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. ...
Norman L Hodge Jr • Sermon • • 39 views
Fasting What is Fasting? FASTING (צוםֺ, tswmo; νηστεια, nēsteia; ασιτεω, asiteō). A ritual of abstaining from food and/or drink for a predetermined period; practiced in the Bible primarily as a means of mourning. Fasting frequently occurs in the Old Testament in response to suffering or disaster, in…
Fasting: Its Biblical Practice and Spiritual Benefits
Jonathan Togonon • Sermon • • 20 views • 1:19:55
Introduction Fasting has become the least practiced discipline among Christians of today. Why? Too many amusements. Not enough reason to do so. Many Christians are uninformed and misinformed about it. In this series, I will share with you enough Biblical knowledge about fasting and how they benefit the…
Deacon Serj Harutunian • Sermon • • 9 views
Scripture says, “God created mankind in his image, in the image of God he created them male and female.” And God said it is very good. But in this generation, being born male or a female is declared not so good anymore. It is also written “you shall not murder”. But in this generation abortion is on demand, and infanticide celebrated, delivering the baby keeping her comfortable, while the doctor and the mother have a conversation! So, what do we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth, where do we get the courage and strength to stand against the evils and spiritual warfare this generation, our own temptations and vices.? My brothers and sitters we get if flowing from Jesus, to our own baptism, our faith in God word though by the magisterium, from prayer, fasting and charity, and the worship of the Lord our God and serving him alone.
Jim Canady • Sermon • • 2 views
Spiritual Disciplines-Conclusion In his book, The Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life , Donald Whitney includes one closing phrase at the end of each chapter title, for the Purpose of Godliness . His point is that the goal of each of these Spiritual Disciplines is that we would become more and…
Scott Lehr • Sermon • • 0 views
Intro: Transition: Context: READ: In addition to these national fasts, both OT and NT describe personal or group fasts with a variety of purposes, especially to indicate and foster self-humiliation before God, often in connection with the confession of sins (e.g., Neh 9:1–2; Ps 35:13; Isa 58:3, 5; Dan…
Jim Canady • Sermon • • 0 views
Next Slide Spiritual Discipline of Fasting I believe Donald Whitney rightly states in his book “Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life” that “ fasting is the most feared and misunderstood of all the Spiritual Disciplines. ” I honestly don’t recall that last sermon I heard that was specifically…