Perspectives on Fasting

Lesson series 1998
Tags: Fasting; Isaiah 58:1-8; Matthew 6:16-18
Related Resources: The Discipline of Fasting


Religious Perspectives
Old Testament Perspectives
New Testament Perspectives
Historical Perspectives
Practical Perspectives

Fasting is a fairly common theme in Scripture, being referred to in well over 50 passages. Contemporary Christians have little awareness, however, of biblical teaching concerning fasting. Some of this may be explained by the fact that there are relatively few—if any—didactic passages on fasting. Most of what may be learned about fasting must be gleaned either from historical accounts or prophetic pronouncements. Yet even in the light of such limitations, the prominence of fasting in both Testaments as well as in certain periods of church history make a convincing case for investigating the subject matter.

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