Lamplight Ministries, Inc.- 1991-Today

Lamplight Ministries, Inc. exists to glorify Jesus Christ. Jack and Judy Hartman have written 32 Bible-based, topical books that they have published, and distributed worldwide through Lamplight Ministries, Inc. They emptied their 50-foot by 100-foot warehouse and sent 94 cartons of books to the nations through Love Packages (lovepackages.org.) How blessed they are to be connected with God’s children in Christ Jesus in 64 countries. Their deep joy is sending their books to pastors and leaders in Third World nations. For some, they are their only Bible school.
Jack Hartman’s Need-God’s Answer
The ministry began in 1983 when Jack faced bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown. A friend told him that if he gave his heart to Jesus Christ and immersed himself in the Word of God-the Bible-that he would find answers to his desperate circumstances.
Jack met Jesus Christ and his life was changed! Jack searched the Bible for everything he could find about finances. He put the verses on three by five cards and carried them with him. Jack discovered that:
• God owns everything
• God’s ways are often exactly opposite of man’s ways
• That God’s plan is for us to live to give, giving as a gift of gratitude back to God, and is one of God’s secrets to living in God’s all-sufficiency
• God’s all-sufficiency is God’s supply in every area of life, what you need exactly when you need it to complete God’s plan for your life
By God’s grace, Jack avoided bankruptcy and paid every creditor. Friends asked Jack to teach them what he was learning. So, Jack began a Bible study with eight people in an upper room of the Northeast Planning Associates, Inc. office (see northeastplanning.com). The Bible study exploded in numbers and moved to:
• The Holiday Inn
• Then to the Sheridan Wayfarer Hotel
• Then to the Southside Junior High School cafeteria (Jack remembers the mustard on his shirt cuffs from the tables)
• Then to Memorial High School
• Finally, land was purchased in Bedford, New Hampshire; Faith Christian Center was born and had a home
The fellowship grew to a thousand people worshiping together on Sunday mornings. Jack continued as the Tuesday night Bible teacher from 1975 until 1989.
Trust God for Your Finances Is Born!
Jack’s handwritten notes from the Bible study became the book, Trust God for Your Finances, published in 1983 (now with over 180,000 copies in print and translated into nine languages). In 2018, Trust God for Your Finances was revised and updated completely with new Scripture and wisdom. The new book is clothed in Lamplight’s new cover and is a part of Lamplight Ministries’ Toolbox Series.
The financial planning firm that Jack founded is now under the leadership of Ed Hiers, whom Jack hired when he was 22. The firm, NPA, (northeastplanning.com), now employs over 100 people and is an exemplary leader in the financial planning industry. Jack continued mentoring advisors with 30-minute telephone appointments until 2012. Jack and Ed continue to have weekly appointments.
Lamplight Ministries, Inc. Is Born!
In 1991, Jack and Judy realized that giving was the core of their publishing company, Lamplight Publications. So many lives were being transformed by Jesus Christ through their books. Lamplight Ministries, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, was created. The purpose was to allow people whose lives have been transformed by the Word of God in Lamplight books to have a part in sending the gospel to the nations through Lamplight Ministries, Inc.
Today Lamplight Ministries, Inc. has 32 topical, Bible-based books written by Jack and Judy Hartman. The books are a bridge to connect the reader with the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s living instruction manual, the Bible.
Now, a new phase for Lamplight Ministries, Inc. is the distribution of books by Jack and Judy through churches, bookstores, and libraries in the United States and across the globe. Proceeds from these sales will help to expand Lamplight Ministries’ global ministry.
Introducing people to Jesus Christ is the focus of Lamplight Ministries, Inc. and subsequently teaching them instruction in righteousness, how to dwell in Christ Jesus and to walk with God. The goal, also, is to ignite people to be ministers of the gospel through sharing their faith with others, encouraging them to use Lamplight books as tools of evangelism.
Jack and Judy Today
Jack, now in his late eighties, spends hours in worship, enjoying the Gaither worship videos. Judy, in her late seventies, is caring for Jack as well as seeing Lamplight Ministries, Inc. expand through updating and re-issuing Lamplight books in their God’s Toolbox Series. She works closely with our Indonesian and India Directors.
