Tag Archives: Fasting

Preparation for Worship (1/16/16)

Scripture to consider: Luke 18.1–8 1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (1/8/16)

Good morning! We are eager to see all that our God will do for our church in the coming year. Here’s what we have planned for this weekend. Let’s pray for the Spirit’s blessing as we celebrate our Savior, Jesus … Continue reading

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Closing This Year’s Season of Prayer and Fasting

As we conclude our season of prayer and fasting with one more meditation on Philippians 2, I thought this song would be a fitting word of praise. You might recognize this title, but you might not have heard the stanzas … Continue reading

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The Fast of the Servant King

Of the three temptations that Satan presented to Jesus in Matthew 4, the first doesn’t seem to be too significant. Turning stones to bread? What’s so bad about that? The other two are obviously sinful: throwing oneself off a high … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (1/10/15)

Scripture to consider: Matthew 4.1–11, Deuteronomy 8.1–4 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and … Continue reading

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