Purposes of fasting

David Lemmons writes that “there are 78 instances of some form of the word + 3 indirect references. A few years ago I prepared a sermon on the subject. My approach was to look at all of the passages and ask: WHAT WAS THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE for this particular fast. I found a total of sixteen different purposes. Most of these purposes, it seems to me, would serve Christians well today.” For his PDF file, go HERE.

Say amen. Ask for prayers. Give thanks.