Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Author: Member Care Ministry

  “O that we may be graciously enabled to love God, and live up to our profession! O to be, indeed, the servants of the Lord the lovers of Jesus, this is our main concern.” - Charles H. Spurgeon True worship includes a thankful heart. God acknowledged Israel was continuous in external worship...

“I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. I pour out my complaint before him; before him I tell my trouble. When my  spirit grows faint  within me, it is you who know my way.” (Psalm 142:1-3) “In order for God to make...

  “Prayer obtains fresh and continued outpourings of the Spirit. He alone begins the work of grace in a man’s heart. He alone can carry it forward and make it prosper. But the good Spirit loves to be entreated. And those who ask most will have most of his influence .” ...

  “Praying God’s glory across the earth,” is the theme of the 2020 National Day of Prayer. Habakkuk 2:14 says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” This year that National Day of Prayer falls when much of...

  “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving...

  “[Jesus] took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.” (Luke 9:28) Jesus insulated himself in prayer. He was able to shut out interruptions. In Luke 9:18-43 great things progressed out of His prayer times. As Jesus prayed in verse 18, the disciples heard the...

   “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and the news about him spread through the whole country side.” (Luke 4:14) When John the Baptist seemed to hit bottom while imprisoned and facing death, he called on Jesus and said, “’Are you the one…or should we expect someone else?’”...

   “’…For nothing is impossible with God.’” (Luke 1:37)  Is there a burden, desire, goal or need on your heart that seems too big to request from God? Don’t hesitate to ask Him. Call out to God in prayer. Charles Spurgeon and others have written that God is often “more willing to...

  “Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:24) Jim Maxim wrote, “Prayer is first and foremost our fellowship with God the Father; Jesus, His Son; and the Holy Spirit.” Before we ask for anything in...

  Pray from your heart. You may be reluctant to pray because you feel inadequate or simply don’t know how or what to pray. Is there something that causes a heaviness in your mind or emotions? On the other hand, are you full of Joy? Start there. Speak these things to...

  “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us - whatever we ask - we know that we have what we asked of him.” (1 John 5:14-15) In the game show,...

  “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” (Ephesians 4:7) Some hospitals are currently using a device that somehow tracks the unique blood flow pattern of patients. Apparently each person’s blood flow is so unique that they can be identified simply by laying...

  “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” (Ephesians 3:16-17a) In one of Paul’s powerful prayers for the church at Ephesus, he prayed that each would be strengthened...

  The theme of the 2019 National Day of Prayer, is “ Love One Another,”  based upon the words of Jesus in John 13:34, which say, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you.” Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the President of the NDP, said that “Love can change America….We need a baptism...

  “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he...

  Prayer is for every believer. Every believer should be empowered and blessed through prayer. Every believer gets to pray. In prayer we worship and fellowship with God. In prayer we listen to God, we pray for others and we earnestly call on the Lord in every situation. Ephesians 6:18 says “…pray...

  “…After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” (Acts 4:31) God answers prayers. The believers were praying after the disciples healed a man, preached the gospel, and were released after being threatened by...