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Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 25-27; Matthew 8
Monday, January 11
Isa. 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs
with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are
with young.

Good Shepherd:
The sheep of your flock are in a diversity of experiences. Some are strong in
the Lord, others weak in faith, but some are not yet part of the fold. It is for
these I especially pray. You have an impartial care for your sheep. I thank you the
weakest is as dear to you as the most mature. I am apt to lag behind, prone to
wander, tend to grow weary. But from all these dangers and infirmities you
protect me with your arm of power. Now go further and bring __________ and
__________ into the fold of the faith with me!
Can I just pause and praise you this winter? When you find a new-born
soullike a young lambyou nourish it until it gets discipled. You find weak
faith ready to faint and fail, and console it and renew its strength. And all the little
ones you gather to yourself, if they happen to die before their time.
You have such a tender heart of care! In your lifetime on earth you drew
men and women to yourself and under your wings. Do so today now that you
dwell in heaven! Bring together the meek and convicted, the timid and feeble, the
fearful and fainting.
Thank you for gathering me to yourself, your truth, your blood, your love,
and your church. What effective grace! And how often have you restored and
revived me since I got saved. How can I love you enough? How can I serve you
worthily? Help me make your name great to the ends of the earth (and in my own
neighborhood). Add to your mercies this additional one: that I might have a heart
to love you more as I ought to. For it is in Jesus name I ask it. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 34-36; Matthew 10:1-21
Thursday, January 14
Gen. 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him

favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.

GOD is here, and that to bless us with the Spirits quickning power;
See, the cloud already bending, waits to drop the grateful shower.
God is here! we feel His presence in this consecrated place;
But we need the soul refreshing of His free, unbounded grace.
God is here! oh, then, believing, bring to Him our one desire,
That His love may now be kindled, till its flame each heart inspire.
Savior, grant the prayer we offer, while in simple faith we bow,
From the windows of Thy mercy pour us out a blessing now.

Let it come, O Lord, we pray Thee,

Let the shower of blessing fall;
We are waiting, and expecting,
Oh, revive the hearts of all.
James M. Black, 1856-1938


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 28-30; Matthew 9:1-19
Tuesday, January 12

Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 31-33; Matthew 9:20-38
Wednesday, January 13
Job 23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with

Matt. 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall
presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?


Lord of Angels and Demons:

Even in your humiliation you were still sovereign Lord, but especially of the
unseen world, and the armies populating it. Let me learn from you, Master, to
reckon on invisible assistance.
I do not trust only in that which is seen by the eye, or heard by the ear. I
respect spiritual agencies, which evade my senses yet are seen with the eye of
Heb. 1:14 Are [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for
them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Lord Jesus, you can raise up friends for me on earth. But if you do not do
so, I will trust you to send more able friends from heaven to my aid. There is no
need for me to rashly reach for the sword and cut off someones ear (like Peter
did in verse 51). Instead, make me like the nobleman to whom you said,
John 4:48-49 Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The
nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
His faith did not make him just seek you in prayer, but made him
persistent in prayer. I dont have to pay attention to spiritual forces as long as I
am seeking your spiritual presence. So today I say, I cannot let you go unless
you save my childmy spouse, my parent, my friend. Is there anything I can say
to get you to save them? My lips are not eloquent but my tears are expressive.
Those who come before you with cold prayers never find peace. Heat my
requests in a furnace of desire, so they can burn their way into heaven! I distill my
soul into this concentrated cry: Holy Ghost, stir me to greater faith! Amen.

My Father and My God:

First, I have to feel like I am doing something real, humbly petitioning for
mercy through the Saviors blood. When I feel like I am in the presence of God, I
can take my rightful place in your presence.
Second, I have to recognize I have no right to what I seek. I can never
expect to get it except as a gift of your grace based on my faith in your finished
work. My only hope of mercy is grace, because that is what brings you glory.
Help me remember how you have narrowed the options through which you
will give me mercyit comes only through your dear Son. I put myself right
now, by prayer, under the patronage of the great Redeemer. Let me feel like it is
no longer I that speak, but Christ who speaks with me. While I plead, I plead his
five wounds pouring out blood for me. I plead his spotless life, his sacrificial
death, and his infinite self. This is truly ordering my cause!
Third, I must consider what I will ask for. I want to aim at clarity and be
definite, direct and distinct in my heart-cry for revival. If I ordered my cause, it
would focus my mind. This is my prayer closet. I do not have to ask for every
single thing, or catalogue every want I have, and every need I feel. But what I
need right nowmy present needis revival. That is my daily bread. Eloquence
and oratory mean nothing to you. My words are few, but my heart is fervent.
Fourth, I ask for it through Jesus Christ. Some prayers would never be
offered if I just took time to think beforehand. This one I offer because I do
think, and love you Lord Jesus. Amen.


