“ We have as much of God as we actually want. ”–A. W. Tozer Dietrick Bonhoffer said “Jesus takes it for granted that His disciples will observe the pious custom of fasting. Strict exercise of self-control is an essential feature of the Christian life. Such customs have only one purpose — to make the…
Power of the Fast
Dennis Davis • Sermon • • 297 views
Introduction Fasting is a short season that releases long-term rewards. It is like taking the time to sharpen your ax before cutting down a tree. [Illustration] lumberjack competition “Son, what you don’t understand is that every time I sat down for what you call a break, I was sharpening my ax. A well-sharpened…
Jason Bearup • Sermon • • 233 views
Introduction All throughout Scripture you can see God's servants fasting and praying. Prayer and fasting are mentioned literally hundreds of times. Sometimes it was done for show as was the case many times for the Pharisees. But, generally it was a demonstration of a serious heart cry to the Lord. Jesus…
I was at a hair salon this week—notice my short hair? The lady that cut my hair was a little chatty. After realizing that she is a Christian, I asked her how she planned to observe the Lent. She said, “I don’t know what to give up this time. I haven’t decided yet.” Her answer made me wonder where this tradition of giving up something came from because nowhere in the Bible indicates that we must give up something for Lent. ...
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 189 views
The consumption of food, necessary for survival. Scripture cites enjoyment of eating as a gift of God but emphasises that it is not the main priority in life, for God will provide abundantly for his children.
You all have heard that the coronavirus is still beyond the control of the healthcare professionals and authorities. The vaccine availability is still at least a year and a half away. Is there something we can do in the meantime? The good news is yes. It is a timely subject to talk about on this first Sunday of Lent. Jesus has an answer for us. I’ll show you from today’s scripture lesson how to brace yourself against all treats.
A special message about maintaining peace and loving our neighbor during a time when the congregation was unable to gather physically due to caution over COVID-19.
How to Grow: Developing Spiritual Disciplines
Jon Brokke • Sermon • • 119 views
16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by…
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:…
Elis Taylor • Sermon • • 112 views
Grow series: Fasting May 28, 2017; ICA East. We are in the second week of a series called GROW…and we’re talking about SPIRITUAL GROWTH. Remember I talked last week about Miracle Grow…the fertilizer, right? What we want to happen during this series is we want to give you SPIRITUAL MIRACLE GROW. We can’t…
Wednesday Night bible Study
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” 4 But He answered and…
Latin Mass 2020
Rev. Brendan McGrath • Sermon • • 64 views
LESSON: Preparing to prepare There is a great beauty to the traditional liturgical calendar, the one which existed and developed from the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great until 1970. Its beauty is perhaps most profoundly seen in its simplicity. Most people would look at the post-conciliar calendar…