INTENSIFIED SPIRITUAL FOCUS

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table set with foodMark 2:20 But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day.

After a full week of graduations & state track I’m back this weekend to pick up our Cross Training series again. One problem with celebrations is that they often involve too much eating. It doesn’t take long to feel the effects of stepping the wrong direction with our food. Without discipline we can lose the energy and focus we need to embrace the life God has given us.

While looking at a single plate with enough meat loaf for three people at the Cheesecake Factory I remember my mom saying, “don’t spoil your dinner.” At the time she was talking about getting candy bars at the local Seven Eleven on our walk home from school, but too much of a good thing can interfere with the best things remains a life lesson.

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.

This Sunday we are going to talk about this on a spiritual level. One neglected but valuable spiritual exercise the Bible assumes is Fasting. In invite you to join us this week as we discover together how intentionally stiff-arming the bread this world offers to make space for the Bread of Life can seriously intensify our strength in Christ.

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