Simplicity & Fasting, By Jan Johnson

Simplicity & Fasting

Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies

by Jan Johnson

Simplicity & Fasting
  • Length: 63 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: July 03, 2003
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 2094
  • ISBN: 9780830820948

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You may often hear it said—or maybe you say it yourself, "Less is more." But what does it really mean?

  • What would happen if you spent less?
  • Or spoke less?
  • What purpose is served by fasting?
  • What can you gain by living a more simple life?

In this study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of simplicity and fasting. Leading a simple life can help you focus on what is truly important. Fasting can help you learn to hunger for the things that really matter. Going deeper in these areas will help you live deliberately for God.

"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."

Dallas Willard, author of Hearing God and The Divine Conspiracy


Introducing Simplicity and Fasting
1. The Single-Hearted Person - Matthew 6:19-24, 33
2. Less Is More - Matthew 6:24-34
3. Simple Talk - Matthew 5:33-37
4. When Fasting Becomes Feasting - Matthew 4:1-11; John 6:48-51
5. Hearts Laid Bare - 1 Samuel 7:3-13
6. What's Behind the Fast? - Matthew 6:16-18; Isaiah 58:1-11
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


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Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson, who compiled and edited this devotional, is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. Her books include Spiritual Disciplines Companion and Meeting God in Scripture.