· What are our bodies meant for? (see Romans 12:1-2) BALANCE: HOW TO REGAIN IT (5 OF 6) BODY BY GOD! · What kind of attitudes do your friends, coworkers, & peers foster about our bodies? WORSHIP SERVICE • APRIL 1, 2001 • 9:00 & 10:45 A.M. How do advertising & media encourage wrong attitudes about Dale Goncalves - Sermon Outline our bodies? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 [pg. 1132 hardback; pg. 794 soft cover] · What do you think the biggest challenges to sexual purity are today God Wants You to be H__________________! in our society? "I am praying that all is well with you and that your body is as healthy as I know your soul is." 3 John 2 What could you do to help avoid compromises that might lead "Physical exercise has some value…" 1 Timothy 4:8 to sexual sin? Three decisions that can help you glorify God with your body: · What are some of the other physical temptations that are out there 1. Decide w____________ your body is. today besides sexual temptations? • God says your body is a t____________ of the Holy Spirit who lives in you. (v.14) Why is this verse added & placed where it is? "Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?" 1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT) (v.15-17) What makes our bodies special? • Your body should be kept p________ from sin. "Out bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for · What’s wrong with sex outside of marriage? the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies." 1 Corinthians 6:13 • Think of your body as a temple, a place of w_____________ How does sexually uniting with someone outside of marriage and not an object to be worshipped. affect a person? "For as he thinks within himself, so is he." Proverbs 23:7 Why is it not possible to be one with both Christ & a prostitute? Healthy Attitude #1: R___________ your body not p_________ it. · What does it mean to be one with Christ in spirit? 2. Decide w________________ your body. • God m_________ you. (v.18-20) Some of the Corinthians felt that what they did in the “flesh” "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me had no bearing on their spiritual lives. What do you think? together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - and how How is sexual immorality different from other sins? well I know it." Psalm 139:13-14 • Your body is on l________ to you from God. He wants you to · How are Christians’ bodies unique? take care of it so He can use you. How might being God’s temple affect your eating & sleeping • The human body is t________________ and fragile. Even with habits? the best of care, it does break down and doesn't last forever. "For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down - when we die and leave these bodies - we will have a home in heaven, Your physical exercise? an eternal body made for us by God Himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when · In what specific ways is it possible for you to honor God with your we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing...Out dying body? bodies make us groan and sigh…" 2 Corinthians 5:1,2,4 • Settle the ownership issue today. Who own you - yourself, In what way can you remind yourself this week that you were culture, or Jesus? bought at a price & are God’s temple? FREMONT EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 505 Driscoll Road • Fremont • 94539 • 510-651-2030 Healthy Attitude #2: P__________ your body not r______ it. 9. Live a p___________ with God. "A heart at peace gives life to the body." Proverbs 14:30 3. Decide to h________________ with your body. "And so dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to To summarize: God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice - the kind He will accept. 1. Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Keep it p________. When you think of what He has done for you, is this too much to ask?" 2. Your body is a g______ for God. You were bought with a Romans 12:1 (NLT) price. It is on l______ to you. Take good care of it. A. God wants you to reflect His image and character through your body. 3. Honor God with your body. Offer your body to God as a living How can you do that? s______________. Integrate your f___________ and fitness. 4. Accept r____________________ for the things you can do for your body. B. God's basic principles for health: BALANCE: HOW TO REGAIN IT (5 OF 6) -- BODY BY GOD! 1. "Each of you should learn to control his own body in a 5. Commit to change the areas you need to change. way that is holy and honorable." 1 Thessalonians 4:4 6. Ask God to h________ you. 2. It takes desire and d______________ to learn new habits. Key components of discipline. Life Application Questions - Establish a high g___________. [For Cell Group and Personal Study] - Delayed g____________________. Getting Into the Subject - D________________ now. 3. Making Life Work - "We learn to view discipline as an What’s the best thing you’ve done for your health? indispensable tool for making life work and as our greatest asset when it comes to achieving our goals." With what result? 4. "Part of what it means to be made in the image of God is that we aspire to make a significant difference with our In what ways do Americans typically mistreat their bodies? lives and to actualize all of the potential that has been entrusted to us." Bill Hybels 5. Learn control in maintaining your recommended Getting Into the Text & the Text Into You (1 Corinthians 6:12-20) w__________. (v.12) How can we distinguish between what’s merely permissible & - Learn to control your body in the q_______ and what’s truly beneficial? the q____________ of what you eat. - Eat to l_________; don't live to eat. · Where do you struggle with what’s permissible & what’s beneficial? 6. Learn control in committing to a regular e_____________ program. · What does Paul mean by saying, “I won’t be mastered by - Common excuse: "I don't have the time." anything”? - Common mistake: Overdo it at the start. · What can a person do to master natural human desires that can 7. Engage in a b______________ conditioning program that lead to sin? includes: - E______________ exercise. · What if anything is most likely to gain mastery over you? - S_____________ training. - F_____________ workouts. (v.13) What will God destroy & why? 8. Your body was not designed for i_______________. · Have you ever decided to abstain from a certain food or beverage? 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