All Resources on Fasting

What Is the Purpose of Fasting?

Interviews

by John Piper

In Episode 72, John Piper explains that Christian fasting is longing for the “not yet” of the kingdom.

A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail, Part 2

Isaiah 58:1-12

Sermons

by John Piper

Let's trust the Great Physician—the Lord, our healer. Let's accept the fast that he has prescribed for us.

A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail, Part 1

Isaiah 58:1-12

Sermons

by John Piper

Be ware of substituting religious fervor for righteous living.

Fasting for the Safety of the Little Ones

Sanctity of Life Sunday

Ezra 8:21-23

Sermons

by John Piper

Perhaps the Christian church has not used all the spiritual resources available to us in the effort to overcome darkness.

Fasting for the King's Coming

Luke 2:36-38

Sermons

by John Piper

Shall we long for the Christ less than Anna longed for him?

Do You Ever Fast for More of God’s Power?

Articles

by John Piper

The absence of fasting probably means the absence of deep longings for God’s power. And the absence of deep longing is one reason he waits to bless us.

Fasting for the Father's Reward

Matthew 6:16-18

Sermons

by John Piper

Jesus is not teaching on whether we should fast or not. He assumes we will and teaches us how to do it and especially how not to do it.

Fasting in 1984?

Articles

by John Piper

Four reasons why Christians want to fast.

A Call to Fast for Humility and Power

Articles

by John Piper

Fasting fosters humility, and humility positions us for the Father's blessing.

How Can I Conquer Gluttony?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper speaks practically about controlling our natural cravings.

Man Shall Not Live on Bread Alone

What to Eat While Fasting

Matthew 3:16 - 4:4

Sermons

by John Piper

Fasting is God's testing ground—and healing ground.

When the Bridegroom Is Taken Away, They Will Fast—With New Wineskins

Matthew 9:14-17

Sermons

by John Piper

We have tasted the wine of Christ's presence by his Spirit and cannot now be satisfied until the consummation of joy arrives.

Prayer, Fasting, and the Course of History

Acts 13:1-4

Sermons

by John Piper

The course of history has been changed again and again through the fasting of God's people.

How Not to Be a Mule

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalms 32

Sermons

by John Piper

Don't be like the mule but run headlong to God in prayer while he may be found. For the contrite heart which prays will be forgiven and protected and taught the way to God and will be glad in the Lord forever.