This weekend Matt wrapped up our series, “New Year, New You” with a challenging word on our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit and gave us great encouragement on how and why we should take care of our temples.
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Matt preaching from a treadmill!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”(NLT)
Why should we take care of our bodies?
GOD LIVES IN YOU!.
When the Holy Spirit comes in you He provides several things…
He provides Comfort.
John 14:26, “But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.”(ASV)
He provides Conviction.
John 16:7-11, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”(NKJV)
He provides Guidance.
John 16:13”, “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”(NKJV)
He provides Security.
Ephesians 1:13-14, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”(NIV)
He provides Power.
Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”(NKJV)
He provides Victory!
1 John 4:4, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”(NKJV)
WE BELONG TO GOD!t…
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.”(Message)
BECAUSE GOD HAS CALLED US TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR HIM
2 Timothy 1:9, “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.”
I WANT TO SEE THE GENERATIONS COMING BEHIND ME MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Psalm 71:17-18, “Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. 18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”(NIV)
I WANT TO HAVE THE ENERGY TO FINISH STRONG
2 Timothy 4:6-7, “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”(NIV)