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Monday 6

October to
Friday 28
November 2014

2 Corinthians 2:14 God who manifests through us
TurningPoint Church READING PLAN
The following booklet is a day by day devotional reading plan for week
days from Monday 6
October to Friday 28
November 2014.

A refreshing start to Term 4 with Prayer for all areas of our life
Personal and Corporate.

Term 4 Special Calendar Events

Thursday 9th October Ladies Bowling night
Saturday 11th October Healing Rooms Open Day
Community Garden Open Day & BBQ
Sunday 12th October Ps Rob Newton Healing Rooms
Sunday 12th October Caf Church Iron and Clay
Sunday 19th October Ps Bill Wyatt Cleansing Streams
Saturday 25th October eMpower: Mens Breakfast Ps Rob Bailey
Saturday 25th October Healing Rooms 10:30 12 noon
Mon/Tue 3rd/4th Nov Church office closed re Melbourne Cup Day
Saturday 8th November Healing Rooms 10:30 12 noon
Sunday 9th November Koo Wee Rup 1
Wed 12th November Mens Dinner at Lynbrook Hotel
Thursday 13th November Ladies Black & White night
Saturday 22nd November Healing Rooms 10:30 12 noon (Final 2014)

This reading plan on Prayer Revival is copyright 2014 Hillsong Church
and is used with permission from Hillsong. Editing of some material has
been done by Josephine Guichard with written permission from Hillsong.

All Prayers are written by Josephine Guichard.

Unless otherwise noted, all scripture quotations are from the New
International Version of the Bible.

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Day 1 Monday 6
October 2014

READ Psalms 90 - The art of being PRESENT

WIDE AWAKE Psalm 90:12. Teach us to number our days right that we
may gain a heart of wisdom.

If we are honest, most of us will admit that we
have experienced seasons when the moments,
days and weeks seemed to slip away without us
noticing. Perhaps we were absorbed by the
busyness of everyday routines, or by a difficult
season when mere survival was challenge enough.
Regardless, we often look back on these seasons
with a sense of regret and the feeling that
moments were 'wasted.

The book of Psalms (always a great place to start when facing the
shortfalls of our humanity and refocusing on God) gives expression to this
tendency in a prayer by Moses. He asks God to arrest his impulse to drift
through the days, saying Teach us to number our days that we may gain
a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

Easy to learn, this verse has been the prayer of countless Christians
wanting to awaken to each moment they have been graced with. Perhaps
today, it can become your prayer too.

As we begin this study of revival, let's resolve to be aware of what God is
doing in TurningPoint and our community. From the outset, let us
number the days, tune our ear heavenward and determine that this
season will not slip away. That we might have our eyes wide open to see
that the Lord is present and active.

Prayer: Father, I pray in Jesus Name, that as I begin this Reading Plan on
Revival You would revive me so I can become a carrier of revival to
others. I am wide awake!
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Day 2 Tuesday 7
October 2014

READ John 20 - The art of being PRESENT

CONSISTENCY John 20:24-25. Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the
Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples
told him, We have seen the Lord! But he said to them, unless I see the
nail marks in His hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put
my hand into His side, I will not believe it.

John 20:24 is a verse that many Christians have likely passed over often.
It recounts how Jesus' disciple Thomas was not present when Jesus first
appeared to the disciples in His resurrected form.

Later, Jesus did appear to Thomas, graciously allowing him the physical
proof he'd said he needed to believe that Jesus' resurrection was real, to
which Thomas responds with an absolute, personal confession of belief.
The Bible doesn't tell us why Thomas was not with his friends that day.
We can speculate based on the circumstances and Thomas' personality:
perhaps he was grief-stricken or traumatised?

We can say with certainty though, that Thomas was absent from the
group of those who knew and loved Jesus on that day, and missed an
opportunity to be in Jesus' presence as a result. Another opportunity was
given to him (isn't that just like God?) but the initial moment lost, could
never be regained.

Evan Roberts of the great 1904 Welsh revival, reportedly read Thomas'
story as a young man and resolved that if there was ever a possibility that
God would be 'present', 'he would never be absent from such a meeting.
It was a history-changing decision then and it remains a great challenge
to us today.

Prayer: Jesus, You are the Vine and I am a branch. Unless I abide in You I
cannot bear good fruit. I dont want to struggle to survive. Help me to be
consistent in fellowship with You and other believers so that I can flourish
and bear lasting fruit in this church.
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Day 3 Wednesday 8
October 2014

READ Acts 2 - The art of being PRESENT

PRESENT IN THE COMMUNITY Acts 2:46-47. Every day they continued to
meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and
ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the
favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those
who were being saved.

From the earliest days of the church, God has been present when
believers gathered. In Acts 2, when early believers met together, the Holy
Spirit came like the wind, filling the place and causing those gathered to
speak in tongues.

The early church hungered for both God and community. Daily they met
and made space for those whom God added to their community. They
found what Jesus had shared with His disciples to be true; that where two
or more were gathered in His name, He was there among them (Matthew

When any unique individual is wholly present in a community, that
community is naturally strengthened. When we take our place in the
community of believers though, the community is additionally
strengthened supernaturally by God's presence and especially so when
we have faith for God's presence.

Perhaps it has been a while since you have taken your true place in the
community of believers. Or perhaps you have been present physically but
lacking faith for God's presence. Let this moment be a turning point for
you. Determine that you will be found to be present and faith-filled in the
community of God every Sunday.

Prayer: Father, thank You that there is strength in church community. As
iron sharpens iron believers sharpen one anothers faith. I am
encouraged I can add strength to my faith and grow spiritually in my local
TurningPoint church.
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Day 4 Thursday 9
October 2014

READ 1 Corinthians 12 - The art of being PRESENT

PRESENT IN YOUR PLACE 1 Corinthians 12:18-19. But in fact God has
arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as He wanted
them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is,
there are many parts, but one body.

The body! Isn't it a wonderful image that Paul
used, writing to the Corinthian church all
those years ago? It really gets the point
across - we each have a unique, God-given
purpose and part to play in the 'body' of His
community. Makes you wonder what 'body
part' you might be, doesn't it?

Paul describes how ridiculous it would be if one body part decided it
wanted to do the role of another, also noting how the whole body suffers
when not all the 'parts' are present. The church operates best when all
the parts of its 'makeup' are present and working.

One of the best things about taking your place in the community of God's
people is the journey of discovering your unique purpose. Unified by a
cause so much greater than ourselves - the cause of Christ - provides us
with an opportunity to use what God has placed in our hand for His glory
and to be a blessing to others.

Take a moment today to write down your gifts and passions. Talk to God
about how you can develop them and use them to bless others and build
His church. Ask Him to help you find the right 'place' in His community so
that you are not just present, but present in your 'place.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You that Your gifts and talents are
irrevocable. Help me to develop and use the gifts You have graced me
with so that there is no lack in the House You have planted me in.

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Day 5 Friday 10
October 2014

READ Ephesians 2 - The art of being PRESENT

PRESENT IN THE CHURCH Ephesians 2:19-22. Consequently, you are no
longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with Gods people and
members of Gods household, built on the foundation of the apostles and
prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone. In Him the
whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the
Lord. And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in
which God lives by His Spirit.

