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Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Fasting to Enlarge Our Vision of God and Our Role in His Mission With Isaiah 58:1-12 as context, Carolyn Brown offers a list of creative illustrations and instruction all designed to teach children the connection between fasting and the mission of God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown True Fasting Asking God to keep us from dry religion, legalism, judgmentalism, personal piety, selfishness, and lifeless worship, John van de Laar's prayer asks God to teach us "true fasting" that reflects God's love with compassion and service. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Fasting: A cross-cultural perspective on the season of Lent ... Sarwar describes how Christians in Pakistan regularly practice fasting, with similarities and differences to how their Muslim ... neighbors fast. Sarwar exhorts the Western church writing, "God’s power ... Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Eric Sarwar Lenten Litany: Fasting & Feasting This responsive litany for Lent helps us remember to balance fasting and feasting, to abstain from things that are harmful and to delight in the goodness of God. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: William Arthur Ward Time of Fasting 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.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: ePriest Fast and Feast During Lent This poem serves as an invitation to fast from certain things and feast on other things during the season of Lent. Resource type: Poetry | Source: The Banner Fasting to Focus A day of prayer and fasting helped a congregation prepare for ministry. The author shares guidelines they used for planning and practicing a time of fasting and prayer as a congregation. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Jeffrey Carlson 21 Days Prayer Fasting Looping motion background with the title "Prayer & Fasting" from Shift Worship's 21 Days Collection Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Shift Worship 21 Days Fasting "21 days of fasting" title motion background from Shift Worship's 21 Days Collection. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Shift Worship Full Text Hymns on Fasting Again We Keep This Solemn Fast©
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Fast Food Eddie James' skit dramatizes fasting and resistance to temptation offered by speaking tempters. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Eddie James Fasting Is a New Trend This sermon illustration for Isaiah 58:3-7, Zechariah 7:4-6, or Matthew 6:16-18 demonstrates the human preoccupation with appearance by discussing how vanity turned fasting into a fashion trend. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Peter Larson The Skinny on Fasting A script with six roles in which people present erroneous views of fasting. It is the script of a video also released by the skit guys. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Tommy Woodard Fasting and the Call to Holiness 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." Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John B. Buescher Benediction: Hold Fast This is a benediction based on 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 that charges worshippers to hold fast to what we have been taught. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst Fasting as Feeding on God's Word 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." Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Paul Kokoski Fasting and Feasting This devotional based on Matthew 9:14-17 seeks to value the place of fasting in our lives. It includes personal prayers, commentary and application. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest The Power and Purpose of Fasting From Macrina Wiederkehr an encouragement to explore fasting as a reminder of our frailty. As we come before God hungry, we learn to be filled with the fullness of God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Macrina Wiederkehr
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