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MONDAY—EVANGELISTIC PRAYER Chronological Bible Reading: Job 4-6; Acts 8 Monday, June 24 Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Almighty God and Savior: Faultless! I am far from it now, but since you never stop short of perfection, I know you will let me reach it someday. I thank you that you are keeping me to the end so you can present me at the last, as Paul says, Eph. 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Oh Jesus, that you would also make __________ and __________ faultless by washing them in your own blood until they are as fair as the purest angel before the throne. May they see their sin, believe the gospel, and come to you to be clothed in your righteousness, making them positively faultless and perfectly flawless in the sight of God. Col. 1:21-22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: The Law should not only have no charge to lay against me, but actually be magnified by me. Moreover, the work of the Holy Spirit inside me should make me so perfectly holy, he even takes away my tendency to sin. Make my judgment, my memory, my will—and every passion—emancipated from the power of evil. Oh to be in heaven together with friends! Sin gone, Satan shut out, temptation past, and myself faultless before your throne. My beauty will be as great as that of the place you have prepared for me. Thank you Lord Jesus, for all you did on the cross to reverse the curse and give me eternal life by faith. Thank you for your grace. Amen. A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Chronological Bible Reading: Job 13-15; Acts 11 Thursday, June 27 † Rom. 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Humbly I ask Thee, teach me Your will, While You are working, help me be still, Though Satan is busy, my God is real; Order my steps in Your word. Bridle my tongue, let my words edify, Let the words of my mouth be acceptable in Thy sight, Take charge of my thoughts both day and night; Order my steps in Your Word. I Want to walk worthy, my calling to fulfill. Please order my steps, Lord, and I’ll do Your blessed will. The world is ever changing, but You are still the same Please order my steps, Lord I’ll praise Your name; Order my steps in Your Word Order my steps in Your Word dear Lord, Lead me, guide me everyday, Send Your anointing, Father I pray; Order my steps in Your Word, Please, order my steps in Your Word. —Glen Bruleigh TUESDAY—FOCUS ON CHRIST’S CROSS Chronological Bible Reading: Job 7-9; Acts 9 Tuesday, June 25 John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Holy Master: It was the brilliance of divine intelligence to string all the Old Testament ceremonies and sacrifices on one thread of thought, see all the ancient prophecies as one unified revelation, and consider all the promises as heralding one supernatural person. Then you could say of the whole thing, “It is finished in Me.” Soaring above the Alps of agony, you had the presence of mind to remember what was being accomplished for my salvation. Some people ask me, How could Christ, in only three hours, bear suffering that is equal to the eternal torments of hell for every man, woman, and child who is ever going to be saved? But O Lord, no one is capable of measuring what the Son of God can do in even one moment, much less what he might do in his life, and might suffer in his death. In the space of three hours you endured not only the agony contained in centuries, but also an equivalent for what is experienced in everlasting punishment. When Deity is arrayed in manhood, then that manhood becomes omnipotent to suffer. Oh, dear Lord, I do not even attempt to measure your sufferings by the finite line of my own limited reason. Some cult groups do; that is why they deny your virgin birth, your miraculous life, and your substitutionary atonement. And whatever else nice they say about you, they still deny who you really are—my God! I know and believe what you endured on the cross was accepted by the Father as equivalent payment for all my sins, and for all the sins of anyone who will believe on you. Help me reach others with this message! Amen. FRIDAY— CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY Chronological Bible Reading: Job 16-18; Acts 12 Friday, June 28 Rom. 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Our Lord and Master: In order to complete your mission, we confirm all our former dedications of ourselves to you. May all our consecration be forever ratified. Or, if any one or us did never yet sincerely give themselves up to you, we do so now with all our trust and from the bottom of our heart. We commit our guilty souls into the hands of our Redeemer, so he can sprinkle it with his own atoning blood, so he can clothe it with his own justifying righteousness, and make us—vile sinners all—accepted in the presence of a just and a holy God. Eph. 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. We appear O Father, in the presence of your justice and holiness clothed in the garments of your own dear Son. Make us living sacrifices to you! Zech. 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. Behold not iniquity in us to punish it. We give our souls (which have corruption in them by nature, and much of the remaining power of sin) into the hands of our almighty Savior today, that by his grace he may form all our powers anew. That he may subdue every inordinate appetite. That he may root-out every disorderly passion. That he may frame us after his own image (Col. 3:10 ), fill us with his own grace, and fit us for his own glory in the mission. We hope in you, Psa. 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. WEDNESDAY—REVIVAL PRAYING Chronological Bible Reading: Job 10-12; Acts 10 Wednesday, June 26 1 Kings 11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. Holiness Is What I Long For: It is a sad thing when a Christian does not open the sacred precincts of his heart in his own house. He or she is profane if he has not set aside a sanctuary in his heart. At work I may be among rivals, but surely I should be revived at home. A house is better if it has a heart inside. Is my home revived? Does my family feel like I have God’s heart inside me? When I greet my friends, do they see a soul that goes beyond self, and is enlarged in its spiritual vision, and inspires others into ministry for Christ? Give me such a heart! because this is the benchmark of revival. My heart must be right, but my heart also has to be expressed. How many of my friends fail in this. Some people walk like saints abroad but it’s like dwelling with the Devil to live with them at home. Why? Because there is contentiousness, backbiting, jealousy, rage, evil speaking. Yet I am what I am at home. That’s the crucial test of character, and true revival. If I don’t make my family happy, and my example at home is not holy, then I am a failure of the first order and of the worst kind. My witness is worthless. The sooner I stop that false profession the better! I need to admit who I am and what I have done, and seek you with humility in a spirit of repentance. It is at home where lack of revival does the most damage. The world is not as much influenced by a hypocrite as my family is damaged by having one inside it! And worse than criticizing me, my children may end up imitating me. Their character will be fashioned on my inconsistent pattern. Help me, Lord! Amen. SATURDAY—IN THE PSALMS Chronological Bible Reading: Job 19-21; Acts 13 Saturday, June 29 Psa. 108:1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. O God My Father: Sometimes I have to climb the ladder of prayer to praise you. Other times I have to praise you first for the past, in order to be able to pray in faith for the present and the future. By the help of your Spirit today, I can either pray myself up to praise, or praise myself into a proper frame of mind for prayer! Let me resolve to magnify you with a steadfast heart. Many times I use the same words over and over to draw near to you. Because while you cannot endure vain repetitions, I know you also despise vain variations. Some phrases are so useful I just have to use them over again. I don’t throw away a cup just because I drank from it before, and so I preserve the best words to use again to praise you. Psa. 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies. Sometimes the future of a nation seems to hang on the prayers of one person. It is easy for me to pray for the Lord’s people, because your heart is already set on doing them good. But it is serious work to pray when I feel like my city and society depends on what you intend to do through my prayer. You made great promises to David, and your holiness guaranteed them. For this reason David prays as if the blessing is already received. Let me start my prayer with your promises, and then I can do the same. Your help to me will inspire help to others. And since faith is never fearful or lazy, I pray to you great King for great things. If prayer and praise precede the battle, I know I can expect heroic deeds and decisive victories. For this reason I pray before the pastor preaches (and even to help aid him preach!). Let me use the power of God, and see the glory of your work this weekend. Amen.

