Each year in January, as a fellowship of Covenant Followers of Christ, we observe the Firstfruits principle! In 2021, we will observe Firstfruits starting January 4th through January 15th.
WHAT IS FIRSTFRUITS?
Firstfruits was an offering God commanded His people (Israel) to bring. It was to be the best of first of the harvest to worship Him. Firstfruits symbolized their obedience and trust in God that He would keep His covenant and bless the rest of the harvest (Deuteronomy 26:1-11).
WHY DO WE OBSERVE FIRSTFRUITS?
We observe the principle of firstfruits by giving God the best of the first days of the year and believe God will bless the rest of our year (Matthew 6:33).
HOW DO WE OBSERVE FIRSTFRUITS?
We give God the best of the first designated days of the year through praying, fasting, and giving.
WE PRAY (Faith)
“First 10” (Matthew 6:9-13) – We will pray each day the first 10 minutes on our Prayer Conference Call Line from 6:00 am – 6:10 am beginning Monday, January 4th – Saturday, January 16th.
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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.”
CORPORATE PRAYER: 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.”
WE FAST (Flesh)
Normal Fast (Matthew 4:1-2): Starting at 12:01 am, Monday, January 4th until Friday, January 15th, from the time we wake until 3 pm, Monday – Friday each week. Normal fast (abstaining from all foods, drinking water only). We will not fast on the weekend.
Precautions: 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 GIVE ( Finances)
Acts 4:32. We ask each of our Covenant Member to give a Firstfruits offering each January. This enables us to enhance church ministries, assist our church family, and make donations to various charitable organizations.
Firstfruits Offerings – Our Covenant Members 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.
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