One of our adult leaders, Matt Cook, addressed the topic of fasting with the students. He focused on how fasting was surrendering control to God and putting out needs at his feet. He shared examples of fasting from the Old and New Testament and shared how the students could implement this habit today.
Creative Element: We broke the skit “God’s Chisel” by the SkitGuys into three different parts and performed them throughout Matt’s message.
At the end of service, we challenged the students to try fasting sometime during the following week. Each student received a piece of paper where they could write their name and what their fasting plan was. Those who accepted the challenge, brought their papers forward and put them in a large bowl. The next day, Andrew and Nicole followed up with the students and provided encouragement throughout the week.
Set List:Lord Almighty, Your Love Never Fails, Cornerstone, Forever Reigns, Spring of Life