The Church Fast – Part 6

The Church Fast – Part 6

Part 6 (Colossians 3:1-2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (1 Corinthians 10:23) all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. God wants us to receive the very mind and character of Christ in our souls and lives. Use of alcohol...
The Church Fast – Part 5

The Church Fast – Part 5

Part 5 Fasting, the willing abstinence from some or all food and drink, has been practiced by various religions for many reasons. As a nation, the Jews have historically fasted for three reasons: – to encourage sorrow for sin, especially on Yom Kippur. See Joel...
The Church Fast – Part 4

The Church Fast – Part 4

Part 4 – Holiness We believe the notion of a church fast was inspired by God’s Spirit as we perceived that holiness has been waning in the church. Ponder the plain meaning of the scriptures: (1 Peter 1:16)…Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1 Corinthians...
The Church Fast – Part 3

The Church Fast – Part 3

Part 3 The concept of CONSCIENCE (mentioned 30 times in the New Testament) is critical to our discussion. Conscience is not an internal organ or section of the brain. Rather, it is the ability to perceive right and wrong, to be aware of moral correctness. In the...
The Church Fast – Part 2

The Church Fast – Part 2

Part 2 Where does conviction come from? John 16:8 states, ” And when he (the Holy Spirit) is come, he will reprove (or convict) the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: ” One of the wonders of being born again is that we are sealed and...
The Church Fast – Part 1

The Church Fast – Part 1

What is conviction? It is moral certainty that moves a person to want to behave a particular way. It is being truly convinced that something is right, then acting according to that belief. A great Biblical illustration can be seen in John 8 when stone-throwing...