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Latest Series: Discipleship Practices

7.31.22 | Fasting (Psalm 63)

Brian Medaglia

Date: July 31, 2022

Category: Message

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Sermon Application Questions

Have you ever fasted? Why did you do it? How did it impact your walk with the Lord?

The definition of fasting that was given was, " Fasting is a special time of saying no to the created things in your life so that you can say yes to spending time with your Creator God." (No to the created and yes to the Creator.)
What are the key parts of this definition? Does it make sense when you look at it as a whole? What would a fast look like to you given this definition?

In Psalm 63:1-5, Brian shared how David had a "forced fast" as he escaped Absalom by leaving everything behind in Jerusalem.. As David was in the desert how did God meet him in verse 1, verses 2-4, verse 5? If we are in the desert because of a "forced fast" or one in which we willingly go into the desert to fast from an idol, what does it look like for God to meet us there?

Reading Isaiah 58:1-7, why is humility so important in fasting? Why are self-centeredness (Matthew 6) and self-righteousness (Luke 18) so detrimental to the discipleship practice of fasting?

What would be a simple plan for you to start fasting as a discipleship practice?

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