Why Fast? 3 Powerful Reasons

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Here is #28 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q #28:  I’ve heard you talk about fasting as an important spiritual discipline in the life of a believer.  I’ve never done it.  Why should I do it? A:  This is a timely … Read More

The Result of Fasting

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1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.    Raise your voice like a trumpet.Declare to my people their rebellion   and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.2 For day after day they seek me out;    they seem eager to know my ways,as if they were a nation that does what is right   and has not forsaken the commands of its God.They ask me for … Read More

GET FIT: Spiritually

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Below you’ll find a link to Sunday’s message that kicked off a new series called GET FIT. We’re looking at all kinds of fitness in the next several weeks–spiritual, financial, emotional, physical, relational and balance. It’s really a series all about repentance and fixing your ways. The message will help you see it all starts with repentance, returning to God! … Read More

The First Lesson from Fasting

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 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,   so my soul pants for you, my God.2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.   When can I go and meet with God?3 My tears have been my food   day and night,while people say to me all day long,   “Where is your God?”  –Psalm 42:1-3 Fasting is not about losing weight or about food or about … Read More

GET FIT: Spiritually

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Yesterday’s message was focused on spiritual fitness, and we took a look at the Old Testament story of Hosea and Gomer to reflect on the human tendency to wander from passion to passion. As a result, our lives can get completely out of whack, and that’s why we need this series called “GET FIT”.  From spirituality to relationships to money … Read More


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Do you need a breakthrough in life? Maybe you’re looking for an answer in prayer to resolve a broken down relationship or you need for God to provide a job or maybe answer your prayer with regard to someone you love who is spiritually shipwrecked? First Assembly Community Ministries will once again be going on a 21-day journey of fasting … Read More

Make Waves

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First Assembly Community Ministries’ mission is “To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God.”  Today, I challenged the congregation to “make waves” in the coming year.  That is, unleash the overwhelming potential of the Church and the gospel in our lives. Check out the message below to dwell a little longer on how … Read More

Circle Maker Challenge Starting Sunday, January 16

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We’re looking to add a tool to your fast that I know will help you grow in prayer and will be an aid in your fast. We’ll be offering our congregation four video sessions with author and pastor Mark Batterson.  This four-session video-based study will help participants gain a deeper understanding of prayer and, in turn, make a more consistent … Read More

6 Days into the Wilderness

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At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.  –Mark 1:13-14 I’ve been fasting and praying now for six days.  I’ve kind of moved past all the physical pain and temptation that accompanied the beginning of the fast–hunger pains, … Read More