40 Day Fast

journeychurch participates in a 40 day fast every january. listed below is the fasting schedule and also a reading plan borrowed from elevation church in charlotte, nc.

PLAN ONE

week 1          sunday january 2 thru monday january 10

NO television or recreational internet

week 2          tuesday january 11 thru monday january 17

no television or recreational internet, NO sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.)

week 3          tuesday january 18 thru monday january 24

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), NO sweets

week 4          tuesday january 25 thru monday january 31

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets, FAST 1 whole meal per day

week 5          tuesday february 1 thru monday february 7

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets, FAST 2 whole meals per day

week 6          tuesday february 8 thru thursday february 10

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets, TOTAL FAST – WATER ONLY

PLAN TWO

week 1          sunday january 2 thru monday january 10

NO television

week 2          tuesday january 11 thru monday january 17

no television or recreational internet

week 3          tuesday january 18 thru monday january 24

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.)

week 4          tuesday january 25 thru monday january 31

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets

week 5          tuesday february 1 thru monday february 7

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets, NO MEAT

week 6          tuesday february 8 thru thursday february 10

no television or recreational internet, no sweetened drinks (colas, teas, etc.), no sweets, TOTAL FAST – WATER ONLY

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New Testament in 30 days

Week 1

Day             Date            Start                                        Finish

Sat              1/8              Grace Day

Sun             1/9              Grace Day

Mon             1/10          Matthew 1:1                             Matthew 12:50

Tue              1/11           Matthew 13:1                           Matthew 23:39

Wed             1/12          Matthew 24:1                           Matthew 28:20

Acts 1:1                                      Acts 4:37

Thu             1/13           Acts 5:1                                      Acts 15:41

Fri               1/14           Acts 16:1                                   Acts 28:31

Week 1 Thought:

Matthew 16:13 says, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” and Matthew 16:15 says, “Who do you (my disciples) say I am?” One of the primary questions being answered by the Gospel testimonies is, “Who is Jesus?” As you read, remember that everything points to the fact that He is the Christ!

Daily Key Verses:

•Day 1 – Matthew 11:4-6

•Day 2 – Matthew 22:37-40

•Day 3 – Matthew 28:18-20

•Day 4 – Acts 2:42-47

•Day 5 – Acts 11:25-26

Week 2

Day             Date            Start                                        Finish

Sat              1/15            Grace Day

Sun             1/16            Grace Day

Mon             1/17            Mark 1:1                                   Mark 11:33

Tue              1/18            Mark 12:1                                 Mark 16:20

James, Galatians

Wed             1/19            1 & 2 Thessalonians

1 Corinthians 1:1                   1 Corinthians 11:34

Thu             1/20            1 Corinthians 12:1                 2 Corinthians 13:14

Fri               1/21            Romans

Weekly Thought:

You will read the second Gospel (Mark) and several of the Epistles, or letters. Keep in mind that each letter was originally written to a different audience and was trying to communicate a different point. For example, James was written to Jewish Believers who had gone too far with ignoring the law of God, while Galatians was written to Gentile converts who were being told that they needed to adhere to the Jewish law. There is strong language in both letters and both letters are completely true for us today.

Daily Key Verses:

•Day 1 – Mark 8:34-35

•Day 2 – James 2:14-17

•Day 3 – 1 Corinthians 8:9

•Day 4 – 2 Corinthians 8:10-12

•Day 5 – Romans 8:1-4

Week 3

Day             Date            Start                                        Finish

Sat              1/22            Grace Day

Sun             1/23            Grace Day

Mon             1/24            Luke 1:1                                    Luke 9:62

Tue              1/25            Luke 10:1                                  Luke 20:47

Wed             1/26            Luke 21:1                                  Luke 24:53

Ephesians, Philippians

Thu             1/27             Colossians, Hebrews

Fri               1/28            Philemon, 1 & 2 Peter

1 Timothy, Titus

Weekly Thought:

Luke 7:50 – Your faith has saved you. The Gospels are a testimony of the “new way” of faith rather than works. Every other religion in the world requires you to earn favor with God except Christianity. Jesus loves us and forgives us because of our belief in Him and through His grace – this is truly good news! Obviously, this theme is highlighted in the Gospel of Luke but look for the same truth in each of the Epistles this week. The entire Bible is ultimately a testimony about Christ.

Daily Key Verses:

•Day 1 – Luke 7:50

•Day 2 – Luke 15:23-24

•Day 3 – Philippians 3:10-14

•Day 4 – Hebrews 11:1

•Day 5 – 1 Timothy 6:12

Week 4

Day             Date            Start                                        Finish

Sat              1/29            Grace Day

Sun             1/30            Grace Day

Mon             1/31            John 1:1                                   John 10:42

Tue              2/1              John 11:1                                  John 21:25

Wed             2/2              2 Timothy

1, 2 & 3 John, Jude

Thu             2/3              Revelation 1:1                           Revelation 11:19

Fri               2/4              Revelation 12:1                         Revelation 22:21

Sat              2/5              Grace Day

Sun             2/6              Grace Day

Weekly Thought:

Often when we’re reading the Scriptures we can get very caught up focusing on what the Scriptures are telling us to do, or we’re trying to find answers to our questions. During this week, take the opportunity to focus on what the Scriptures are saying about God. In John Jesus is described as a reigning king with authority and power and in Revelation you will see that Jesus is the Beginning and the end of all things.

Daily Key Verses:

•Day 1 – John 3:16-17

•Day 2 – John 10:18

•Day 3 – Jude 24-25

•Day 4 – Revelation 1:1

•Day 5 – Revelation 22:12-13

 

(New thru 30 borrowed from Elevation Church, Charlotte, NC)

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