The local church is a place where God's majesty is displayed and His
purpose is outworked. We therefore all need to guard against familiarity
regarding being present and planted in His House.

That said, there is something breathtaking about God's unified global
Church. Just as a present individual believer strengthens a local church,
so too a present local church that has embraced its unique calling,
strengthens the unified global Church.

When we think of revival thanking God for what we see already and
believing God for more our focus often rests on the local sphere of our
church, families, friends and neighbours. So it should, for God has
entrusted them to us.

Yet by lifting our eyes to also perceive what God is doing and can do
globally, we too can be wholly present in the global Church. Write down
what you see God doing, and what you long to see Him do, in your life at
home, in your local church and in the global church

Prayer: Thank You God that You are always at work moving the puzzle
pieces of my life into place and, like a seed in the ground, I can expect to
reap a harvest if I do not give up praying and believing. Increase my
spiritual vision so I can have a global perspective of the gathering-in of
the harvest happening at this time.

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Days 6 & 7 Sat/Sun 11/12
October 2014

1 Chronicles 4:9 10

Jabez was more honourable than his
brothers. His mother had named him Jabez,
saying, I gave birth to him in pain. Jabez
cried out to the God of Israel, Oh that You
would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let
Your hand be with me and keep me from harm
so that I will be free from pain. And God
granted his request.

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Day 8 Monday 13
October 2014

READ Acts 4 - The Conversation of PRAYER

PRAYER REVIVAL'S PARTNER Acts 4:31. After they prayed, the place
where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the
Holy Spirit and spoke the Word of God boldly.

There is power in prayer! Christine Caine, founder of the anti-human
trafficking campaign, A21, describes how she prayed for hours whilst they
were building the stadiums for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 'I used
to sit on the edge where the deep holes were dug to pour in the
foundations and my tears would drip into the cement.'

Then the Director for Youth Alive in Sydney, Christine prayed that God's
glory would be revealed through the gathering of His people in one place,
under one accord, with one heart singing praises to His Name. This site is
now Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, where thousands gather
every year under the name of Jesus in Australia's largest annual
conference, Hillsong Conference.

In 1904, Wales saw more than 100,000 people come to know Christ in
under six months in a revival characterised by prayer, praise, joy, victory
and the re-discovery of the Holy Spirit. The leader of this Revival, Evan
Roberts, was a man known for his intense, fervent prayer who had
believed for over 10 years to see the people of Wales come to know

As we continue this study, let's allow God to awaken us to the
conversation of prayer. With the example of the early church and great
leaders like Evan Roberts inspiring us, let us intercede for our families and
friends and believe for the salvation of those who do not yet know Christ.

Prayer activation: Write down the names of your family and friends who
are not saved and commit to praying for them daily declaring the
promises from the Word of God over them. God is faithful and honours
His Word above all else!
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Day 9 Tuesday 14
October 2014

READ Matthew 6 - The Conversation of PRAYER

HOW TO PRAY Matthew 6:9-13. This, then, is how you should pray Our
Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will
be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And
forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

People often feel overwhelmed when it comes to prayer wondering what
to say or pray for. However, there is no formula to prayer. Prayer is
simply conversation with God.

As we become more comfortable, we find it easier to speak to God from
the depths of our hearts. This 'dailyness' of talking to God can often be
consumed with our personal world, but it may also touch on the needs of
our larger world for healing, salvation and justice.

In 'The Lord's Prayer' (Matthew 6) Jesus taught us
how to pray, providing a good example for anyone
who is starting to build the habit of talking to God
daily. It begins with the earnest request that Heaven
be established on earth, according to God's will.

During this season, as we pray for God to move miraculously as He has
done in the great revivals of history, let us determine to make Jesus'
example of prayer our example; so that our prayers reflect heaven's
priorities, and that we might be ever submitted to our Father's will.

Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do
not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for
us with groans that words cannot express.

Prayer: Father, help me to lean into Your Spirit when I am weak and dont
know what to pray for. I want to see Revival in this generation.

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Day 10 Wednesday 15
October 2014

READ 1 John 5; Ephesians 3:12 - The Conversation of PRAYER

WHAT CAN WE PRAY FOR? 1 John 5:14-15. This is the confidence we
have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He
hears us. And if we know that He hears us whatever we ask we know
that we have what we ask of Him.

It is obviously a great privilege for us to pray,
bringing our needs and requests before an
omnipotent God. Yet amazingly, Jesus has
made it possible for us to approach God with
confidence and to come before Him boldly.
God hears us when we pray and it is His will that prayer would allow us to
know Him more and receive His grace.

Perhaps you haven't always prayed with the confidence that 1 John 5:14-
15 and Ephesians 3:12 speak of. Consider why that is and allow the truth
of God's Word to replace the old mindsets you may have had about

During this time as we seek God to see a change in our lives and the
world around us, let's be united in prayer for:

1. Salvations - for loved ones in our world who are yet to know Jesus.
2. Our city and nation - let's believe for our leaders and authorities to
lead with Godly wisdom and counsel.
3. Revival - let's believe together for people to awaken to the things of
God and for Him to move mightily across the earth.

Prayer: Father, it is so amazing I can boldly approach Your throne and
enter in to receive your lavish grace in times of need. Give me wisdom so
I can pray effectively for Revival fire for those who have yet to be added
to your Kingdom here on earth.

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Day 11 Thursday 16
October 2014

READ Matt 21; James 5:13-16 - The Conversation of PRAYER

WHY PRAY? Matthew 21:21-22. Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, if
you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to
the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, Go, throw yourself
into the sea, and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever
you ask for in prayer.

Many people have debated why it is that we pray when God is in
absolute control. Whilst these questions are worthwhile, they can over-
complicate and overshadow the simple truth that God's Word continually
instructs us to pray with faith to God for whom nothing is impossible.

Are there specific things in your life that you are believing God to move
miraculously in? Why not make a stand this week that says you believe
there is great power in prayer, by gathering two or more of your friends
or family to pray with you? Write their names down and arrange to meet
regularly with them to pray together.

Search Gods Word for scriptures that speak to your needs and pray the
scriptures prophetically over your needs and see miracles begin to
happen as your prayers are answered.

Prayer: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and
unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3) Father, Your
Word cannot return to You void! Increase my faith!

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Day 12 Friday 17
October 2014

READ Ephesians 6 - The Conversation of PRAYER

WHEN TO PRAY Ephesians 6:18. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and
always keep on praying for all the saints.

All of history's great revivals have
one attribute in common -
people fervently prayed for
them. In November 1949 in the
Hebrides Islands, two elderly
women in their 80's were
troubled at the state of their parish not one young person attended
church. These two women were moved to action and decided to pray
about it.

They met twice a week and prayed from 10pm 3am. They invited the
church leaders and elders to pray with them. A few weeks later Scottish
preacher Duncan Campbell visited the island to preach. During his time
on Lewis Island, revival broke out and hundreds of people came to know
Christ. On the first day of the revival, 122 young people were saved.

Dont pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and
keep it. A man is powerful on his knees. Corrie Ten Boom

God is still the same yesterday, today and forever! Unchangeable!

