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: Idlewild Church

My Favorite Church Member   I know Pastors aren’t suppose to have favorite church members but this one does. No, it’s not a name you could put a face to, nevertheless, I’d be less than honest if I didn’t tell you every church has him/her, and every Pastor would tell you this...

“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us, And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” (1 John 3:16) Talk is cheap. And when it comes to love, perhaps never more so. I heard about a guy who was really pouring it...

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)   One of the great...

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.” (Psalm 138:3)   King David wrote this psalm while his enemies surrounded him. Hezekiah added it to the hymn book in the midst of his troubles, surrounded by his enemies, when in all...

Hopeful New Year   On December 31, we all watched the ball drop, kissed our family and said,”Happy New Year.” I don’t know what’s so happy about it. Your car just depreciated, 2000 dollars, and your wife’s clothes are out of style. Last year, Ginny and I had a major fight on...

“Keep Your Heart With All Diligence, For Out Of It Springs The Issues of Life.”(Proverbs 4:23)   Solomon is having a father and son heart to heart talk. More than 200 of the 800 times that the heart is used in the Old Testament it is referring to the thought life. It’s...

O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.” (Psalm 88:1 & 2)   The Psalmist confesses he’s been crying out day and night, and it seems ear is closed and darkness is hiding...

The Great Invitation   [blockquote text="Come unto Me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke...

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9   Many years ago a young midwestern lawyer suffered such deep depression that his friends thought it would be wise to keep all knives and razors from him. During this...

What Would You Like For Me To Do I think in many ways all of us have felt deep inside God has brought us to a place where He wants us to hit the Reset Button. Reset with intimacy with Him. Reset with family. Reset with priorities of the need to...

Me Monster   “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth, someone else, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2   If you were to ask some in my family who their favorite comedian is, the name Brian Regan would be at the top of the list. He is funny and clean which...

What an incredible Easter the Lord blessed us with. I know I shouldn’t have been surprised, but when I asked people to text, “JESUS YES” I was, call it “little faith," call it “no faith,” but I was blessed and surprised that yesterday 200 people told us they asked Jesus Christ to be Lord...

To Assemble Or Not To Assemble   Like many of you I have tried to stay attuned to all the stay at home orders, the social distancing rules, the shelter in place mandates, the Hillsborough County restricted public access restrictions, and even the Governor’s Executive Order directing the Florida Department of Health...

When You Feel Overwhelmed   “ When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” – Psalm 94:19 NASB   These are different and difficult days that none of us have ever experienced before. Both Moms and Dads are working from home. Many Moms are now Homeschool specialists and virtual learning...