A Corporate Fast

Joel 2:15-19 (NKJV)

15Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; 16Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room. 17Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ ” 18Then the Lord will be zealous for His land, And pity His people. 19The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.

The Call to a Corporate Fast

The Purpose

Matthew 17:14-18 (NKJV)

14And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15“Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” 17Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

Mark 9:29 (NKJV)

29So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”

Faithless – fasting connects us to God

Perverse – fasting disconnects us from the world

When we work, we work! When we fast and pray, God works!

The Power

Isaiah 58:6 (NKJV)

6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?

Prayer and Fasting brings freedom

The Plan

Psalms 55:16,17 (NKJV)

16As for me, I will call upon God, And the Lord shall save me. 17Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.

Begin – Sunday evening, January 9th at 6pm

End – Friday evening, January 14th at 6pm

Monday –  Friday at 6am

An hour of Prayer and Worship in the Sanctuary

We will be joining Church of the Highlands’ Service

Monday – Friday at Noon

An hour of Praise and Devotion given by the Pastors of New Hope in the Sanctuary

Monday –  Friday at 6pm

An hour of Prayer and Devotion in the homes of the families of New Hope  & close with Family Communion in the home on Friday, at 6pm

Monday-Pastor Jon

Tuesday-Pastor Logan

Wednesday-Pastor James

Thursday-Pastor Joie

Friday-Pastor Longmate

The Promise

Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

God is a Rewarder of those who seek Him

Expect God to Act

Complete Fast – Drink only liquids

Selective Fast – Remove certain foods from your diet

Partial Fast – Abstain from food during specific times during the day

Soul Fast – Abstain from social media, video games, tv, etc

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