Is there a daily activity you could use to remind you to pray? Is there a
prayer group you could join to pray with on a regular basis? Together, let
us resolve to pray continually for God to move in our nation!

Prayer: Father, I want to see Your Kingdom come and Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. Give me today my daily bread that I may feed
others the Bread of Life so they can be revived.
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Days 13 & 14 Sat/Sun 18/19
October 2014

Marys Prayer: (Translation Unknown)

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Day 15 Monday 20
October 2014

READ Acts 1; Romans 12:12 - The Conversation of PRAYER

HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE PRAY? Acts 1:14. They all joined together
constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the Mother of
Jesus, and with His brothers.

In Acts 1 Jesus has just ascended to heaven and left the disciples with the
instruction to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit. While waiting
for Jesus' promise, they prayed; they prayed together and they prayed
constantly. The disciples knew that they were living in pivotal times and
sought God through prayer for what He was about to do.

Meeting in the same place, at the same time with a shared love for God,
they were united in belief and their prayers were also. These were a
people passionate about spreading the Gospel and they grew quickly in

Paul's letters to the early church also upholds the importance of
persevering in prayer, with him instructing the church in Thessalonica to
pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5.17) and again encouraging those in
Rome to be 'faithful in prayer'.

As we consider Paul's instructions on prayer today, it would be
inconsistent with what he writes about the unmerited nature of God's
grace, for us to take them too legalistically. Rather, let us allow Paul's
words to encourage us to develop an attitude of prayerfulness that is
characterised by persistence and consistency, and that comes from
pursuing a personal relationship with God and being in His presence
throughout the day.

Prayer: Then those who feared and loved the Lord spoke often of Him to
each other. And He had a Book of Remembrance drawn up in which He
recorded the names of those who feared Him and loved to think about
Him. Father help me to think about You often!

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Day 16 Tuesday 21
September 2014

READ Acts 13 - The Conversation of PRAYER

SACRIFICE Acts 13:3. So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed
their hands on them and sent them off.

To 'fast' is to abstain from something specific for a particular reason.
When we fast as Christians, we often do it to develop depth in our
relationship with God. By denying our flesh something it craves, we can
allow communion with God to satisfy us instead.

Legalism around fasting is pointless, as fasting is an opportunity for us to
put our God of grace first. Nonetheless, fasting can be a great tool for us
to use to seek Him and to set aside something that may be becoming a
distraction to our time spent with God in prayer. In the early church, we
see that they fasted and prayed to hear from God and to intercede for
Barnabas and Saul (Paul).

It is told that William J. Seymour, leader of the
Azusa Street Revival in California in 1906,
gathered with a small group of believers
regularly to pray and fast to receive the
baptism of the Holy Spirit. A few days into the
fast and after praying all night, William began
to speak in tongues. News of this spread and
attracted people from everywhere.

Fasting looks different for each person, with the Holy Spirit at different
times asking us to give up different things for a period of time. Fasting is
saying no to the flesh and yes to the spirit. It should put our focus on God
and not the thing we are giving up.

Prayer: Father, I trust Your Holy Spirit to prompt me when I should set
time aside to fast and pray for people to come to know You. I want to
sow to the spirit and say no to my flesh.

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Day 17 Wednesday 22
October 2014

READ Psalms 51 - The Process of PURITY

COMMIT TO THE PROCESS Psalms 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O
God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

No study of revival is complete without a discussion of purity, for it
features prominently in history's accounts. Unfortunately though, the
word 'purity' is one that is accompanied by much 'baggage' including
judgment and self-condemnation. It is therefore important to re-
appropriate the word 'purity.'

'Purity'- the noun used to name something that
has the characteristic of being pure - is obviously
not a word that as sinners, we use to describe
ourselves. As sinners saved by grace though, it is a good name for the
character development in us that occurs when we accept Christ's work on
the cross and submit to the Holy Spirit's work within us.

One of the most encouraging findings of studying revivals such as the
Holiness Revival (go ahead and google it!) is that purity is clearly not due
to human effort but rather the result of people falling in love with a Holy
God and being genuinely changed in character.

That said, God's development of purity within us is a process, not an
event. It is not generally characterised by lightning bolts and miraculous
character change, although it can be and has been. Usually, God develops
purity in us through the process of time.

And hence there is really only one thing for us to do, as we begin to
consider 'purity' in the light of revival: commit to the process.

Prayer: Father, You have called me to be holy as You are holy. I long to
become more and more like Christ. I surrender to Your process and thank
You for the fruit of righteousness You are planting in me.

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Day 18 Thursday 23
October 2014

READ Jeremiah 29 - The Process of PURITY

CONSECRATION Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you
seek Me with all your heart.

The Word says that if we seek the Lord, we will find Him.

This is no small promise! The all-powerful, all-knowing God of the
universe would allow us to find Him simply because we choose to seek
Him out. More astounding His commitment to our free will is such that,
though He desires greater intimacy with us, He leaves this decision in our
As we seek God, we allow ourselves to be
known by God, bringing each area of our lives
in line with His will. This is the process of
consecration. Though we will always face the
temptation of impurity as a consequence of sin and our own flesh, by
directing our effort to seeking God and consecrating our lives to Him,
rather than striving through our own willpower, we gradually develop a
resilient purity of character that is the result of true change.

The great revivalist, John Wesley, said, In using all means, seek God
alone. In and through every outward thing, look only to the power of His
Spirit and the merits of His Son.

Heart Check: Is 'Seek God' at the top of my priority list?
What specific parts of my life have I consecrated to Him?
How can I keep my focus on seeking Him rather than

Prayer: Father, I realize that consecration is a journey and the outworking
of Your Spirit to produce the fruit of the Spirit in me. I consecrate myself
afresh today and cease from my striving.

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Day 19 Friday 24
October 2014

READ Hebrews 4; 1 John 2:5 - The Process of PURITY

SCRIPTURE Hebrews 4:12. For the Word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul
and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the

One of the best ways for us to grow in purity is by reading the scriptures.
His Word is alive and a guide for us to learn how to live a life that is not
only pleasing to Him but also best for us.

The great preacher Charles H. Spurgeon explained Psalm 119 and his
Treasury of David saying, 'God's Word is His witness or testimony to
grand and important truths which concern Himself and our relation to
Him. If we keep God's testimonies they will keep us right in opinion,
comfortable in spirit, holy in conversation and hopeful in expectation.'

Spending time reading God's Word -
allowing it to flood our hearts with a
revelation of His character and His
love - will affect the way we speak,
think, and live. It will produce in us a
life that reflects who He is... one of

The honest truth is that it's a challenge to find time and motivation to
read the Bible every day but let's not allow the challenge to beat us
down. Make a plan today to set aside time every day to be in the Word,
whether that is starting a reading plan or listening to an audio reading of
the Bible.

Prayer: Father, the entrance of Your Word gives light; it gives
understanding to the simple. By washing my mind in the Scriptures I learn
how to walk in purity which is pleasing to You, Thank You for Your living
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Days 20 & 21 Sat/Sun 25/26
October 2014

Psalm 25:1 2 New Century Version (NCV)

A Prayer for God to Guide:

Lord, I give myself to You;
my God I trust You.
Do not let me be disgraced;
do not let my enemies laugh at me.

