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
 

Women

Messiah   Reading: Psalm 16; Daniel 12:2 (Best read out loud)   John 4:25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.”   Some scholars say that the Old Testament does not teach resurrection, physical life after physical death....

Anointed One   Reading: Psalm 2; Acts 4:1-31   I think Psalm 2 speaks the entire Biblical story in its “mere” twelve verses. Acts 4 gives the account of believers, convicted of the truth in Psalm 2, boldly proclaiming how to take refuge in Christ Jesus despite the opposition of governing leaders. As we...

Son of David   Reading: 2 Samuel 7; Matthew 1:1; Luke 1:32-33   As I read through 2 Samuel 7, the word “forever” stands out to me. This is a strong word. This is a covenant relationship word.   One of the greatest steps of faith you and I take is to believe that the God...

He is King   Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13   “1 Samuel 16:7 God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”   The Israelites wanted a king to lead them, a king like the other nations had. God responded to their prayers by establishing a...

Greater Moses   Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-19; John 6:14; Acts 7:37   My children and I loved playing a game with my Grandma Burns based on her ability to give us clues. Grandma Burns would hide a gift in her house and slips of paper containing clues to help locate the gift. The race to...

Our Sin-Bearer   Reading: Numbers 21:4-9   Today we pause and acknowledge that the Creator of the Universe orchestrated a great redemptive plan in which He would bear the grotesque sin of mankind so that all who believe in His provision of Life would escape the wrath and judgment of Holy God and receive...

Law-Giver   Reading: Exodus 19:1-20:17   I don’t know how you feel about Law-Givers or about the Law, some people really resent Law-Givers and think that no one has the right to “regulate” another, but I greatly value Law-Givers and the Law. I believe they are foundational to order and I greatly appreciate order....

The Passover Lamb   Reading: Exodus 12:1-51   In delivering Israel out of Egypt, God provides a Passover Lamb that symbolizes the Israelite’s need of God’s miraculous help. The Blood of the Lamb placed over the door of the home provided refuge from the plague sent to judge the hard-hearted Egyptians. The blood of...

The Greater Exodus   Reading: Exodus 2:1-10, 3:1-17   I’ve been watching my new grandson and thinking about babies in the Christmas story. So many miraculous little lives. The survival of a baby is dependent upon adults taking pity on the vulnerable and being trustworthy in caring for the baby. Moses and Christ Jesus...

The Lion of Judah   Reading: Genesis 49:8-11   Matthew 2:6 “And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the leaders of Judah; for out of you shall come forth a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.”   Timing is so important in many ways. I try not to be a “lemon...

He is Provider   Reading: Genesis 22:1-18   Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). Faith in God’s character revealed in His Word, pleases our Maker. As with all convictions, one really cannot know the conviction until the conviction is tested. Our Maker tests our...

He is Covenant Blesser   Reading: Genesis 12:1-7, 15:1-6   To identify the real King, we must know something about His character. We must know a bit about Him. God is incomprehensible apart from Him teaching us His ways. The Lord does this through history by telling of His relationship with humankind, in particular...

Women's Bible Studies for Spring 2020   Amazing Collection: The Bible, book by book, Leaders: Lyn Casseday - Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm, 1/27-4/7, Room E107;  Ginny Whitten and Kim Griffin-Tuesday 9:30-11:30 am 1/21-4/7, Room E112 The Amazing Collection appeals to every level of Bible knowledge, from beginners desiring to grow in their faith to seasoned...

2019 Women's Ministry Calendar (dates subject to change) Weekly Women's Prayer Time in the Idlewild Prayer Room every Thursday at 1 pm in W102 November Heartfelt Ministry Women's Bible Study Luncheon 11/5 Veteran's Day Brunch 11/9 In His Image Widows Luncheon 11/9 Rescue the One 11/10 Thread of Life 11/16 December Anticipating the King - Advent 2019 Heartfelt Ministry In His Image Widows Luncheon...

He is Life-Giver   Reading: Genesis 2:4-3:24   Eden! Humankind lived in the perfect place. The place was pleasing to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the garden. The people (man and woman) lived by streams and among the living creatures, naming the creatures of God. Man and...

