Welcome to 365 4 Him!
This page is dedicated to our casual and contemporary worship service at WGBC on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
Some things to know about 365 4 HIM:
1. Our service will be held weekly from 9:30 to 10:15.
2. Worship will be casual using Today’s Christian Music. The songs that we use include music from such artists as Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Big Daddy Weave, Matt Maher, Crowder, Casting Crowns, and others.
3. Our Biblically based message each week is approximately 10-15 minutes in length and is presented by our Pastors Tony and Jean Marie Tilford or by a number of different lay leaders.
4. Each service is followed by a fellowship time back in Fellowship Hall with light refreshments immediately following the service.
5. There will be a box in the rear of the church where you can place your guest cards, prayer requests, song requests, and your offering (if you feel so inclined).
6. If you are a new guest here at Willow Grove Baptist, please stop by our Welcome Center for some free gifts.
7. Our pastors are:
Tony and Jean Marie Tilford
Church Phone: 215-659-4505
Pastor’s Home Phone: 610-323-8405
By Connie Campbell Bratcher
Christian friend, why worry or fret
When those troubles come your way?
We’ve never seen a problem yet
That’s not conquered when we pray.
Sheltered in the arms of Jesus,
Sins forgiven, hearts made pure, We walk with our Lord who frees us…
And in Him we are secure.
Worry robs us of victory
And is a lack of real faith;
It takes away our energy,
It is Satan’s strongest bait; The Lord God is faithful, my friend,
There is no need to be grim; He is with us through thick and thin…
And we can fully trust Him..
Giving Him thanks in everything
Make your requests known in prayer;
You’ll have a joyful song to sing…
Whatever troubles are there;
Peace that passes understanding
Will fill your heart and your mind,
As you leave all to God’s handling…
A new freedom you will find.
Let Go, and Know That God is in Control
By Rick Warren
Every day, you have to decide who’s going to be in control of your life — you or God.
That choice is a battle. There are things in your life that you want to control. You want to make your own rules. But stress relief always starts with letting God be God. It always starts with saying, “God, I’m giving up control, because you can control the things that are out of control in my life.”
Psalm 46:10 says, “Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth” (GW).
I don’t know what you’re going to face this week. You don’t, either. But I can already tell you what God wants you to do: Let go, and know. Let go of control, and know that God is in control. Let go, and know! This is the first step to serenity in your life.
Whenever we face out-of-control situations, we tend to go to one of two extremes. For some of you, the more out-of-control your life gets, the harder you try to control it. Some of you do the exact opposite: You just give up! You have a pity party and invite yourself to it.
Both of those reactions to stress are foolish. They don’t work. Instead of being a victim or becoming hyper controlling, you need to pray the prayer of surrender.
The number one reason you’re under stress is because you’re in conflict with God. You’re trying to control things that only God can control. You can’t control your husband or your kids or your wife or your job or your future or your past or any of that stuff. The more you do it, the more you’re trying to play God, and that puts you in opposition to God. Not only are you going to lose that conflict, but you’re also going to be tired.
Millions of people pray the Serenity Prayer, which is based on the Lord’s Prayer, but most have never read the last eight lines to the prayer: “Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking as Jesus did this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that you will make all things right if I surrender to your will so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next. Amen.”
That’s where the power is! There is power when you surrender to God the very things you’ve been trying to take control of from him.