Pastor Bryan Peters preached “A Call to Fast (Part 1)” from 2 Chronicles 20:1-4 for the Presbyterian Reformed Church of Columbus during the providential hinderance of public worship due to COVID-19.
Affliction calls us to humble ourselves and seek the Lord.
I. The Call: Public Solemn Fasting
Public solemn fasting is a duty God requires of his people.
Objection: Fasting belongs to the Old Testament.
Objection: The example of Jehoshaphat is from the “theocracy.”
II. The Occasion: A Great Trial Upon the Godly
Fasting is an extraordinary and occasional practice.
Fasting is performed in weakness, not strength.
Has God given us any holy days besides the Lord’s Day?
How do we know when to observe a fast?
How can we learn our duties from godly examples in the Old Testament?
What is an ungodly practice of fasting?
How can we distinguish a godly spirit of fasting?