Daniel's Fast 2018

- Jan 12, 2018 11:25 AM

Daniel's Fast Blog

January 12, 2018

We are holding our annual Daniel's Fast, January 8th - 28th.  Fasting is a spiritual commitment between you and God.  I am challenging you to fast and pray with us for 21 days from January 8th - 28th.  I want you to stretch your faith and make it a sacrifice that will get your flesh’s attention.  During this time of fasting and prayer, you can expect spiritual growth through your act of discipline.  The reason we are fasting and praying this year is to gain a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior.  Remember, if it is not a sacrifice for us, then don’t expect God to be in the midst of your situation.  Fasting without prayer is called a diet.  The object is not to diet, our goal is to exercise our faith, move mountains and bring in God’s supernatural favor and power into our lives. Mark 9:29 “And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”.  I want you to reach your PEAK in God.  Join us, as we come together to pray and watch as God changes each of our individual situations.  Be sure to share your testimony and miracle with us, email us at admin@peakworship.com

Also, stay plugged in during this time; as we blog recipes, provide devotionals and much more via PEAKworship.com. If you have not already liked us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, Do It Now!!  Remember, I am hosting #PDJ Live each Tuesday at Noon via Facebook and Instagram. We will be also posting scripture and encouraging quotes to help you be successful during this time of prayer and fasting. One more thing, I am praying for your prayer requests daily. To get your prayer request on my prayer list, post your prayer request on our Facebook or Instagram page or via our webpage @peakworship.com

God and I believe in you.  You can walk through these 21 days and experience God like never before.  Stay focused, keeping the mind of Christ, which says you CAN!

Pastor Daniel


- Dec 12, 2017 4:38 PM


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.  Translated as the “Festival of Lights”.  Hanukkah is a remembrance and celebration of the menorah’s one day supply of oil that miraculously burned for eight days after the Jews regained control of the desecrated Temple from the Syrians.  This rekindling of the menorah signified the “Light of God” coming back to His people, as the Temple was regained and the worship of Jehovah was reinstated.

As you celebrate Hanukkah with Jews and Christians around the world, the following instructions will lead you in the proper observance of this wonderful occasion.

How to Celebrate Hanukkah…                                                                                        

     1.  Acquire a Chanukkiah (a nine-branched candlestick)

     2.  Place candles in each holder, filling all nine positions.  Then recite the following blessings at dusk/nightfall on the first day of Hanukkah before lighting any of the candles. Note: only on the first night do you say the Shehecheyanu Prayer.

"Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has granted us life, and sustained   us, and brought us to this season."

     3.  Light the Shammash candle (servant candle).  This candle is usually elevated and found in the center position.  You will light this candle first and then use it to light the other candles each night.  Note: the Shammash candle does not count as one of the eight candles to be lit.  It is the servant candle used to light all the other candles each night.

The following blessings are to be prayed each night of Hanukkah after lighting the Shammash candle and before lighting any other candle.

"Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah."

"Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors, at this season, on days past."

     4.  Using the Shammash candle, light only the first candle on the far right of the chanukkiah and repeat the following blessing:

"We kindle these lights to commemorate the miracles and the wonders, and the victorious battles that You achieved for our fathers in those days, at this season, through Thy holy priest. During all the eight days of Hanukkah these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make use of them; but we are only to look at them, in order to give thanks and to praise Your Name for Your miracles, Your wonders and Your salvation."

     5.  Repeat steps three and four each night, lighting an additional candle for each evening.  Always light candles from right to left.

Daily Prayer Focus during Hanukkah

Following are recommended areas to focus your thoughts and prayers on each evening. 

  1. Recognize and worship Yeshua as the “Light of the World”
  2. Rededicate everything in your life to Yeshua
  3. Recognize and proclaim Yeshua as the restorer and ultimate victory in every area of your life just as He was with the Restoration of the Temple
  4. Celebrate your family and offer blessings for each member
  5. Pray for your friends’ salvation, blessings and healing
  6. Pray for PEAK Worship to be a light in the community
  7. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for Jews worldwide
  8. Thank Yeshua for His keeping you through this year and ask Him to prepare your heart and spirit for the New Year.