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JUNE 23, 2013









9:00A.M. • Adult Sunday School Class in Room 6 • Defenders Christian Apologetics Course in the Gym 10:45A.M. • New! College & Career Class in Room 6 4:00P.M. • Deacon’s Meeting in Room 6 5:00P.M. • The Book of Revelation Chapter 2 - what we learn from Church History • SNL Sunday Night Live! for kids K-5th Grade 7:00P.M. • NO WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE THIS WEEK • July 3—HBC Ice Cream Social & Picnic! Bring your ice cream freezers. The church will provide meat & drinks and do the grilling. Please bring a side dish to share! • July 10—Adult sports night (volleyball) in the gym • July 17—Spring cleaning/extreme makeover work night • July 24—Psalm 131 9:00 & 10:45A.M. • Lord’s Supper Service


TIME—WORSHIP Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

GIVE GOD THE FIRST PART OF EVERY DAY. The first commitment is to a daily quiet time with God. Our weekly Prayer Diary provides a template for daily devotions. 2) TITHE—WORK 1 Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF EVERY DOLLAR—no questions asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come off the top in order to show that God is our priority. We want the blessing of the firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our resources. 3) TEAM—WORD Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY WEEK. You should fellowship with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church.

Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are no more spontaneous than written-out prayers. The result is we end up praying the same things over and over. This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to God. We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you through the Bible chronologically in a year. Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying. —Alan



Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had prayed. “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of prayer? Yet He had to have his special time and place to pray. Do not fall under the injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the time, place—rather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition. God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

FIRST EVER! HBC ALL-CHURCH RETREAT • July 31-August 3, 2013 Save these dates! Ask for time off now! Don’t wait till you miss it! Elementary/Jr Hi & Hi School/Parents & Adults at Windermere Baptist Conference Center at Lake of the Ozarks. Less than $200 per person (4 days, 3 nights, 9 meals)! To help a student attend, then above your regular offering you may designate “CAMP” on your envelope. LIVING FAITH BIBLE INSTITUTE • Sunday nights starting Aug 17. NEW Sunday evening service time is 5:307:00P.M. After each Sunday night service/class we will offer “table talk” in the gym—dollar pizza for adults & kids and discussion led by LFBI students. Free new wide-margin Bible to each new student who registers. Courses are only $40 per credit. Alan will be teaching Survey of Theology and Dispensational Theology this semester. Studying theology is how we get a comprehensive view of scripture, and all God is saying to us through the various books of the Bible. See all fall classes and register now at

§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) § Keeping the body of Christ a priority (your congregational relationship of walking with us) § Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in the Word)


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