Worship and the Word

We are FASTING & FEASTING every Wednesday

When the day of Pentecost [May 31st this year] had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. — Acts 2:1–2

Join me and my family as we FAST FROM THE DINNER MEAL EVERY WEDNESDAY from now until Pentecost — May 31st — and replace the physical food with the spiritual food of Worship and the Word from 6-7pm on Wednesday evenings.

WHAT IS WORSHIP and the WORD?

We will gather via ZOOM each Wednesday evening from 6-7pm

  • We will sing some songs and discuss a Psalm together each week

  • This week is Psalm 62 - The Lord Our Refuge

  • For those that choose to, we will also be fasting from our dinner meal each Wednesday.

  • Check your email for the ZOOM Invitation

WHY ARE WE FASTING AGAIN?

As I have shared several times as we went into the Resurrection Season fasting together, fasting is really about FOCUS. We are turning our mind’s attention and heart’s affection on Him, praising Him for who He is and what He’s done. Like repentance, it is not simply stopping something, BUT REPLACING it with Christ - that we might walk WITH HIM more closely.

WHY NOW THROUGH PENTECOST?

We have been praying for REVIVAL (the Holy Spirit’s POWER) to come to us since last March. And that is what Pentecost is all about.

WHAT IS PENTECOST ANYWAY?

The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot or Pentecost) was a seven-week time of waiting from the Feast of First Fruits until the Spirit of God united the people of God into the nation of God. As followers of Jesus, we celebrate Pentecost 7 Sundays after Resurrection Sunday (which is May 31st), in anticipation of the Spirit of God conforming the people of God (the church) into the image of the Son of God. Just like He rose 2000 years ago, the Body of Christ (the church) will rise again! Count on it!

In Acts 1:5, the Lord Himself said, “In a few days you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit!” And then He was taken up before their eyes. In Acts 2, we see 120 followers of Christ gathered to celebrate Shavuot/Pentecost, and “suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house…” This is what was written of in Ezekiel 36:27 and Jeremiah 31 when God says He will write His word upon the tablets of human hearts. THAT IS REVIVAL!!!

SO WHY ARE WE FASTING FROM THE DINNER MEAL EVERY WEDNESDAY BETWEEN NOW AND PENTECOST?

In a word — REVIVAL. We are begging God to show us His glory, to conform us into the image of Christ, and to let His Holy Spirit fall down upon us in POWER.

It is a way that, even when we cannot gather physically, we can GATHER SPIRITUALLY; and TOGETHER, SEEK and SEE His glory.

I pray you will join us and we press into this space of knowing Him.

MUCH love!

Pastor Doug

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Southwest Christian Ministries

73rd Ave. and Thunderbird

Prayer starts @ 10am

Worship and the Word @ 10:30

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Sierra Verde Elementary

7241 W. Rose Garden Ln.
Glendale, AZ 85308

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