Keller

201 Mount Gilead Road

Keller, Texas 76248

817-812-3600

Weekend Services
Saturdays 
- 5pm
Sundays 
- 9:15am | 11am | 12:30pm

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McKinney

601 S. Graves Street

McKinney, Texas 75069

972-540-6700

Weekend Services
Sundays
–9:30am | 11:15am

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Prepare 2019

Monday, January 07, 2019 - Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Location: Keller, 201 Mount Gilead Road, Keller, TX US 76248

Pre-Service Prayer 6pm-6:45pm
Nightly Service 7pm-8:30pm

Prepare is a time when we gather as a church for 3-days of prayer and fasting as we look forward to all that God has for us in the new year. Starting with prayer services, each evening includes powerful messages from great speakers and a time of worship. Our heart is to see every family experience breakthrough like never before, so join us for this exciting event! Childcare is provided for children birth - 6th grade. Our nightly services will also stream live at live.milestonechurch.com

Monday, January 7 |  Pastor Dharius Daniels

Dharius Daniels is a cultural architect and trendsetter for his generation. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Change Church. Change Church is a vibrant ministry that impacts people of all ages, socioeconomic classes, and ethnic backgrounds.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has a versatile gift and speaks frequently in seminaries and churches across the country.

Tuesday, January 8 | Pastor Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Church of the King in Louisiana. Church of the King started in 1999 by Pastor Steve and his wife, Jennifer, with 19 people, and is a Christian, non-denominational church. The church averages over 6,500 people during weekend services at multiple campuses throughout the Gulf Coast region.

As a gifted communicator and teacher, God has given Pastor Steve a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God’s word and its practical application for daily living.

Wednesday, January 9 | Pastor Levi Lusko

Levi Lusko is the author of the bestselling books “Through the Eyes of a Lion” and “Swipe Right.” He is also the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church – a multisite church located in Montana, Utah, Oregon, and Wyoming that he and his wife Jennie pioneered in 2007. Levi travels around the world speaking about Jesus. He takes pleasure in small things, such as black coffee, new shoes, fast Internet, and falling asleep in the sun. He and his wife have one son: Lennox, and four daughters: Alivia, Daisy, Clover, and Lenya, who is in heaven. His newest book “I Declare War,” released in October 2018.

What is fasting?
Fasting is restricting food for a spiritual purpose.

Is fasting in the Bible?
Yes. Not only is it found in both the Old and New Testament, it's also been commonly practiced throughout church history up to our current day.

When does our fast start?
Sunday evening after dinner.

When does our fast end?
Wednesday night after the service.

What if I forget and accidentally eat breakfast?
It's okay! At one point or another, this has happened to anyone who's tried to fast.

What time does pre-service prayer start?
6:00pm every night. 

What if I can't make it right at 6pm for pre-service prayer?
Come as soon as you can. You won't interrupt the service if you're a few minutes late.

What times does the evening service start?
7:00pm every night. 

Where can I get a Prayer Guide?
Prayer Guides will be available at the Info Center in the Commons all week. 

The goal of fasting is not just to do without food; it is to draw nearer to God. The definition of a biblical fast is, “to restrict food for a spiritual purpose.” Biblical fasting always has to do with restricting food for a spiritual purpose. Fasting is not just an exercise for the super- spiritual, but it should be a periodic discipline in the life of every believer. The constant demands and pressures of daily life on your mind, will and emotions can weigh you down and cause you to lose focus and feel spiritually sluggish and desensitized. Fasting hits the reset button of your soul and renews you from the inside out. Fasting is a way for you to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepare your soul to expand and contain the fresh, new purposes and work God desires to bring into your life (Matthew 9:14-17). Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, know your options and most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

An absolute fast is what Moses did when he was on Mount Sinai for forty days when “he neither ate bread nor drank water.” (Exodus 34:28) Rarely is an absolute fast practiced for a long period of time. Some will abstain from all food and all water for a short period, but longer periods are not recommended since physical complications could result.

A
normal fast is when only water is consumed. This would be the type practiced by Elijah (see 1 Kings 19:8) and Jesus (see Matthew 4). They abstained from food for 40 days.

A partial fast is when some foods are restricted. Two of the most common partial fasts are:

A juice fast: Consuming vegetable and fruit juices and water instead of solid food. Some include whey protein in their liquid plan as well. This is a popular and effective fast. Substituting liquids for one or two meals is an alternative.

A Daniel fast: Based on the fasting principles of the prophet in Daniel 1 and 10. Daniel 1 states that he ate only vegetables and water, and Daniel 10 states that he ate no rich (or choice) foods, as well as no meat or wine. The foundation of the Daniel fast is fruits and vegetables. The website www.daniel-fast.com is a good source of information about this fast. Remember, the power of fasting has less to do with food than with setting yourself apart for a specific period of time to focus more on the Lord, prayer, and worship.

 

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