Sermons on Fasting

A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail, Part 1

Isaiah 58:1-12

by John Piper

Be ware of substituting religious fervor for righteous living.

A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail, Part 2

Isaiah 58:1-12

by John Piper

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

Fasting for the Safety of the Little Ones

Sanctity of Life Sunday

Ezra 8:21-23

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

by John Piper

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

Fasting for the Father's Reward

Matthew 6:16-18

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.

Prayer, Fasting, and the Course of History

Acts 13:1-4

by John Piper

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

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

Matthew 9:14-17

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.

Man Shall Not Live on Bread Alone

What to Eat While Fasting

Matthew 3:16 - 4:4

by John Piper

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

How Not to Be a Mule

Summer Psalms

(Sunday Evening Message)

Psalm 32

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.