Resolutions take one of the things in our lives and tries to make it the thing and that is why they don't work. We are going back to those pesky resolutions and we are going to extricate them from center, get Jesus back on his throne and see what effect that might have on how we live and the impact we have on others.
Resolution #3 - I am going to take better care of my body.
Key Scripture - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
We do not earn God’s presence by taking care of our bodies.
Parables of the Talents and Minas - Luke 19:11-27, Matthew 25:14-30
Be your own benchmark
Our physical bodies were created for God. - Psalm. 73:25-28, Psalm 139:13-16, Genesis 1:26-31, I Cor. 10:31, Rom. 11:36
For a Purpose
We are commanded to love God with our bodies. - Deuteronomy 6:5, Mark 12:30
“Energetic and Intense” - Spurgeon
Our physical bodies are redeemed by God - The Gospels
Jesus’ bodily life, death, and resurrection shape our life, death and resurrection.
We are reminded by God that our bodies matter. - 1 Thess 5:23, Colossians 1:9-14
Big Idea - Honoring God with our bodies is not about earning God's presence with us. God's presence with us creates the opportunity for all that we do to become honoring to Him.
With Jesus at the center, what we do with our bodies becomes honoring to God.
With Jesus at the center how we treat our bodies becomes honoring to God.