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May 8, 2022

Fasting

Series:
Speaker:

The Sermon On The Mount

Michael Boehm

Scripture:

Matthew 6:5-15

Notes:

Big Idea: Make fasting an ordinary practice in your life for God’s glory and reward.


1.) What is fasting? Fasting is voluntarily going without food — or any other regularly enjoyed, good gift from God — for the sake of spiritual purposes. (David Mathis)


2.) How should I fast?


3.) How should I fast?


4.) Identify a purpose.

  • Fast to Strengthen Prayer (Ezra 8:21-23)

  • Fast to Seek God’s Guidance (Judges 20:26-27)

  • Fast to Seek Deliverance or Protection (2 Chronicles 20:2-4)

  • Fast to Express Grief over Calamities (2 Samuel 1:11-12)

  • Fast to Express Repentance (Joel 2:12)

  • Fast to Minister to the Needs of Others (Isaiah 58:6-14)


5.) Determine a plan.


6.) What is the promise of fasting? God will reward you.