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Day 22 Monday 27
October 2014

READ 1 Peter 1 - The Process of PURITY

OBEDIENCE 1 Peter 1:14-16. As obedient children, do not conform to the
evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.

But just as He who
called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy,
because I am holy.

What exactly does it mean to obey God? Ticking the boxes next to the 10
commandments? Loving my neighbour? Turning the other cheek when
someone hurts me? In essence, yes! But also, no! Obeying God with a
'tick-box' mindset is not only doomed to failure, but simply not what God
asks of us.

God's love for us is not based on our actions or effort but on His
goodness. 1 John 4 explains that love is not about us loving God, but
about Him loving us and sending Jesus. When we realise and understand
God's grace, we respond out of a love for Him and all He has done for us,
beginning to do things as He directs us through His Word, preferring His
ways over our own until they become our ways.

Obedience to God, through the Holy Spirit, therefore brings its own
reward of purity. Obedience to His Word, under grace, provides us with
the opportunity to be more Christ-like. In this way, obedience is also an
act of worship, for when we live a life devoted to God we demonstrate
our love for Him.

Have you ever thought about obeying God being an act of worship? How
can you worship God specifically through your obedience today?

Prayer: Father, I am so thankful for Your Holy Spirit and for the grace He
gives me to be obedient to Your commands. The fact that You accept my
obedience as an act of worship simply amazes me, and I stand in awe and
worship Father God!

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Day 23 Tuesday 28
October 2014

READ 2 Corinthians 4; 1 John 3:2-3 - The Process of PURITY

TRANSFORMATION 2 Corinthians 4:16. Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being
renewed day by day.
As a result of being in relationship with
Christ and the Holy Spirit living within
us, we are on a journey of
transformation. This is the process of
purity. The change is slow, steady and
unobtrusive; our thoughts, desires,
responses and attitudes are shaped
into the image of Christ as we allow
Him to work in our hearts. Outwardly
our bodies will perish as we age - an
inevitable fate of humans. But our
inward person - our soul - is renewed
and refreshed through our relationship
with God.

In 2 Corinthians 4, Paul is careful to mention that the renewal of our soul
is a daily process set in motion by the Holy Spirit. We will never be
perfect and complete until we meet with Christ face-to-face. As we grow
in Him and mature in our faith, so we will start to reflect more of who
God is in our own nature and conduct.

What characteristics of Christ would you like to most reflect?
What areas in your life do you feel most challenged to shape up?

Prayer: Father, I thank you that your Holy Spirit renews and refreshes my
soul daily conforming me more and more into the image of Your dear Son
Jesus so as to reflect His character.

2 Corinthians 2:14 God who manifests through us
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Day 24 Wednesday 29
October 2014

READ 1 Peter 2 - The Process of PURITY

INFLUENCE 1 Peter 2:11-12. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and
strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against
your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they
accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God
on the day He visits us.

We all influence those around us whether we are aware of it or not.
Perhaps it is when we lead in some sphere of life as a parent, teacher, a
team leader, captain of a sports team or board member. At some point in
life there will be people looking up to you or observing you, especially if
you are a Christian.

We need to reflect Christ to those who do not yet know Him. Selwyn
Hughes, founder of Crusade for World Revival, posed this question, 'By
our attitudes are we nullifying the Christian message? Does our
behaviour contradict the very truths we are trying to get across to
others?' Take a moment to consider Selwyn Hughes' question.

Does your lifestyle reflect one
that is completely in love with
Christ and submitted to God?

Invite God to work in these
areas so that you can be a
better influence on others for

Prayer: Father, I ask You to complete the good work You began in me on
the day of salvation so that my lifestyle reflects Jesus and is an influence
for good to those observing my consecration.

2 Corinthians 2:14 God who manifests through us
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Day 25 Thursday 30
October 2014

READ Colossians 3 - The Process of PURITY

PERSEVERANCE Colossians 3:12-14. Therefore, as Gods chosen people,
holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one
another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the
Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them
all together in perfect unity.

The Evangelical Revival in 1739 - 1791, with preachers like John Wesley
and George Whitefield, was known for its teaching on holiness and was
given the nickname the 'Holiness Revival'. It was marked by those who
were convicted of their sin, surrendered to Christ, and therefore lived
with purity of heart and life.

Emerging from this was an understanding of 'social holiness' in the
teaching of Wesley who understood that salvation was not only about
heaven but also about loving God and loving people on earth. Wesley
realised that holiness needed to be outworked in the community as a
necessary part of church life.

There is nothing like remembering that our pursuit of being Christ-like is
not just about us, but for others too.

In Galatians 6:9, Paul encouraged believers Let us not become weary in
doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give

Take Paul's words to heart today and resolve to continue submitting to
the process of purity through Christ, for the sake of all those who are, as
yet, unsaved.

Prayer: Father, You are the Vinedresser and Jesus is the true Vine. As I
remain in You and You remain in me I will bear much fruit for Your
Kingdom. Apart from You I can do nothing. Help me to be a fruitful
branch so that the world can see in me a true disciple.
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Day 26 Friday 31
October 2014

READ Acts 1 - Graced with POWER

EMPOWERED Acts 1:4-5, 8. On one occasion, while He was eating with
them, He gave them this command: Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for
the gift My Father promised, which you have heard Me speak about. For
John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the
Holy Spirit. Verse 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea
and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

The book of Acts describes how early believers, empowered by the Holy
Spirit, carried on the life and work of Jesus Christ after His ascension to
Heaven. This account is well known to most Christians but is worth us
pausing to reflect on.

Ordinary men and women were able to carry on with the life-changing
work of Jesus after He had returned to Heaven. Wait. What? The work
that had previously been done by the Son of God, Jesus Christ was carried
on by ORDINARY men and women?

How? Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the work of Jesus was carried on by
ordinary men and women.

And so it is today. Sometimes we forget that the Holy Spirit is the source
of our power and find ourselves in a place where our well-intentioned
diligence has become striving.

Sometimes we forget and become overwhelmed by feelings of
powerlessness. Take a moment today to re-align and invite the Holy Spirit
to empower you once again.

Prayer: Father, there are times when I feel helpless and disempowered
and I realize the reason is because Ive disconnected myself from the
Source of my strength the Holy Spirit who indwells me. Holy Spirit I re-
align myself with You today.
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Days 27 & 28 Sat/Sun 1/2
November 2014

1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hannahs Prayer:

Then Hannah prayed and said: My heart rejoices in the Lord; in
the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies,
for I delight in your deliverance.
There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You;
there is no Rock like our God.
Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such
arrogance for the Lord is a God who knows, and by Him deeds are
The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are
armed with strength.
Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who
were hungry are hungry no more. She who was barren has borne
seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away.
The Lord brings death and makes alive; He brings down to the
grave and raises up.
The Lord sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and exalts.
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash
heap. He seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of
For the foundations of the earth are the Lords; on them He has set
the world.
He will guard the feet of His faithful servants, but the wicked will
be silenced in the place of darkness. It is not by strength that one
those who oppose the Lord will be broken. The Most High will
thunder from heaven; the Lord will judge the ends of the earth. He
will give strength to His king and exalt the horn of His anointed.