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 37-39; Matthew 10:22-42
Friday, January 15


Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 40-42; Matthew 11
Saturday, January 16


Heb. 13:15 By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God

Psa. 119:1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the
law of the LORD.

Almighty and Ever-Living God:

You teach us to make prayers and supplications, and give thanks for all
people. So we humbly ask you to accept our sacrifice of praise. Receive our
prayers, offered up to your Divine Majesty. Inspire our whole church with the
spirit of truth, unity and harmony. Grant us that all those who confess the
name of Christ can agree as to the truth of your word, and live in unity and
godly love for one another. We beg you also to save and protect all Christian
politicians, so under them we can be godly and quietly governed. Grant all who
are put in authority (believer or unbeliever) to truly and impartially administer
justice, punish wickedness and vice, and maintain true virtue and right.
Give grace O Father, to all our pastors, missionaries and ministers of the
gospel, so both by their life and by their doctrine they can lay out your true and
living word, rightly dividing your truth, and administering your ordinances.
To all your people give heavenly grace, especially to our congregation on
Sunday, so with meek heart and reverent spirit we hear and receive your word.
That is the only way we can really serve you in holiness and righteousness all the
days of our lives.
I humbly ask you for your goodness. Comfort and sustain all those who are
in trouble, pain or sorrow in this transitory life. If they have some need or
adversity, then allow them to rejoice how it creates a dependence on you. Let us
live by your faith and fear. Give us grace to follow the good examples of our
disciplers so with them we can be partakers of revival together! Grant this O
Father, for Jesus Christs sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Almighty Father:
Here in the longest Psalm I find food for my deepest thoughts on you and
your word. It challenges me to wider breadth of faith and higher fervor. It is a
song, like the celestial city, which lays foursquare (Rev. 21:16). The more I study
your word, and pray as I study, the fresher it becomes. The more I look into this
mirror, the more I see my own heart becoming gracious.
Lord, this Psalmist sets your word in many lights, and treats it in different
ways, but he almost never fails to mention the word of God in each and every
verse, under one of the ten names he knows it by.
Cause me to follow you sincerely, intensely and completely so I will be
preserved from defilement (1). I seek you with the whole heart so you can enable
me to keep your testimonies (2). You have commanded a holy walk, so keep me
back from iniquity (3). Bless and give me a practical holiness (4). Give me more
direction toward keeping your statutes (5). My comfort and courage depends on
respecting your commands, because only then will I stand unashamed at your
appearing (6). Even while I am learning your word, my heart will be full of
thanksgiving (7). Give me enabling grace so I will not miss your blessing (8).
I am enraptured with the word of the Lord! I regard being conformed to
it in my daily life as the highest form of blessing. Holy Father, help me along this
walk to progressive sanctification. Even though it will not be complete in this
life, let me compete in this life to make it grow greater every day, every week,
every month I breathe. Holiness only comes by my alliance to your Holy
Bible and the operation of your Holy Spirit. Help me now by these. Amen.

Focus Verse (for memorization & meditation)Prayer Diary link available online at




JANUARY 10, 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
Support our YAC Sacrifice for the Children. HBC Young Adults Class is taking
donations of formula, diapers, clothes, baby wipes, and anything up to 5T.
This will go to Impact Ministry Family Resource Center in Blue Springs. To
donate just drop in the bin any Sunday in January!
The Media Team wants your help to document what God is doing. Meet us
after the late service in the gym at 12:30P.M. to work with video or still pictures!
Sunday Night Service 5:30P.M. Romans 1:21-32: Lost!
NEW CLASS! D2 (Discipleship II) during evening services. It covers
Character Qualities, Biblical Discipleship, Family Life , How to Study the Bible,
and Key Doctrinal Studies. Notebooks are $25.00 for this 8 month course.
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. Just 3 miles from the church, from I-70 go NORTH on Woods Chapel,
RIGHT on RD Mize, LEFT on Pink Hill, to Wood Ave. RSVP appreciated but
not mandatory.
WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:15P.M.
AdultsMidweek Service with guest, pastor Richard Scheer!
AWANAOur Bible Club for children 2 yrs-Grade 6
Discipulado Ministerio Hispao Spanish Ministry Discipleship
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
Proverbs & Prayer Lunch meeting in the gym
JANUARY 30, 5:00P.M.
HBC Snowflake Ball father-daughter dinner and dance at Adams Pointe Conf
Center. Cost is only $40 per couple (father & first daughter), and just $10 for
each additional date. Registration is available online now and a table will be in
the lobby starting next Sunday to purchase tickets.
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

Prayer Diary link available online at