21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 9

THE WORD OF GOD

"Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."
- AW Tozer

"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do."
Joshua 1:7-8 NLT


PRAYER

"The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort."
- Will Rogers

"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."
Phillipians 4:6-7 Message

THE HOUSE OF GOD

"We are called to be part of the body of Christ, so an isolated faith isn’t part of God’s plan."
- Anonymous

"Do you not discern and understand that you [the whole church at Corinth] are God's temple (His sanctuary), and that God's Spirit has His permanent dwelling in you [to be at home in you, collectively as a church and also individually]?"
1 Corinthians 3:16 Amp


DISCIPLESHIP

"There is a whole generation of Christians that has come up believing that it is possible to accept Christ without forsaking the world."
- AW Tozer

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:1-2 NIV
 

GIVING

"Bountiful sowers live with enlarged expectation. Investors are those who truly believe tomorrow rewards what they sow."
- Paul de Jong

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Luke 6:38 NIV

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 8

THE WORD OF GOD

"The study of God's Word, for the purpose of discovering God's will, is the secret discipline, which has formed the greatest characters."
- James W. Alexander

"Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 Amp


PRAYER

"No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it."
- Guy H. King

"The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous."
Proverbs 15:29


THE HOUSE OF GOD

“Trying to be a Christian without a connection to the local church is like trying to have a marriage without interacting and communicating with your spouse. The church is a critical piece of a relationship with God. In fact, a relationship with God is seriously compromised apart from the local church.”
― Thom S. Rainer

"As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 2:4-5


DISCIPLESHIP

"The bigger problem with the world today is not radical Islam but nominal Christianity"
- Anon

"And His disciples remembered that it is written [in the Holy Scriptures], Zeal (the fervor of love) for Your house will eat Me up. [I will be consumed with jealousy for the honor of Your house.]"
John 2:17 Amp


GIVING

"To make a difference is not a matter of accident or casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference."
- Maya Angelou

"To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away."
Matthew 25:29 NLT

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 7

THE WORD OF GOD

"The Bible redirects my will, cleanses my emotions, enlightens my mind, and quickens my total being."
- John Locke

"I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread."
Job 23:12 NIV


PRAYER

"It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray."
- Billy Graham

"And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive."
Mathew 21:22 Amp


THE HOUSE OF GOD

"Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out."
- Billy Graham

"I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."
Psalm 122:1 NKJV


DISCIPLESHIP

"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don't fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention."
Matthew 7:13-14 Message


GIVING

A young man named Bob was given a brand new car by his brother. Bob closed his office early, and as he got into his new car to go home, he noticed a street kid admiring it. 
"Is this your car?" the boy asked. 
Bob said, "Yep, my brother gave it to me as a gift." 
"A gift," the boy said. "It didn't cost you anything?" 
"Not one cent," Bob answered. "He gave it to me for nothing." 
The street kid said, "Boy, I wish I ..." 
As he spoke, Bob thought, "I know what he's going to say: 'I wish I had a brother like that!'" But instead the boy Bob exclaimed, "I wish I could be a brother like that!" It so amazed Bob that he invited the boy to go for a ride around the block. As they rode along, the boy said, "My house is right there; could you stop a minute in front?" He jumped out of the car and ran up the stairs. Bob thought, "He probably wants to show off in front of his family." But the boy came down the stairs carrying his little invalid brother, saying, "See, Johnny? What I told you was true! His brother gave him that car. And one day I'm going to get you a car just like that, and we're going to go driving around and see all the stuff I've been telling you about!"

"And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Acts 20:35 NKJV

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 6

THE WORD OF GOD

"The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress."
- Billy Graham

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
Psalm 119:9-11 NIV


PRAYER

"Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God."
- Edwin Keith

"Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!"
Matthew 7:9-11 NIV


THE HOUSE OF GOD

"Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out the window which hope has opened."
- C. H. Spurgeon

"These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
1 Timothy 3:14-15 NKJV


DISCIPLESHIP

"Plant a word in the mind, and you will reap an act. Plant the act and you will reap a habit. Plant a habit and you will reap a character. Plant a character and you will reap a nature. Plant a nature and you will reap a destiny."
- Unknown

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him."
John 13:14-16 NIV


GIVING

"Deep down in the human heart is a hidden longing, impulse, ambition to do something fine and enduring."
- Grenville Kleiser

"If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?"
Matthew 16:25-26 NLT

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 5

THE WORD OF GOD

"When you read God's Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, 'It is talking to me, and about me.'"
- Soren Kierkegaard

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does."
James 1:22-25 NIV


PRAYER

"God speaks in the silence of the heart.  Listening is the beginning of prayer."
- Mother Teresa

"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."
James 4:8 NKJV


 

THE HOUSE OF GOD

"The church is not here to meet our needs. We are the church here to meet the needs of the world."
- Erwin McManus

"When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
Matthew 16:13-19 NKJV


DISCIPLESHIP

"Men do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future."
- Unknown

"And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples--letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!"
Matthew 4:19 Amp


GIVING

"Don't be afraid of out-giving God. It is impossible to do that."
- Charles R. Swindoll

"I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life."
Mark 10:29-30 NIV

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 4

THE WORD OF GOD

"The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant, long-forgotten home."
- Thomas Carlyle

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path."
Psalm 119:105 NIV


PRAYER

"Remember that the greatest heights of leadership wisdom are entirely inferior to the power of prayer."
- Brian Houston

"Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'"
Matthew 9:37-38 NIV


THE HOUSE OF GOD

When Mother Teresa was asked what she thought the world’s greatest problem was. She answered: 'We draw the circle of our family too small’

"And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.

