Dear Saddleback Family,
Use the MessageActionPlan below to help put the things you learned this weekend into practice. If you missed last weekend's message, click here to watch it online.
Every Body Matters
January 9-10, 2016
- Body care is an aspect of Christian DISCIPLESHIP and WORSHIP
"With promises like this to pull us on, dear friends, let's make a clean break with everything that defiles or distracts us, both within and without. Let's make our entire lives fit and holy temples for the worship of God." 2 Corinthians 7:1 (MSG)
- Difference between God's Approach and Hollywood's Approach
God's approach is about ABUNDANT life
Hollywood's approach is about an ARTIFICIAL shape
This is where the SPIRITUAL truth of Jesus Christ helps us overcome the PHYSICAL challenge of healthy living
Action Plan: Write 2 Corinthians 7:1 on a 3x5 card and put it someplace that you will see each morning. Use it as a reminder that the spiritual truth of Jesus helps us overcome the physical challenge of healthy living.
- An Entirely New Motivation
We treat our bodies as INSTRUMENTS instead of ORNAMENTS
"Offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God â€” which
is your spiritual worship." Romans 12:1 (NIV)
"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." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
My body doesn't BELONG to me
Action Plan: Knowing that our bodies are instruments, not ornaments, make the choice to start healthy living through the Daniel Plan. Visit danielplan.com and see how you can get started. Ask a friend to do this alongside you.
- The SPIRITUAL Challenge
"God opposes the proud, but shows favor to the humble" Proverbs 3:34; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5
Body care requires IMMEDIATE sacrifice for DELAYED rewards
Indulgence has immediate BENEFITS and DELAYED consequences
Jesus, HELP ME
Action Plan: In your quiet time this week, talk with God about places in your life that you can show more humility. As you think of these things, ask Jesus for help in these areas. Be specific.
- Caring for your BODY is caring for your MISSION
"I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping . . ." 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (MSG)