Sunday Follow Up

On April 28, 2013, Pastor Chelsey’s message, “Our Eyes are on You” was from 2 Chronicles 20.1-30. You can hear it on our website (or in the archives). This message applies directly to events happening in the life of Christ Community Church as we seek out God’s desires for our church family. Nonetheless the same principles of seeking God, humbling ourselves, praying, and turning to follow God, apply to each of our lives.

no food or drinkDuring the sermon, we  briefly touched on Jehoshophat’s call to all of Judah to fast because he was afraid of their earthly enemies.

The spiritual discipline of fasting helps us to rightly order our desires and emotions by leading us to crave Christ. To learn more about fasting, consider the following books:
The Spirituality of Fasting (link includes a book review)
Fasting (link includes a lengthy interview with the author)

For a brief overview of what fasting is, and what it is meant to do, check out this short article, “Fasting: A Technique?”

Photo by Brian Snelson. Used with permission. Sourced by Flickr.

This post is a follow up to a message preached by Rev. Chelsey Harmon at Christ Community Church in Nanaimo, BC. It provides resources and encouragement for the spiritual discipline of fasting.