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Chronological Bible Reading: Amos 1-3; Revelation 6
Monday, December 12


Chronological Bible Reading: Amos 4-6; Revelation 7
Tuesday, December 13

Chronological Bible Reading: Amos 7-9; Revelation 8
Wednesday, December 14

Isa. 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry
ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

Luke 17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were
lepers, which stood afar off:

2 Cor. 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust
that he will yet deliver us;

Help Me, Lord!

My soul is in the dust over friends and family who are not saved. Pour out
your spirit on them this Christmas season! I know they are thirsty for your grace.
Will you not give me the blessing of begetting spiritual offspring?
Fear of hell will not bring them to God. Religious legalism will not save
their seeking souls. Open their ears to the sweet wooing of your word about your
love. Let them see it on the cross. Then let them see it in me!
Make __________ and __________ thirsty for the living God, and
unhappy because they have not found him. If they lose the ecstasy of their apathy
and the pleasure of their pathetic condition, then maybe they will listen with
interest as I explain the good news of the gospel.
I am so aware of being barren. Like the dry ground, I lament I am not
bringing forth more fruit unto you. O Lord! I am not as useful to my church as I
should be. I am not as available to its ministries as I could be. I am not as present
in worship and praise, and you have a right to expect that I will be!
Pour water on me, Lord! Give me grace, because I require it. Anoint me
with fresh oil for serving you, and fresh filling for witnessing to the lost! Make me
fruitful in my discipleship, and fruitful in my walk. Drench me with
opportunity to proclaim the word of your grace.
Then I will trust the buds will spring forth, the flowers will open, and the
fruit will ripen. I know I can count on your word to do the work, if only I will
let your Spirit have control. Make me trust in you more and more so my faith
honors and glorifies Christ. I ask it in Jesus name. Amen.

Merciful Savior:
What sights you must see as you look at our sin-sick city! The sad thing is
we never recognize nine-tenths of your merciful response to our plight. Oh Lord,
give me the frankincense of gratitude. Let my life-reactions distill into dew-drops
of praise. Do not let me become dried-out of thankfulness to you.
One day in seven is devoted to your worship, but not one person in ten is
really devoted to your praise. What is up with that, Lord? There are many more
who receive benefits than ever give you praise for them. Shame on us! Life,
health, eyesight, hearing, love, friendshipsand yet is there one time in ten I
praise you for these?
Lam. 3:22-23 It is of the LORDS mercies that we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
I do not praise you Lord, either fitly, proportionately, or intensely enough. I
receive a continual stream of mercies and yet can only complain about my
inconveniences! The number of my prayers is far greater than the number of
times I really praise. Why must I wait for a miracle before I praise you? One
would think every time I pray I would also praise, but it is not so. My requests are
often so petty and selfishsilly stuff. I pray because I think Im about to die, but
after you deliver me, my praise is what grows sick unto death.
Prayer is for time, but praise is for eternity. I know I need both, but
praise really deserves the highest and best place. Prayer is for the beggar I feel I
am, but praise is for the Kings child I know I am. Help my praise follow
naturally on the heels of my prayers. Do it because Jesus is worthy! Amen.

You know how to lift me up by using that which casts me low. You often
make rhythms for my psalms out of the pelting rain that drowns-out my music.
You are the God of resurrection, so I know when you revive my soul it
spells doom for the Devil. He is annoyed to see me start living for God again.
But I wrapped him up in the grave-clothes of alcohol! I shut him into the
sepulcher of skepticism. I placed him in the tomb of apathy. I left him in the
mausoleum of being offended by another Christianand yet he is revived! But I
saw him rotting in lust! I saw him corrupting his flesh. His family gave up on him.
This is but my enemy, Jesus Christ, who has come back from the grave in him!
Lord, make Satan feel that plague again, and see his ultimate destruction in
my present revival. Show him who is Master! Make the Devil know how his
dominion cannot stand. In your lifetime you overcame both the Devil and death
with a word, even so now use your word to revive me!
Destroy the sepulchers of sin in my life; let that action start to afflict the
Prince of Darkness. Help me join the growing ranks of those who bear testimony
to your power. Make our united voices so loud they have to be heardboth by
people and by demons. I do sometimes faint. I am full of tears and cry,
Psa. 77:7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?
I love you Lord, but I still have to strive against an unbelieving state. Will I
always live at this poor dying rate, my love so faint and cold to you, and yours to
me so great? Sometimes I feel like I cant even feelbut dont let my faith
waver. Revive my fainting heart today. I depend upon you, Spirit of God. Amen.


Chronological Bible Reading: Jonah; Revelation 10
Friday, December 16


Chronological Bible Reading: Micah 1-3; Revelation 11
Saturday, December 17


Chronological Bible Reading: Obadiah; Revelation 9
Thursday, December 15

Heb. 11:31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when
she had received the spies with peace.