He is Creator   Reading: Genesis 1   “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Thus, begins the revelation of God to humankind. We are first to recognize God as Creator. God creates the earth, light, goodness, time, waters and land, the heavenlies, plants, animals, and humankind. God sees all that...

I have always loved “advent devotionals”, and the focus it brings to the season. This year I begged Jodie to please write one for us to share on social media and the women’s ministry blog. To me, there’s something extra special about children and Christmas, so as an added bonus,...

Introduction Sometimes it is just plain wrong to anticipate a certain thing. You shouldn’t anticipate a good grade if you haven’t studied. You shouldn’t anticipate financial security if you haven’t saved. You shouldn’t anticipate a great relationship with your sibling if you haven’t stayed in touch. You shouldn’t anticipate weight loss…. One...

Whitney Capps recently wrote a Bible study We Over Me. The study came from her thoughts on being sick of living for me. She also has discerned that there is a subculture doing “church universal” and thinking that connection in His local Body is not critical to their spiritual health....

From Kelly Minter: Calvin said our hearts are like little idol factories. Sometimes we value followers more than following Jesus ourselves. Refuse to worship the gods of culture alongside Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ is worthy of our full devotion. The world desperately needs people/leaders who do not just blend with the culture....

The ministry Show Hope, led by Emily Richards (Steven Curtis Chapman’s daughter) provides adoption financial help and grants to families. Know your resources! Pray for children everywhere, advocate for traumatized children, support adoptive families with providing care, and remember God’s love for children. At Idlewild, for more information about supporting adoption...

I think Training Sound Bite #1 may have emphasized the tragedy of NOT flourishing. I want to highlight what flourishing looks like in this Sound Bite as the training, overall, was very uplifting! That said, heard from Alena and Jonathan Pitts who are mourning the loss of Wynter Pitts (Alena’s mom...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 27-28 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 28:24-27 Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe. And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying, ‘Go to...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 25-26 by Jodie Montgomery   Acts 26:4-7 “So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem; since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I...

Training is a great and necessary part of enhancing leadership. I just spent four days in much needed training. The thing with training is that in the midst of it, I hear and I’m inspired, but as soon as I leave the training event I forget…a lot. Turns out I’m...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 23-24 by Jodie Montgomery   Acts 24:24-25 But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus. But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 21-22 by Jodie Montgomery   Acts 22:12-16 “A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,  came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I...

Please make plans to join us for our Veteran's Day Ladies Brunch! Being held on November 9, 2019 from 10am to 11:30am in room E104. Sue Rhorlak will be our guest speaker, sharing her story of being a military mom, and how the Lord gave her peace through Psalm 91. Registration information can...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 19-20 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 20:9-12 And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting on the window sill, sinking into a deep sleep; and as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead. But Paul went down and fell...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 17-18 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 17:22-23  So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 15-16 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and began teaching the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved." When my two eldest children were young, we were reading through the Old Testament and arrived at the...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 13-14 by Jodie Montgomery Wouldn’t you love to get a word of exhortation from the Apostle Paul? Here it is as recorded in Acts 13:16-41…may we have ears to hear: "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:  The God of this people Israel chose our...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 11-12 by Jodie Montgomery Acts 12:21-23 On an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them. The people kept crying out, "The voice of a god and not of a man!" And immediately an angel of...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 7-8 By Jodie Montgomery When we get to Acts 7-8, we hear that the Gospel is mightily spreading through the voices of the martyrs. Stephen faces the priests and Saul is actively persecuting the church after heartily agreeing with putting Stephen to death. The scattered go...

Move together through Acts: Chapters 9-10 By Jodie Montgomery There are people I do not like. If you ask me to give them a call or go meet them, I would not want to. I get why Jonah said no to going to the Ninevites. As I read about Saul’s conversion in Acts...

Move Together Through Acts: Chapters 5-6 By Jodie Montgomery The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7 When I teach the Gospels, I am confronted with...

Heartfelt Ministry is for women of all ages and stages – from 18 to 108! We are moms and daughters, sisters, friends. We are all friends who become family! Do you sometimes feel alone, raising your children (child), trying to honor God in your home? Let some of us who have...

Move Together Through Acts: Chapters 1-4 By Jodie Montgomery Acts 1:1-2 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had...