Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Fast God Prefers

In Isaiah 58 we read about the fast God prefers.  He begins in the negative:  “Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul?  Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and … Continue reading

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What Fasting Is Not, Part Deux

It should go without saying.  Fasting is not an effective weight loss method.  Fasting with a goal of weight loss will only result in frustration, and it may be hazardous to your health.  Now, read the words of Isaiah 58:5 (Amplified):  … Continue reading

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What Fasting Is Not

There are a lot of misconceptions about fasting, some of them propagated by careless reading of the Scriptures and some resulting from traditional ideas that have no basis in Scripture.  We’re going to look at a couple of those misconceptions … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermons

I’ve been a bit lax in getting Sunday messages posted, but here are two from the last couple of months.  The first is a bit of my testimony, and the second was from this Sunday, November 9, in preparation for … Continue reading

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A Call To Fasting: Why Twenty-one Days?

This month many churches and denominations (including ours) have issued a call to twenty-one days of fasting and prayer, from January 11 to January 31.  I’ll be posting some thoughts and encouragement specific to fasting during these next three weeks.  … Continue reading

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Thanks, James Island!

Thank you to all those who supported our fireworks fundraiser.  All proceeds are going to our building fund.  We really appreciate your support!  We met a lot of wonderful people over the last few days, and pray that you all … Continue reading

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