We had an incredible week of learning more about Jesus, leading up to His death, burial, and resurrection. We always enjoy a wonderful time in the Word, worship, Prayer, communion, fellowship, and great food.
Seder is a special service, where we observe a traditional passover with the symbolic elements found in the Old Testament. We connect God’s promises from the past with Jesus’ fulfillment of those promises, and examine why we observe these customs today. The setting is informal, and includes special worship and scripture reading, as well as samples of all the elements.
This year, we would love to see what the Lord will do with hearts that are fully surrendered to Him before the Easter season.
With that in mind, we’re going to focus on fasting. This will vary from person to person, but we want to encourage you to set this time aside to focus on Christ and His sacrifice for us. We’ll begin fasting 30 days before Easter, and we’ll end on Easter Sunday. Fasting can be defined as: “A temporary renunciation of something that is in itself good, like food, in order to intensify our expression of need for something greater — namely, God and his work in our lives.” The books of Exodus, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel, Joel, and more mention fasting. Jesus talks about fasting in Matthew 6:16-18 and 9:14-17, and Acts 13:1-3 discusses it as well.
Some examples of things a believer can fast from are:
Television, Netflix, Hulu, etc.
Fasting from food one or more day(s) a week
Fasting one meal a day for a set amount of time
Daniel Fast (Only fruits, veggies, nuts/seeds, etc.)
Join us in this simple act of worship to the Lord before we celebrate a time of remembrance for all He has done, and continues to do for us, in us, and through us.