This weekend we are encouraging our church family to join together in a 24 hour fast beginning on Saturday night (November 10) at 6pm and then ending on Sunday night (November 11) at 6pm. As we look towards this time of fasting it’s a good time to answer the question “Why do Christians Fast?” This article from John Piper is very helpful in answering that question.

This weekend we are encouraging our church family to join together in a 24 hour fast beginning on Saturday night (November 10) at 6pm and then ending on Sunday night (November 11) at 6pm. We are taking this time to go before God to ask what He would have each of us give financially towards the construction of a church facility. We know that this facility will not be built without the sacrificial giving from our church family. But we are also confident that God is not lacking in resources and if it is His desire for this facility to be put in place IT WILL HAPPEN for we serve a POWERFUL GOD! So we look to the Almighty God to provide.

As we look towards this time of fasting it’s a good time to answer the question “Why do Christians Fast?” This article from John Piper is very helpful in answering that question.

Why Do Christians Fast?

First of all, let’s define fasting. Here is a generally accepted definition of fasting among Christians over the centuries. Fasting is a temporary renunciation of something that is in itself good, like food, in order to intensify our expression of need for something greater — namely, God and his work in our lives.

To read the entire article click on the link below:

https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/why-do-christians-fast