Annie Armstrong Season of Prayer and Mission Offering

The Mission Moves Forward

March 28 – April 4, 2021 will be our Week of Prayer for Annie Armstrong.

Gathering will be on Easter Sunday, April 4.

Your AAEO gift can be through the offering plate on Sundays through April 4th, online at http://giving.nabc.church or you can drop it off at the office.

Offering Goal: $4,000

 “We must not love with words or speech, but with truth and action.” (1 John 3:18, HSB)

40 Days of Prayer, Week 6

Day 36Read and Ponder God’s Word: Denying Self and Embracing the Cross

Matt 16:24, Mark 8:35, Luke 6 :46 & 14:27, John 14:15. Phil 2:13

Prayer Focus: 

​Resolve now to put off self-will and embrace a deep daily yielding and a full surrendering to Christ’s Lordship. Clearly identify your specific points of rebellion and self-will and confess it to God. Trust Jesus to help you yield your personal comforts, conveniences, preferences and will.

Day 37Read and Ponder God’s Word: Praying Persistently

​Psalm 25:15 & 105:4, Habakkuk 2:3, I Thess 5:17, Romans 6:13, Gal 6:9

Prayer Focus:

​Remember that the Bible says to keep on praying. Let us not stop praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ, our church, the pastor search team, and our future pastor.

Day38Read and Ponder God’s Word: Reflection of Christ

​Matt 9:36-38, John 10:14-15, I Peter 5:2-4, Phil 2:1-5 Hebrews 10:23-25

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for our new pastor that he will reflect the Chief Shepherd. Pay that we can reflect Christ and we can encourage others around us.

Day 39Read and Ponder God’s Word: Omnipotent 

​Ephesians 3:20

Prayer Focus:

​As you pray remember God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or dare to dream.

Day 40Read and Ponder God’s Word: Attitude of Gratitude

​Phil 4:6

Prayer Focus:

​I am reminded of the words of a hymn. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, so amid the conflict, whether great or small, do not be discouraged, God is over all; Count your many blessings, name them one by one, count your many blessings and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. Reflect on how God has richly blessed you. Pray and remember what God has already done, and what He continues to do. Continue to pray for those unanswered prayers with an attitude of gratitude.

40 Days of Prayer, Week 5

Day 29Read and Ponder God’s Word: Honoring the Temple of God

I Cor 3:16-17 & 6:19-20, II Timothy 2:21

Prayer Focus: 

​Believers are to keep their bodies holy and fit for God’s glory and use. Confess any indiscretions of harmful habits and rest in the forgiveness and power of Christ.

Day 30Read and Ponder God’s Word: Repent from Idolatry

​Exodus 20:2-3, Matt 6:24 & 13:22

Prayer Focus:

​Examine your own heart and see if the deceitfulness of riches or cares of this life have choked out God’s word and will in your life. Have things or people taken first place? Confess and forsake ways you have allowed other things to come before God.

Day31Read and Ponder God’s Word: Becoming True Grace Givers

​Malachi 3:8-10, Luke 6:38, II Cor 9:7

Prayer Focus:

​If you sense God’s conviction about finances, obey Him now. You will quickly discover you cannot out-give God! Confess and forsake any neglect of tithes and offerings, let us rejoice in the greatness of His grace.

Day 32Read and Ponder God’s Word: Failure to Abide in Jesus

​John 15:4-7

Prayer Focus:

​As we confess and forsake our failure to faithfully draw near to God in prayer and to study his word frequently and regularly, let us ever place our trust in the “author and finisher of our faith.” 

Day 33Read and Ponder God’s Word: Ignoring Conflicts of Conscience

​Prov 28:13, Romans 14:23, I John 3:20-21

Prayer Focus:

​If you are involved in something about which you have a nagging lack of peace, you are in sin. Confess these sins where you have turned a deaf ear to God’s still small voice.

​Let us confidently claim forgiveness through the covenant in Christ’s blood.

