Beginning August 13, 2017, the congregation of Servants of Christ will enter into a 21-day period of prayer and fasting. We would encourage everyone who is part of the congregation to participate in some way.
Theme: Working side by side in ministry
What is fasting and why do we do it?
Fasting is abstaining from food and is presented in Scripture as something that is good, profitable, and beneficial to followers of Jesus Christ. It is mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments and was practiced and encouraged by Jesus Himself as a spiritual discipline.
When fasting carefully consider how you will enter into this time of fellowship with Christ. Will it be fasting from certain foods? Certain meals? Consider abstaining from other distractions during this season of fasting such as TV, unnecessary Internet, and other forms of media. Plan your time with the Lord- the ultimate purpose is to draw closer to God and experience a greater revelation of Him and His ways. Ensure you allocate ample prayer, Bible reading and study times.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 New International Version (NIV)
1 Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Please use the calendar to sign up for one day out of the 21 day fasting period.