Resources on Fasting

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Topical Study on Fasting One of the classic spiritual disciplines, fasting is deliberate abstinence from solid (and, in rigorous fasts, liquid) food for a period of time that would ordinarily have included meals. Fasting? Devotional by Abbot Tryphon https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2020/03/fasting-8/ Devotional by Abbot Tryphon Topics: Fasting Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition, Abbot Tryphon explains the importance of fasting for both body and spirit. Fasting: A cross-cultural perspective on the season of Lent Article by Eric Sarwar http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/fasting-a-cross-cultural-perspective-on-the-season-of-lent Article by Eric Sarwar Topics: Fasting , Lent , Prayer , Culture Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship ... in Pakistan regularly practice fasting, with similarities and differences to how their Muslim neighbors fast. Sarwar exhorts the ... Western church, "God’s power through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving is ... Fasting to Enlarge Our Vision of God and Our Role in the Mission Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/01/year-fifth-sunday-after-epiphany-fifth.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Fasting , Epiphany , Ministry , Missions Source: Worshiping With Children With Isaiah 58:1-12 as the context, Carolyn Brown offers a list of creative illustrations and instruction all designed to teach children the connection between fasting and preparing for the mission of God. Fasting from the Sentiments of the Feast Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2014/11/16/fasting-sentiments-feast/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Fasting , Christmas , Advent , Culture Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Stephen Freeman contrasts Christmas as the great feast of sentiment in our culture with the nativity fast in the liturgical celebration of the Orthodox Church. Fasting and the Call to Holiness Article by John B Buescher http://www.hprweb.com/2013/10/fasting-and-the-call-to-holiness/ Article by John B Buescher Topics: Fasting , Holiness , Grace , Discipline Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review John Buescher argues that the Catholic Church should strengthen requirements for fasting which have been relaxed in recent times. Fasting is a discipline which "can open up space for God’s grace to enter." Fasting from Sin! Devotional by Barnabas Powell https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/faithencouraged/2016/04/fasting-from-sin/ Devotional by Barnabas Powell Topics: Fasting , Sin Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection on Isaiah 58:1-11 from the Orthodox tradition, Barnabas Powell shows how fasting from sin begins with embracing the difference in what you know and what you do. Fasting From Privilege: Thoughts and Prayers are Not Enough Sermon Starter/Outline by Anna MacDonald http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2020/02/fasting-privilege-thoughts-prayers-not-enough/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Anna MacDonald Topics: Fasting , Injustice , Privilege , Social Justice Source: Ekklesia Project Isaiah called on his contemporaries to change the systems of injustice that they had inherited. They had not built them, but benefited from the disparities in Israel, and Isaiah said God demanded equity, not just fasting. The Eucharist is the opposite of fast food Article by Terrance Klein https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/07/17/eucharist-opposite-fast-food Article by Terrance Klein Topics: Family , Eating , Eucharist , Time Source: America: The Jesuit Review "Fast food makes only one promise. That it is fast. Christ promises to feed us with food that will last." This article discusses the Eucharist's implications for the culture of the Church. Fasting from Tomatoes Article by Christine Hribar https://www.faithandleadership.com/christine-hribar-fasting-tomatoes Article by Christine Hribar Topics: Fasting , Lent , Discipline Source: Faith and Leadership Christine Hribar shares her experience of eating seasonally as a Lenten discipline. She believes the Lenten practice of fasting can help cultivate the habits this world needs. Time of Fasting Commentary/Exegesis by Unknown https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1401/en Commentary/Exegesis by Unknown Topics: Fasting , Love , Sacrifice , Disciple Source: ePriest Fasting evokes a hunger for Jesus' presence and for the souls of others. This daily meditation on Matthew 9:14-15 includes prayers and reflections that remind our hearts of the hunger that makes us sacrifice for others.... Fasting Like Yours Devotional by Barnabas Powell https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/faithencouraged/2014/04/fasting-like-yours/ Devotional by Barnabas Powell Topics: Fasting , Obedience , Spirituality , Lent Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this devotional on Isaiah 58:1-11 from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Barnabas Powell looks at obedience, spiritual disciplines, results, and the great lenten fast. Fasting as Feeding on God's Word Article by Paul Kokoski http://www.hprweb.com/2013/03/lenten-reflections-fasting/ Article by Paul Kokoski Topics: Fasting , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Listening to God , Food Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This reflection by Paul Kokoski aims to recover the ancient and biblical spiritual discipline of fasting, focusing on fasting as nurturing "an interior disposition to listen to Our Lord and be nourished by his saving word." Full Text Hymns on Fasting Again We Keep This Solemn Fast©
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Fasting and Feasting Sermon Starter/Outline by Unknown https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/75 Sermon Starter/Outline by Unknown Topics: Fasting , Spirituality , Sacrifice , Devotion Source: ePriest This devotional based on Matthew 9:14-17 seeks to value the place of fasting in our lives in order to create hunger for God and be unified with Christ. It includes personal prayers, commentary, and application. I Cannot Fast On My Own Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/lent-2-7/ Poetry by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Fasting , Lent , Adoration , How Shall I Go To God Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg This lenten poem is based on Isaiah 58:2-7 and explores themes of fasting, adoration, healing, and justice. Fasting: from the Orthodox front lines Article by Frederica Mathewes-Green https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/fasting-from-the-orthodox-front-lines Article by Frederica Mathewes-Green Topics: Fasting , Fast Source: Christian History Institute Frederica Mathewes-Green explains fasting practices in the Orthodox church. In addition to their four yearly fasts, Orthodox people fast on most Wednesdays and Fridays. The practices are communal in nature and help them withstand future sins. Fast, Pray, and Leave Behind Your Nets Sermon (Complete) by Philip LeMasters https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/easternchristianinsights/2014/06/21/fast-pray-and-leave-behind-your-netshomily-for-the-apostles-fast-on-the-second-sunday-after-pentecost-in-the-orthodox-church/ Sermon (Complete) by Philip LeMasters Topics: Fasting , Prayer Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this homily from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Philip LeMasters uses Matthew 9:15 to reflect on prayer and fasting in the Orthodox Church. The Plain Duty of Fasting Article by Brandon P Otto http://www.hprweb.com/2017/03/the-plain-duty-of-fasting/ Article by Brandon P Otto Topics: Fast , Lent , Virtue , Discipline Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Brandon Otto reflects on the oft-neglected discipline of fasting, weaving together scriptural and patristic support for the revival of this key spiritual discipline. Holding Fast Our Profession Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/holding-fast-our-profession Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Faith , Profession of Faith , Perseverance Source: The Spurgeon Center What does it mean to "hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering?" This sermon on Hebrews 10:23 by Charles H. Spurgeon explores the topic in depth. Fasting to Focus Practical How-To by Jeffrey Carlson https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1991/fasting-focus-day-prayer-and-fasting-helped-congregation-prepare-ministry Practical How-To by Jeffrey Carlson Topics: Fasting , Prayer , Service , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship A day of prayer and fasting helped a congregation prepare for ministry. The Jeffrey Carlson shares guidelines they used for planning and practicing a time of fasting and prayer as a congregation. Fasting for Christmas Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2006/11/19/fasting-for-christmas/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Fast , Nativity Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen Freeman introduces the “Winter Lent,” the fast that prepares for the feast of the Nativity.