Pastor Dwayne and his wife Cecilia have been married since 2003 and have 4 children. They live in the West Rogers Park neighborhood and are excited about being a part of what God is doing throughout the community. Dwayne grew up in the city of Miami and by sixth grade he had been arrested twice. He was quickly headed down the road of juvenile delinquency until he came to Christ at the age of 13. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute and joined the staff at New Life in 1998.
2 Chronicles 20:1-9
Preparing for 21 days of Prayer and Fast
Special Guest speaker Mr. Federico Chapoy--Bilingual Spanish/English Service 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 27:50-54; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55; Matthew 24:30-31, 37-42; John 6:39-40; John 11:25-26; John 5:28-29
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A New Year's Prayer
As we begin a new year, we are dedicating 21 days for a time of prayer, fasting, and seeking God's heart. Below is some information to help you prepare. More resources are available at your location on Sundays and in the New Life app! Download the app at http://nlc.io/app WHY DO WE FAST? New Life Community Church begins each year with a time of fasting and praying. The purpose of this is to take our focus off of our earthly concerns and listen to what God has for us as both a church and as individuals in the new year. Fasting is Biblical. Prayer and fasting is practiced regularly through the Bible. We see God’s people in both the Old Testament and New Testament pray and fast in order to seek God’s face and what He is calling them to. Read more about this in Nehemiah 9, Esther 4, and Matthew 4. Fasting is expected. Jesus, when asked why his disciples didn’t fast, said that “the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.” (Matt. 9:15) Notice that Jesus doesn’t say his followers might fast but they will fast. He leads us as His followers to do the same! HOW SHOULD I FAST? We have several ways to practice God’s command for us to fast. Pray about which one He is challenging you to do. • Water only fast — while on this fast, you refrain from eating any food and drink only water (no other liquids). • Juice fast — while on this fast, you drink juice made from fresh fruits and vegetables rather than eating solid foods. • Daniel fast — based on Daniel’s desire to fast seen in the Bible, this fast consists of consuming mainly fruits, vegetables, and water. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning one of these fasts. • Media fast—with our growing dependency on media, we often do not allow for a time of disconnection or silence. Choose one of the following items to fast from: TV, News, Movies, Music, Radio, Social Media, Video Games. HOW IS PRAYER DIFFERENT DURING A FAST? Fasting is empty without the main component of prayer. When we pray during a fast, we set aside our physical concerns and diligently seek the heart of God through life-changing prayer. Replace your regular meal times with extended times of prayer and meditating on God’s Word. Download the New Life app to follow along during the 21 days: http://nlc.io/app
We were created to make some noise with our lives. Noise that reflects the One who has created us. But often our lives are muted by many competing things. In this series we will learn what bold worship is and how to amplify the God given message of our lives. This series will go along with our 21 days of prayer and fasting. Look for opportunities to spend extended times in prayer and worship at your location.
Friday thru Saturday January 27-28th Men's Mini Retreat at Pine Trail Camp in Sagautuch, Michigan If you are interested in attending this treat...text YOUR NAME and "Men's Retreat" to (773) 804-8054 to sign up
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