Do believers need to be fasting?

For some religious denominations, this week marks the start of Lent, a season leading up to Easter that includes fasting and abstaining from certain foods.

Carolyn, a recent caller to the radio program, asked if there’s a purpose for believers to be fasting today.

Does what we eat – or not eat ­­­– help us gain favor with God? Is it part of a formula to help our prayers get heard? Watch this short video clip, where I share what the New Testament letters say (or don’t say!) about fasting and the role of food and drink in the Kingdom of God.


For more teaching on prayer, including praying with greater joy and confidence and less pressure, request Andrew’s 7-message series, A Better Way to Pray!

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