Timothy 2: 4, 5

×        Message – John 2: 11

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, His Glory.

 

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 30: 27

×        Message – John 2: 12

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, Full of Grace and Truth.