Sep 3 - Jun 2
Each Tues 6pm to Wed 6pm
We believe God is calling us to draw closer to Him. We also feel that this is an important time for us as a church; a time that we all need to “press in” in prayer. Groundwork laid in prayer today will be vital for us to move into the future the Lord has laid before us. We also believe this time of fasting is to be educational and easy access. We understand that
in 2019 many people have no clue about what fasting is, and have never experienced what fasting can do in their relationship with Jesus. We’re excited to join together as a church to learn more about this amazing way we can literally DRAW CLOSER to our Father God and His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ.
A WEEKLY FAST
We will fast together ONCE per week, for 40 weeks (9/3 to 6/2). Our corporate fast will begin Tues at 6pm. We’ll fast for 24 hours, ending at 6pm on Wed. This will allow us to
join together for dinner to break our fast.
A TIME OF CORPORATE PRAYER
Each Wed those that wish to, will gather in the Sanctuary at 6:45pm to begin praying.
We’ll have a directed time of prayer, focusing us on a specific direction each week.
Prayer time will last until approximately 7:10pm.
OUR WEDNESDAY SERVICE
We’ll begin our corporate worship at 7:10pm, with Bible Study to follow. Because of our Childrens’ Ministry, we’ll still be out by 8:10pm.
Knowing this is new for many of us, we are only asking one thing: Give it a try. Start where you ARE and build from there. We’re confident your life will be better as you draw closer to Him.
Pastor Joseph talked about the purpose and function of fasting on our first Wed night of the 40 days. It's a compelling and engaging message from God's Word. Click the link below to watch the sermon.
Here are the study notes from that message:
SIMPLE HOW TO's
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
TYPES OF FASTS
Your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your body, your options, and most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
In this type of fast, you drink only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
This type of fast involves removing certain elements from your diet. One example of a selective fast is the Daniel Fast, during which you remove meat, sweets, and bread from your diet and consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
This fast is sometimes called the “Jewish Fast” and involves abstaining from eating any type of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm, or from sunup to sundown.
This fast is a great option if you do not have much experience fasting food, have health issues that prevent you from fasting food, or if you wish to refocus certain areas of your life that are out of balance. For example, you might choose to stop using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then carefully bring that element back into your life in healthy doses at the conclusion of the fast.