Day 34Read and Ponder God’s Word: Be a Christian Witness

​Ezekiel 3:18, Matt 28:18-18, Acts 1:8, I Peter 3:5

Prayer Focus:

​Confess any failure to obey Christ’s great commission, let us rejoice in God’s full acceptance and grace.

Develop a prayer list of lost people around you and pray for their salvation and share with them of God’s great gift.

Day 35Read and Ponder God’s Word: Be willing to Serve

​Psalm 100:2, Romans12:1, Ephesian 4:8

Prayer Focus:

​God calls every believer to use their gifts consistently in the body of Christ. Ask God how you can use your gifts for Him today.

40 Days of Prayer, Week 4

Day 22Read and Ponder God’s Word: Embracing Biblical Reconciliation

Matt. 22:37-39, Matt 5:23-24

Prayer Focus: 

​Examine your relationships with your immediate family, extended family, anyone in your church, or anyone at school or work and ask God to help you reconcile any rifts.

Day 23Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory over Unforgiveness

​Matt 6:14-15, Matt 18:35, Mark 11:25, Hebrews 12:15

Prayer Focus:

​Examine your own heart for bitterness; it may be bitterness towards a person, a group or organization, a church or bitterness towards godless politicians or social activists who attack our values. Ask God to help you forgive those who sin against us.

​Prayerfully confess any doubt or resentment toward God and give thanks for the victory in Jesus.

Day 24Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Improper Relationships

​Prov 6:27, Romans 14:23(b), I Cor 10:31, I John 3:20-21

Prayer Focus:

​Improper relationships can be anything from adultery and fornication to having an improper online relationship. Ask God to reveal any relationships that are improper or out of balance and confess and forsake the relationship, confidently claim the forgiveness and power of Christ’s grace.

Day 25Read and Ponder God’s Word: Loving and Serving Jesus through His Church

​Hebrews 10:25, I Cor 12:1-26,

Prayer Focus:

​Pray now to obey God by fully committing yourself to a local body of Christ. Confess and forsake our neglect of regular attendance and support of Christ’s Church.

​Pray God to rend the heavens in sweeping revival of the church.

Day 26Read and Ponder God’s Word: Growing as a Godly Man

​Eph 5:23(a) & 25, I Peter 3:7

Prayer Focus:

​As husbands and fathers and men confess your failures to love and lead in your families

​Pray for God to use you first in your families, in the church, and in society.

Day 27Read and Ponder God’s Word: Faithful Women

​Prov 31:26-28, Eph 5:24, 33(b), I Peter 3:3

Prayer Focus:

​As wives and mothers and women confess your failures to honor your husband, any neglecting of families, or useless idleness.

Pray for the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.

Day 28Read and Ponder God’s Word: Commands for Godly Parents

​Deut 6:6-8, Prov 22:6, Matt 18:6

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for God’s strength as we encourage our children and brothers and sisters in Christ in our church.

Pray that we can model God’s love to all around us

40 Days of Prayer, Week 3

Day 15Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Ungodly Speech

Proverbs 18:21, Matt. 12:36, Eph. 4:29 & 5:4, James 1:26

Prayer Focus: 

​Pray for Jesus to be Lord of our lives which includes Him being Lord of the tongue and our social media.

​Pray for believers to be filled with great conviction and reverential fear of God.

Day 16Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory over Dishonesty and Lying

​Lev. 19:11, Proverbs 11:1 & 28:18, Col. 3:9

Prayer Focus:

​Prayerfully confess acts of exaggeration that make yourself or the church look better. Be filled with the Spirit of Truth.

​Prayerfully confess and forsake patterns of dishonesty and rejoice in God’s promise of acceptance.

Day 17Read and Ponder God’s Word: Give thanks in all things

​I Corinthians 10:10, Phil. 4:4, I Thessalonians 5:18.

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for an attitude of praise and thanksgiving.

​Choose to praise God, He promises supernatural joy in spite of difficult circumstances.

