All Resources on Fasting
In Episode 72, John Piper explains that Christian fasting is longing for the “not yet” of the kingdom.
Let's trust the Great Physician—the Lord, our healer. Let's accept the fast that he has prescribed for us.
Be ware of substituting religious fervor for righteous living.
Shall we long for the Christ less than Anna longed for him?
Perhaps the Christian church has not used all the spiritual resources available to us in the effort to overcome darkness.
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.
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.
Four reasons why Christians want to fast.
Fasting fosters humility, and humility positions us for the Father's blessing.
John Piper speaks practically about controlling our natural cravings.
The course of history has been changed again and again through the fasting of God's people.
Fasting is God's testing ground—and healing ground.
We have tasted the wine of Christ's presence by his Spirit and cannot now be satisfied until the consummation of joy arrives.
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.