Lamplight Ministries, Inc. continues to ship books to the nations and now provides e-books and audio books as well for pastors, leaders, and all who want to journey in the Word of God. Pastors and leaders are mentored through personal e-mail, the monthly newsletter, and blogs.
Jack’s blog jackhartmansteachingsage86.wordpress.com
Judy’s ministry blog is lamplightmin.wordpress.com.
Judy’s biblical health blog is judyhartman.wordpress.com (One of Judy’s passions is providing education about how to stay vibrantly healthy and fit in order to gloriously complete God’s plan for your life.) See our website, lamplight.net for Judy’s section on biblical health.
About Lamplight Ministries,Inc. Southeast Asia Director
I will call him Dr. Jusuf Katon, for his protection because of ministering in countries where the Gospel is restricted.Since our meeting in 1991, Jusuf has started churches for Indonesians in New York, Texas, and Toronto. He has theological degrees and is certified in John Maxwell Leadership Training. He is a consultant in human resources development, is a professor of biblical studies, mentors and teaches pastors and leaders, and is a founder of an organization consisting of 100 businessmen and 100 church leaders to further the gospel in Southeast Asia. Jusuf has translated and continues to translate Lamplight Ministries, Inc.’ books into Indonesian. He teaches God’s principles of His all-sufficiency from Trust God for Your Finances.
A Message from Jusuf about Lamplight Ministries, Inc. books:
“Biblical principles are presented, explored, and expounded in an excellent way for each topic in a topical form. From the hermeneutics or Interpretation approach, Jack and Judy effectively use the Bible verses in a very healthy way and in the best way. My former professor, who graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, applied this approach every time he lectured in my class during my theological training. He just brought a unit of Old Testament Hebrew and New Testament Greek every time he taught. He stated clearly to us that “The best commentary on the Bible is the Bible itself.” Their books are practical in nature and easy to understand and apply in our daily life—both for new believers or mature ones.”
Jusuf Katon, PhD in Theological Studies; Certification in Business Leadership Model
About Pastor Ebenezer Moses: Lamplight Ministries, Inc. India Director
Judy met Pastor Ebenezer in 1997 in a divine appointment arranged by God. She has visited Pastor Ebenezer seven times. He translated Trust God for Your Finances (printed and distributed to over 500 pastors) and The Rapture and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ into Tamil. Pastor Ebenezer has established a 24-Hour Prayer Center on the fifty acres owned by India Gospel Fellowship in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. (Please contact us if you would like to schedule an hour that you will pray.) An entire community is planned for the fifty acres, including a church, a Bible college, an elementary and a high school, skills training (including organic farming, mechanics, computer technology, a sewing school, a culinary school, water purification education, construction, and more). There will be homes for retired pastors, a hotel for hotel management training and to serve as a destination for people in India to make their yearly required pilgrimage and come to know Jesus Christ as well. This community will be a pilot program to be reproduced in other countries, beginning in Indonesia. Pastor Ebenezer pastors a church in Salem and feeds 250 poor people each Sunday, for many their only meal of the day. He established the Shepherds Council of India with over 2,500 pastors.
A Message from Pastor Ebenezer Moses:
“Jack and Judy are a great blessing in my life and ministry. Lamplight books are really light in the darkened path of this earthly life for everyone. The words are very simple and very understandable, even to the common men. There is a great famine in the Third World countries for God’s Word. Supplying the spiritual food (Lamplight books) free of cost to the pastors of the Third World countries is a special and appreciable part of Lamplight Ministries.”
The Vision of Lamplight Ministries, Inc.
For Lamplight books to be translated, printed, and distributed in every known language. Our books have been translated into Armenian, Danish, Greek, Hebrew, German, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Burmese, Hakka Kin, Thai, and Tamil.
We would welcome you to join our Lamplight family, most of all to pray for us. The task is huge and prayer fuels the journey. Please go to our website, lamplight.net to sign up, or e-mail us at jackandjudy@lamplight.net or write to us at Lamplight Ministries, Inc, 366 George W Liles Parkway NW, #141, Concord, North Carolina, 28027. We are so eager to meet you!

