A Guide for Fasting

The corporate fast of Thelma Baptist Church begins Wednesday April 12, and goes through Good Friday April 14, 2017. What follows are some suggested guidelines to follow as you participate in the Fast.

Wednesday April 12
Everyone meets in the Family Life Center for a light meal (your last supper:), worship, and some encouragement from the Word of God as we begin the fast. As of 7:30pm the fast begins.

Thursday April 13
Follow whatever kind of fast you have decided to undertake. Replace food consumption with mass quantities of scripture, and time you would normally spend eating meals praying and spending time with God. Remember, the idea behind a fast is not suffering and hunger. It is temporarily putting aside physical cravings to satisfy spiritual cravings. Be careful not to waste the time you are skipping meals just to watch tv or do other things. Spend that time with God.

If you are unsure what to read in the Bible, there are some freely available reading plans. These are available through the YouVersion Bible app (available for free through the Apple App store and Google Play for Android) on online with your computer at www.youversion.com. There are also some reading plans available under the Bible tab of our very own Thelma Baptist Church app.

Friday April 14
Continue praying, reading, and seeking God throughout the day. The Good Friday worship service begins at 6:30pm in our sanctuary. We will worship through music and praise, share in the Lord's Supper, and break the fast with a light meal together.

Enjoy your fast!