The Favorable Year
 of the Lord

The Favorable Year of the Lord
Luke 4:16-21

A Fresh Start — A New Beginning

  • The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
    — Blaise Pascal (1623–1662) 
  • The second half of a man's life is made up of the habits he acquired during the first half.
    —  Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevski (1821–1881) 

But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 
James 1:22-25

Transformed by the Word of God

  • Roman 12:2 – Not conformed but transformed
  • 1 Timothy 4:7-8 - Discipline for the purpose of godliness 
  • Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. --Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)

Seeking the Lord

  • Cornerstone Church Fast until January 22nd. 
  • A Daniel Fast  (exclude meat—sweets—stimulating drinks)
  • Three steps:
    • Be specific
    • Fast as a spiritual commitment
    • Reflect your inner desire with outer discipline.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 
Matthew 5:6