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How Jack and Judy Hartman Met:) A Divine Appointment

When anyone wonders how he or she will ever find someone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ as much or more than he or she does, please read what happened to Jack and to me. Each of us was quite certain that marriage was not God’s plan for either of our lives. We each had experienced tragedies and each of us was dedicated to serving God through Christ Jesus.

I read Jack’s book, Trust God for Your Finances, and realized that Jack had extraordinary wisdom regarding God’s plan for provision. So, I called Jack on a Friday and told him that I planned to go to China as a missionary, but I wanted to ask him some questions about God’s plan for finances. We talked for about 30 minutes. On Sunday night I called Jack back and told him that I have a Master’s Degree in Secondary Reading and would like to volunteer to edit Jack’s books “as unto the Lord,” in other words, for free. Jack said that he thought there was something more than that in store for us.

Jack later said that after we had completed our first conversation that he had made a cassette tape to me that told me that God told him that we would marry. He then threw the cassette tape in the trash basket. During our Sunday night conversation, Jack invited me to come to Florida to visit him. We continued to talk on the phone daily, often more than once each day😊

I asked my daughter, Melissa, if she thought I should go to Florida to visit Jack Hartman. Jack was the founder of the church I attended. He was the founder of the financial planning company where many of the people at my new church worked. He was very well known and very well respected. My daughter said that she thought I should go. (I had not dated. I had felt as if I had a mote around me, a protection.)

When I went into the office to take out my Sunday School lesson for my fifth grade Sunday School class, I came face to face with our pastor’s wife. She said, “I hear you’re going to Florida.” I was stunned that she already knew! So, my pastor and his wife prayed for me right there that my trip to Florida would be a blessing. As I think now of how the three of us joined hands in the church office and prayed for my trip to Florida, I can see God’s hand of blessing. The pastor, Pastor Ken Anderson, was one of Jack’s close friends. (In fact, Pastor Ken and his wife, Marietta, had helped Jack select our house. Pastor Ken was a builder and knew about house structure and said that our house was very well built and recommended that Jack buy it. Kind and caring Pastor Ken has gone to be with the Lord.)

I traveled to Florida with the blessing of my pastor and his wife to visit a man I had never met. I also had the blessing of my daughter. When I walked into the greeting area of the airport and saw Jack sitting there and then standing, I had an instant trust in him that has remained to this day, 29 years later. I can still see him sitting there looking at me and then standing. He had and has a rather shy smile. You would never know that from his years of leadership in business and in the church. Trust was something I had thought would take years to prove. For me, trust came the instant I saw Jack. This is a mystery, the mystery, now known, of the gospel of Jesus Christ- Christ in you, Christ in Jack, the Hope of glory.

I stayed in a nearby hotel that was very difficult to find. Once I moved here, I saw how truly difficult it was to find and that was before GPS’s were so common, but I did find it each evening. During my stay, Jack and I had the joy of introducing people to the Lord. This would be our focus point for our lifetime together. We know now that Jesus Christ in the Word of God, the Bible, has reached thousands of lives for eternity through the books we have had the honor and privilege of writing together. We are believing God now for millions.

The church, Countryside Christian Center, had a door to door outreach on the Saturday when I first visited Jack. We went from house to house sharing Jesus Christ. We did not go to the affluent area as I had on a previous outreach, where some of the people were not at all receptive. We went to a low-income apartment area. Everyone we met was so open to prayer and hearing about the Savior Who came to set each one free. I remember especially a very old man in a wheel chair and how receptive he was. As I remember, he prayed to receive Jesus Christ as His Savior. I don’t know how much longer he lived, but I do know that I will see him in heaven.

Saturday afternoon a repair man came to the house. I was in the kitchen and Jack was in his office in his bedroom. I began sharing Jesus Christ with the man and then called Jack to come and pray with the man. So, together we led this man to Jesus Christ.

On Sunday morning there was a young mother sitting behind me. She happened to be African American. Her baby was fussing, so I turned around and asked if I could hold the baby and the lady handed her to me. When the alter call came, this dear young lady went forward to receive Jesus Christ as her Savior.

