Jesus and fasting
The Points of the Passage:
1. The question, “Is fasting required or not?” is a really good question.
2. Jesus answered the disciples.
a. Fasting is inappropriate during times of celebration.
b. New covenant truth cannot be sown onto old covenant laws.
c. Putting new covenant truth into old covenant law is doubly dangerous. 3. The main point: Fasting has no part in salvation.
What part does fasting play in a Christian’s life?
1. Fasting prepares our ears to hear from God. Acts 13:1-2
2. Fasting prepares us for ministry assignments. Acts 13:3
Application: Fast for preparation, not religion.