We are Blessed to be a Blessing
Each year in January, as a fellowship of Covenant Followers of Christ, we observe the Firstfruits principle! In 2023, we will observe Firstfruits January 3 – 13.
What is Firstfruits?
Pray Fast Give
God commanded Israel to bring the first of the best of the harvest to Him for worship. Firstfruits symbolized Israel’s faith in God to give Him the first of the best of the harvest and He would bless the rest of the harvest. (Deuteronomy 26:11)
Why & How we Observe Firstfruits
Why we Observe Firstfruits
We pause to ponder so we can recognize the faithfulness of God and our trust in Him this past year. We then seek Him first and His kingdom in January of the new year, so God will bless the rest of the year. (Matthew 6:33).
How we Observe Firstfruits
We designated the 3rd – 13th of January as our first days and firstfruits offering to God. We will pray, fast and give.
“The First 10” – We have devotion and prayer each day for the first 10 minutes during our Prayer Conference Call from 6 – 6:10 AM Monday – Friday.
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Our FOCUS is to seek God wholeheartedly to Awaken Spiritually so that we hear from Him to do His will on earth as it is in heaven, so the kingdom of heaven may be manifested in the following areas: (Jeremiah 29:13)
- Worship – The Holy Spirit will pour out on our Body, through our wholehearted worship
- Outreach – Use NWCC to connect sinners to follow Christ.
- Relationships – Reconcile and Restore relationships.
- Discipleship – Become discipline followers of Christ’s teachings.
- Saturday, Jan 14 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Every Sunday morning in January, we will continue in-person Corporate Prayer from 9:40 am – 10:00 AM in the church sanctuary.
“We want every Covenant Christ follower of our community to participate with us by being on the line for oneness and sharing in devotion and prayer as He leads us to hearing from God as He speaks to us. We’re expecting unusual faith, miracles, deliverance, souls to be saved, and awakening.”
Normal Fast – abstaining from all foods, drinking water only.
- Starting at 12:01 AM, January 3 – 13, from the time we wake until 3 PM, Monday – Friday each week.
- We will not fast on the weekends.
Please use wisdom!
If you’re taking medications, please consult your physicians before the fast. You may experience dizziness, headaches, or nausea, or experience constipation. Drink plenty of water, limit your physical activities, do not take baths/showers that are too hot, and get plenty of rest.
Also, you may experience sensitivity and become easily irritated!
We ask each of our Covenant Christ Followers to give a Firstfruits offering. This enables us to support various charitable organizations and support the needs of our church family.
Our Covenant Followers are asked to give Firstfruits offerings by doubling their tithes and offerings in the month of January.
Normally, John Does gives a regular tithe of $200 per month and a seed offering of $100 per month, for a total of $300.
During Firstfruits, John will give another $300 to our Firstfruits offering. So, for the month of January, John’s giving will total $600.
Important: Please keep separate your tithes and offerings from your Firstfruits offering by designation on your offering envelope or on your online giving.
What is the Goal?
Deconstruct to Reconstruct our Faith in Christ
Goal: 100% PARTICIPATION – #ALLIN #ONENESS #CommUNITY
Doctrine: We observe Firstfruits from the principle “the first” belongs to God. We DO NOT observe Firstfruits out of an obligation of the Old Testament Law.