Sunday, January 21, 2007

Prep Time

I know that it's been awhile since my last post, so let me just tell you a little bit about the past couple of weeks. A short time ago, I received a call from a friend that worships at a church nearby. He asked me if I could come talk to their small group about fasting.

I really believe that we often mistake fasting as a type of sacrifice or somehting that we do as an offering to God. I don't believe that we see that in the Bible. Fasting, before it is anything else, is a physical rite of purification. The purification, whether physical or spiritual, is a way of preparing to meet with God. Fasting is not the encounter with God. Fasting is to prepare us for an encounter with God. I really enjoyed my time visiting with this small group and sharing my thoughts and ideas about fasting. I should add that if you're in the area and looking for an exciting church fellowship, check these guys out. Www.finleycrossings.com is their website.

Tomorrow begins the Missouri State Evangelism Conference at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. I am looking forward to seeing many that I haven't seen since last year's conference.

I'll share more soon,
John

1 comment:

David said...

It was great talking to you the other day at the Conference! Thanks for the "props."

David