References to Hanukkah:

Numbers 7:11; 84-89; II Chronicles 7:1-12; Ezra 6:14-22; Nehemiah 12:26-30; Psalm 30:1-12; Matthew 5:16; John 2:19; 10:22-23

Daniel's Fast Recipe

- Jan 25, 2017 5:26 PM

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

Recipe By: Chef John

Prep 30 m

Cook 1 h

Ready In 5 h 30 m

Newman's Own Pasta Sauce Five Cheese

Ragu Pasta Sauce Light Parmesan Alfredo

"I made this recipe to celebrate Earth Day. Thanks to a thorough browning, mushrooms provide more than enough savoriness. The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest. What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs. They are o!icially approved for use on spaghetti!"


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound fresh white mushrooms, finely chopped
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 ounce very finely shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs


1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley, packed 2 eggs, divided
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 pinch dried oregano
3 cups pasta sauce
1 tablespoon very finely shredded Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese, or to taste

1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley, or to taste

  1. 1  Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms to the hot oil, sprinkle with salt, and cook and stir until liquid from mushrooms has evaporated. Stir butter into mushrooms, reduce heat to medium, and cook and stir mushrooms until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

  2. 2  Stir onion into mushrooms and cook, stirring o"en, until onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir garlic into mushroom mixture until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.

  3. 3  Mix oats into mushroom mixture until thoroughly combined. Gently stir 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into mixture. Add bread crumbs, 1/4 cup parsley, and 1 egg; season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and oregano. Mix together with a fork until crumbly. Stir in remaining 1 egg. Mixture should hold together when pressed.

  4. 4  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours. For best flavor and texture, refrigerate overnight.

  5. 5  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

  6. 6  Form mixture into small meatballs using a 2-tablespoon scoop. Roll meatballs lightly between your hands until smooth, if desired; arrange meatballs on prepared baking sheet.

  7. 7  Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are lightly golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

  8. 8  Bring pasta sauce to a boil in a large saucepan; reduce heat to low. Gently stir meatballs into sauce until

    coated. Simmer meatballs in sauce until cooked through, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with 1 tablespoon Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and 1 tablespoon parsley.


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Daniel's Fast Recipe

- Jan 25, 2017 5:25 PM

Vegan Chunky Chili

Recipe By: Krista B

Prep Cook Ready In 20m 4h 16h20m

Mini Peppers Sweet

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"If you are entertaining mixed palates, this meal will satisfy all tastes. A from-scratch chili that uses many di!erent vegetables as well as beans, lentils and tofu to provide that 'full' feeling that chili with meat o!ers. Add fresh parsley and basil to taste, if desired. I prefer to let the chili sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving."


1/2 cup dry kidney beans, soaked overnight 1/2 cup dry white beans, soaked overnight 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, soaked overnight 6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes

6 cups water
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/2 cup fresh green beans


1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 onion, chopped
1/4 red onion, chopped
3/4 cup extra firm tofu, drained, crumbled salt to taste

black pepper to taste onion powder to taste garlic powder to taste chili powder to taste

  1. 1  Drain and rinse kidney beans, white beans and lentils. Combine in a large pot and cover with water; boil over medium-high to high heat for 1 hour, or until tender.

  2. 2  Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over high heat, combine tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until tomatoes are broken down.

  3. 3  Stir the tomatoes into the beans and add mushrooms, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, green beans, celery, onions and tofu. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder to taste. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until desired consistency is reached.


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Daniel's Fast Recipe

- Jan 25, 2017 5:24 PM

Eggplant Parmesan II

Prep Cook Ready In 25m 35m 1h

Recipe By: Dolores Gentner-Ryan
"This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as delicious!"

Winn-Dixie Marketplace
2900 Lakeland Highlands Rd LAKELAND, FL 33803

Ragu Pasta Sauce Light Parmesan Alfredo


3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs 6 cups spaghetti sauce, divided


1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  1. 1  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. 2  Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in

    preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.

  3. 3  In a 9x13 inch baking dish spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices in

    the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending

    with the cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.

  4. 4  Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.


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