I am very excited for all the things happening at The Gathering. But most of all, for your willingness to share this journey together. We are all about God, community, and purpose and we want you to be part of it all. As we begin this 2020 we have been challenged to seek God's heart above all things. This week we have some events to remind you about, but also a great opportunity to join us in a 7 day corporate fast. I hope you are able to join us and together seek God's will for our lives. Please read below and stay connected.
Have you missed any of our January sermon series? You can find all the messages here.
THIS WEEK: There was a man who had suffered physically for 38 years. He came to a pool in hopes of being healed. At this pool, he encountered Jesus. This week we will look at the healing at the pool of Bethesda found in John 5:1-15
THINK ABOUT THIS: In what ways can God heal someone?
We hope to see you tonight at 7. Remember we have classes for everyone. If you are not signed up for this group, you can sign up here.
MEN'S EVENT IN ODESSA
Pastor Jorge has been invited to preach at a men's event in Odessa on February 1st.
We would love for you to join us for this men's event. The event begins at 9:30am.
A Marriage Enrichment Retreat and Seminar In the Permian Basin
LADIES WOOD PAINTING
7 DAY FAST
SIMPLY STATED, BIBLICAL FASTING IS REFRAINING FROM FOOD FOR A SPIRITUAL PURPOSE.
According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: give, pray and fast.
Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength—strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6. When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
We encourage you to fast one, two, or more days during these seven days and see God move in your life.
Why should I fast?
BIBLICAL FASTING FOCUS
1 TIMOTHY 2:1-2
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
“[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”
We want to encourage you to target your prayers during the fast.
We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our ENTIRE year (Matthew 6:33)!