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
 

Prayer

      “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...

“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...

      “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...

  “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 .” ...

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.”                    ...

  “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...

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...

Adoration In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew....

“The prayer of a Christian is not an attempt to force God’s hand, but a humble acknowledgment of helplessness and dependence. When we are on our knees, we know that it is not we who control the world; it is not in our power, therefore, to supply our needs by...

“[Jesus] prepared for every important crisis by a protracted season of prayer. So ought we to do also. Whenever any crisis of life is seen to be approaching, we should prepare for it by a season of very definite prayer to God. We should take plenty of time for this...

  “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...

  “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...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Please pray for my speaking engagements in March; one will be at Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary and the other at Bellview Baptist Church in South Carolina. Pray that these quick visits will encourage and challenge our brothers and sisters in the Lord. Please...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work Pray for the salvation of my barber – I have...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Dr. Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Please continue to pray for my spiritual and physical health. Pray that my heart will continue to hunger and thirst for Jesus. Please pray for Mrs. Ginny and all the projects that she is involved with. Pray that she will have wisdom as she leads...

  “[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...

Kelly Knouse Minister, Next Generation Personal: My leadership as a husband, father, and pastor. Pray for strength and direction, as to how I lead and hear the voice of Jesus this year. For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry. Pray for wisdom and strength as she gives incredible leadership to...

   “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...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work Pray for the salvation of my barber...

OFFICE OF THE PASTOR Ken Whitten Senior Pastor Personal: Thank the Lord with me for the Israel Tour me and Mrs. Ginny had the privilege to lead this fall. We were blessed beyond measure! Pray for our health as we go into the holiday season. Please pray for me as I plan my calendar for 2020....

FAMILY MINISTRIES Wade Griffin Minister, Families Ministry: It is hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner! 2020 will be here before we know it. As we have planned for the future, the church staff has been working very hard to move us as a church toward engaging with our unsaved...

MISSIONS Dr. Edgar Aponte Minister, Global Missions Personal: Please ask the Lord to fill us with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding That we may live a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work That the Lord may give us grace and favor as...

  “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...