When I returned home, Jack and I talked on the phone every day at length! Know that I was 50 years old and Jack was 58 years old. We are both intuitive people rather than logical people. “Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. Different writers give the word “intuition” a great variety of different meanings, ranging from direct access to unconscious knowledge, unconscious cognition, inner sensing, inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition and the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.” (from Wikipedia) You will see that intuitive people are risk takers😊

So Intuitive Jack and Intuitive Judy soon knew that one day we would marry. We both knew with certainty. The problem remained that I lived in New Hampshire and Jack lived in Florida. We would not be able to know each other better because my moving to Florida and setting up a different household did not seem like an option. So, we thought about when we would marry. One year would be wise. Six months would probably be acceptable. Then, we narrowed the time down, realizing that we did not have to please anyone except God and we felt that we had His blessing. In fact, our marriage was His plan!

I returned home to New Hampshire. The next time I visited Florida, I was to make it my home, our home. My daughter, Melissa, and her husband, Paul, accompanied me to Florida. Their son, Ben, was one year old. We had asked our pastor, Pastor John Lloyd, to marry us. Normally, a couple was required to have six months of marriage counseling before Pastor Lloyd would marry them. Jack was teaching a class on his book, Trust God for Your Finances, at Countryside Christian Center, where John Lloyd was the pastor. Pastor Lloyd agreed to marry us. We were married in Pastor Lloyd’s office with Paul and Melissa standing with us. It was a precious time, exactly 29 years ago.

I never went to China as a missionary, but I became a missionary through our books to 162 nations that we know for certain and many more, I believe. Our books have been translated into nine languages but likely more! Jack and I both have an insatiable love for the Word of God. We both are totally aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit as we write.

History of Jack Hartman’s Adventure in Christ Jesus

Jack wrote Trust God for Your Finances in 1983 when he faced bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown. A friend told him that if he gave his heart to Jesus Christ and searched the Bible to find out what God says about how He takes care of His children, that he, Jack, might not have to go bankrupt. Jack had an overwhelming fear of letting his family down and of not taking care of them properly. So, Jack met Jesus Christ personally! This was a part of the equation that was way more than Jack expected. He had just wanted to save his business to take care of his family.

The greatest relationship available to anyone was now Jack’s. Jack met Jesus Christ. Christ is not Jesus’ last name. It is His title. He is the Savior of the world-for anyone who will acknowledge Him and choose to live for Him. Jack had been a body and a mind, with a dormant spirit, a spirit that was heading straight for hell by default. Jack was rescued from imminent hell by choosing to ask Jesus Christ to be Lord of his life. Jack entered eternal life with Jesus Christ the day he chose to believe and receive the greatest gift of all. God, our heavenly Father, gave His Son to live a perfect life without sin because Jesus’ nature was God’s nature. Jesus is God. God required a sacrifice for sin each year. Jesus Christ became the final sacrifice for every person on earth. Now, when Jesus Christ lives in Jack’s heart, God sees Jack through the shed blood that God’s Son shed for Jack. God sees Jack in the righteousness, the perfection, of Jesus Christ.

Jack began to do what he found in the Bible that God instructed him to do. Jack learned that God’s secret of receiving all that God has planned is to learn what God has planned, to know the Bible. Jack discovered that the Bible is not just a history book, though it is the true history of the world since its foundation. The Bible is not just a book of instructions about how to live on this earth. It is the only book on earth that is actually alive. It is powerful. It is healing. It is not just words on a page. It is life giving to all who have entered into eternal life in Christ Jesus. To everyone else, the Bible is foolishness.

Jack began to immerse himself in the Bible every day, all day long. When he had a free moment from the firm he established, Northeast Planning Associates in Bedford, New Hampshire (see npa.com), he was contemplating or murmuring, or meditating on God’s Word on three by five cards. The Word of God was being imprinted on Jack’s heart. The power to explain God’s Word resulted.

