Daniel Fast 2018

We invite you to join in a 3 week fast from 8th-28th January 2018

Last year over a 100 of us from Burlington joined with many from ICC to fast, pray and worship through the first three weeks of the year. It was an amazing time with God coming close to so many, speaking clearly, healing, commissioning and encouraging.

The Leadership felt it was a fantastic way to start the year and therefore invite you to join in again. 

There are many ways to fast. We would like you to fast in the way that is appropriate for you. Perhaps you would like to join the in the Daniel Fast as outlined below. However, it may be more useful for you to fast from your favourite past time, a habit such as computer games or TV or one element of your diet such as caffeine or alcohol. Decide what you are going to do, Tell someone else to hold you accountable and shape the fast in a way that helps you to position yourself to hear from God and grow. 

The Daily Material for the 2018 Daniel Fast is available in printed form from the church office or can be downloaded here.

More information about the Daniel Fast Method

The Daniel Fast is a method of fasting used by hundreds of thousands of Christians throughout the world. The fast is based on the fasting experiences of the prophet Daniel along with standard Jewish fasting principles.
The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, meaning that some foods are eaten and other are restricted. 

An overview of the food and drinks to be removed as well as foods to eat can be found here and recipe suggestions here.

First and foremost, the fast is a spiritual discipline where followers of Jesus Christ can draw nearer to God and focus more of their attention on Him and His ways. In today’s busy and distracting culture, entering into the fasting experience is like pushing the pause button in a hectic life and centering more on the rest that Jesus offers. 

This quieter and more focused time allows you to hear the still small voice of the Holy Spirit as He reveals God’s truth and direction for your life. 

We are thrilled to be joining Ipswich International Church in fast from 8th to 28th January as a way of giving God our first fruits. After the feasting of the Christmas season, starting the new year with fasting is a practice many churches and christians find hugely beneficial. We would love to invite all at Burlington to join in for as much of the three week fast as they feel able. Please do not be put off if you cannot commit to all the time, perhaps do the first week or push into doing ten days. 

There is more information in this Powerpoint presentation.

As before we will have a number of touchpoints, an active Facebook page, daily emails as well as printed copies of the bible study material written by us and IIC. 

It would be VERY helpful for you to let us know that you are joining in with the fast. We can then add you to the Facebook page if required but also make sure you have the material written. 
Please reply to Claire on claire.earl@burlingtonbaptist.org.uk by 8th Jan 2018.

As part of our fast there will be a number of opportunities for us to join with others and make space to hear God. We invite everyone to these touchpoints whether you are fasting or not. Please do come and be part of committing 2018 to God.


Date  Time  Where
Sunday 7 January 10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services Burlington & IIC
Monday 8 January 9:30-10:30 am - Worship Burlington
Wednesday 10 January 12:30-1:30 pm - Worship & prayer Burlington
Friday 12 January 7:30-9:00 pm - Worship night IIC
Sunday 14 January 10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services  Burlington & IIC
Monday 15 January 9:30-10:30 am - Worship Burlington
Friday 19 January 7:30-9:00 pm - Worship night Burlington
Sunday 21 January 10:45 am - Sunday Morning Services Burlington & IIC
Monday 22 January 9:30-10:30 am - Worship Burlington
Wednesday 24 January 12:30-1:30 pm - Worship & prayer Burlington
Friday 26 January 7:30-9:00 pm Worship night IIC
Sunday 28 January 11:00 am Praise party Celebration
followed by CAKE!

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[DanielFast2018]Thoughts from Daniel Fast 2018 Thoughts from Daniel Fast 2018 Simon Harris and Harold Afflu 28 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Daniel Fast Testimonies Daniel Fast Testimonies Various Members of BBC and IIC 27 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Hannah Harper Daniel Fast Testimony Hannah Harper Daniel Fast Testimony Hannah Harper 21 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Praying for your non-Christian Friends Praying for your non-Christian Friends
(Reading: John 17:13-25)
Claire Earl 21 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Chris Hewson Daniel Fast Testimony Chris Hewson Daniel Fast Testimony Chris Hewson 14 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Daniel Fast 2018 Daniel Fast 2018
(Reading: Ephesians 6: 10-18)
Harold Afflu 14 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Why Fast? Why Fast?
(Reading: Luke 11:1-11)
Simon Harris 07 Jan 2018
[DanielFast2018]Sarahs Daniel Fast Testimony Sarahs Daniel Fast Testimony Sarah Richardson 17 Dec 2017

Recommended Reading

The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
The Daniel Fast by Susan Gregory 
The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg 

Helpful blogs



Previous Daniel Fast Talks and Sermons

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[Daniel Fast 2017] United Service to end the Daniel Fast Together Simon and Harold give us their thoughts on the Daniel Fast 2017 Simon Harris and Pastor Harold 29 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] Daniel Fast 3 2017 Simon Harris 22 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] We Are One Pastor Harold Afflu 15 Jan 2017
[Daniel Fast 2017] Daniel Fast 1 2017 Claire launches the Daniel Fast for 2017 before Simon tells us more about why we fast Claire Earl & Simon Harris 08 Jan 2017
His Miracles God anointed Jesus and sent Him to perform miracles
(Reading: Mark 2:1-13)
Harold Afflu 24 Jan 2016
His Majesty It is a paradox of Jesus that he was fully a man, and also fully God in all his majesty
(Reading: Mark 2:1-12)
Simon Harris 10 Jan 2016