25 Apr 2019

Fasting Series Wrap Up

For the last several months, the SLD Department has posted blogs on the topic of fasting. We’ve heard from various people around the territory (officers and soldiers and a cadet).

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28 Mar 2019

Hungry For Justice

Today fasting in Christianity is seen as a process to pursue personal spirituality. But is that the whole picture? The biblical way to God is not just about God Himself

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22 Mar 2019

Feasting in God’s Presence: When God is Enough

“Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly ignored it.”[i] John Wesley hits the head on the nail, pointing out the imbalance in which

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07 Mar 2019

Scriptural Benefits of Fasting

Obedience to God When you fast with an open heart and ear to God and deny yourself of what typically fuels you, all trappings are stripped away and there is

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22 Feb 2019

Fasting 101

See if this scenario sounds familiar….  You walk into work on Ash Wednesday to notice you have coworkers who have ashes smudged on their foreheads and realize the calendar just

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20 Feb 2019

Why We Fast – The Practice of Self-Emptying

Fasting as a form of spiritual discipline is the practice that through self-denial of something, we are allowed to plead our needs before God through prayerful repentance of our sins

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14 Feb 2019

Fasting Series – A Bit of an Introduction

“So what are you giving up for Lent?”  I hear this question every year, usually on Ash Wednesday or a day or two after.  Reality sets in and I realize

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