So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved."
Acts 2:40-47 NKJV


DISCIPLESHIP

"No man has the mind of Christ, except him who makes it his business to obey him."
- George MacDonald

"He quoted a proverb: 'Can a blind man guide a blind man?' Wouldn't they both end up in the ditch? An apprentice doesn't lecture the master. The point is to be careful who you follow as your teacher."
Luke 6:39 Message


GIVING

"The difference between what we do and what we can do, is enough to solve all of the world's problems."
- Mahatma Ghandi

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-21 NIV

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 3

THE WORD OF GOD

"I am a creature of a day. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God. I want to know one thing: the way to heaven. God himself has condescended to teach me the way. He has written it down in a book. Oh, give me that book! At any price give me the book of God. Let me be a man of one book."
- John Wesley

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV


PRAYER

"Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble: prayer is a life attitude."
- Walter A. Mueller

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you."
John 15:7 NKJV


THE HOUSE OF GOD

"Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man."
- Dwight L. Moody

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
Hebrews 10:24-25


DISCIPLESHIP

"You can only get out of a man what you put into him. If you put nothing in, how can you make a withdrawal?"
- Wayman Mitchell

"Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah)."
1 Corinthians 11:1 Amp


GIVING

"Giving never travels in a straight line, it always travels in circles."
- Robert Schuller

"So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?" As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread. As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die. Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah."
1 Kings 17:10-16 NIV

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 2

THE WORD OF GOD

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.
- Abraham Lincoln

"For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires."
Hebrews 4:12
 

PRAYER

"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
- Oswald Chambers

"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
James 5:16 (Amplified)

 

THE HOUSE OF GOD

"The Church is the plan of God on earth, always in her Father's eye. Cherished, mysterious, beautiful and potent beyond measure. She emerges triumphant, limitless with potential. A harbor for the hopeless, and an answer for the ages. The Church resplendent, a bride for His Son. She grows in wisdom and stature, with victory on her lips and freedom in her hands. Hers is an unstoppable cause. She embraces the world with dignity, honor and compassion. She gives vision to the sightless and life to the dying.

The Church is the family of God on earth. Within her compass the hungry find sustenance and the weary strength. She is a haven for recovering humanity. Enthralled by grace. She invites the broken, the vulnerable and the outcast to be immersed in love. The Church is the house of heaven on earth. Called out to serve the world. Calling out to welcome in. Like her Master, the church is pursued and persecuted; yet she rises with strength in her heart and fire in her soul.

She is the bride of Christ on earth, prepared and presented before the Lord, the Lamb for whom the world waits. He comes like the rising sun - majestic and magnificent beyond description while she dazzles with reflected glory. Spotless, perfect and mature. she bows low to cast her crowns and passionately worship him.

She is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ."
- Robert Fergusson

"Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord."
Acts 9:31
 

DISCIPLESHIP

"Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you."
- John G. Lake

"Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD."
Leviticus 22:31 NIV
 

GIVING

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
- Mother Theresa

"Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full."
Proverbs 19:17 Message

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Day 1

THE WORD OF GOD

The longer you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and sweeter; and the more you get into the spirit of it, the more you will get into the spirit of Christ. 
–Romaine

"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"
Romans 10:17                                                                                             

"I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Matthew 10:17

 

PRAYER

“More things are wrought of by prayer than this world ever dreamed” 
-Alfred Tennyson

"This, then, is how you should pray:
"Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen."

Matthew 6:9-13

 

THE HOUSE OF GOD

“The church is the family of God on earth.  Within her compass the hungry find sustenance and the weary receive strength. She is a haven for recovering humanity enthralled by Grace. She invites the broken, the vulnerable,  and the outcast to be immersed in love.”
-Robert Fergusson

“What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!”
Genesis 28:17

 

DISCIPLESHIP

“In 21 days, you can create a new life!
Habits begin with conscious behavior…the more you focus on a habit, the more you reinforce it. So…
Don’t try to change an old habit, create a new one. The new will automatically overtake the old.”
-David Cowen                          

"Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me."
John 12:26

 

GIVING

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” 
-Winston Churchill                                                                                         

"He who has a generous eye will be blessed."
Proverbs 22:9

21 Days of Prayer & Fasting - Introduction

A PRAYING CHURCH

We are excited to have launched our 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting this week, and would love for you to join us as we seek God together!

We believe that God will do extraordinary things as we set this time aside to fast, pray and seek Him in His Word.

Jesus said Fasting is "an appetite-denying discipline to better focus on God"
Matthew 6:14, Message

Whatever fast you choose, we pray that it will be a spiritually renewing and empowering time for you personally and for us as a church corporately.

As we seek God together at the start of 2018 we pray it will be your greatest year yet!