ITS not just about the manger where the baby lay
Its not all about the angels who sing for him that day
Its not just about the shepherds or the bright and shining star
Its not all about the wise men who travelled from afar
Its not all about the good things in this life Ive done
Its not all about the treasures or the trophies that Ive won
Its not about the righteousness that I find within
Its about His precious blood that save me from my sin
The beginning of the story is wonderful and great
But its the ending that can save you, and thats why we celebrate
Its about the cross; its about my sin
Its about how Jesus came to be born once so that we could be born again
Its about Gods love nailed to a tree
Its about every drop of blood that flowed from Him when it should have been me
Its about the stone that was rolled away
So that you and I could have real life someday
Its about the cross; its about the cross

The Ball Brothers

Luke 15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth
sinners, and eateth with them.
Oh Father and Master:
Look in great mercy on the many who come to us on Sunday who have
never believed in Jesus! O Strong Son of God, Immortal Lover, though we have
not seen your face, yet we believe in you and rely on you. Ride forth with arrows
dipped in your own blood. Shoot them at the lost in our midst. May people fall
under the gospel blow! Wound them with a sense of sin. Smite them, even to
self-despair, with a consciousness of their guilt. Then help them get healing from
the hand that has wounded them. May they look to you Lord Jesus, anointed of
God, enthroned in heaven, who still receives sinners.
There are many who are now visiting our church, because of the Christmas
holiday activities. Help us look, and wait, and watch for them. Make the crowd
increase! Show us favor by granting us more fruit. We ask that while Jesus is lifted
up, many will look to him and have the serpents bite cured forever.
Isa. 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return
unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing
whereto I sent it.
You have promised to hear your peoples prayer. This is a prayer you must
hear, for it is according to your will and in honor of your Son. It is offered with
faith in Jesus. Do not turn away from answering our prayer; keep your word, of
which we, in humility and adoring faith, remind you. Give us great growth
through the preaching of the gospel. The like blessing we ask for our sister
churches and missionaries. Give us a revival of true godliness in each place! Put
us in tune with your Spirit to accomplish your purpose, for Jesus sake. Amen.

Psa. 17:5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.
LORD God and Loving Father:
I cannot be a person after Gods own heart like David was, unless I am a man
or woman of prayer. Make me a master in the art of praying, flying to the Lord at
all times of need, like a plane speeds to an airport in the stress of a storm.
I believe you do not answer some of us when we do pray simply because
we neglect to have a continual prayer relationship. It is more likely I will not hear
God than that you will not hear me.
Make me grow bold through the stretching, strengthening influence of
prayer! With Jesus as my complete and all-sufficient righteousness I neednt fear
not being heard. The more difficult the times the more I need to fall into prayer.
Psa. 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Teach me by the example of David to watch unto prayer by praying again and
again until I am sure you have heard me. You redeemed me by marvelous grace;
rescue me daily by the same undeserved favor.
Show me your marvelous lovingkindness. Show it to my mind by removing
my ignorance (as I read your word). Show it to my heart as I revive my gratitude.
Show it to my faith as I renew my confidence and trust in you. And show it to
my experience by delivering me from all my fears.
You put forth your best and most glorious strength, using your right hand of
skill and power to rescue all of us who trust in you. I am your child, and you have
a parents perfect love (not like what my earthly parents displayed).
Let my confident expectation keep pace with my intense prayer, so my faith
in you and my communion with you walk hand-in-hand today. In Jesus name I
request it (because I do require it). Amen.

Focus Verse (for memorization & meditation)Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.hbcbluesprings.org/prayer-diary/




DECEMBER 11, 2016





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!


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.


Ministerio Hispao La Cosecha 10:45A.M. en el saln 6. Servicio en Ingls
traducido en Espaol 9:00A.M.
Shuttle Service Park at the sign at Blue Springs High School, 8:30A.M.-12:30P.M.
HarvestKids Take2 room 11:00A.M. for kids K-3rd grade who were here at 9
12:30P.M. Gym teardown of HarvestKids
Be a producer Help out in lighting, slides, or audio (see Brandon or the booth)
CARE Ministry would love to have you involved in one of the following areas:
hospitality, coffee, safety team, parking assistance, medical team or shuttle
driver. Signup sheets are in the lobby. See Dave Hill for info.
TONIGHT 5:30-7:00P.M.
Life of Christ in the Gym. To be Christlike, you must see what Christ was like!
Jr & Sr High in the Mezzanine for their deeper, in-depth Bible study
Jr. Choir has their after-performance pizza party!

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.

Mens Workout Tues & Thurs 5:30A.M.
Proverbs & Prayer Bible Study, NOON-1:00P.M. in room 5
WEDNESDAY 7:00-8:15P.M.
Walking in the Spirit evening service for adults
AWANA our Bible Club for kids 2 yrs-6th grade


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)

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.

Harvest doubles the check to all our supported missionaries in December as a
Christmas gift on your behalf! In addition, we are giving a Christmas Basket to
20 local families, and have donated $1000 to the orphans in Orissa, India, and
$1500 to Bob Weston for his annual Christmas outreach in Jamaica.
Zambia Kids! Join us in feeding and schooling a child in Nakonde for $28 per
month (just $336 for the entire year). Designate Zambia on your envelope.
No Wednesday night services December 21 or 28
No Sunday evening services December 18, 25 or January 1
December 25 Christmas Sunday, ONE SERVICE, 10:00A.M.
December 28-January 1 Mission Focus 17 HBC Missions Conference.
Services 7:00P.M. nightly, Wed-Fri, at 3953 Walnut, KCMO, and here New
Years Sunday, Jan 1st. Register NOW! http://missionfocus.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
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

Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.hbcbluesprings.org/prayer-diary/