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Food Consumption Quiz: How many food items are in your house?
Most nutritionists recommend • not eating fast food more than • once a month. • Each day, 1 in 4 Americans • visit a fast food restaurant. • 40 percent of American meals • are eaten outside the home.
60 percent of all Americansare either overweight or obese. • Over the last 20 years, obesity rates have tripled in children and teens (ages 6-19). • Obesity will likely surpass • smoking as the leading cause • of preventable deathin America.
Avoid food products containing ingredients that are: Unfamiliar Unpronounceable More than 5 in number Have high-fructose corn syrup in them - Michael Pollan
13% of the world • (925 million people) are chronically hungry. • Of the 11 million deaths yearly due to hunger, 5 million are children… 16,000 a day. • Chronicallyhungry children average160days of illness yearly.
Jen’s Favorites: Coffee Cheeseburgers Tortilla Chips Fresh Salsa Mozz. Sticks Veggie Pizza Dark Chocolate ---------------------------------- Jen’s 7 Foods: Chicken Eggs Spinach Sweet Potatoes Apples Wheat Bread Avocados
Pastor Josh’s Fasting Plans: 3 Days of Water, Juice, Fruits, and Vegetables 3+ Days of “Water Fast” No “Solo Fast Food” or “Solo Restaurant Food” until after Lent
“This is a fast…it’s supposed to be uncomfortable and inconvenient…because the discomfort creates space for the Holy Spirit to move.” “This shake-up of my routine commands my attention… It’s like having an eyelash under my contact all day.” - Jen Hatmaker
“As I reduce, [Jesus] is enough.As I simplify, He is enough. He is my portion where food and clothes and comfort fall woefully short. He can heal me of my greed and excess, materialism and pride, selfishness and envy… Jesus is more than enough.” - Jen Hatmaker
“Famous Fasters” Moses Samuel David Elijah & Jeremiah Ezra & Nehemiah Esther People of Nineveh Daniel & Friends Jesus Early Church
Daniel 1: 8-16 Daniel and his fellow Jewish friends refuse to eat the “unclean” food of Babylon. After 10 days of only water and veggies, they were healthier.
2 Chronicles 20: 3-4 3 “Alarmed, Jehoshaphat [King of Judah] resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek Him.”
2 Chronicles 20: 12-13 12 “…We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” 13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.
Luke 4: 1-4 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.’”
“After Jesus’ fast; He began healing, rescuing, redeeming. The Spirit filled up the emptiness Jesus created, launching Him into ministry.” - Jen Hatmaker
Luke 22:19 And [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
1 Corinthians 6: 19-20 19 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
“Would Jesus overindulge on garbage food…?” “In so many ways I am the opposite of Jesus’ lifestyle… I can’t have authentic communion with Him while mired in the trappings He begged me to avoid.” - Jen Hatmaker
Can we honestly say to God during Communion today and as we return to our lives tomorrow: “This is my body which I give to You. I do this in remembrance of You.”