Extra Messages on Fasting

Two weeks ago, I began posting two sermon starters instead of one at my website, Sermon-Coach.com. In addition to the normal sermon starter, where I’m covering some of the lessons from the Book of Amos, I included a sermon starter that deals with the subject of fasting.

These special sermons on fasting cover a period of time from late October through New Year’s Day. They will include four sermons calling American Christians to consider participating in a 40-Day Fast from November 21st to December 30th. People are not expected to fast for all 40 days, but to prayerfully decide what their involvement will be.

I encourage you to go to the AwakenUS.com website to become informed about the details of this venture. Watch the video on the homepage and see if it doesn’t capture your heart. It certainly did mine! As soon as I was aware of the challenge, I immediately knew that I wanted to be involved.

A number of major ministries are now backing this effort.

Since I feel it would take several weeks to prepare a congregation for such an effort, I decided to write sermon starters for messages that would be preached beginning on Sunday, October 30th. Next, I posted the sermon-starter for November 6th. And, this week, I posted the sermon starter for November 13th. As I said, I will continue this practice until pastors have sermons on this subject available all through December, including the Sunday of New Year’s Day.

Next Wednesday on this blog, I will share more on my personal experience of fasting.


Sunday’s coming. Do you have your sermon ready? Is it relevant? Will it effectively motivate your congregation to walk more in step with the Master? What about that Sermon Series you’ve been thinking about?

Or, if you’re someone who plans well ahead, have you asked yourself what you will preach for your Easter Sermon, your Advent Sermon, your Christmas Sermon?

David Mains and Mainstay Ministries can help. We offer a wide variety of Sermon Starters and Full Sermons that will give you Sermon Ideas to help you prepare for regular Saturday or Sunday sermons, Mid-week Bible Sermons, and Sermons for special occasions.

We also offer assistance as you create Topical Sermons, Sermons Series, and sermons for special times of the year. We have resources available to help you with Advent Celebrations, Advent Sermons, Christmas Sermons, Easter Sunday Sermons, Patriotic Sermons, and more.

For more information on how to create better Bible Sermons and how to turn Sermon Ideas into Sermon Outlines, and then into effective, meaningful Sunday Sermons, please click here to visit David Mains’ website.

You will also find a variety of resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Just click here.

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