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  • Purpose Of Fasting

    Contributed by Kurt Heisey on Nov 5, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 5,954 views

    Outline for a message to prepare our Church for a week of fasting and prayer at the beginning of 2002

    Dec. 2, 2001 intro Many look at fasting as a convenient way to twist God’s arm to do something, or earn enough spiritual points to get what they want. They never fast joyfully, prayerfully, Need to Crucify the Flesh...James 4:1-3 Purpose: to get your flesh out of the way so the Spirit of ...read more

  • When You Fast

    Contributed by Teresa Vinson on Jul 31, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,176 views

    This sermon gives forms and purposes of fasting.

    Forms of Fasting 1) Normal Fasting - abstaining from all forms of food, solid or liquid; but not from water. Jesus fasted 40 days Matt 4:2 2) Absolute Fast - abstainging from both food and water. Saul after being smitten by the light fasted three days with neither food or water. Acts 9:9 ...read more

  • Proclaiming A Fast

    Contributed by Timothy Finch on Mar 9, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,276 views

    Explores the value and purposes of fasting privately and corporately.

  • Buffet (Buffay) Of Buffet?

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Mar 9, 2015
     | 2,824 views

    A message on fasting. The problem with fasting, the purpose of fasting, the pitfalls of fasting, the promises to fasters.

    Buffet (Buffay) or Buffet? PPT 1 Pic of a buffet (buffay) PPT 2 Pic of a boxer buffeting another boxers body What are you doing with your body? Are you buffaying it or buffeting it? PPT 3 Text 1Co 9:27 but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to ...read more

  • A "Fast" Message - Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 484 ratings
     | 62,109 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

  • The Speciality Tool Of Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Jan 31, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 13,170 views

    Using Nehemiah as an example, this is a message on the purpose of fasting and appropriate times to use this very special tool.

    Introduction It happened when I was rummaging through my dad’s tool box. Let me back up a moment to explain. As a child I would often “borrow” my dad’s tools without permission. And it wasn’t usually to use them for their intended purpose. You see, I had a very ...read more

  • Hungry For God - Part I Series

    Contributed by Chuck Brooks on Mar 1, 2016
     | 3,776 views

    So what does the Bible say about fasting? Is this something that Christians should be practicing? What does the Bible say?

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 21, 2012
     | 5,609 views

    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 ...read more

  • A "Fast" Message - Fasting - Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 95 ratings
     | 35,016 views

    "God’s 9 Main Purposes for Fasting" from Is. 58 make for a great outline and eye-opening sermon for your committed crowd. Also, Biblical admonitions on the Benefits and Dangers to consider when fasting. Free Powerpoint at website.

    A Fast Message From God Is. 58:6-8 PowerPoint at: http://www.gbcdecatur.org/sermons/FastMessage.html I. Definition of Fasting Fasting=a voluntary withdrawing from food and/or drink, or other fleshly appetite, for a specified period of time. 3 most basic types of fasting mentioned in ...read more

  • Fasting

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Jun 4, 2014
     | 3,535 views

    Fasting breaks yokes and bondages.

    Thank you Rev. Greg Bowman Bible Study-Fasting For Bible Study I go to numerous sources and becomes a sponge then put it all together and with the help of the Lord it works. And Now about Fasting... I look for a lot of either funny stories or illustrations from various sources, books or ...read more

  • The Joy In Fasting Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Oct 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,349 views

    Fasting is the least practiced discipline, but is doable. part 12 of 13 on Spiritual Disc.

    Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting Sermon Number 11 March 16, 2008 About two weeks ago, we were watching something on television and there was a commercial for the Olive Garden restaurant. Zachary commented “the food looks so good!” He was ready to dive in and eat another dinner. The commercial ...read more

  • A Father's Dilemma

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Dec 22, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,204 views

    How one man came to know Jesus Christ.

    A Father’s Dilemma Mark 9:14-29 Introduction: This story is about a father who came to know Christ. He did not do it alone, nor did he do without reservation. His story is a model for many of us. NLT “…Help me not to doubt.” WE “…Help me to believe more.” I. Desperation – This father ...read more

  • Fasting

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Dec 30, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,566 views

    There is a difference between Christians who pray and Christians who do not pray. There is also a difference between Christians who pray and Christians who fast and pray.

    Fasting “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do ...read more

  • The New Way Of Fasting

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Apr 7, 2010
     | 1,971 views

    Fasting has been around a long time, but Jesus brought new light to an old practice.

    Passage: Matthew 9:14-17 Intro: New things can be really scary. 1. as a man born in 1952, I have seen many new things. 2. I wasn’t around for TV’s invention, but was 2 when it was first broadcast in color. PP early color TV broadcast 3. was 9 when the Russian ...read more

  • Fasting 101 Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 16, 2013
     | 3,134 views

    1) A Critical Accusation (Mark 2:18), 2) A Corrective Answer (Mark 2:19-20), 3) The Clarifying Analogies (Mark 2:21-22)

    The Jewish New Year 5774 began this year on the evening of September 4th. Ten days later, just before sundown on September 13th, Jews worldwide gather in their homes to eat a final meal together before they embark upon a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer on the holiest, most solemn day of the ...read more