2 Corinthians 2:14 God who manifests through us
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Day 29 Monday 3
November 2014

READ Acts 4 - Graced with POWER

ENABLED Acts 4:33. With great power the apostles continued to testify
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.

It is not enough to know that we are 'empowered by the Holy Spirit; we
also need to know what we are enabled to do.

When Peter addressed the people in Acts 4:8, filled with the Holy Spirit,
he was fearless in the face of scepticism. Likewise, in verse 33 we read
'with great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of
the Lord Jesus.

It is the Holy Spirit's power that enables us to be witnesses for Christ,
both in word and in action.

With the Holy Spirit's empowering we can go into all
the world and tell people that they have a Saviour
who loves them and literally died for them! This Spirit
who draws, convicts and saves people, is a gift to
those who are prone to timidity and pride alike, as we
cannot boast in our works at all, but only in the

As the British Evangelist Smith Wigglesworth said,
We may be nothing but in God we can be mighty.

In what ways do you need the Holy Spirit to enable you to share Christ?
Ask Him!

Prayer: Holy Spirit, I ask for Your grace so that I can be an effective
witness in my Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem and beyond. I ask that You
would enable me to share the gospel of Christ with my unsaved family
members, my friends and neighbours.

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Day 30 Tuesday 4
November 2014

READ Acts 19 - Graced with POWER

BOLD Acts 19:8-10. Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there
for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God.

some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly
maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and
had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus.

This went on for two
years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia
heard the word of the Lord.

When we choose to live empowered by the Spirit, life becomes an
adventure. We develop a boldness to take risks. Freed from the fear of
others' opinions and self-reliance, our lives are characterised by having a
go, taking a leap and the thrill of being in that faith-place where you can
do nothing but trust God to come through!

Let the words of a Hillsong United Album song strengthen your heart as
we seek individually and collectively to discover God's heart for revival in
TurningPoint Cranbourne, Lyndhurst and Kooweerup and Australia. With
a bold declaration of faith declare these words over your life:

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders.
Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander,
And my faith will be made stronger,
In the presence of my Saviour

Let us all allow these words to be the cry of our hearts today. Resolve to
tune your ear to the Holy Spirit's voice and when He asks you to do
something that makes you nervous - step out and do it!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to be as bold as a lion! Take away all fear
of man as I risk stepping out of the boat to walk on water.

2 Corinthians 2:14 God who manifests through us
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Day 31 Wednesday 5
November 2014

READ 1 Thessalonians 5 - Graced with POWER

GRATEFUL 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Rejoice always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is Gods will for you in Christ

Every now and then, life presents us with the opportunity to cultivate a
grateful heart. A moment when we are suddenly aware that we have
much to be thankful for and that we haven't been thankful at all. A
moment when the phrase 'spoilt-brat' comes to mind.

Sometimes we shake it off. Other times, with the best intentions, we
realign our perspective, only to find it soon slipping away again. Why do
we fail to maintain a grateful heart when we try so hard?

Perhaps the answer lies in the question itself. Perhaps it is because we

A Spirit-led life is one characterised by responding to the Holy Spirit's
prompting. It can be as simple as encouraging someone when we feel
that 'nudge' in our spirit. When we live empowered beyond our human
limitations in this way, we cannot help but be astounded by God's grace,
wondering: How can it be that Almighty God chooses to be intimately
involved in my life, prompting me by His Spirit? It is too much.

And we find that over time, the Spirit - led life shapes us into someone
who is genuinely grateful and doesn't take life for granted. To be that
kind person who makes people want to get right up close and ask 'why?'

Prayer: Father, my heart overflows with gratitude that You chose me to
be Your child, that You know the number of hairs on my head and are
intimately concerned with every detail of my life. I bow!

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Day 32 Thursday 6
November 2014

READ Hebrews 11 - Graced with POWER

FAITH-FILLED Hebrews 11:1-2. Now faith is being sure of what we hope
for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were
commended for.

One cannot study the revivals of history without being struck by stories of
great faith - men and women with a Hebrews 11:1 kind of faith who were
confident in what they hoped for and assured of what they did not see.

Phoebe Palmer, for example, was a bold evangelist and writer in the
1800s and was considered one of the founders of the Holiness Revival in
America and the United Kingdom. Greatly criticised for speaking publicly
as a woman and for addressing mixed crowds, she was so assured of her
calling and confident in relying on God, that she was not shaken from her
hard work and persistence. As a result, thousands of men and women
came to know Christ under her teaching.

If faith comes from hearing the message of Christ (Romans 10:17) and
faith without good works is dead (James 2:17), then let us today take God
at His Word and do something!

Write down the name of someone who you would like to share the
message of Jesus with________________________________________

Now do something to actively build
the relationship or strengthen your
friendship with them - it is
relationship that will make a way for
you to share Jesus with them!

What other areas in your life are you believing God for breakthrough?

Prayer: Father, You are the God of breakthrough, absolutely nothing is
impossible for You. I receive my breakthrough by faith.

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Day 33 Friday 7
November 2014

READ John 15 Psalm 92:12-15 - Graced with POWER

EMPOWERED TO BEAR FRUIT John 15:16. After this I will return and
rebuild Davids fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it.

One of the most wonderful things about living a life that is led by the Holy
Spirit is that we are empowered to bear fruit. That means we can actually
expect that the work we put our hand to will achieve good results, be
that in business, in our relationships, in our creative pursuits, in our
character and even in our efforts to share Jesus. As we see evidence of
this and it becomes one of our foundational beliefs, we live with greater
confidence and faith.

Psalm 92 is a 'Song for the Sabbath Day.' Make time this weekend to
allow it become your own song. Copy verses 12 - 15 down and put them
somewhere visible for the coming days. Choose to have a mindset that
expects everything that you put your hand to, to flourish!

Prayer: Father, I pray that You will enable me to abide in Your promise
that I will flourish like a palm tree and still bear fruit even in old age.
Thank You that You are my Enabler, my Equipper and my Helper.

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Days 34 & 35 Sat/Sun 8/9
November 2014

Ephesians 3:14 - 21

A Prayer for the Ephesians:
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in
heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious
riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your
inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

may have
power, together with all the Lords holy people, to grasp how wide
and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this
love that surpasses knowledgethat you may be filled to the measure
of all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or
imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be
glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for
ever and ever! Amen.

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Day 36 Monday 10
November 2014

READ Acts 2 - Graced with POWER

UNIFIED IN POWER Acts 2:1-4. When the day of Pentecost came, they
were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a
violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they
were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated
and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy
Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

There is power in gathering together under the name of Jesus. We see
this in the early church in Acts. When they gathered, the presence of God
and the power of His Spirit was evident as they began to speak in
tongues, prophesy and preach the Gospel with a Godly confidence.

When the church gathers and
experiences a time of awakening
and refreshing, it has an overflow
effect into homes, workplaces,
communities, cities and even
nations. Never underestimate the power in gathering and how far
reaching what we can achieve together is.

