2022-03-27
Prayer and Fasting (Wk 3)
The Feast of Booths was a time of thanksgiving for the harvest. It was a happy time. Devout Jews lived outdoors in booths made of tree branches for seven days as a reminder of God’s provision in the desert during the wilderness wanderings. There were two practices that were not mentioned in Scripture but were included in the oral tradition passed on from Moses. One was the “special commandment of the willow,” and the other was the water libation. Each morning there was a solemn procession from the temple mount to the pool of Siloam for a pitcher of water. A priest would fill a gold pitcher with water as the people sang together from Isaiah 12:3. The procession would return to the Temple Mount with trumpets blasting and great fanfare; there the priest would pour the water into a silver basin by the altar of burnt offering each day for the first seven days…
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  • 2022-03-27Prayer and Fasting (Wk 3)
    2022-03-27
    Prayer and Fasting (Wk 3)
    The Feast of Booths was a time of thanksgiving for the harvest. It was a happy time. Devout Jews lived outdoors in booths made of tree branches for seven days as a reminder of God’s provision in the desert during the wilderness wanderings. There were two practices that were not mentioned in Scripture but were included in the oral tradition passed on from Moses. One was the “special commandment of the willow,” and the other was the water libation. Each morning there was a solemn procession from the temple mount to the pool of Siloam for a pitcher of water. A priest would fill a gold pitcher with water as the people sang together from Isaiah 12:3. The procession would return to the Temple Mount with trumpets blasting and great fanfare; there the priest would pour the water into a silver basin by the altar of burnt offering each day for the first seven days…
  • 2022-03-20Prayer and Fasting (Wk 2)
    2022-03-20
    Prayer and Fasting (Wk 2)
    In today's message, Pastor Kevin will be teaching from the Book of Esther, chapter 4, verses 12-17. In this lesson, Mordecai realized that the Jews’ only hope now lay with Esther, who, shut up in the women’s quarters of the palace, had not heard of the decree till Mordecai told her. He added that her duty now was to ask the king to cancel the decree (4:1-9). Esther pointed out that this was not as easy as Mordecai thought, for even the queen risked her life in making a request of the king (10-11). But Mordecai believed that God would not allow the Jewish people to be destroyed, and that Esther would be his means of saving them. She therefore agreed to approach the king. First, however, she asked for three days of fasting by the Jews on her behalf (12-17).
  • 2022-03-13Prayer and Fasting (Wk 1)
    2022-03-13
    Prayer and Fasting (Wk 1)
    Today Pastor Kevin is starting a new series titled, "21 Days of Prayer and Fasting". In today's message, Pastor Kevin will be teaching from the Gospel of Matthew chapter 17, verses 14-21. This passage of scripture is the story of the miraculous cure of a child by Jesus that was epileptic and vexed with a demon.