Freedom Fast 2022 (January 2-23) is a time to break old habit patterns that are negative and unproductive in our lives, and exchange them for habits that are positive, productive, and helpful in fulfilling the unique call that God has created us for. It is a time to stop doing some things, start doing some things, and seeking to obey and glorify God in all things. Although we will be identifying things in our lives that must be changed, the ultimate focus must always be on Jesus. In Hebrews 12:1-2, we are told to “Lay aside every weight and the sin that does so easily ensnare us… looking unto Jesus.”
† Increasing healthy choices such as fruits and vegetables
† Replacing time wasters with prayer and Bible study.
† Juice or broth the final 3 days of the fast.
Oatmeal, cereals (low sugar), fruits, vegetables, soups, or broth from noon, Sunday, January 2nd through Tuesday, January 18th. Drink juices, broths, and liquids on Wednesday & Thursday, January 19-20th. Drink water only on Friday, January 21st, then soups with a light meal of vegetables and fruits on Saturday, January 22nd. Resume eating (slowly) after the Sunday services on January 23rd. (Make allowances for your personal health needs.)
a. John – 1 chapter per day
a. 12:00 noon to 1:00 Tuesdays through Fridays
b. Sundays 9:00-10:15am in Youth room
c. City Prayer teams – Saturday, January 22nd – meet at church before 5:30pm. We will divide into teams to drive around town and pray 5:30-6:00.
d. Prayer Service – Saturday, January 22nd from 6-8pm
e. Email prayer encouragement to one another daily
a. The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6)
b. The Whole Armor of God (Ephesians 6)
c. The prayers of Paul (Ephesians 1:15-23 & 3:14-21)
Read aloud the 8 New Creation Realities that follow:
II Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Romans 8:16-17 (NKJV) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Colossians 1:13 (NKJV) He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
Romans 8:1 (NKJV) There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Romans 8:37 (NKJV) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Colossians 2:10 (NKJV)and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
Ephesians 2:10 (NKJV) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.