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 – Acts 12: 1-17

·         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 – Acts 12: 18-25

·         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 Stoic system aimed at living consistently with nature, and in practice they laid great emphasis on the primacy of the rational faculty in man, and on individual self-sufficiency. In theology they were essentially pantheistic, God being regarded as the World-soul. Their belief in a cosmopolis or world-state, in which all truly free souls had equal citizen-rights, helped to break down national and class distinctions.

       Epicureanism, an ethical theory based on the atomic physics of Democritus, presenting pleasure as the chief end of life, the pleasure most worth enjoying being a life of tranquility, free from pain, disturbing passions, and superstitious fears (including in particular the fear of death). It did not deny the existence of gods, but maintained that they took no interest in the life of men.

       Stoicism and Epicureanism represent alternative attempts in pre-Christian paganism to come to terms with life, especially in times of uncertainty and hardship, and post-Christian paganism down to our own day has not been able to devise anything appreciably better. But Stoics and Epicureans alike, much as they might differ from each other, agreed at least in this, that the newfangled message brought by this Jew of Tarsus was not one that could appeal to reasonable men.

       “I used to think this was just polite evasion, the eternal refuge of the procrastinating spirit. I am not so sure of it now. I think they were really touched and moved by the dramatic kerygma. This Resurrection message—righteousness vindicated, captivity led captive, death and the demons defeated—they wanted to believe it. For that pagan world was in the grip of fear. Neither philosophy nor mythology, neither astrology nor mystery cult, had been able to roll back the dark shadow of irrevocable fate. The race was in bondage to a destiny decreed and fixed for ever in the unfriendly stars, and the terror of a hostile cosmos held the human spirit in thrall. So these men at Athens resolved to hear the apostle again; for wistfully they hoped his message might be true” (J. S. Stewart, A Faith to Proclaim [London, 1953], p. 117).

F. F. Bruce, The Book of the Acts, p. 350f, 364 (1977)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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 – Acts 12: 1-5

·         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 – Acts 12: 6-10

·         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 – Acts 12: 11-15

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

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

 

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 – Kristi Brown and Cru Ministry

·         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 – Acts 12: 16-20

·         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 – Acts 12: 21-25

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

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