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  • To Fast Or Not To Fast Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 116 ratings
     | 11,893 views

    3 reasons not to fast and 6 reasons to fast.

    To Fast or Not to Fast, That is the Question Pastor Jim Luthy Suppose I were to make you some tea. I have hot water and a tea bag. To make the tea, I must dip the bag in the water, right? If I were to just plunge the bag in once or twice, it would not make for very good tea. If, instead, ...read more

  • Fasting

    Contributed by Craig Simonian on Jun 23, 2001
    based on 257 ratings
     | 7,074 views

    Fasting

    HUNGER FOR GOD We don’t hear much about fasting these days, certainly there are not many books about it. After all Paul warns Timothy of “people who advocate abstaining from food.” (1Tim 4:1-3). He says to the Colossians “why… do you submit yourselves to decrees, such as ‘Do not handle, do ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
    based on 234 ratings
     | 9,272 views

    A series of sermons from Richard Foster’s book "Celebration of Discipline. A top 10 book for any Christian’s bookshelf.

    CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: FASTING MATTHEW 6:16-18 INTRODUCTION Moses the lawgiver, King David, Elijah the prophet, Queen Esther, the prophet Daniel, Anna the prophetess, the Apostle Paul, and Jesus Christ. All of these people in Scripture have one thing in common. Now I realize that ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Jan 4, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,510 views

    One of the misunderstood topics of the Bible and one not covered so much in preaching is the subject of fasting. What is it and is it for us today?

    Fasting Griffith Baptist Church – 1/6/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:16-18 The Introduction My pastor and his wife were recently invited over to dinner at the house of a member of their congregation. When they arrived, dinner preparations were almost finished, and the member’s young ...read more

  • A "Fast" Message - Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 483 ratings
     | 57,504 views

    3 TYPES OF FASTING AND God’s 9 main purposes for fasting. Link included to Powerpoint and formatted text version.

    A “Fast” Message Is. 58:6-8 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html I. Definition Fasting=a voluntary withdrawing from food and/or drink, or other fleshly appetite, for a specified period of time. 3 most basic types of ...read more

  • Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 111 ratings
     | 8,002 views

    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 places...pizza, roast beef, fried chicken, hamburgers, Greek food.....and-on-and-on. 1. We have been programmed to eat at set times. a. There ...read more

  • True Fasting Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 18, 2008
    based on 64 ratings
     | 23,520 views

    Though the people wanted the blessings of God, they were not interested in allowing God to change their heart, their attitude & their actions. They wanted their religion to gain them special favor with God so that they would win the dog eat dog struggle

    ISAIAH 58:3-12 TRUE FASTING Job 32:17-20 / Matthew 23:13-36 Going through the motions of religion, even those of sacrifice and fasting, does not move God. A true and vital relationship with God does not come through external religion and ritual. What brings the response of God into life ...read more

  • Reality Fasting Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 214 ratings
     | 15,842 views

    First sermon in series, Reality Prayer - How to Ask So God Will Answer.

  • Why Fast?

    Contributed by Alex Huggett on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,439 views

    There’s some confusion around whether Christians should fast and why. In this message we look at why Christians should fast and why it’s so valuable.

    ILL: A few months ago my son got into an extension class that was working on making a clay movie animation. This completely captured his imagination to the extent that one day he came home with his lunch uneaten. Who needs food when you’re consumed with a project you love? Fasting is a topic ...read more

  • Prayer And Fasting

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,941 views

    Jesus knew there would come a time when He would not be physically present any longer with His disciples / with the church. Perilous times would come when supernatural strength would be needed. “Then they will fast IN THOSE DAYS.” Church, we are living

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori The Salvation Army Jesus knew there would come a time when He would not be physically present any longer with His disciples / with the church. Perilous times would come when supernatural strength would be needed. “Then they will fast IN THOSE DAYS.” Church, we are ...read more

  • Hold Fast Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 7, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,223 views

    A sermon on Hebrews 3:1-6 (emphasis on vs. 6)

    HoHum: Mercy Me is a Christian band (I Can Only Imagine) and recently they sang a song called, “Hold Fast.” Bart Millard tells the story of the inspiration for “Hold Fast”. “I was standing in the back of the bus going to our next concert. We were in a traffic jam and we passed a horrible wreck. ...read more

  • The Discipline Of Fasting Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 4, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,453 views

    This message looks at what the Scriptures teach us about fasting.

    Introduction: A funny thing happened this week as I was searching through the myriad of resources available to pastors to illustrate key biblical truths and principles such as the priority of fasting, the topic for today’s message. I could hardly find any! I did manage to locate several extended ...read more

  • Prayer And Fasting Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 15, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 8,080 views

    The first key to revival is making the commitment to pray and fast. These two spiritual disciplines are a powerful link to revival.

    The Seven keys to revival – Key one Prayer & Fasting Thesis: The first key to revival is making the commitment to pray and fast. These two spiritual disciplines are a powerful link to revival. Texts: I Chronicles 5:18-22 18The Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 ...read more

  • Hannah: An Example Of Prayer And Fasting

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 496 ratings
     | 79,771 views

    Communicating principles on prayer from a woman who prayed. What can we learn from Hannah?

    HANNAH: AN EXAMPLE OF PRAYER AND FASTING (I Samuel 1:1-11) By Jerry Falwell Today I want to communicate principles on prayer from a woman who prayed. The Bible says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (woman) availeth much” (James 5:16). Hannah prayed, and God gave her a ...read more

  • The Spiritual Disciplines Of Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Mike Flack on Feb 13, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 6,062 views

    Looking at the Spiritual Disciplines of Fasting And Prayer for today’s believer

    THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES OF FASTING AND PRAYER Matt. 6: 5-8. 16-18 I want to share with you this morning on the SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES OF FASTING AND PRAYER. The problem with that title is the difficult word, DISCIPLINE! Yes, fasting and prayer are what we call spiritual disciplines that ...read more