I think the message of health needs to be preached…I have never heard a message on it till this weekend. Check out the notes and let me know what you think…you can watch it on the front page of http://brandnewchurch.com.
10) I hate to exercise!
9) I try but know I will quit.
8 ) Can’t afford the gym membership.
7) Done it before but it really didn’t help any.
6) Don’t know how.
5) No child care…have to take care of my family.
4) No one to motivate me.
3) Hurts to much.
2) I will tomorrow.
1) I don’t have time.
The real excuse…
Because we don’t associate our body as an issue of obedience to God!
This is big in God’s plan!
Not Cosmo, Vanity Fair, Prevention, Muscle Fitness, GQ, Women’s Health
We cannot be ashamed to talk about what God took time to create.
Our physical appearance can be a blind spot spiritually.
You need to know:
God created it!
Genesis 2:7, “the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”
Psalm 139:13-14, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Jesus wore one.
John 1:14, “The word, (that’s Jesus) became flesh and made his dwelling among us.”
God lives in it!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”
Before Jesus rose again where was His spirit…in the House.
Now his is in your house!
Jesus doesn’t just spend two or three hours with you, He has taken up residence!
Your Savior lives in you!!
This is why it is important to stay pure students and singles…don’t involve God in it
Why is God concerned about your body? It’s his house!!
You take care of your home…flowers, paint, payment, curb appeal…
Our Bodies bring Him worship.
What will our bodies look like in heaven? Don’t know, but we are created in His Image.
1 Corinthians 15:40, “There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another
Our earthly body has brilliance and radiance.
Romans 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”
The Church is a Body
1 Corinthians 12:27 “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
We are His body today and the lost are sensitive to the appearance of The Body.
Represent Him Well.
How do we stop making excuses and worship God with our body:
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
Discipline spawns new disciplines!!
1 Cor. 9:27 “No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”
DISCIPLE-line…being a disciple of Christ equals discipline!
Saying no to addictions
Don’t let God’s house be controlled by anything.
2 Pet. 2:19 “for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.”
Remove Your Idolatry
EX. 20:3 “You shall have no other God’s before me.”
Food has become your idol…say no!
Exercise and Eat Right
Diets are great, but they will not replace a lifestyle of worship…
Being skinny does not mean you are healthy.
Join a gym…or get healthy at home with accountability
Your body healthy:
1) Brings God glory
2) Allow your mission for Him to last longer
3) Tells a lost world that you are disciplined
4) Helps your intimacy in marriage
5) Helps your work ethic and habits