Episode 20: Fasting for the Purpose of Godliness

A photo by Stefan Kunze. unsplash.com/photos/oLdm7mnhDicHow well and/or often do you practice the spiritual discipline of fasting? While recently studying the Sermon on the Mount, some of the men in our small group were surprised to read the words of Jesus, “when you fast…” His teaching on the subject carried with it the expectation that his followers would be practicing it. And yet, as small as the amount of Christians who regularly pray is, those who regularly fast is even smaller. Yikes!

On this week’s episode, Ian and I interact with Donald Whitney’s great chapter on fasting from his book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. I think it’s fair to say Ian and I were both convicted to more faithfully pursue this spiritual discipline in our lives. Whitney provides some wonderful guidance toward that end.

You can order Whitney’s book by clicking here. It really is a very fine book. I’ve used it twice with my church’s men’s groups.

Enjoy this week’s podcast,
Dale

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