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MONDAYEVANGELISTIC PRAYER Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 70-72; Romans 16 Monday, August 5 Eph. 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Glorious God and King: The cross of the Lord Jesus is a bridge that spans the distance that separates me from God. That means those who refuse Jesus reject the only way to God. God is not approachable except through the merits of Christ. Evangelism is either absolutely necessary or completely unnecessary, because without Jesus Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weavers shuttle, and are spent without hope. But because of the cross, the veil separating me from God is not just rolledup, but rent in twain from the top to the bottom (Matt. 27:51). It was not put away for future use; it was tore up! Only one veil was made, and that one is torn in two, starting at the top. The one and only fence has been destroyed. So Rom. 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? The Devil himself cannot separate me from God now. The worst he could do would be to hang up a torn veilone that is rent, therefore rendered useless. Lord, give me boldness to cross the bridge and enter into this fellowship you provided by your death. I can say, Jehovah Shammah,the LORD is there (Ezek. 48:35), and confess that Psa. 90:1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Let me live on earth like you are alive in heaven. Give me a fellowship with you that is elevating, purifying, strengthening and emboldening. Let me enter into your revealed thoughts through your word. Let me rise to your plans through the power of your Spirit. Lift me up to you even as you dwell in me. Why should I stand outside when your cross brings me so near? Amen. A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 79-81; 1 Corinthians 3 Thursday, August 8 Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. TUESDAYFOCUS ON CHRISTS CROSS Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 73-75; 1 Corinthians 1 Tuesday, August 6 Heb. 7:23-25 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Interceding Savior: By your death you provided everything necessary for my salvation, but by your continued life you apply the provision you made in your death. You live on purpose to see all the blessings and privileges you purchased on the tree brought home and enjoyed by me (for you died in my place). If you did not still live for me, your death would be a miscarriage. You would have begun the work and provided all the materials for its completion, but there would be no one to make those resources available, and to complete the temple whose foundation was laid in so costly a price. I am pardoned by your death, but I am justified by your resurrection. I am saved because you died, but that salvation is brought home and secured because you sit on the right hand of the throne of the Father and continually make intercession, praying for me. Help me today to make as much of your life as I ever have of your death. I sat down at Calvary, wondering at your hearts blood poured out for my redemptionlove written in streams of crimson. But let me sit now at the foot of your throne, a throne of grace, and see how you spend your glorified life in intercession for me. Prayer for one purpose: so I can preach your gospel to others. You are ever living to apply with your own hands what you purchased by the fastening of those hands and the piercing of your heart on the cross. Thank you Jesus, for the supplication you make for me. Let me not be silent for you, O Lord. Amen. FRIDAY CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY Chronological Bible Reading: 82-84; 1 Corinthians 4 Friday, August 9 Matt. 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Our Father Which Art in Heaven: There is in the spirit of a child something that makes him or her recognize and love his father. And we Rom. 8:15 have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. This is a sweet compound of spices! We have faith that knows God to be Father, love and affection recognize him as Father, joy rejoices in him as Father, fear trembles to disobey him as Father, and confident trustfulness relies upon him and casts self completely on him as Father. We know by the inerrant word of scripture that he is our Father. We know by the infallible witness of the Spirit that Jehovah, God of heaven and earth, is indeed the Father of our hearts. Help us feel this Spirit of adoption. Other than seeing Jesus himself there is nothing better than to know the Spirit of adoption. When the winds of trouble blow across our church, when waves of adversity are rising, when our ship is reeling toward the rocks, how important to say, Our Father! How important to know and believe his hand is at the helm. There is music, there is eloquence, there is the essence of heaven in that word, Our Father. Help us speak it with an unstammering tongue, for so we come to you in prayer. When we talk to Our Father we are not afraid of being misunderstood. If our words are a little out of place, you read our hearts. Our prayers seem like broken things sometimes, but your Spirit puts them together. It is a prayer full of faults, but if it begins with Our Father, it is heard. Read the right meaning into our desire to fulfill your mission. And as we pray together help us center ourselves in our relationship with the Father. Do it in Jesus name. Amen. WEDNESDAYREVIVAL PRAYING Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 76-78; 1 Corinthians 2 Wednesday, August 7 1 Tim. 4:8 godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. Dear Lord and Master: I look only to you, who poured out your soul unto death on my behalf. Help me walk in the Spirit until I see your face with joy. Reveal yourself to me. Draw me nearer to you. Keep me in union and communion with you. It is a joy to think of heaven at the end of my life, but equally a blessing to think of all the ways you can make me holy along the way! I too seldom meditate on the blessedness of the hard but right way (as John Bunyan called it). Just to be on the way is a marvel of grace. Stores of covenant blessings are provided in advance along my way. Because of your providence, as a pilgrim I am a blessed person. I have such joy and peace in walking with you. I can bear witness that Psa. 19:11 Moreover by [the judgments of the LORD] is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Jesus, the most educated Christian in the world has to find his wisdom in revivalor else die a fool in the faith. Spirit of God, guide me, as my heart is set on coming to you. Critics are always sure to err, but the wayfaring man, the pilgrim, the one who is actually traveling the road and moving forward, shall not err. As long as I stay on the road I cannot make a wrong turn. The walkway is laid down in your word so plainly, even a child can make headway in it. The way is difficult only for those who talk about it but never be about it. There is always enough light to travel, as long as I keep moving. The cross is seen clearly enough for all to look and live. The main thing is to know Bible principles and practice them. One thing is needful (Luke 10:42): revival! Amen. SATURDAYIN THE PSALMS Chronological Bible Reading: 85-87; 1 Corinthians 5 Saturday, August 10 Psa. 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Great and Glorious Father: You always deserve praise. I ought to give it, frequently forget it, and need to be stirred-up to it. If there is anything praiseworthy in my life right now, you should get all the glory for it, because I am your workmanship (Eph. 2:10). What a week! The godly will be persecuted, but they will not be forsaken. Mans curses cannot deprive me of Gods blessings. Old Balaams words are true! Num. 23:20 [God] hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. I have days of darkness. There are times when I am sick and sorry. My riches take wings and fly away. Even my righteousness is put under the microscope. But rain doesnt last always. If my darkness is caused by depression, the Holy Spirit can comfort me. Psa. 112:7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. If I fear the Lord, I dont need to fear any person or circumstance. I need not be alarmed at bad news. Even when I am undecided, I am not cowardly; I am steadfast in soul. I may change my plans, but not my purpose of heart. Faith makes me firm, so even if the worst happens, I can patiently wait on the Lord. Experience makes me even more settled in this belief. My confidence is confirmed by years. I can face any adversary with a holy awe and a brave face. When the battle rages and the results seem doubtful, my trust in you is not dismayed. What I receive from you, I delight to distribute to those who most need it. My service is not spasmodic. My life is based on Bible principles and my actions flow from settled reserves of strength. Praise the Lord, Hallelujah! Amen.

