Fasting

There are several examples in Scripture of God calling His people to do a corporate fast.[1] Every time God asks His people to fast corporately, it’s for a few specific purposes. First, God calls His people to corporate fasts to have them pay closer attention to His voice through the Holy Spirit. God also calls His people to participate in corporate fasts to have them pay closer attention to the ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 6

Once again, I am posting this blog late. I apologize for the delay. After going through six weeks of the fast, I asked our people two simple questions: “What have you learned from this experience?” and “Do you plan on ever fasting again?” Here are some of their answers: I learned that it is very difficult to actually deny yourself a physical need, even if it is for a short period ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 5

Sorry I’m late on this blog. Since it is late, I’m going to jump right in. Here are a few journal entries I received from last week’s fast: I am beginning to wonder if God is trying to show me how I give away my devotion to things and people outside of Him. Each week I am giving in during my fast sooner and sooner! I struggle most with ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 4

Note: Our church is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 3

Note: Our church is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 2

Note: Our church is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to ...

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Church-wide Fast: Week 1

Harris Creek is using the season of Lent to do a church-wide fast and prayer. Many of us are fasting from food for 24 hours (Sundays at 6:00 pm to Mondays at 6:00 pm) in order to bring us closer to Christ. While we are doing this fast, we are also journaling about our experience. I am using the church’s blog to post many of their thoughts anonymously to share ...

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