Not So Fast


SERIES:  Sermon on the Mount
PASSAGE:   Matthew 6:16-18

Sermon Introduction: In Jesus' day, the Jews lived with religious fasting as a part of their life and culture. By contrast, to those of us who live in a very prosperous culture where the number one cultural virtue is to love one's own self first - the whole idea of 'fasting' and 'self-denial' seems like a very strange thing. We wonder why anyone would want to engage in such a practice. Let’s listen to what Jesus said and change our lives to His teaching, not our culture.