Life of Christ Day 45 Teaching | Three Pillars of Jesus Faith: Fasting and Repentance
But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:18
Summary: In today’s teaching, Marc talks about fasting, the third pillar of Jesus’ faith. He explains that fasting is ultimately about repentance. The entire purpose of fasting is simply to humble yourself and demonstrate to God that you are serious about changing your ways.
Secondly, Marc shows us how God calls the people too fast, because repentance and fasting in the Bible is not an individualistic activity. Rather, whenever we read about these ideas about fasting and repentance, it was about the community coming together. Then, by their change of behavior, they’re calling upon God to act redemptively on their behalf.
Question: How do your behaviors need to change so that you will be more in line with Jesus’ pillars of faith?
Take Action: Choose one day to fast with your accountability partners or your life group. On that day, a day of repentance, identify and corporately pray through those behaviors in your life that need to change, that are creating a barrier between you and God.