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     

     Peter commands the man to walk (literally, continuous action—“be walking”) and grabs him by the right hand to raise him up. “The power was Christ’s but the hand was Peter’s”. So must the church ever act.

     Should we expect such miracles today? True, the apostles are no longer with us, and miracles seemed to cluster around them; even in the first century, miraculous signs were not everyday occurrences. But Jesus still is present by his Spirit in the church. So we should not be surprised if we hear reports of miracles, especially where an atmosphere of pervasive unbelief or false religion calls for a power encounter.

     “Faith is the manner and Jesus’ name is the cause of the man’s restoration”. In the end all is from Jesus, for faith is present not only as a human activity (faith in the name of Jesus) but also as a divine gift (faith…through them). And today the economy is the same. There is no room for relying on manipulative, magical technique. All Jesus asks us to bring is humble dependence lived out in prayer and faith (James 5:14).

     Peter commands the crowd to repent, renounce the sinful lives that led to Jesus’ death, and turn (NIV adds to God) so that… sins may be wiped out and times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord—that is, God the Father. Here is the immediate relief that the people can expect, since salvation is now accomplished and they are living in the last days. But there is more. God will send to them the Christ, who has been appointed for them, at the end, when he restores all things.

     What positive motivations for repentance! Our slate has been wiped clean. Our parched lives are refreshed in the present by seasons of the Spirit’s outpouring. Our future perfection is beyond imagination.

     Today this message is vital to the eternal destiny of not only ethnic children of Abraham, the Jews, but also that largest of hidden people groups, nominal Christians. If 75-80 percent of the world’s Christians are Christian in name only, then one billion people need to be awakened out of their “smug assurance of salvation by biological birthright.”

     Through your offspring (literally “your seed”) all peoples on earth (literally “families of the land”) will be blessed. Understood literally and concretely, and “seed” is one person the Messiah.

     Peter’s audience already received the promised salvation blessing in anticipation, when God sent his servant Jesus for his earthly ministry. Now, in the preaching of the gospel and its reception through repentance, Jesus blesses his people by turning each away from [his] wicked ways.

William J. Larkin Jr. Acts, p. 65, 68f, 70

Sunday, May 20, 2018                                                                 
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Jesus and the Holy Spirit in Acts – Acts 3: 1-26

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 Lynette Young in Uruguay.

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

×        Scripture Reading– Ezekiel 31: 14

×        Lectio – Amen – John 13: 38

×        The Acts – Acts 1: 7, 8

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, revive us!

 

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 31: 15

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 102: 18

×        The Acts Acts 2: 1-4

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, unleash Your Holy Spirit Power.

 

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 31: 14, 15

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—To Agape – Mark 10: 21

×        The Acts – Acts 2: 16-18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, unleash your Power.

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Celeb Padilla, 2001 graduate.

×      WLCF Prayer Time for today – Sandy Cornwall and Lili Dalton 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 31: 16

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 9: 19

×        The Acts – Acts 2: 36, 37

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, free us from our boxes.

 

FRIDAY

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

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

§       Intercession–Grace Church, Algona, IA.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 31: 14-16

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 25: 34-36

×        The Acts – Acts 2: 38, 39

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, make us Your instruments.

 

 

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 4: 11

×        The Acts – Acts 3: 16

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, do Your works through us!

 

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 21: 1, 2

×        The Acts – Acts 3: 19, 20

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication: Prayer thought for the day – LORD JESUS, ignite us with Your fire.