Friends asked Jack how he was able to go from near bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown to paying every creditor back and living in such joy. So, Jack began a Bible study in the upper room of an office in Manchester, New Hampshire, with eight people. Well, so many people heard about what happened to Jack that the meeting had to move to Southside Junior High School. Often mustard from the school lunch table could be seen on Jack’s white shirt cuffs! The meeting grew and moved to the Memorial High School auditorium. When this facility was too small, the Bible Study moved to the Sheridan Wayfarer Hotel in Bedford. Finally, land was purchased and the church called Faith Christian Center in Bedford, New Hampshire, was established. A pastor was called and Jack kept teaching the Tuesday night Bible study. The church grew to have a strong outreach to foreign missions, a Christian school, and a strong community outreach, Helping Hands, to give a lift up to those in need. Jack continued to teach the Tuesday night Bible study from 1974 until he moved to Florida in 1987.

Jack had printed Trust God for Your Finances himself, because he could not find a publisher. He put an ad in Charisma Magazine offering his book, Trust God for Your Finances. The first printing sold out-25,000 copies. Then another printing sold out. Thousands, of lives were touched by the Word of God in the book and, we trust, readers came to know the Savior, Jesus Christ.

What Jack had found in the Bible was how God operates in the lives of His children. God has created in the Bible an energy or anointing or power. When Jack read the Bible, he was empowered by the Holy Spirit to make the best decisions. The two truths that Jack learned were that 1) Immersing himself in the Bible is one of God’s secrets of living powerfully in the world 2) Giving is God’s secret of multiplication! God gave his best. He gave His only Son to live, die, and rise from the dead for Jack. So, Jack began living to give. Today Jack and Judy together live to give. Once the decision is made to live to give, regardless of circumstances, the victory is won.

The business, Northeast Planning Associates, continues to thrive with more than 100 employees, including over 70 advisors. For many years, there has been a weekly, voluntary Bible study and prayer at noon at the firm. Many advisors and many employees are strong in Christ Jesus today through the mentoring of Jack Hartman.

A tragedy happened in Jack’s life that temporarily halted the writing of books, but did not halt Jack’s growth in Christ Jesus. An ardent golfer, Jack decided to move to Florida, where he knew the sun would shine all year round. He continued to mentor advisors with thirty-minute phone consultations. Jack would pray before each appointment: “Father, I have no idea what to say to this person, but you do. Speak through me to bless this person in every area of life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” Then, Jack would speak into the advisor’s heart. Some would take three or more pages of notes and implement what Jack recommended. There is a DVD of the recognition dinner that honored Jack, even though Jack was in Florida. Advisor after advisor comes onto the screen speaking right into Jack’s heart, thanking him for the success that the advisor has in every area of life, not just in business, and many of them thanking Jack for introducing him or her to Jesus Christ. The DVD ends with a standing ovation to Jack through the screen with everyone in the room clapping for all they are worth, because of Jack Hartman’s pouring himself into their lives for so many years.

In 1989 I attended Faith Christian Center, the church that Jack had established. One week-end, Jack came to New Hampshire from Florida to speak to the church at a special meeting, not on Sunday. He was going to speak on finances. I thought I knew a lot about what God says in the Bible about finances, since I had taught biblical finances on the radio in Scott City, Kansas in the early 1970’s where I was a Co-founder and Co-director of Ladder Creek Youth Ranch (a Christian summer camp where we did not charge the ranchers to attend and we did not pay the staff. Everyone gloriously trusted God for his or her finances). On Sunday morning after Jack had held the meeting on Saturday night, I was walking through the church kitchen on my way to teach my 5th Grade Sunday School class. (I was honored to be the teacher of a powerful group of young people, powerful “pray-ers.” Sunday morning was a magnificent time for me, just to grow in Christ with these precious young people.) As I walked through the kitchen, Rudy Johnson asked me if I had read Jack’s book. I said, “No.” So, Rudy gave me a copy of the original Trust God for Your Finances. Next timie I will continue telling you about this supernatural meeting that God ordained-for Jack and me to meet! Talk to you then😊