The British preacher Charles H. Spurgeon once said, 'A true revival is to be
looked for in the church of God. Only in the river of gracious life can the
pearl of revival be found. It has been said that a revival must begin with
God's people; this is very true, but it is not all the truth, for the revival
itself must end as well as begin there.

Prayer: Father, Your purpose for the church is that we love one another
as You have loved us! Unity matters to You. Father I ask that You fulfil
Your purpose in me as I choose the way of the Cross. Awaken me!
Refresh me!

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Day 37 Tuesday 11
November 2014

READ Romans 15; Philippians 2:3-4 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please
ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbour for his good, to build
him up.
Are you prepared to count the cost
to see people come to know Christ
for the first time?

What about to see a passion for
Him awakened in the hearts of
Would you be prepared to give up
your seat or park further away from church so new people can be
accommodated? Will you grumble and leave or stay and celebrate?

How much are you willing to give up? The question demands a personal

It is one thing for us to say that we long to see an outpouring of the Spirit
that leads to many coming to know Christ as their personal Saviour and
to find their home in the church. It is another for us to pay a personal
cost to our own comfort or routine or friendships in the church in order
to make room for others to encounter God.

Take a moment to do a little heart check, asking God to reveal areas
where you may not yet be willing to pay a personal cost for others'
salvation. Allow Him to stretch you in this area.

Prayer: Father, I ask that You would remove all the limitations from my
life which would slow down the work You want to do in and through me.
Stretch me and prepare me in the days ahead.

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Day 38 Wednesday 12
November 2014

READ Ecclesiastes 9; Col. 3:23-24 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

WHAT'S IN YOUR HAND? Ecclesiastes 9:10. Whatever your hand finds to
do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there
is neither working or planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

What's in your hand establishes what's in your heart. A few years ago the
Oversight had the vision to purchase some land and build a church.
Under the leadership of Ps Philip Cayzer the vision became a reality and
TurningPoint church was built almost entirely by volunteers. Just ordinary
people like you and me.

Sports people, business people, administrators, teachers, builders,
electricians, labourers, plasterers, plumbers, pastors and cleaners were
among those who put their hand to the plough and worked side by side,
tirelessly to get the project finished.

Now, many years on, a school, a chapel, a child care centre, a doctors
surgery and the generations hall have been added. We used what was in
our hand to bring the vision to birth.

It has become second-nature to our church to understand that we each
have gifts, passions and 'tools' in our hands that we can use to achieve
what it is that God has set in our heart.

What is in your hand? An instrument, a pen, a paintbrush, a computer, a
hammer, a drafting board or a camera? What is it that God has set in
your heart? Have you considered the connection between your heart and
hand recently? How well are you stewarding both?

Prayer: Father, Moses staff was just a simple stick but surrendered to
You it became the Rod of God. Jesus take what is in my hand and make it
come alive! I surrender it to You.

Day 39 Thursday 13
November 2014
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READ Philippians 2 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

A HEART OF SELFLESSNESS Philippians 2:3-4. Do nothing out of selfish
ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than
yourselves. Each of us should look not only to your own interests, but also
to the interests of others.

Being selfless - placing other's needs above our own - is not a natural
human characteristic. Our natural instinct is to look after ourselves and
loved ones first and consider others as a secondary priority.

In contrast, Jesus' example was
one of servant hood. Continually,
He served those who were around
Him putting aside Himself to
prioritise others.

Take some time today to wander through the gospels (the books
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) and look for your own examples of Jesus'
selflessness, allowing them to challenge you personally. Mark them in
some way so that you can be challenged by them at a later time.

Consider how selflessness and generosity go hand in hand. How can you
put your own wants and needs aside to be generous with your love, time,
words, skills and gifts?

Make a list and highlight three that you can do today to serve someone

Prayer: Father, Your Word says the generous will prosper, those who
refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Lord help me to be generous
and care for others and to trust You for my needs.

Day 40 Friday 14
November 2014

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READ Psalms 133 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

INVESTING TIME Ps 133:1-3. How good and pleasant it is when Gods
people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the
head, running down on the beard, running down on Aarons beard, down
on the collar of his robe. It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on
Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life

Who knows we cant take the riches of this world with us to heaven?
However, one of the ways we can invest in God's kingdom here on earth
and at the same time add to our heavenly bank account is through the
investment of our time.

Across the communities, cities and nations of the earth there are still
multitudes in the valleys of decision and despair many in our own
neighbourhoods. What can we do?

At TurningPoint church we have the opportunity to sow time into our
growth through the School of Ministry courses; Sunday preaching and
weekly connect groups which equip us with tools to reach the lost.

We also have many now opportunities to invest time and energy into
reaching the lost through current outreach groups within and outside the
church for e.g. CRE, Splat Youth, Friday night Stripes, Friday Food Relief
program, local, overseas and indigenous missions. This is just a few of the
ways you can invest your time and build Gods Kingdom here on earth.

Why not set aside some time this week to pray and seek God as to where
you could invest time to grow His Kingdom and be part of the end time

Prayer: Father, convict me of the ways I waste time on many unnecessary
things. Show me where You want me to invest my time so that I can
become effective in winning souls for You.
Days 41 & 42 Sat/Sun 15/16
November 2014
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Matthew 8:1 - 4

Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy:

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds
followed Him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before
Him and said, Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.
Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. I am
willing, He said. Be clean! Immediately he was cleansed of his
leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, See that you dont tell
anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift
Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.

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Day 43 Monday 17
November 2014

READ Ezra 9 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

A HEART FOR HIS HOUSE Ezra 9:8-9. But now, for a brief moment, the
Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a
firm place in His sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a
little relief in our bondage. Though we are slaves, our God has not
forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness in the sight of the
kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God
and repair its ruins, and He has given us a wall of protection in Judah and

We are passionate about the House of God!
Jesus said Zeal for Your House will
consume Me. John 2:17(b)

The Bible teaches that God uses the local
church to both proclaim the good news of salvation through Jesus, and to
establish His Kingdom, bringing righteousness and justice to the earth.

We believe we are called to be a light that shines brightly to the
surrounding communities and we are passionate that we will not
neglect the house of our God (Nehemiah 10:39).

David, when he wanted to build an altar to God, was offered oxen and
threshing sledges for free but wouldnt accept them and insisted on
paying for them saying, I will not offer to the Lord my God burnt
offerings that cost me nothing. 2 Samuel 24:24.

Find out how you can contribute your talents and time to doing repairs
and maintenance as we clean-up Gods House on 15
November joining
with others who have a heart for the House.

Prayer: Father, give me a more fervent passion for your people, Your
work and Your Kingdom. Through Your Holy Spirit, stoke the fires of my
heart to live with a holy passion for Your House.
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Day 44 Tuesday 18
November 2014

READ Isaiah 58 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

SOCIAL JUSTICE Isaiah 58:11. The Lord will guide you always; He will
satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never

As a church we are always committed to being an agent of God's justice
upon the earth, bringing solutions to the poor, needy and
disenfranchised. We extend our efforts locally and globally to initiatives
and projects that meet the needs of people practically and spiritually,
choosing to work through the local church in any area as much as it is

Twice a year, we highlight some of our mission endeavours and invite the
whole church to participate to combine our effort and make a significant
impact and achieve a greater outcome abroad and locally. This year our
focus was on raising money to build a home for the TurningPoint
Childrens Home in India which is overseen by Ps Divakar, the founder of
the childrens home. Several thousand dollars was raised for the
childrens home at this annual Missions and auction dinner which is held
every year.

