A Journey of Faith, Hope, and Healing
(2018 FBC Outreach Campaign)
We will kick off our campaign on Tuesday, February 20th at 7PM with a special “Night of Prayer” Service in the Sphar Center.
There will be a special time of individual prayer requests, sharing burdens of the heart, and be a supportive environment where we can lean on God and one another. We will also pray for the victims of the Florida School Shooting and victims of gun violence.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Commencing on Tuesday, February 20th and continuing through April 1st, Easter. This internally focused church outreach campaign is designed to be a reflective time whereby church members can contemplate their own faith in a very personal way. Our focus is less on fasting and abstaining from food or other activities and more about our own spiritual journeys. As a church body, our focus around this 40-day period is symbolic of God’s preparation in our lives. A hope for days to come in our own spiritual walk with Christ and a time to focus on healing ourselves mentally, spiritually and physically by asking God to allow us to be the best versions of ourselves that we can—recommitting ourselves to healthy lifestyle choices.
“40” is a significant number in both Christian and Jewish scripture:
- In Genesis, the flood which destroyed the earth was brought about by 40 days and nights of rain.
- The Hebrews spent 40 years in the wilderness before reaching the land promised to them by God.
- Moses fasted for 40 days before receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai.
- Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the wilderness in preparation for his own ministry. Most Christians regard Jesus’ time in the wilderness as the key event for the duration of Lent.