Sermon 15: "Fasting Without Hypocrisy" Back to all sermons

“PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING:  A STUDY OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT”

Date: May 5, 2019

Speaker: David Roth

Series: “PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING: A STUDY OF THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT”

Category: New Testament

Scripture: Matthew 6:16–6:18

SERMON APPLICATION QUESTIONS

  1. Apart from today, when was the last time you heard a sermon on the subject of fasting?
  2. What is fasting?
  3. It was mentioned several times throughout the message that we are to fast for _____________ purposes.
  4. List several reasons we might incorporate fasting as a regular part of our walk with the Lord. ? (1 Samuel 7:5-6; Isaiah 58:6-8)
  5. Almost without exception we discover that “prayer” and “fasting” go hand and hand. Why is prayer an integral part of fasting?
  6. Do we find anywhere in the New Testament a command to fast?
  7. Do the teachings of the New Testament expect that the Christian will fast as part of the Christian life? (Matthew 6:16-17; Matthew 9:14-16)
  8. What does Jesus mean when He teaches His disciples not to fast to be seen by others?
  9. Discuss reasons why fasting is rarely practiced in the church today?
  10. If you do not currently practice fasting, consider starting a “fast” for some spiritual purpose. (The spread of the gospel among your family members and the world, your church leaders, a particular sin which you have a hard time overcoming, unity in the church, missions, etc.)