Fasting Starter Kit

Want to fast but not sure where to start?



Bring this resource kit along to help guide you during your fast.  

Here you’ll find tips, recipes, devotional material and even a free e-book to help draw you closer to God during your fast.



Why Fast?

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 14:17, New International Version)



Basic Guidelines: How to Do a Biblical Fast

The what, why and how-tos of biblical fasting.

Does Fasting Actually Accomplish Anything?

So does it work? How do you know if you’re “doing it right”?

What Happens If You Fail During Your Fast?

How a battle with a ham sandwich helped one man realize the beauty of fasting.



Knowing God Is Central to Fasting

What does it take to begin a relationship with God? God gives us the answer in the Bible.

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Nutritional Advice

“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
(Matthew 4:4, New International Version)



Fast Recipes

Nutritionist recommended juice recipes:

  • Watermelon – put in blender without adding water
  • Fresh apple juice
  • Green juice – blend celery, romaine lettuce and carrots in equal proportions (Vegetable juices like this one are important, for they supply the electrolytes necessary for proper heart function.)

Nutritionist recommended warm broth recipes:

  • Boil sliced potatoes, carrots and celery in water.
    • Do not add salt.
    • After about a half-hour, drain off the water and drink.
  • Gently boil three carrots, two stalks of celery, one turnip, two beets, a half head of cabbage, a quarter of a bunch of parsley, a quarter of an onion and a half clove of garlic.
    • Drain off the broth and drink up to two or three times daily.
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Encountering God During Your Fast

“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2, New International Version)



Bible Study: A Life Worthy of the Gospel

This series of eight Bible studies cover the entire Book of Philippians. Each study will help your group understand the text, how we resist God’s desires as revealed in each passage, and how Jesus can help us to embrace His desires. There are study guides and answer helps for each passage.


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Free E-Book: Awaken to the Nearness of God

In “Wonderstruck,” Margaret Feinberg invites you to unearth the extraordinary moments in everyday life, recognize the presence of God in the midst of your routine, and discover peace in knowing you’re wildly loved. Winsome yet compelling, whimsical yet profound, the stories from “Wonderstruck” will inspire you to fall in love anew with God.





Email Series: A Study in the Gospel of John

Curious what the Bible says about God? About how He views you? About what He offers you? You can see what it says on your own, without anyone checking your answers. This is purely your own exploration.

It’s an email series delivered to your inbox. It won’t be a full look at the Gospel of John — not every sentence or even every chapter. We’re keeping it compact and fast for you.

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Video Series: Days With Jesus

“Days With Jesus” is a series of innovative tools specifically designed to help users deepen their walks with Christ. It delivers video clips from the “JESUS” film along with thought-provoking questions designed to challenge and transform a person’s heart, character, values and motives.

Journey with Jesus through this video series to learn more about His grace.




Tips to Enhance Your Time With God

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” (Joel 2:12-13, English Standard Version)



How Can Your Personality Connect You to God?

There are nine ways that we interact with God. Which one do you most identify with?

How to Spend a Day With the Lord

The right perspective, the right place and time, and suggestions on what to do.

5 Tips for Quality Time With God

What if we focused on removing the clutter from our time with the Lord?

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