FASTING: Things are Changing (Matthew 9:14-17, Mark 2:18-22, Luke 5:33-39)

Fasting is a lost key for providing power in today’s church. Very few knows it the biblical way, and much less do practice it. We need to fast regularly for power and more intimacy with God.

Flemingsburg Baptist Church Youth Group

Looking in Matthew starting in verse 14

Why Do we Fast?

What is fasting?  Fasting is probably the most feared spiritual discipline.  We are afraid that it will make us suffer dreadfully and give us a generally negative experience.  For some Christians, fasting for spiritual purposes is as unthinkable as shaving their heads or walking barefoot across a fire pit.

However, fasting is a Christian’s voluntary abstinence from food for spiritual purposes.  Fasting is more than just the ultimate crash diet for the body; it is abstinence from food for spiritual purposes.

Now that we have answered what is fasting, now let us answer, why should we fast?  The main reason is because Jesus both practiced and taught fasting.

In Matthew 4:1-2 we see that, Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and…

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