Day 18Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming angry & contentious speech

​John 13:34-35, Eph. 4:29-32, James 3:6, I John 4:7.

Prayer Focus:

​Pray that broken relationships may be restored. 

​Pray for love and unity which are essential to both our spiritual power and our witness to the lost.

Day 19Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory over Bickering and Division

​Proverbs 6:16 & 19, John 17:20-22, I Cor. 1:10, Phil 4:8

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for victory over your own contentious and divisive spirit.

​Pray that you are a peacemaker who strengthens church unity.

Day 20Read and Ponder God’s Word: Honoring God’s Leaders

​Matt. 5:44 & 46-47, I Cor 13:4(a)5 & 7, I Peter 3:9,

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for reconciliation and renewal between individuals 

Pray for people to honor the leaders and the direction God is leading.

Day 21Read and Ponder God’s Word: Praying Persistently

​Psalm 25:15, & 105:4, Luke 11:9, Col. 4:2, I Thess.5:17

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for patience and trust God even when His answer isn’t what you had in mind.

Pray that you can give yourselves completely to God, to be tools in His hands, to be used for His good purposes

40 Days of Prayer, Week 2

Day 8 Read and Ponder God’s Word: Christ-Guided Thoughts

Proverbs 23:7, II Cor. 10:5, Phil. 4:8.

Prayer Focus: 

​Pray for believers to fully humble themselves, placing their primary trust in God.

​Pray and meditate on things that are noble, things that are true, things that are just, things that are pure, things that are lovely, things that are of good report, and things that are praiseworthy.

Day 9Read and Ponder God’s Word: Ebracing Brokeness and Humility

​Psalm 51:17, Phil. 2:5, James 4:10, I Peter 5:5, 

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for a powerful faith, pure motives and godly wisdom in this season.

​Pray for the church that we would honor God and stand boldly for the truth and godly principles.

Day 10Read and Ponder God’s Word: Pride, Prejudice and Envy

​I Sam.16:7, Phil. 2:3-5, I John 2:16, James 2:1,4.

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for an explosion of first love passion for Christ and a deep burden for lost humanity.

​Pray that each one will esteem others better than himself and that the Holy Spirit works to develop the mind of Christ in you.

Day 11Read and Ponder God’s Word: Victory in Crisis

​II Chron. 20:12, Isaiah 26:3, Matt. 6:25, Mark 9:23 Phil.4:6-7, I Peter 5:7

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for churches to proclaim all Scripture, sound biblical doctrine and theology to the glory of God. 

​Pray as Jehoshaphat did and shift your focus off of the problems around you and to God. Allow God to fight your battles.

Day 12Read and Ponder God’s Word: A Kind and Gentle Spirit

​Ephesians 4:29-32 & 5:2

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for forgiveness of our critical and angry or argumentative attitudes.

​Pray for God to create a clean heart and restore a gentle and kind spirit.

Day 13Read and Ponder God’s Word: Doing Good to Enemies

​Matt. 5:44 & 46-47, I Cor 13:4(a)5 & 7, I Peter 3:9,

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for God to work through you helping you to forgive others.

​Pray for God’s victory to flow through us. Trust in Christ’s forgiveness and lifts up your prayers and petitions to Him.

Day 14Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Greed and Worldliness

​I Timothy 6:6 & 8-10, I John 2:15-17

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for godliness with contentment.

Plead for believers to humble themselves, placing primary trust in God not others and not self.

40 Days of Prayer, Week 1

Day 1Read and Ponder God’s Word: First love Passion for Jesus

Matt. 22:37, Matt 6:33, Rev.2:4 and 3:15-16, I Cor. 13:1-3.

Prayer Focus: 

​Plead for God’s mercy on the Church, nation, and world. Pray that He would stay His righteous judgment and turn to Himself in fervent love and deep repentance.

​Pray for believers to be much more concerned about the glory of God’s Name and spread of Christ’s Kingdom than economics, political and social comforts.