This is just one of the mission projects where we seek to address social
injustice of the poor and needy on a global scale. PNG, the Philippines
and Fiji are also among our focus as well as local missions through CRE,
the indigenous community in Alice Springs and nearer to home our
youth, the next generation.

Pray for those in need who are the focus of these projects, along with
those who serve in these ministries. Together, let's believe God to work
through these projects in a miraculous way that brings glory to His name
and restoration where there is brokenness.

Prayer: Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours. Show me where
You want me to get involved and give of myself to.
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Day 45 Wednesday 19
November 2014

READ Matthew 5 - The Decision to make it PERSONAL

PERSONAL GIVING Matthew 5:14-16. You are the light of the world. A
town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Neither do people light a lamp and
put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to
everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

A collective offering and a common cause has always been a powerful
force on the earth for building unity and resources to take the church
forward. There are numerous biblical examples of just this, ranging from
the offering for the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 35), to David's
collection for the temple (1 Chronicles 22), right through to the early
church (Acts 2:42).

When we gather together under the one name of Jesus, for His purposes,
we can achieve so much more together than we ever could individually
and we are even stronger than the sum of our individual parts.

When we gather to give
collectively that which we
have purposed in our heart
privately and set aside
prayerfully each week, a
sense of shared obedience
unites us in heart, intention
and purpose.

Prayer: Father, Thank You for teaching me the value of giving. You gave
everything for me; Your Son Jesus Christ. What a privilege it is to give of
myself, my time, my tithe and offering and my life to You. I am full of

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Day 46 Thursday 20
November 2014

READ Acts 3 - A Heart of PRAISE

BE REFRESHED Acts 3:19. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your
sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.

In Acts 3 we learn that a time of refreshing
is the immediate comfort we can expect
when we repent and accept Christ as our
Saviour. Where does this sense of
refreshing come from? It comes from
being in the presence of the Lord; from His
Holy Spirit. Our sins are wiped out and we
receive a refreshing from the Lord? This is an incredible and
incomprehensible exchange for our sin.

Does this mean we repent once and that sense of refreshing is always
present? No. In our human nature, we want our actions to follow a
genuine heart to change but we will fail. It is crucial for us to continually
turn back to God, remember all that He has done for us, and hold onto
the anchor of His hope.

One way we can do this is to praise God regardless of how we feel
emotionally, by bringing what the book of Hebrews calls a 'sacrifice of
praise' (Hebrews 13:15). As revivalist Thomas Charles of Bala, wrote in
1791 'those who have struck the deepest note of penitence can reach the
highest note of praise.'

Take a moment to remember when you first met Jesus and the sense of
'refreshing' that came with finding joy in the Lord in the midst of your
circumstances, past failures and hurts.

Prayer: Father, Your Word says draw near to God and He will draw near
to you and that times of refreshing come from Your Presence. Today
as I quiet my soul before You speak to me from Your Word so that my
strength is renewed like the eagles.
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Day 47 Friday 21
November 2014

READ Acts 4; Philippians 2:9-10 - A Heart of PRAISE

DECLARE JESUS Acts 4:10-12. Then know this, you and all the people of
Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who you crucified but
whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
Jesus is The stone you builders rejected, which has become the
cornerstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name
under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.

We've all experienced seasons in life when we have felt that our life
perhaps due to relationships, work or finances has become overly
complicated. Thank God that we can call on the name of Jesus at these
times! Unchanging and always present, Jesus' name can simplify life as
we lift Him up as the focus of our praise.

Likewise, sharing our faith does not need to become complicated. The
Holy Spirit convicts (John 16:17) and we are released to simply declare
Jesus' name by sharing our story and show others that there is a Saviour
who deeply loves them and has a plan and purpose for their lives
(Jeremiah 29:11-12).

Make a list of any challenges that you are currently facing. Beside each of
them, write the name of Jesus. Begin to praise God, focusing on Jesus and
declaring the power of His name over your situation.

I declare Jesus Name over _____________________________
I declare Jesus Name over _____________________________
I declare Jesus Name over _____________________________

Prayer: Father, I praise You that there is no other Name but the Name of
Jesus who is able to heal, deliver and save completely. I declare His Name
over all the power of the enemy. In His Name I have the victory. I bow in

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Days 48 & 49 Sat/Sun 21/22
November 2014

Nehemiah 1: 4 - 11

Nehemiahs Prayer:
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For
some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the
God of heaven. Then I said:
LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome
God, who keeps His covenant of love with those who love
Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear be
attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer Your
servant is praying before You day and night for Your
servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we
Israelites, including myself and my fathers family, have
committed against You.
We have acted very wickedly
toward You. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees
and laws You gave Your servant Moses.
Remember the instruction You gave Your servant Moses,
saying, If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the
nations, but if you return to Me and obey My commands,
then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon,
I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I
have chosen as a dwelling for My Name.
They are Your servants and Your people, whom You
redeemed by Your great strength and Your mighty
hand. Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of this
Your servant and to the prayer of Your servants who
delight in revering Your name. Give Your servant success
today by granting him favour in the presence of this man.
I was cupbearer to the king.

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Day 50 Monday 24
November 2014

READ Psalms 100 - A Heart of PRAISE

CELEBRATE HIS GRACE Psalms 100:4. Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.

In Old Testament times, there was only one entrance to the tabernacle
the place where one would go to meet with God. Once an Israelite
entered the gate into the outer court with his sacrifice he was standing
on 'holy ground.'

Under the new covenant, Christ is the gate; the 'one way' by which we
enter into God's presence. The Psalmist reminds us here that it is not the
act of walking into a physical building or a gathering of the church that
we enter into His presence; rather it is in recognising that Jesus is the
only way by which we can come before God. A heart of praise sees the
grace of Christ that by His sacrifice alone we are once again in His
presence and it is in His presence that we are revived and renewed.

In a place of 'ruins,' we most need the presence of God, yet it is in those
very places that we often don't feel like we can come before Him.

Remember that it is not by our own
efforts that we can stand before Him,
but by His grace alone. Instead of
being consumed by a list of worries
and needs, pause to remember Jesus Christ, and enter into His presence
with boldness.

Prayer: Father, let the ruins come to life, in the beauty of Your Name,
rising up from the ashes God forever You reign, and my soul will find
refuge in the shadow of Your wings (Hillsong). Father, I celebrate Your
grace and enter Your gates with thanksgiving.

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Day 51 Tuesday 25
November 2014

READ Psalms 40 - A Heart of PRAISE

GIVE THANKS Psalms 40:9-10. I proclaim Your saving acts in the great
assembly; I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know.

I do not hide Your
righteousness in my heart; I speak of Your faithfulness and Your saving
help. I do not conceal Your love and Your faithfulness from the great

A heart overflowing with gratitude and thanks results in praise. When we
pray and experience God moving and answering prayer, our natural
response is praise in gratitude, which in turn creates an opportunity for
further prayer to God and praise! Thanksgiving brings glory to God and
makes Him known.

