WIC Weekly July 25th 2021
Warsaw International Church
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Worship every Sunday at ul. Miodowa 21 (near Old Town) at 11:00 AM
Entrance from Schillera Street
At last Sunday's service we welcomed Anastasia from Belarus and Aaron from Northern Ireland. We were also pleased to welcome Ron and Beata Nawrocki back to church, after a two-year absence. Ron and Beata live in Arizona but come to Poland for some weeks in the summer.
Last Sunday and the days leading up to it were spent in the company of US evangelists Ken and Jennifer Campbell. Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday they walked around Warsaw's Old Town, handing out bracelets, music packs and their own Christian leaflets, and some members of our church joined them in this. Then on Sunday in church, Ken and Jennifer sang their own songs, Jennifer gave her testimony, and Ken preached on the necessity of being Christ's ambassadors to a perishing world. After the service, our evangelist friends enjoyed fellowship in the park with members of the congregation. We now look forward to hosting another evangelist friend, David Harris from the UK, who is scheduled to join us on 14 and 15 August.
This Sunday there will be no online worship because our technical support is again unavailable (we should be back to normal for Sunday 1 August).
However, a prayer meeting will take place on Zoom on Saturday at 8 pm CET. The link for this is: Prayer Meeting Meeting ID: 847 9391 7308
Recordings of our Sunday services are generally available on our wic.org.pl website or by googling "Warsaw International Church YouTube".
Thank you for your continuing support and prayers for our church and for one another. WIC is entirely self-supporting: without your contributions we cannot operate as a church, and now that we are back in our church building our expenses have increased considerably.
Should you wish to make a contribution to WIC, our church's bank details are as follows:
Warsaw International Church Santander Bank Polska S.A. IV/Oddział w Warszawie ul. Jana Pawła II 17 00-854 Warszawa Polish złoty (PLN) account: PL 63 1090 1056 0000 0000 0600 9128
Let us pray for Ken and Jennifer's ministry efforts in Warsaw to bear fruit in the minds and hearts of all people they reached out to, including in church. We pray also for each of us to be moved to carry out Christ's Great Commission for us, that we too may minister to many more people than we are doing at present.
Many of our newer worshippers are forming ties with one another, particularly in our fellowship in the park after services. Indeed, I have the impression that God is building a whole new church as so many former worshippers have dropped away for various reasons. Praise God that our church is alive and healthy, and we therefore pray for the Lord to continue to build us up in this exciting way.
We pray for God's church worldwide. This week let us pray particularly for Christians to be a witness and to minister to those who are suffering in Germany, Belgium, Holland and France, and also in Poland, as a result of terrible flooding.
We pray for the church to be faithful and strong in countries where Covid is currently running rampant, such as Indonesia, Brazil, India and even the UK (where restrictions have been totally lifted).
Please pray also for the safety of our relatives in so many countries. Many of our nearest and dearest have unfortunately contracted and even succumbed to the virus.
We pray for all those we know who are sick and suffering in any way, that the Lord may bring spiritual, physical and mental healing to them by His grace.
Let us continue to pray that the pandemic and its consequences may cause increasing numbers of people to turn to Jesus in their need.
We ourselves need to pray for revival within us.
Last Sunday's sermon was preached by Ken Campbell on our responsibility as Christians to spread the Good News about Jesus to all around us - a responsibility for which God will hold us to account one day.
Readings for 25 July
Verse for the week: [Jesus said:] "Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples" (John 13:35 - NLT).
Old Testament reading: 1 Samuel 17:57 - 18:5. New Testament reading: 1 John 4:7-12 and 20. Gospel reading: John 13:34-35.
Food of the Spirit
God’s Remedy For Today’s Emergency
By W. C. Moore
God has not made unsaved statesmen responsible for averting national disaster. He has placed this responsibility upon His own people. "If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chr. 7:14).
Time is hastening on! The meeting with the Lord approaches! The time of reckoning draws nigh, when every one of us shall give account of himself to God (Rom. 14:12). Shall we not, therefore, pitch in now and get revival fires burning and blazing in our own hearts, in our homes, in our churches, in our city, in our nation, and around the world – without delay?
Christians, we are in an emergency. We cannot afford to be giving our time, our strength, our money to anything but to the one unutterable need of getting God on the scene in the power of a mighty, Holy Ghost awakening! Away forever with idleness, contentions, wasting precious moments and priceless dollars on useless things. God help us! The hour has struck. The times are desperate but the saints are not!
Let us agree (Matt. 18:19) from this very moment to call upon God, to stir up ourselves and take hold of God (Isa. 64:7) for a heaven-sent revival to meet today’s needs.
How can we drift listlessly along, idly chatting with anyone we chance to meet, wasting, squandering the precious moments God has given us in which to battle through in real prayer for revival! Oh, to realize, once and for all, that if we do not shake ourselves from the deadening dust of our shameful lukewarmness, the Lord will spew us out of His mouth! (Rev. 3:16).
The Travailing Burden
"As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children" (Isa. 66:8). We must have a revival of righteousness! We must have God on the scene in the manifested power of His might – in revival outpourings of His Spirit to meet this present day’s needs. In whatever denomination you are, wherever you are, never let the devil steal away your burden for revival until you have prayed through and the burden is thus lifted. God changes not (Mal. 3:6).
It is in travail that children are born into the world, and it is in soul travail that people are born again into the kingdom of God.
Be true to the burden for revival that is upon your heart, put there by the Spirit of God. God would not put that cry upon His people for revival if He did not intend abundantly to answer as we steadfastly press on. "I said not…Seek ye Me in vain" (Isa. 45:19). "Shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him?... I tell you that He will avenge them speedily" (Luke 18:7-8).
If you are a born again Christian, and do not have a real burden for revival, hear this Word: "Look on the fields…white already to harvest" (John 4:35, Luke 10:2). Look at the frightful needs, the souls en route to hell all around you, the people in trouble, the wrongs that need to be righted – and PRAY!
It is going to take God to change things, and God works in cooperation with His people. We are laborers together with God (1 Cor. 3:9). We are ambassadors (representatives) for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20).
The Word of God says, "……greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4). Let us, therefore, take God at His Word, and rise up and defeat the enemy, using the delegated authority which God has given us, in effective wrestling against the power of darkness (Eph. 6:10-20). "Behold," Jesus says, "I give unto you power [authority] …over all the power of the enemy" (Luke 10:19). This is a true Word, but it must be put into execution by God’s people.
It is the wicked spirits behind the scenes, the "rulers of the darkness of this world" (Eph. 6:12), that are causing the confusion today, and we, taking the whole armor of God, are set to wrestle effectively against these evil spirits by using the delegated authority which Christ has given us over all their power, "praying always" (Eph. 6:18).
Oh, to focus, to concentrate, to unite in calling on God, in faith, to revive us again! (Psa. 85:6). Let us unitedly, in Jesus’ Name, resist the devil till he flees from us (Jas. 4:7).
Fritter not away your time in useless chatter and gossip, in self-indulgence, in non-essentials, but rather "seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near" (Isa. 55:6).
Start now! Cry unto God! Press on in the battle of prayer. "Pray without ceasing" (1 Thes. 5:17).
– W. C. Moore (1890-1980) was founding editor of Herald of His Coming.
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