Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Praying the Word

FBC Supported Missions

Please Pray:
...for the various committees which work to direct and support the ministry of First Baptist Church
…for the kingdom of God to be advanced in all His church, not only in our own church, denomination or area.


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1. Various church ministries and committees
2Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
Luke 10:2
16“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16
40The disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.
Luke 6:40
17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Colossians 3:17
1I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1-3
7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct. 17Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Hebrews 13:7,17

2. Budget Ministries to the World. 
Several items are included in our budget in ministries in our community. Be in prayer for these ministries.
18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
Ephesians 6:18
3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.
Philippians 1:3-5
8“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8

…Bell County Baptist Association. This helps the association of Southern Baptist churches in the Bell County area. Pray for the director of missions, staff and other churches in our association.

…Food & Clothing Care Center. Pray for our local food pantry and clothing distribution and for those who both staff it and are served by this ministry.

…Southern Baptist Cooperative Program. Our national convention supports national and international missionaries, and SBC seminaries. Pray also for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering for World-wide missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter offering for North American missions.
The International Mission Board: 1-800-395-PRAY (7729)
The North American Mission Board: 1-800-554-PRAY (7729)
15Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of his eyes and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17And the world is passing away and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
1 John 2:15-17
49… The LORD watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
Genesis 31:49

…Texas Baptists. Our state convention, and the various ministries and colleges and seminaries supported through the regular offering and the Mary Hill Davis Offering.

…Navigators. Pray for this para-church disciple making ministry which supports the work of Lauris Shepherd and Jason Johnston as well as their families.

…JAIL Ministry. Ministry to the inmates of Bell County Jail.

…Hope Pregnancy Center. Ministry to help save the lives of the unborn through counseling and encouragement for those in the areas in and around Killeen, Copperas Cove and Temple.

…Mexico Mission Fund. Ministry to Matamoros church, pastored by Diego Galindo.
9 For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
Revelation 5:9

…World Hunger Fund. Funding through the World Hunger Relief Fund of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

3. Various Ministries. 
Numerous other ministries you support either financially or in prayer. Pray for the spiritual, physical and financial stability for these ministries.
14“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14