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 – Christmas – Acts 1: 1-26

·         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 – Christmas – Acts 2: 1-36

·         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

All other religions teach us that we find God at the top of a ladder, which we climb by laws, by rules, by self-purification, by disciplines, by slogans. Only the Christian faith teaches that God finds us where we are—at the lowest rung of the ladder—as sinners. There we are saved “by grace”.

       The Jewish faith teaches us that God loves the righteous and loves them because they are righteous. It is like the attitudes shown by a mother who says to her child: “Mother wont’ love you if you are naughty.” So the child tries to earn the mother’s love by being “good.” But the love manifested by both the mother and the child are in that case pure eros. The mother’s love is based on the quality of goodness, and, in turn, the child is good in order to earn her love.

       In the parable of the prodigal son, the elder son represents the attitude of the law and the younger son represented the gospel attitude. By all the rules of the law the elder brother had right on his side: “I never disobeyed your command; yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends”—I earned your love and yet you never gave it. “But when this son of yours [not “my brother’!] came who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!”—it is unfair in irreligious. And according to the law of the elder brother was right. God loves the righteous and metes out to them special treatment. And if He didn’t the righteous would have a right to complain. That was the righteousness of the law. And it was eros—I gave you this, you give me that!

       That father showed agape—pure agape. He met the son where he was—at the bottom rung of the ladder, at the place of his sin and degradation. And then the father proceeded to create by his agape what wasn’t there: forgiveness and reconciliation, a sense of self-respect—the ring, robe, and shoes: the restored fellowship—they ate and drank; the wiped-out sadness—they began to be merry. Above all, the restored sonship. The eros of the elder brother could never have produced that—only agape could and did.

E. Stanley Jones, Christian Maturity, p. 132 (1957)

Sunday, July 15, 2018                                    

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 1: 1-11

·         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 – Christmas – Acts 1: 12-26

·         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 – Christmas – Acts 2: 1-13

·         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 Chapman 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 – Christmas – Acts 2: 14-21

·         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 – Christmas – Acts 2: 22-36

·         Meditate on this passage in the Bible.

Write – Journal what God taught you today.

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