BALANCED – FASTING AND FEASTING


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Balanced – Fasting and Feasting
 
God wants us to find balance in life! 
 
Matthew 4:1-11 – Fasting was the launching pad for the ministry of Jesus
 
Fasting is more than not eating food. 
 
The bottom line is fasting is about Consecration, Alignment/Realignment, Humbling Oneself, Focusing on God and Seeking after God.
 
The scriptures speak a lot about fasting, but even more about Feasting, 
 
The Jewish people had a total of seven feasts that God laid out in the Old Testament
 
The major festivals of the Old Testament Israel were, in calendar order, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Booths (Tabernacles or Ingathering).
 
The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) – This feast occurred seven full weeks after the wave offering of the first Fruits at Passover.
 
Pentecost – “50” days after Passover. This is a significant time of feast for us because it is the beginning of the church as we know it today. 
 
Acts 2:1-4 
We have operated the secular from the sacred, but God is looking for any moment and any place where He can show up and reveal Himself. It may happen during a time of fasting,, but i can also be during a time of feasting.
 
Announcements
Happy Thanksgiving!
Pneuma – Due to the holiday, there will be no mid-week pneuma Nov. 22nd
 
The City Hub Coffee + Cleaning – Sunday, No. 26th, the Rustbelt staff will be deep cleaning The City Hub, We would like to invite you to join us for coffee + cleaning from 4-7PM (there may also be a sneak-peek to the winter menu… and a tasting in the mix). To volunteer, sign up at the event table in the foyer. 
 
Coming Up:
Life Kids Play Practice – Dec. 2nd @ 12-1PM, Dec. 9th @ 12-2PM
 
Young Chapel Christmas Party – Dec. 16th – See Sierra Perry for details or questions.