Verses:

Isaiah 55:3-4 / Mark 1:35-39 & Luke 4:42-44 / Matthew 6:5-8 Luke 5:12-16, 6:6-12 / Mark 6:30-31 & Matthew 14:12-13 Mark 6:46 & Matthew 14:34 / Mark 14:32-41 & Luke 22:39-44

Discussion Questions:

  1. How hard is it for you to say the word “NO”? Why?

  2. What are the hardest things for you to say “NO” to? Why?

  3. Have you ever practiced fasting before? What was your experience like?

  4. What do you think you miss out on by not practicing fasting?

  5. What do you think about the quote, “In order for us to say YES - we have to say NO. In order to say NO - we have to have a bigger YES.”?

  6. Why do you think that even Jesus regularly practiced fasting from things by having solitary time alone in places like the wilderness & gardens?

  7. Have you practiced the exercises in this series? If so, how did they go? If not, what might you be missing?

  8. How do these concepts help you grow as a disciple who loves God, loves people & serves the world?