Yet, even in difficult times, gratitude has power. Novelist, theologian and
Christian apologist, C.S. Lewis said, We ought to give thanks for all
fortune: if it is 'good,' because is it good, if 'bad' because it works in us
patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our
eternal country.

The expression of gratitude and thanks to God magnifies His majesty and
power. As we bring our attention to His sovereignty, whilst still
remembering what He has done for us, our faith is stirred up and our
hope for what is to come is increased.

Action Plan: Give thanks daily write down or tell someone two things
you are thankful for at the end of each day. Perhaps make it a regular
dinnertime activity. Be determined to develop a spirit of thankfulness and
1 _______________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________

Prayer: Father I have so much to be thankful for. Thank you for giving
Your son Jesus Christ in exchange for my life. I love because You first
loved me. I am deeply grateful for Your expression of love.
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Day 52 Wednesday 26
November 2014

READ Acts 16 - A Heart of PRAISE

PRAISE HIM IN YOUR SECRET PLACE Acts 16:25-27. About midnight Paul
and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners
were listening to them.

Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake
that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison
doors flew open, and everyones chains came loose.

The jailer woke up,
and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was
about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16 is an incredible story of the power of praise
and worship. Paul and Silas are in prison for doing
the work of the Lord. In the midst of their bleak
circumstance, their choice to praise not only
brought about their freedom, but salvation to the
jailer and his family.

God does not need our praise and worship. We worship Him more for our
benefit than His. Bringing praise and worship to God reminds us of His
power and authority, and positions us in a place of submission and awe.
It diminishes the power of sin and darkness over our lives, and brings
attention to who God is and not only to what He can do.

Whatever your circumstance - praise! Praise in our 'midnight' hour
magnifies God for who He is, and not just what He can do. God dwells in
the praises of His people, so we can be sure that as we lift His name in
worship, He is here!

The style and how you express your praise and worship is not as
important as the response of the heart behind it.

Prayer: Praise You Holy Spirit. You are faithful. Thank You for making
known to me those things that no eye can see, no ear can hear, no man
can understand. You have all wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
Rule in me and be the centre of all that I pray.
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Day 53 Thursday 27
November 2014

READ 1 Chronicles 16 - A Heart of PRAISE

PRAISE HIM IN HIS HOUSE 1 Chronicles 16:8-10. Give praise to the Lord,
proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done.
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.

Glory in His
holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

As the church gathers together, His House becomes a place where we can
bring our hearts, voice, music and words to sing and give praises to our
Heavenly Father. The strength of worship in community is the
encouragement it brings to one another in our different seasons of life.

Our freedom in worship allows others to feel free to worship, creating an
atmosphere of sincerity where people can be real with God as they
encounter Him through praise. It lifts those silenced by weariness and
puts a new song in their mouths.

There is an undeniable sense of JOY when the
church gathers to worship a joy not dependant
on circumstance, rather a characteristic of being
renewed by the Holy Spirit.

Music enriches our worship. Great men and women throughout the ages
have written songs of praise and worship which declare the greatness of
Almighty God. These resources enrich the local churches, leading people
into the presence of God through praise.

Take a look at the praise song beginning in 1 Chronicles chapter 16 and
verse 8. Read and declare this song aloud and be inspired to add your
own song of praise to the Lord!

Prayer: Jesus, You radiate with glory! You have gained the right to receive
all honour, glory and praise! Thank You for Your love and compassion for
all people. I adore You and delight to sit in Your Presence basking in Your
radiance! Breathe afresh on me!

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Day 54 Friday 28
November 2014

READ Matthew 9 - A Heart of PRAISE

PRAISE HIM FOR THE HARVEST Matthew 9:37-38. Then He said to His
disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Ask the Lord of
the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.

The harvest is God's domain. He is the harvester and He says in His Word
that people are ready and hungry to hear about Him: there just aren't
enough people to tell them. It is our responsibility to do the work
preparing the 'ground.'

'My food,' said Jesus, 'is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish his
work. Don't you have a saying, 'It's still four months until harvest'? I tell
you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even
now the one who reaps draws a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life,
so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.' John 4:34 - 36.

God is not looking for our ability but more our availability and heart. If we
seek Him with all our heart, pray, be aware of the Holy Spirit and open to
be used - it is amazing what God can achieve in and through us.

Every year in TurningPoint many people make a decision for Christ. Let's
resist the temptation to 'go through the motions' or become familiar with
the miracle of people making a decision for Christ. Pray and petition God
for people to respond. And let us praise Him for the harvest we see now
and the harvest we are yet to see!

Prayer: Father, Your Word says I sought for a man to stand in the gap
but found none Father, I want to be one who answers the call here I
am, use me. You have saved me for a purpose to reach my harvest my
family and friends. You desire that none should perish. Let Your desire
become my desire. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

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Days 55 & 56 Sat/Sun 29/30
November 2014

2 Chronicles 14:11

Then Asa called to the LORD his G od and
said, LORD, there is no one like you to help the
powerless against the mighty. Help us, LORD our
God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we
have come against this vast army.
LORD, You are our God; do not let mere mortals
prevail against You.

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For a Church that is a Family, operating as one unit with One
Vision and purpose, with a place of expression and ministry for each
Partner/Member in it.
For a Church that will have a strong emphasis on the Word of God and
Worship, cherishing the Precepts of God; having contemporary
style and flavour being able to cater for the different sectors of our City.
For a Church that will be a Safe Place taking in the hurting,
depressed, frustrated and restore them, giving them encouragement
and hope in Jesus.
For a Church that will develop every member to discover their own
ministry gifting through Growth groups, Care groups, Training groups
and Bible School, empowering them to use their God given Talents.
For a Church where every Member, Department, Small Group and
Corporate Meeting is constantly sharing the Good News of Jesus
Christ to the people of Casey.
For a Church that will form a strong base of 1000 members that know
the Joy of the Lord who can Live, Love, Learn and Laugh together.
For a Church that is progressively Active in Missions, ministerially
and financially, overseas and locally, planting and supporting a new
outreach church with manpower, resources and Ministry every 5 Years.
For a Church that has a consistent user friendly Influence and
impact into the City with Coffee Shops, OP Shops, Bookshops,
Training Centres.
For a Church that Facilitates Care and Education having its own
Christian School, Kindergarten, Day Care, Play Group and Mothers
For a Church that has its own simple yet Practical Buildings; for
Church (1000 seat auditorium, Sunday school rooms and offices) and
School (Kinder to VCE of approximately 500 Students) established on
approximately 10 acres of well set out land and gardens.

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TurningPoint Church
1785 South Gippsland Highway
(Opposite Devon Road)
10:30am Service
6:00pm Service

TurningPoint Church
335 Rossiter Road
Koo Wee Rup
10:30am Service

TurningPoint Lyndhurst District Church
Lynbrook Childrens Centre
25i River Redgum Place
10:30am Service

PO Box 5422
Cranbourne VIC 3977
Phone 03 5996 3048

Email church@turningpoint.asn.au