Day 2Read and Ponder God’s Word: Revering God’s Holiness

​Leviticus 10:3, Eccl.12:13-14, Matt.6:9, II Cor.7:1, Gal. 2:16,

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for deep brokenness, godly fear and humble repentance to sweep God’s people.

​Pray for believers to humble themselves, placing their primary trust in God not in economics, governments or political parties.

Day 3Read and Ponder God’s Word: Passion to more fully know and seek God

​Psalm 27:8 and 42:1, Jerm.29:13, John 17:3, Heb.11:6

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for an explosion of first love passion for Christ and a deep burden for lost humanity.

​Pray for believers to be filled with great conviction and reverential fear of God. Pray that none would commit the idolatry of placing economics or politics above God and biblical truths.

Day 4Read and Ponder God’s Word: A Passion to Live in God’s Word

​Psalm 1:2 and 119:15-16, Matt. 4:4, John 15:7

Prayer Focus:

​Cry out for a might movement of fervent personal and corporate prayer with Spirit-led fasting. 

​Pray for a holy fear and reverence for God.

Day 5Read and Ponder God’s Word: Seek first God’s Kingdom and Righteousness

​Ezekiel 33:31, Matt. 6:33, James 4:3

Prayer Focus:

​Plead for God to rend the heavens and pour out His powerful manifest presence. Pray for the restraining of evil and a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit.

​Pray for God to guide the church as they select a pastor search team. Pray for wisdom, effectiveness and power in the search.

Day 6Read and Ponder God’s Word: True Worship

​Samuel 15:11, Psalm 29:2, Isaiah 43:7, Matt. 15:8-9a, John 4:23

Prayer Focus:

​Pray for a burning passion for evangelism, discipleship and missions to sweep God’s people. Commit to fresh evangelistic passion in your own heart.

​Pray for guidance and for God’s ultimate will to prevail.

Day 7Read and Ponder God’s Word: Overcoming Spiritual Complacency

​Matt. 5:6, II Cor. 7:1, Phill. 3:12, Hebrews 12:14, 

Prayer Focus:

​Plead for church leaders to be filled with holy boldness, fervent prayer, spiritual power and strong Scripture focus.

​Pray for hunger in your relationship with Christ.

#PraySC

Join us on October 21, 2020, as we lift our voices together to petition the Lord for His mercy and grace on our state, nation, and world.

We recognize that our strength and understanding pales in comparison to the strength and understanding given to us through the Holy Spirit.  He is the One who can bring hope to the hopeless and peace in the chaos.  The healing of our nation is unattainable by our own efforts; it will only happen through a movement of God.  Join SC Baptists as we lift our voices to the One who can bring that change and healing during an election year and a Pandemic.

We will gather in the sanctuary at 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm. Please choose a time that is convenient for you and pray with us. You can find a prayer guide at http://praysc.nabc.church.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 8

Trinity Point Baptist Church
Easley, South Carolina

With the help of the Janie Chapman Offering, Trinity Point Baptist Church was able to celebrate Christmas with over 700 students in their Heart4Schools partner school, West End Elementary.

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for Trinity Point Baptist Church as they continue to minister in their community and as they seek to advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
• Pray for many other churches to partner with schools, bringing help and hope to students, teachers and families.
• Pray that relationships will be created in every school in South Carolina that bring opportunities to share the hope of the gospel.

Janie Chapman Season of Prayer, Day 7

Slater Baptist Church
Greenville, South Carolina

With the help of the Janie Chapman Offering, Slater Baptist Church provided a dinner on Christmas Day for lonely people in their community. They served 42 people which is nearly half of their known homeless community!

Prayer Requests:
• Pray for Slater Baptist Church as they serve a poverty impacted community in Greenville County.
• Pray for the Catoe family as they continue church revitalization efforts with Slater Baptist.
• Pray for all of our South Carolina Baptist churches to demonstrate God’s love to the marginalized in their own communities, as Slater Baptist has done in theirs.