Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As you all know, our 2014 ministry theme for New Mercies is “A Life of Praise.” Psalms 100:4 says “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” I pray you have been blessed as you have been focusing on living a life of praise.
Psalms 150:6 says, “Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord.” We have to come to a place as believers that praise is a lifestyle and not something we do only on Sunday Morning. The simple fact that God has given us another day of life on this earth is reason enough to give Him praise, on a continual basis.
As we enter into this 40 day consecration period, it is my prayer that we reflect upon the sacrifice of our Savior at the cross; continue to give God praise for all the marvelous and miraculous works He has done; and, grow even closer to Him. No matter what 2014 has brought you, we have a reason to praise the Lord. I hope these daily devotionals minister to your spirit and help you realize how God is working in your life.
I am honored to be your Pastor and look forward to celebrating the goodness of the Lord with you.
Sr. Pastor Jesse Curney, III
Fasting Schedule ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
By all means, consult your doctor before you begin your fast. When you are assured that you are in good health, you are ready to begin your fast. This is a graduating fast each week we are adding a new sacrifice until Resurrection Sunday.
• Beginning Monday, March 10 / Week 1 – Abstain from Coffee or Other Caffeine Drinks
Miracle of Jesus / Water to Wine (John 2:2-10 NKJV)
We will remove any beverage containing caffeine, from our diets. This includes coffee, tea, carbonated drinks, etc
• After 6:00pm on Monday, March 17 / Week 2 – Abstain from Sweets
Miracle of Jesus / Calming the Wind & Waves (Matthew 8:23-27 NKJV)
We will eliminate any sweets from our lifestyles. If you view it as a dessert then it is a “sweet”-sugar free,no fat and mints included.
• As of 6:00pm on Monday, March 24 / Week 3 – Abstain from Bread and Pasta
Miracle of Jesus / Feeding the 5000 (Luke 9:11-17 NKJV)
We will eliminate bread and pasta from our diets
• At 6:00pm on Monday, March 31 / Week 4 – Abstain from RED Meat
Miracle of Jesus / Restored & Healed (Matthew 9:18-25 NKJV)
We will eliminate red meat from our diets. This means no beef, lamb, or pork.
• At 6:00pm on Monday, April 7 / Week 5 – Abstain from ALL Meat
Miracle of Jesus / Raising Lazarus from the Dead (John 11:1-44 NKJV)
We will eliminate chicken, turkey, and fish from our diet.
• At 6:00pm on Monday, April 14 / Week 6 – Abstain from Solid Food
Miracle of Jesus / From Death to Resurrection (Luke 23:44-49, 24:1-12 NKJV)
All solid food will be eliminated from our diet.
We will end the fast immediately after morning worship on Resurrection Sunday.
To download more information on fasting and the schedule click here.
The Miracles Of Jesus ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To download each section click on the links below:
Week 1 (March 10 – March 16) – Miracle of Jesus / Water to Wine (John 2:2-10 NKJV)
Week 2 (March 17 – March 23) – Miracle of Jesus / Calming the Wind & Waves (Matthew 8:23-27 NKJV)
Week 3 (March 24 – March 30) – Miracle of Jesus / Feeding the 5000 (Luke 9:11-17 NKJV)
Week 4 (March 31 – April 6) – Miracle of Jesus / Restored & Healed (Matthew 9:18-25 NKJV)
Week 5 (April 7 – April 13) – Miracle of Jesus / Raising Lazarus from the Dead (John 11:1-44 NKJV)
Week 5 (April 14 – April 20) – Miracle of Jesus / From Death to Resurrection (Luke 23:44-49, 24:1-12 NKJV)