Self-Denial and the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting

Presenter: Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Self-denial is the act or process of surrendering self-will and embracing God’s will. Jesus gives self-denial as an essential mark of discipleship in Matthew 16:24. In this session of “Healthy Habits of the Christian Life,” Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. will describe several important ways in which believers can deny themselves for the purpose of following Christ and he will conclude with a few comments about the spiritual benefits of fasting.

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Video Presentation on Self-Denial and the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting
In this video, Dr. Graves discusses the importance of self-denial to being a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. He concludes with some comments on the spiritual discipline of fasting, which is one example of self-denial. If you like this video, please subscribe to his YouTube channel by clicking on the red button at the bottom right of the video (while playing). You may also “like” the video if you appreciate this presentation. Also, please send the video link to others who may benefit from this material.

“Self-Denial and the Spiritual Discipline of Fasting” with Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.

Session 41 of “Healthy Habits of the Christian Life”
The video links for the Zoom session are below. Please follow these links to choose the section of the class that you wish to view.

1. Welcome and Opening Remarks
2. Video Presentation by Dr. Graves (same as above)
3. Conversation with the Three Bible Teachers
4. Zoom Class Discussion and Final Remarks

Quick Links:
Link to: Self-Denial and Fasting Handout
Link to: Website for Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.


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