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

  “Christ came not to destroy – sin does that – but to save and release men from their sin. Will you as a church pray for the sinners of [your town] and pray for God to save them through his Spirit? That is the meaning of a church…May God give...

    “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2...

    This Week’s Requests   Will Patterson (son-in-law of Dennis and Kathy Horton) Pray for healing of liver Irene Foxx Pray for healing of aneurysm Michael Willingham - Pray for successful major surgery tomorrow at 1:00 pm Continue to Pray for:   (03.03.21 and prior) Lydia Gaponiuk Healing Betty Caruthers Healing of Covid-19 Amy Keagy Recovery from cancer surgery and successful...

    This Week’s Requests: Lydia Gaponiuk Pray for healing Betty Caruthers Pray for healing of Covid-19 Amy Keagy Pray for recovery from cancer surgery and successful treatments Kim Griffin Pray for recovery from surgery Clyde McDonald Pray for healing of Covid-19 Sharron Counter (mother of Mauree Booth) Pray for recovery from surgery Becky Gibson Braeham Pray for healing...

  OFFICE OF THE PASTOR   Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor   Praise: During these stressful days and months of the pandemic may we thank God for His generosity towards us and for the Idlewild’s faithfulness in return to Him. Let’s ask Jehovah Jireh to help us finish strong in our 2020 giving. Prayers: 1) May we...

    “The Lord loves such pleadings because there is a measure of faith in them. When the person in trouble cries, ‘Lord, deliver me’ he is looking away from himself. You see, he is driven out of himself because of the despair in his life. He cannot find hope or help...

      “Come, Desire of nations, come! Fix in us Thy humble home: Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring seed, Bruise in us the serpent’s head; Adam’s likeness now efface, Stamp Thine image in its place: Second Adam from above, Reinstate us in Thy love. Hark! The herald angels sing, ‘Glory to the newborn...

  “Oh Lord, how excellent it is to commune with Thee in the early morning hours. Enable me by patience to reproduce these exalted moments of calm into the activities of the day.”                                                                                   - Oswald Chambers   “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I...

    “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13)   “Every...

                                            “Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends….He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven…so that he and his friends might not be executed….During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God...

    OFFICE OF THE PASTOR   Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor   Thank you for the positive feedback about our study in I John. It was a rich study for me personally. Would you join me in asking God what our church body needs to study next on Wednesdays and Sundays? I'm grateful for the way our...

    “God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him. Intercessors have hearts in tune with God’s heart….intercessors can be the only ones standing between a family and God’s judgment, or between an individual or nation and God’s wrath.”                                                                                   - Henry Blackaby   “So I sought for a man...

      “God looks for those whose hearts are prepared to be intercessors before Him. Intercessors have hearts in tune with God’s heart….intercessors can be the only ones standing between a family and God’s judgment, or between an individual or nation and God’s wrath.”                                                                                   - Henry Blackaby   “So I sought for a man...

      “God is calling you into a life of prayer and fellowship with Him. He has given you the privilege of coming to Him. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have chosen to make their abode in you. This, my friend, is the greatest privilege the universe will ever know.                                                                                   -...

    “…the Spirit…transforms us to be like Christ. He helps us to be dependent and prayerful, and by bringing us into the Father-Son relationship he brings us to share God’s life and purpose. Our desires start echoing God’s, his passions become ours, and so we begin to share his love and...

  “Oh, friends…let us always have something to plead. Do not think that you have prayed unless you have pleaded, for pleading is the very marrow of prayer. He who pleads well knows the secret of prevailing with God, especially if he pleads the blood of Jesus, for that unlocks the...

      “You can only go as far for God as you have time with God. The greater the size of the building, the deeper its foundation must be.”                                                                                   - Jim Maxim   “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them…he is like a man building a house, who...

        “People ask, ‘Which is more important – private prayer or corporate prayer?’ The answer is yes. This is like asking, ‘Which is more important for walking – your right leg or your left leg?”                                                                                   - Daniel Henderson   “…in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we...

      "Above all, O Holy Spirit, descend more mightily. O God, flood the land until there are streams of righteousness. Is there not a promise that says, ‘I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground?’ (Isaiah 44:3) Lord, set Your people praying. Stir up...

    Due to the Covid situation, Idlewild is no longer hosting a set of licensing classes in the Fall but you can still take the classes and start your Foster Care journey! A Door of Hope has the registration open to the virtual meetings that will occur in September and October via...

  Registration is open for the 2020 Beach Baptism. We will have a sweet time of fellowship at Sand Key Beach on Sunday, August 16th, from 5 pm – 8 pm. If you were waiting for this opportunity, go ahead and register today at www.idlewild.org/beachbaptism.  Or call the Family Care office...

      “I will utter…what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power and the wonders he has done.” (Psalm 78:2b-3)   Pray that God will strengthen the fiber...

      “Essential to all successful ministry, prayer acknowledges dependence on God. Prayer realizes that God is ‘able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to [His ] power that works with in us.’ (Eph. 3:20).”                                                                                   - John MacArthur   “Peter…got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward...

    “In order for God to make you greatly useful, He must teach you how to pray….If you can be great without prayer, your greatness will be your ruin. If God means to bless you greatly, He will make you pray greatly, as He did with David, who [prayed Psalm 142]...

  “The Lord called to him in a vision, ‘Ananias!’….ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” (Acts 9:10b, 11b-12)   “Prayer is the spontaneous response of the believing...

Re-Gathering Prayer Meeting 6:30-8:00 pm, Thursday, June 4, 2020 Idlewild Baptist Church, Gatheria   Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest...

    “Throughout the Bible, the name of the Lord is synonymous with the nature of the Lord. To call on his name is to make an appeal to his character. It’s a cry for help….When People begin to call on the name of the Lord, they are ‘calling on God to...

    “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. .”    ...

  “Mingle praise, confessions, and intercession, but when you intercede, try to tie as many requests as possible to scripture….petitionary prayer honors [God] because he is a God who likes to give his blessings in response to the intercession of his people.”                    ...

Missions Prayer Requests: Please pray for our upcoming mission trips in 2020: Please pray for protection from the Corona virus for our missionaries in China. Please pray for Holly Sheldon with CRU: Please pray that I would love Jesus with my whole heart, mind, and soul.  For God to glorify Himself and to...

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.  Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain...

FAMILY MINISTRIES Wade Griffin Minister, Families Ministry: We find ourselves in unprecedented times! I am so grateful for our Church family and especially for our Small Group leaders. These leaders are doing so much to care for and ministry to their members. Please pray for them! They are walking through their own disruptions...

WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS Ron Upton Minister, Worship & Creative Arts Personal:  I want to thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of my family; Please pray for my wife, Miska; my son, Ethan; for my daughter, Marét, who is expecting her first child in August; and my son, Nathan. Please pray...

“Lord….Give us grace to match our trials. Give us a sense of hope and purpose beyond our pain. And give us fresh assurance that we’re not alone, that Your plan has not been aborted though our suffering intensifies.  Help those of us who are on our feet right now to maintain...