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New Testament Fasting Part 2

This post will be short! In a┬áprevious post, we looked at when Jesus fasted and why we fast. This post will cover Jesus’ instructions for fasting and when the early church fasted. Jesus’ Instructions on Fasting Jesus does not give much instruction on fasting. A summary of His teachings on it would simply be do […]

Christ in the Desert

There is something I love about this painting (Christ In The Desert, 1872) of Jesus fasting. The Russian artist Ivan Kramskoi, has captured Jesus’ humanity, loneliness, and inner struggle. Hebrews 4:15 – “For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to empathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been […]

New Testament Fasting Part 1

In the previous post, we looked at the beginnings of fasting and why the Israelites fasted. In this post, we will see why Jesus and the early church fasted. When Jesus Fasted Did you know that Jesus fasted? There is only one recorded account of Jesus fasting, but it was recorded by all three of […]