Six Forty Series (Part 2 Fasting)

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Six Forty Series (Part 2 Fasting)

  1. 1. fasting. six‐forty series
  2. 2. As soon as I heard these words I sat down and  wept and mourned for days, and I continued  fasting and praying before the God of heaven. (Neh. 1:4) I humbled my soul with fasting…  (Psa. 69:10)
  3. 3. I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by  prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting …  (Dan. 9:3)  “Yet even now,” declares the LORD,   “return to me with all your heart,   with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning  (Joel 2:12)   
  4. 4. Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:         to loose the chains of injustice         and untie the cords of the yoke,         to set the oppressed free         and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry         and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—         when you see the naked, to clothe them,         and not to turn away from your own Wlesh and blood? (Isa. 58.6–7)
  5. 5. “And when you fast...” (Matt. 6.16 ) “While they were worshiping the Lord  and fasting ... Then after fasting and  praying they laid their hands on them  and sent them off” (Acts 13:2)
  6. 6. natural response & whole‐body activity
  7. 7. your response?
  8. 8. disembodied  spirituality
  9. 9. embodied  spirituality
  10. 10. Fasting is a person’s whole‐body,  natural response to life’s serious or  grievous sacred moments
  11. 11. absence of justice & peace others’ poverty death sin lack of holiness disaster lack of love Presence of God
  12. 12. guaranteed results?
  13. 13. A ➛ B ➛ C sacred  ➛ response ➛ result moment
  14. 14. awareness. in tune with God. living whole.
  15. 15. fasting. six‐forty series

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