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 – John 1: 35-51

·         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 – John 2: 1-12

·         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

Jesus the Word of God

What immediately arrests our attention in these first five verses is the title given to Jesus: the ‘Word’ (Logos) of God. It is a title which conveys the idea of revelation. ‘Logos means not only the spoken word, but the thought expressed by the spoken word; it is the spoken word as expressive of thought’. Just as word utters thought, so does Christ utter God. He is the Word of God made visible as well as audible. God has spoken to us in the person of his Son.

       The prologue ends with the words, ‘No one has ever seen God; but God’s only Son, he who is nearest to the Father’s heart, he has made him known.’ Later in the Gospel Jesus makes the same claim for himself. He is ‘the image of the invisible God’. Hence the story of Jesus in this Gospel is the truth about God. ‘It is the word “God” translated into human terms and spelt out in human words and acts. All that mortal men can take in about the nature of the unseen God is ours in Jesus Christ’.

       The main emphasis in this Gospel is on the deity of Christ. At the time it was written—near the end of the first century—there were those in the Church who questioned this truth. They taught that while Jesus was a divine being, like God, he was not truly one with God. This was the view that later developed into the Arian heresy. At the same time there were others who, while holding fast to the Godhead of Jesus, had doubts about the reality of his manhood. These were the Gnostics who taught that he was not truly and fully human: he only appeared to be such.

       The Gospel of John has the answer to both these errors. It affirms that Jesus is the eternal Word who nevertheless became flesh; and it makes clear that the flesh of Jesus was real flesh, with all its limitations and weakness.

Frank Colquhoun, Four Portraits of Jesus, p. 52, 55 (1984)

Sunday, October 6, 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 – John 1: 35-42

·         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 – John 1: 43-51

·         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 – John 2: 1-4

·         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 – Jeff & Barb Clapman in Japan

·         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 – John 2: 5-8

·         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 – John 2: 9-12

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

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