Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
The TWW community would love to pray for you!
Here is our Order of Worship
Thank You Father that You have made Yourself known to humanity through the Word of God. But forgive us Lord, for we are a rebellious and prideful race and yet You loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to lay down His sinless life as the perfect sacrifice for our sin.. so that by that death and resurrection, all who believe on Him might not perish, but have everlasting life.
Thank You that in Your love You chose to communicate with us, by the word, by Your holy apostles and prophets and revealed to us Your glorious plan of salvation, so that whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ would not be condemned – but whosoever does not believe in the only begotten Son of God is condemned already – because he has not believed on the sinless Son of Your love – Who loved us so much that He willingly went to the cross to redeem us from the penalty of sin, and reconcile us back to You eternal.
Thank You that Your Word to us is like a perfumed love-letter that has been forwarded from heaven to all Your children – in love. Thank You for the truth it contains and thank You for all Your perfect and unconditional love and grace towards Your children. May we assimilate these truths deep within the bowels of our soul and glorify Your name for the unconditional love that You have seen fit to pour our on all Your children..by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ – in Whose name we pray,
Lord, how we wonder at Your love for us, in that while we were yet sinners You sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die for our sins – so that in Him we might become Your children and be made the righteous of God, in Him.
Father it staggers the thoughts of our hearts to realise.. that while we were cold and rebellious towards You and and at enmity with God.. that You purposed the glorious plan of redemption in Your heart of love.. that guilty sinners could be declared righteous, through believing on the Lord Jesus Christ – Who died to pay the price for our sins.. with His own life-blood.
Thank You that in Your grace and mercy, Your strong arm of love reached down to me, long before my rebellious heart of stone, turned towards You for healing.
Lord my chief complaint is that my love for You is faint and fragile – a love which seems to be so far removed from the depth of love I desire to have for You. Help me I pray to develop a godly love for You, that is commensurate with the love that You deserve from a sinner such as I – Whom You lifted from the cesspit of sin and chose to save by grace through faith.
Thank You for Your unchanging and unconditional love towards me – and help me more and more to come to a new and deeper understanding of What the Love of God towards me truly means.
This I ask in the name of Jesus my Saviour,
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13 (NASB Bible Gateway)
The Excellence of Love
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child.
In Jesus name,
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.