FastingJuly 14, 2019

SUMMER ON THE MOUNT #11
KINGDOM OF GROWTH
 “Fasting”
Matthew 6:16-18 / July 14, 2019
Luke Brodeur – 9 & 11 AM Service


MAIN IDEA: When you fast in secret your Father will reward you. 


“WHEN YOU FAST…” (v. 16, 17) 

o Matthew 4:1-11, Acts 9:1-19, Esther 4:1-17


“…IN SECRET…” (v. 18a)

o Zechariah 7:5, Matthew 6:1


“…YOUR FATHER…WILL REWARD YOU…” (v. 18b)

o Colossians 3:23-24, Hebrews 12:11




SUMMER ON THE MOUNT #11
KINGDOM OF GROWTH
 “Fasting”
Matthew 6:16-18 / July 14, 2019
Charlie Welke – 10 AM & 5 PM Service


MAIN IDEA:  The fruit of a faithful fast is worth the effort.


Fasting:  A Complicated History

o “when you fast” 
(Matthew 6.16; Leviticus 16.29, 31; 23.27, 29, 32; 1 Samuel 7.6; 2 Samuel 12.16-20; Psalm 35.13; 69.10; 1 Kings 19.8; 2 Chronicles 20.1-4; Daniel 10.2-3; Ezra 8.21-23; Nehemiah 1.4; Esther 4.16)


Fasting:  A Major Temptation

o “hypocrites” 
(Mt 6.1, 16; Isaiah 58.2-12; Jeremiah 14.11-12; Zechariah 7)


Fasting:  A Gift to Grow

o “secret”/ “reward” 
(Mt 6.17-18)


Baby Steps:  Start Small, Stay Pure, Feast (not Famine)