Mark: The question of fasting came up. Unfortunately, today’s church eschews this ancient practice, perhaps because we don’t appreciate its significance. Jesus fasted for 40 days as His ministry begin. The purpose of fasting is to clear out our minds of such earthly concerns as hunger. The Scripture limits fasting to but 3 days – more than that, fasting proved detrimental to general health, Jesus’ 40 days was probably because He knew He would be confronting evil face to face.
1 Corinthians 1:17-31