Exploring the book of Hebrews

Today I am beginning to study the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. I am excited to study Hebrews to be able to see history and life from God’s perspective. I will think of Paul as the author, although it could have been Luke, Barnabas, Apollos, Silas, Philip, Priscilla, or others. The writer speaks of Timothy as “brother,” I consider the book of Hebrews to be written for me, although it is directed to the Hebrew Christians who were allowing the old ways of Judaism to slip back into their lives.
Before I go even one step further, I must remind myself of the authenticity of the Bible. What I am reading, studying, and meditating upon was written by forty authors over a period of about 1,500 years on three continents in three different languages, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Of the over 2,500 prophecies in the Bible, 2,000 of them have been fulfilled to the letter. We are living in the time when the remaining prophecies are being fulfilled!
In 2017 the ancient biblical city of Corinth was found under water! It had been destroyed by an earthquake 1,400 years ago. Archaeologists found the colossal architecture perfectly intact. Anyone who denies the authenticity of the Bible is very sadly is blinded to the reality of the proofs of biblical accuracy. The message of God’s gift to every person on earth of His Son, Jesus Christ, is the message of the Bible. Over 500 people saw Jesus Christ when He returned to earth after His resurrection. (I Corinthians 5:6) I love the Bible. I treasure it as my most precious belonging. It is God’s power in my life every minute. (I Corinthians 1:18)
Anyone who questions the authenticity of the Bible needs to research the historic and archaeological evidence that proves otherwise. You will find an abundance of information from multiple sources. I will venture to say that God was the editor and put it all together for us. “Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.” (Galatians 1:4). The Bible explains God’s entire plan. It contains all that pertain to life. “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (II Peter 1:3)
One fascinating discovery was the discovery in the Dead Sea Scrolls of the entire book of Isaiah written in Hebrew, found in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds. The book is identical to the original with the exception of a few small damaged portions. The book of Isaiah contains the message of Jesus Christ clearly.
I invite anyone who picks up the Bible to research until you know that it is true. You might come to know the Bible as true by reading and meditating it upon it, but you can save time by discovering the findings that prove the validity of the Bible.
You can proceed for a bit if you have not yet come to know the living Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life. I dare to say that you will not proceed very far into the book of Hebrews without coming face to face with a decision that you must make: to accept or to deny Jesus Christ, the Son of God. My prayer is that every single person who reads this journal will grow more and more deeply in knowing God in Christ Jesus and living in constant communion with Him, thus in victory or, if not yet a member of God’s family, will make the decision to receive the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Effective Prayer by Jack and Judy Hartman Lesson #4

Effective Prayer Bible Study by Judy Hartman
An Overview of the book to prepare you for your own journey through it
Lesson Four
Dear Precious Ladies,
I am in North Carolina enjoying my eighteen immediate family members,
especially Breanna, who is graduating from Bible Baptist Church High School. I will be riding horses with my daughter, Melissa, Breanna, Breanna’s dad, John, and probably a few others. We ride on 350 acres with woods, streams, hills, meadows, absolutely a
dream place to ride. If you look really closely, you will see me galloping up the pasture hill on a mighty steed (knowing the horse will stop at the top of the hill.)
I. Begin in prayer, including prayer for our national and church leaders and prayer
for the 83 girls still in captivity in Nigeria and the total of 276 whose lives have
been so devastated by their horrendous abuse in their three years in captivity.
II. Worship the Lord by singing Alleluia led by Rebecca
III. Review Lessons 1-3
IV. Receiving Jesus Christ: Admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23); Repent (Romans
6:23; Ask God to forgive you (I John 1:9); pray to invite Jesus Christ to be your
Savior and Lord (Romans 19:-19) Then read the Bible; carry passages with you;
pray; put on the whole armor of God; pray Psalm 91; listen to God and journal what
He says to you; begin and end prayer with praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God
in Christ Jesus; invest yourself in a church where Jesus Christ is alive and the
Word of God is taught; tell others of your newfound gold mine: Jesus Christ; live in
joyous expectation of what God will do each day in your life.
V. Now get ready to share your faith. Break up into two’s now and each of you tell
the other how you came to know Jesus Christ. You can use two or three verses
to focus on, what He did in your life, keeping Jesus as the center. If you haven’t
selected verses yet, just say:
1) One sentence: life before Jesus Christ
2) One sentence: How you came to know Him
3) One sentence: Life after Jesus Christ
Take five minutes each
Enjoy getting to know each other better
Continue Review-no need to look up the verses in the review chapters
VI. Review Chapter One of Effective Prayer
God is delighted when you talk to Him (Proverbs 15:8)
VII. Review Chapter Two
God has a secret for you when you talk to Him a lot (Psalm 25:14)
VIII. Review Chapter Three
The supernatural power of God will flow through you when you pray (James
5:16)
IX. Review Chapter Four
God answers your prayers (John 15:7)
X. Review Chapter Five
Come to God in reverent awe and trembling (Isaiah 66:2)
XI. Review Chapter Six
You can hinder your prayers by selfish or greedy motives
(James 4:2-3)
XII. Review Chapter Seven
Pray for leaders of nations and all who are in authority, especially your
pastor (I Timothy 2:1-2)
XIII. Review Chapter Eight
Praise the Lord from when the sun comes up until the sun goes down
Psalm 113:3; pray as David did-morning, noon, and evening Psalm 55:17
This is where we stopped last week
Stop and pray any time during the lesson.
XIV.
Put on the whole armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-20
1. Put on the belt of truth which is the Word of God
2. Put on the breastplate of righteousness which is the blood of Jesus
Christ that was shed for you to live in His righteousness
3. Put on your feet with the readiness of the gospel of peace-
you are ready to share Jesus Christ with everyone you meet today
4. Take up the shield of faith-to extinguish all flaming arrows of Satan

