THE NEW IS COMING
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’ – Luke 5:37-39
The Lord always leads us into the new -new seasons, new growth, new opportunities. “Behold, the Lord is doing a new thing” To embrace the new, we must prepare ourselves. As Jesus said, He will not put new wine to old wine skins. To prepare our hearts for the New Year, as a church, we are stepping into a season of fasting and prayer. Fasting is suspending the needs of the flesh in order to focus on the needs of our spirit man. Many times, Jesus Himself would seclude to fast and pray, encouraging us to as well. This year, the theme of our fast will be IT IS WRITTEN. Focusing on the promises of God, which are the bedrock of our lives as Christians. In 2022, the Lord has encouraged me to lead us into knowing the scriptures like we never have before. His Word is our daily bread. His Word will sustain our spirit through every season…
Prepare your hearts, prepare your minds, prepare your families for the new that God has prepared for you! Expect great things in 2022.
– Pastor Paul Zink II
Join us as we seek the Lord for our lives and set aside time from January 9-30.
This will be a time dedicated to prayer and fasting.
All through Scripture you see men and women of God setting aside time each day to personally meet with Him. I believe that in the busyness of our current culture, on of the hardest things for most believers to do is have a consistent, daily time with God. I am convinced that this struggle is keeping many followers from becoming the man or woman of God they are meant to be.
We want to give our fellowship a tool to help in this area. So, along with the times of prayer each week at the church, we are also offering this devotional. These devotionals are written in a way that can be read either by individuals or as a family. We hope it is a blessing to everyone no matter where you are in your walk with God.
During the entire 21-day fast, we will be hosting prayer weekdays in the sanctuary. These individual and corporate prayer times will help you get closer to God throughout your fast.
Monday – Thursday // 12PM-1PM.
January 14th -15th // 7PM-7AM
7pm Kickoff with Burning Heart in the Sanctuary
Types of Fasts
Daniel Fast // Daniel 1:11-13
This type of fast has grown increasingly common and is designed so that you eat no meat, sweets, or bread. You consume water and juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food.
Partial Fast // Leviticus 23:32
This fast is sometimes called the Jewish Fast and involves abstaining from eating any types of food in the morning and afternoon. This can either correlate to specific times of the day, such as 6AM- 3PM, or from sun-up to sun-down.
Liquid Fast // Luke 4:2
This fast calls for drinking only liquids, typically water with light juices as an option.
Entertainment Fast // Romans 12:2
This fast is common for those who do not have much experience fasting foods, who have health issues that prevent the fasting of food, or who wish to refocus certain areas of their life that are out of balance. For instance, someone might select to abstain from using social media or watching television for the duration of the fast and then choosing how to carefully bring that element back into their life in an orderly fashion. No matter what you are fasting it is always a good idea to limit the amount of media input when you fast.