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Fasting – Part 14, Purposes of Fasting 12

14 Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   We have seen a lot of different purposes of fasting. Today, I want to look at still another purpose – ordaining leaders in the church. In Acts 13:1-3, the leadership team … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 12, Purposes of Fasting 10

12 Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   There are many reasons or purposes for fasting. Today, I want to look at a sixth reason, which is to increase our faith. In Matthew 17:14-21 we have the account of … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 9, Purposes for Fasting 7

09 Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   We are looking at the many purposes of fasting. One of the purposes was for protection from our enemies. We saw that Ezra fasted for protection from his enemies while traveling … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 8, Purposes of Fasting 6

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   We have been looking at the purposes of fasting. One purpose of fasting is to make our voices heard on high. Another purpose was to mourn and show deep sorrow. A third … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 7, Purposes of Fasting 5

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   Many years ago, when I was managing a golf club, we booked a corporate outing to be held at our club. They indicated that they would have their own beverage cart drivers. … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 6, Purposes of Fasting 4

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   We are looking at the purposes of fasting. In the last article we looked at the fast that Jezebel called in 1 Kings 21. It was one of two different fasts in … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 5, Purposes of Fasting 3

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   This morning, while waiting for my flight to Houston, I was reading 1 Kings 21. In it, there are two different fasts mentioned, and they teach us about the purposes of fasting. … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 4, Purposes of Fasting – 2

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   The definition of fasting is to abstain from eating to humbly seek the Lord in prayer with a specific purpose in mind. There are over a dozen different specific purposes in Scripture … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 3, Purposes of Fasting -1

Purposes of Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   Last week in my quiet times, I read of two different fasts. The purpose for each of those fasts were very different. The first fast is found in 2 Samuel 12:15-23. David … Continue reading

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Fasting – Part 2, Misunderstandings About Fasting

Misunderstandings About Fasting By Pastor Bill Murchison   In the first article we looked at the Hebrew, Greek, and dictionary definitions for fasting. I also gave you my own definition of fasting. Fasting: to abstain from food in order to … Continue reading

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