Effective Prayer Lesson #3

Effective Prayer
teaching by Judy on May 13, 2017
Class #3
Open: Hallelujah: Sing
Prayer
Review:
Who can talk to God: anyone who has surrendered to Jesus Christ
1. Knows he is a sinner
2. Repents
3. Ask God to forgive him
4. Prays to ask Jesus Christ into his heart
Then: read the Bible, carry verses with you; pray; put on the whole armor of
God each day; pray Psalm 91; listen to God; journal what He says; find a church
where Jesus is alive and Jesus Christ and the Word of God are the focus;
tell others of Jesus Christ; live in expectation of what God will do in and through
your life each day.
Prepare your testimony: use three verses and tell your story around those
three verses, focusing on Jesus Christ and God’s Word
Chapter One of Effective Prayer by Jack and  Judy Hartman:
God is absolutely delighted every time you call on Him!
“…the prayer of the upright is His delight,” (Proverbs 15:8)
Wake up each morning realizing that God will be delighted the moment you
speak to Him. “
Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God; therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not,” (I John 3:1).
What do you lose when you do not pray?
How does your cell phone work when it is not charged? The Israelites’ manna was full of worms the next day. What is your most important appointment each day?
Chapter Two: God is all about relationship, especially yours with Him
God has secrets!
“The secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him; and He
will show them His covenant,” (Psalm 25:14).
“And we know the the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding
that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in
his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life, (I John 5:20)
Our book, A Close and Intimate Relationship with God, is a journey to getting
to know God better.
Chapter Three:
How do we release God’s supernatural power through prayer? James 5:16-18;
Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 3:10
“For with God nothing shall be impossible,” (Luke 1:37).
Chapter Four:
How do we know that God answers prayer? Psalm 37:4; Proverbs 10:24:
Matthew 7:7–8; Mark 11:24; John 14:14; John 15:7; John 16:23; John
16:24; I John 3:22
Chapter Five: How should we approach God’s Word? Isaiah 66:2; Psalm 119:35
How do we show God that we love Him? John 14:23
Chapter Six:
How do we hinder God? James 4:2-3
What is the relationship between your forgiving other people and the
effectiveness of your prayer life? Mark 11:25-26
Chapter Seven:
What does God tell us to pray for? I Timothy 2:1-2
For all men; for kings and all those in authority;
Would someone please find out the names of the people in President Trump’s
family and Vice–President Pence’s family? Would someone please list the names of the Senators? Of those in the house of Representatives; of those on the Supreme Court? Of the main leaders in our state government, including representatives of our county.
Of our pastors, our church leaders, our elders.
We will compile a list and make it available to you.
I would like for us to take the kidnapped girls from Nigeria as a prayer focus. 110 remain in captivity.
Chapter Eight: How often should we pray? David: Psalm 55:17: Joshua 1:8;
Psalm 1:2-3; Psalm 113:3
Each lady share her praise report and prayer request, about two minutes
each
Close in prayer