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Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 7-9; Matthew 3
Monday, January 4

Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 13-15; Matthew 5:1-24
Wednesday, January 6


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 10-12; Matthew 4
Tuesday, January 5

Job 23:3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to

Song of Solomon 7:13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all
manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

O My Beloved, Jesus My Spouse:

I want to give to you everything I produce this year. My heart has all
manner of pleasant fruits, both new and old. They are laid up for you in 2016.
I have new fruits. I want to feel new life in revival this New Year! I want to
see new abundance from my witness. I want to beget new children of God. I
want to have new joy and gratitude for all you do. I want to make new
decisions and carry them out in new faith!
I have some old fruits, too. There is my first love (a very choice fruit).
There is my first faith by which, though I am nothing and have nothing, I
become possessor of all things. There is my first soul won for Christ. There is
my joy when I first met the Lord. Let me revive it! Help me share it with
__________ or __________, even today.
I have my old remembrances of your promises. You have been faithful to
me! When I am sick you make my bed soft. In deep waters you buoy me up. In
the fiery furnace you walk with me. I have many old fruits because of many past
My sins I regret, but then I have my repentances. I wept my way to the
cross and saw the merits of your blood. I have fruits new and old, but here is the
point of my prayer: they are all laid up for thee, Jesus! You are the solitary aim of
my soul, and your glory the sole end of all my efforts (Col. 1:29).
Jesus, you water the soil of my garden with your bloody sweat. I display
your fruits when you are with me. My all is yours, and yours alone, My Beloved.

Dear God and Gracious Father:

Many times the truth of your word seems like a large cave. I want to enter,
yet I cannot explore it alone. The entrance is clear, bright and enticing, but if I
want to go further and deeper I need the assistance of a guide. That is why we
have our D2 (Discipleship II) class. I dont want to get lost in my Bible study.
The Holy Spirit knows truth perfectly because he is the author. That is why
you give him as my guide. Thank you Lord for leading me into the truths of your
word just when I am able to receive them. You never require my understanding
of something that is still too high for me to reach, and too mature for me to
digest. Instead, you lead me from one inner chamber to another, so I behold the
deep things of God in due time, and receive secrets as I am both able to absorb
them, apply them, and explain them.
What a treasure is available to the mind clothed with humility! I want to
know the truth, yet I am so conscious of my propensity to make an error. I
rejoice today that the Holy Ghost abides in my heart, and condescends to act as
my personal tutor in the word. I gladly accept his leadership, Lord.
Help me learn all truth, so I wont be out of balance. Let me not
become willingly ignorant, because I do not want to miss a blessing, even as
much as I do not want to step into a sin. Since you have given your Spirit as a
faithful guide, help me become a more obedient follower by hearkening to his
words. He has a still, small voice, but if I walk in the Spirit today I can follow
your lead. Make it so for Jesus sake. Amen.

My Father and My God:

The worst of all losses is to lose your smile on my life. I see the ancient,
original saints thought a great deal more about your favor, and praying for it, than
we do today. Teach me how to behave myself in your presence as I pray. Even in
normal times I do not want to come before you with an unprepared spirit.
Help me actually meditate on your goodness, because that will give me the
spirit of prayer. Bring me the assistance of the Holy Ghost to help me open my
mouth for revival.
Abraham is the pattern for claiming revival. In Genesis 22 he rose up early
(there was his willingness), he went three days journey (there was his
earnestness), he left his servants at the foot of Mt. Moriah (there was his
privacy), he carried the wood and the fire with him (there was his preparation),
and finally he built the alter, laid the wood out in order, and took up the knife
(there was his devotion to worshipping you). He aimed his activity like an arrow.
He knew you demanded obedience because he expected you to answer his prayer.
to feel like I am doing something real, with real effects. I am actually addressing
God. I cannot see you, but you are really present. My senses cannot perceive you,
yet you are really with me and hear me.
Feeling then, in my spirit, the reality of your presence, lead my mind by
divine grace. Make me feel like Abraham did when he said,
Gen. 18:27 Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord,
which am but dust and ashes:


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 19-21; Matthew 6
Friday, January 8


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 22-24; Matthew 7
Saturday, January 9


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 16-18; Matthew 5:25-48
Thursday, January 7
Gen. 39:8-9 But [Joseph] refused, and said unto his masters wife, Behold,

my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all
that he hath to my hand; there is none greater in this house than I; neither hath
he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can
I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

PRECIOUS Lord, take my hand, lead me on, let me stand,

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light:
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
When my way grows drear, precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call, hold my hand lest I fall:
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.
When the darkness appears and the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand, guide my feet, hold my hand:
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home.

