Life Group Discussion Questions

 Text: Matthew 6:16-18


  1. What is your experience personally/historically with fasting? How did it affect you?


  1. If you had to explain the point of fasting to someone unfamiliar with the Bible, what would you say?


  1. What was the main point(s) Jesus had in his comment on fasting in Matthew 6:16-18?


  1. What is the primary challenge you take from Zechariah 7:4-6?


  1. The early Christians used to fast in order to raise funds for brothers and sisters in dire need. How might that principle be applied in the church today?


  1. What does a verse like Luke 9:23 say to you? What have you “denied yourself” in order to be a follower of Jesus?


  1. What will you do differently for considering this passage of Scripture?