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  • The Spiritual Discipline Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 36 ratings

    Fasting can make us hungry for more of God

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul February 19, 2006 Fasting Matthew 6:16-18 Last week I spoke from the story of the transfiguration in Mark 9. When Jesus and the three disciples come down from the mountain, there is a crowd waiting for them. There is a little boy who has been terrorized by a more

  • Should We Be Fasting Today?

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 11, 2007
    based on 107 ratings

    A Biblical study on fasting. Fasting may be one of the most neglected of the spiritual disciplines...Is fasting today a law or a privilige?

    Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting What Are Spiritual Disciplines? -Practices which we use to draw ourselves into a stronger relationship with Christ -Discipline is something that does not come easily -Spiritual Disciplines do not stand alone -Spiritual disciplines do no good if we aren’t seeking more

  • The Right Motive For Fasting Series

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Apr 13, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The benefits of truly fasting are enormous, but there are also dangers. We can fast for the wrong reasons. This is the point of this passage of scripture. Jesus will council us on the wrong and right motives for fasting.

    Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount Part 13 The right Motive for fasting Matthew 6:16-18 Introduction Fasting means to abstain from food for some religious or spiritual purpose. A study of the practiced by Jesus and by the great leaders of the bible reveals what God means by fasting. Very simply, more

  • Fasting & You

    Contributed by Bishop Emma Omon on Apr 21, 2017

    An inspiring teaching on the purpose and power of fasting from the New Testament perspective. It also features a helpful guide for effective fasting.

    A few weeks ago I received a call from a young minister of the gospel who wanted to know my view on the subject of fasting. He explained that he attended a Christian conference recently where the guest preacher got him confused about fasting. According to him the preacher made a mockery of more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 2012

    Fasting on a regular basis draws us closer to God and strengthens our faith and resolve to do God’s will. Fasting, like going to the gym, builds the muscle of your faith. Too often, the focus of fasting is on the lack of food. Instead, the purpose of fast

    Fasting: A Means of Grace Matthew 6:16-18 In both the Old Testament and the New, to fast means to abstain from food. This is so clear that it would be useless to quote the Scriptures from David, Nehemiah, Isaiah, and the prophets and even the New Testament. All agree that to fast means not to eat more

  • Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 3, 2007
    based on 77 ratings

    True fasting turns our attention off ourselves and onto God.

    Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough Text: Matt. 6:16-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: Richard Foster writes in his book A Celebration of Discipline, “In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, out more

  • The Importance Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Brett Crosson on Feb 24, 2020

    Fasting is often the forgotten key in prayer and spiritual warfare. Yet saints both in the Old and New Testaments utilised it for spiritual breakthrough and victory over the enemy. And so can we.

    I want to talk to you about fasting under these four headings: The importance of biblical fasting The individuals of biblical fasting The impact of biblical fasting The intricacies of biblical fasting Each of these can take hours to unpack but I want to do an overview of each and hopefully more

  • Feasting On God In Prayer

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 15, 2007

    Fasting is feasting on God in prayer

    Feasting on God in Prayer Zechariah 7:1-5 "Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: "When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me--for Me? (Zechariah 7:5 NKJV) INTRODUCTION Heike and I have been at a few weddings more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jul 30, 2014

    Motivation in Fasting

    Motivation in Fasting Matthew 6:16-18 We have taken a rest stop on fasting for a few weeks. From Luke 2 we saw two God centered old saints who were not satisfied with the status quote who hungered for more of God and for him to work on behalf of his people. Anna in particular gave herself to more

  • When You Fast

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Fasting is a spiritual discipline of temporary self-denial in order to focus on and process matters of great concern. It’s about God, not about food.

    “When You Fast” Matthew 6:16-18 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts With “Turkey Day” approaching, this is a difficult message to deliver…also because Saugus seems to be the restaurant capital of Massachusetts. With Kowloons, Prince, Hilltop and the more

  • The Fundamentals Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Feb 1, 2022

    Fasting is something that creates uncertainty and anxiety in the minds of many. I think if we will take the time to consider what our Lord has to say and seek to understand fasting, we will become more comfortable with it.

    The Fundamentals of Fasting Matthew 6: 16-18 We have come to a portion of Scripture that is little discussed in our day. I don’t think I have ever heard this passage preached or dealt with at length. The focus of this portion of the Sermon on the Mount is fasting. That may be something the average more

  • Through Fasting Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 27, 2015

    It's one of the most ancient of spiritual disciplines but the most neglected today. This sermon seeks to answer why we should fast and how to do it

    Fasting: A Means of Grace Matthew 6:16-18 Carl Lundquist was President of Bethel College for almost 30 years. In the latter part of his life, he began to study the Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian faith and build them into his life, especially those he had not practiced, including the more

  • Fasting And Its Purpose Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jul 22, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Ongoing series concerning questions

    Sermon Series: ¡§Questioning the Faith¡¨ Sermon #12 ¡§Fasting and its Purpose¡¨ Text: Matthew 6:16-18 OPENING JOKE: ¡§FASTING Conference¡¨ In a Church bulletin the following words were printed: "The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer conference includes meals." QUESTION: There are many more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct 27, 2016

    But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

    Introduction A. Introduction 1. One day, my husband announced to the family that he was going to fast and pray. Ginny, our 5-year-old, had recently learned that fasting meant not eating. "No!" she shouted. "You can't fast! You'll die!" Her dad carefully explained that many men and women fasted more

  • Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 111 ratings

    An in-depth guide to fasting and prayer, in the Christian’s life.

    We are living in a society that ranks “eating” as the number one passion. A. We could take the whole time just naming these, roast beef, fried chicken, hamburgers, Greek food.....and-on-and-on. 1. We have been programmed to eat at set times. a. There may be more