Thomas Dorsey, 1932

his seat!

Heb. 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to
succour them that are tempted.

be glad in it.

Psa. 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and

Eternally Able God:

When we put together all we ever asked for as a church, heap it up high,
and pile on top everything any one of us has ever thought of wantingyou are
still able to do even more! High as our pyramid of prayer might be, your ability to
succor (help in a difficult situation) is higher still. You are able to deliver, and to
deliver us. Father, help us recognize that this year. Give us faith to grip this in
2016, because then we will magnify and adore you as you are worthy.
Sometimes prayer and fasting are prescribed as the way we get joined to
greater power than we would otherwise possess. I know the church of God
would be far stronger to wrestle with this ungodly age if we were more given to
using these spiritual disciplines. But they take time, so we do not tarry.
Prayer hooks us to heaven; fasting separates us from earth. Prayer takes us
into the feast of God; fasting delivers our soul from being bloated with bread that
perishes. When we give ourselves to the utmost possibilities of your ability, then
we are enabled by your Spirit working in us to cast out devils in our community,
who would otherwise laugh us to scorn.
Jesus, you are still alive. As simple as that truth is, we need reminded of it.
Very often we estimate the power of our church by looking at our pastor and
parishioners. It does not lie there, but in the Holy Spirit and an ever-able Savior!
We have the power to work neither physical nor spiritual miracles. But you
are able to work wonders, and you are still willing to work those in our midst. All
hell confesses the majesty of your authority. You are the master of heart and
conscience, so no case is too hard for you. Work, Oh Able One! Amen.

God on High:
Psalm 118 was likely a song for Davids enthronement. That was the
beginning of the best times for Israel, but nothing like the way Christs
resurrection is a new day of fresh blessings for all who are part of the kingdom of
God. Thank you for bringing me into the dawn of a new era this New Year. It is
the day of redemption, starting with my soul and spirit now, and proceeding to
creation and all things at your second coming.
Having obtained so great salvation, having tasted the eternal mercy of God,
it is not fitting to mourn and murmur. Let me exhibit a double-hand extension
of joy! Let me rejoice in heart and be glad in face. Make me rejoice in secret so I
can be happy in public, because I have more than double the reason to rejoice in
the Lord this year! In looking back on the past, I remember many happy events.
With a full heart and unspeakable joy I bless you, my Savior and King, because
those memorable times are just foretastes and pledges of the time to come when
we all sing,
Rev. 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to
receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and
Bring into my darkness the light that springs from the redeeming work of
my Champion and Lord! I have received light. You led me to enlist under the
banner of the cross. The once despised Nazarene is now my Prince and King.
Help me do better to magnify your mercy, because it is from you that my
blessings come down. Amen.

Focus Verse (for memorization & meditation)Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.facebook.com/HBCBlueSprings




JANUARY 3, 2016





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

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.


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

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.

with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church.


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)

Welcome to our visitors! Please take connection cards from the back of the
pew in front of you, fill out the visitor portion, and put it in the offering plate.
You are our guest and wed like to know you are here!
Ministerio Hispao La Cosecha 10:45A.M. en el saln 6. Servicio en Ingls
traducido en Espaol 9:00A.M.
Young Adults Class (YAC) Couples & singles meet 11:00A.M. in room 4
No Evening Service Recover from Mission Focus and Happy New Year!
WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:15P.M.
AdultsMidweek Service in the sanctuary
AWANAApproved Workmen Are Not Ashamed! Our Bible Club for
children 2 yrs-Grade 6
Discipulado Ministerio Hispao Spanish Ministry Discipleship
Media Team Want to help document what God is doing through video or still
pictures? Meet us after the late service in the gym!
D2 (Discipleship II) Starts Sunday, Jan 10, 5:30P.M. during evening services.
Sign up in the lobby for a notebook ($25.00) and to attend this 8-month class
covering Character Qualities, Biblical Discipleship, Family Life, How to Study the
Bible, and Key Doctrinal Studies.
Open Coffee with Christi Brockmeyer at Dalona Shelbys house. All ladies are
welcome, so get the word out and bring a friend! The address is 3346 S. Wood
Ave, Blue Springs, MO 64015 (put in Independence if using GPS). RSVP
appreciated but not mandatory.
Living Faith Bible Institute Three classes begin: Church History taught by
Greg Axe Homiletics taught by Mark Trotter Missions taught by Jeff Bartell
Each new student receives a leather wide-margin Bible. Miss this semester and
you will kick yourself for the next four years! Register online at www.lfbi.org


Lunch meeting in the gym on Tuesdays will start again at noon, January 19th!
Dont miss out -- Make it a Missions New Year!




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.


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
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

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