Life In The “Fast” Lane

(Life in the “fast” lane.) Bible Lesson. Teen Bible Lesson.

There are times when it can be spiritually uplifting to go without food for a period of time and to devote ourselves to prayer. Giving up our right to eat to seek God about some specific request is a privilege of the Christian life. It was never a command.

(For a related article/question on this blog about fasting, you can click here.)

In this activity, study each of the following Scripture passages. Then answer the same three questions for each passage.

Ezra 8:21 – 23

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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2 Chronicles 20:1 -4, 23

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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Luke 4:1 – 4

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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Matthew 6:16 – 18

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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Acts 13:1 – 3

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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Acts 9:3 – 9, 17 – 19

Who fasted?

Why did they fast?

What were the benefits?

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