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New Orleans, LA, United States
Family from South Africa, Born in New Orleans, Lived in South Carolina. Married to Annabeth since May 2004. We have three boys (Bolt, Mack, and Birk). Currently living in Uptown NOLA and serving as Lead Pastor of Vintage Church and Camp Pastor of Student MissionLab.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Invitation: WANNA DETOX?

I want to invite you to join Vintage Church for a 10-day fast. Here are some of the details that you can find online at www.vintagenola.org:

Detox Overview

The Daniel Fast is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. As Vintage Church, we’ll take 10 days within the two weeks of the DETOX series to deepen our relationship with God and center ourselves around what God is going to do in our church and in our lives. We are praying that many people will come to faith in Christ during the DETOX series as we invite and share with our friends who are searching for God.

Who is doing this: The entire Vintage Church staff and leadership will be participating in the fast and we are asking for our Vintage family and friends to join us as we seek God during this exciting season.

When are you doing this:
Thursday, April 30th, 7pm: Begin the “10-Day Daniel Fast”.
Saturday May 9th, 7pm: Break the Fast!

We have plenty of resources online like recipes, websites, books, etc.

Visit www.vintagenola.org. The entire website has been DETOXED.

I will preach two sermons from the book of Daniel. The first sermon on Fasting was this past weekend and is already available online @ www.vintagenola.org/podcast/

In conjunction with the fast, we’ll be reading a chapter in the book of Daniel per day for the duration of the fast. The book of Daniel has 12 chapters so we will read one chapter of Daniel to prepare and conclude this fast. This will be a challenging process, but we look forward to seeing what God does in our church and experiencing him with intensity during the 10 days of the fast. Thanks @mattthebrick for writing these for us.

Here is our first devotional out of the book of Daniel:

The book of Daniel is divided into two sections: the first half of the book provides a historical account and the second half is prophetic. The theme throughout is God’s sovereignty and power over all nations and powers. Yahweh is the one true God. All other gods are merely idols.

Wednesday April 29: Daniel 1
Daniel detached from the pleasures of his status in Babylon in order to maintain his identity as one of God’s children. Prayerfully consider other activities, objects or “royal food” of the world that God would have you abstain from in order to focus more clearly on Him over the next 10 days. May God grant to you favor, compassion, understanding and wisdom (v. 9, 17 & 20) as a result for your undeterred loyalty to Him.

I will post the devotional each day and share some of my thoughts. It's gonna be a great 10 days! Expect great things!

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