Solemn Assembly 2018
Solemn Assembly 2018
“Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, ” - Joel 2:15

Our prayer emphasis for the entire week is an Eternal Perspective: Living in Time with Eternity in Mind. 2 Peter 1: 10, 11

If we are to be more effective in time for the Kingdom, we must embrace an eternal perspective that promises greater rewards in eternity. What that means for the church is more intentional discipleship where we make disciples and not just church members that impact their worlds for the glory of God and the benefit of others.

Solemn Assembly Order for the Week:
Sunday: Personal Prayer
  • Every member of the Church would feel loved and cared for and in return would love and care for others.
  • Every member would feel the Church is responsive to meeting their spiritual and physical needs whenever possible.
  • Every member of the church would participate in discipleship by becoming a disciple and making disciples.
Scriptures: Acts 20: 28, Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Colossians 3: 12-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 1 Peter 5:1-2

Monday: Men meet in the Sanctuary @ 7pm
  • Our senior pastor, elders, deacons, deaconesses and leaders would serve with integrity of heart and skill of hand so that future leaders may follow their example.
  • Each man of the church will imitate the life of Jesus Christ and experience growth in every area of his life.
  • Each man is engaged in the spread of the gospel and increasing the number of people reached by OCBF and in his sphere of influence.
  • Older men will disciple a younger generation of men to be a vibrant part of our church, reflecting the values of the Kingdom of God.
Scriptures: Psalm 78:72, Matt. 28:18-20, Luke 2:52, Acts 6:7, Ephesians 4:15, 2 Peter 1:5-7

Tuesday: Women meet in the Sanctuary @ 7pm
  • Our senior pastor, elders, deacons, deaconesses and leaders would serve with integrity of heart and skill of hand so that future leaders may follow their example.
  • Each woman of the church will imitate the life of Jesus Christ and experience growth in every area of her life.
  • Each woman is engaged in the spread of the gospel and increasing the number of people reached by OCBF and in her sphere of influence.
  • Older women will disciple a younger generation of women to be a vibrant part of our church, reflecting the values of the Kingdom of God.
Scriptures: Psalm 78:72, Proverbs 31:10-31, Matt. 28:18-20, Luke 2:52, Acts 6:7, Ephesians 4:15, Titus 2:3-5

Wednesday: Corporate Prayer Service in the Sanctuary @ 7pm
  • Every ministry and staff person at the church would display a spirit of excellence and bring great glory to God.
  • Each member will be connected in mutually encouraging relationships with at least six other people at church.
  • Every member would follow the teaching of Scripture and use their gifts to serve other believers and the church.
  • Every member would follow the teaching of the Scripture and joyfully abound in their giving.
Scriptures: Romans 1:12, Romans 12:6-8, Romans 13:10,1 Corinthians 10:31, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 2 Corinthians 8:1-8, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Ephesians 4:11-16, Philippians 4:8, Hebrews 10:25, 1 Peter 2:9

Thursday: Family Prayer & Reflection
  • Every family would strengthen through the four vital experiences of worship, fellowship, Christian education and outreach.
  • Every family would be equipped to fulfill their God-given purposes individually and collectively through the ministry of OCBF.
  • Every family would feel supported by OCBF in facing personal and cultural challenges.
Scriptures: Genesis 1:27-28, Isaiah 54:5-6, Deut. 6:1-9, Psalm 127:3-5, 1 Cor. 7:25-40, Eph. 5:23,24,32, Ephesians 6:12-18, 1 Peter 3:7

Friday: Singles meet in Youth Room A @ 7pm
Couples & Small Groups meet in locations of their choosing
 
What is Fasting?
As we enter into the week of our personal and corporate time of spiritual consecration in prayer and fasting, here are some facts about fasting:
Fasting is the deliberate abstinence from some form of physical gratification, for a period of time, in order to achieve a greater spiritual goal. Fasting usually involves setting aside food, but we can fast from any physical appetite, including sex within marriage, television, Internet, social media, etc. The idea is to devote the time we would ordinarily spend on these activities to prayer and worship before the Lord.
What is Fasting? The details of your fast are up to you; it is a matter of conviction between you and God. We do ask that you continue giving up something the entire month of January in order to prioritize putting God back in first place.
Here are some common elements to fasting in scripture:
  1. Humility – Then I proclaimed a fast . . . that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him. - Ezra 8:21
  2. Prayer – So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. - Ezra 8:23
  3. Praise & Worship – They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord. - Judges 20:26
  4. Abstinence from physical gratification – Let neither man nor beast, heard nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water . . . and let them call out mightily to God. - Jonah 3:7-8
Fasting is a way of prostrating ourselves before God. As we say no to fleshly gratifications and “then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ Isaiah 58:9

SERVICES   Sunday 7:50 & 10:50 am | Wednesday 7:00 pm

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