Nowhere in the New Testament are we commanded to fast.
Mark 2:18-20 “18…For what reason are the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fasting, but Your disciples are not fasting?” 19 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of the wedding-hall cannot be fasting while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long
a time as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot be fasting."
Jesus is the Bridegroom
• What is a Disciple anyway?
A disciple is one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another.
• Jesus Fasted:
Luke 4:1-2 - “1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.”
• Christians are expected to fast
Jesus taught to not be obvious when fasting.
• Jesus taught us to be humble when praying and fasting
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, fasting and prayer are often mentioned together Jesus fasted as did his followers, not out of a sense of obligation, but in a desire to seek the Lord’s presence and out of necessity for the ministry of the gospel.