WEVE a story to tell to the nations, that shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light, A story of peace and light. Weve a song to be sung to the nations, that shall lift their hearts to the Lord, A song that shall conquer evil and shatter the spear and sword, And shatter the spear and sword. Weve a message to give to the nations, that the Lord who reigns up above Has sent us His Son to save us, and show us that God is love, And show us that God is love. Weve a Savior to show to the nations, who the path of sorrow has trod, That all of the worlds great peoples might come to the truth of God, Might come to the truth of God. For the darkness shall turn to dawning, and the dawning to noonday bright; And Christs great kingdom shall come on earth, The kingdom of love and light. H. Ernest Nichol, 1896

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AUGUST 4, 2013







9:00A.M. Adult Sunday School Class in Room 6 Defenders Christian Apologetics Course in the Gym 10:45A.M. College & Career Class in Room 6 5:00P.M. Pastor Steven Charette and testimonies from the all-church retreat! SNL Sunday Night Live! for kids K-5th Grade


TIMEWORSHIP 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) TITHEWORK 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 DOLLARno 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) TEAMWORD 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

Election Day food (we are a polling place). Sign up in the lobby if you can help or bring something. Thanks!

7:00P.M. Adult Sports Nights Volleyball in the gym! Aug 14 Psalm 132 Aug 21 HavestKids Childrens Worker Training (3 weeks)


LIVING FAITH BIBLE INSTITUTE Sunday nights starting Aug 18 NEW Sunday evening service time is 5:30-7:00P.M. After each Sunday night service/class we will offer table talk in the gymdollar 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. See all fall classes and register now at LFBI.ORG

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 Gods 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 prayerthe posture, the time, placerather 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

3 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS STARTING AUG 21ST AT 7:00P.M. Every adult member should have some involvement with our kids, even if only on an intermittent or occasional basis. Pressing current needs: 2nd & 3rd grade at 10:45 every other month, Toddler Town at 10:45, K-1st grade at 10:45. See Shawn Kitley or give your name at the hospitality booth. AWANA A Workman And Not Ashamed, our Wednesday night childrens Bible Club, begins Sept 11th. Sign up in the lobby to be part of this team who train kids in the Bible.

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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