The Body Shop

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The NEW Body

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With all this talk about our human bodies, we need to be reminded that our bodies (in their current state) are temporary. Sometimes we spend way too much time, effort, and mental energy trying to take care of our temporary bodies. Also, the death of a family member or friend often raises questions about what […]

The BROKEN Body

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As we think about our physical bodies, we need a healthy perspective on pain and suffering. Our “soft” American mindset can lead us to believe that we should always seek comfort and sometimes this gets combined with a distorted spiritual perspective that God would never allow us to experience suffering. We need a healthy Biblical […]

The RESTED Body

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This week will challenge us to reorient our lives around a Biblical rhythm. This week will cause us to examine why we often over-work in our jobs and in our service/ministry. We will explore why we often feel driven to work for the Lord rather than rest in Him, enjoy Him, and abide in Him. […]

The ENERGETIC Body

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I Corinthians 9 calls us all to a measure of physical discipline – not for weight loss or beauty but so that we can run the race with endurance. After laying this foundational groundwork, the intention of this week is to then be intensely practical. We plan to educate and offer some “hands on” help […]

The BEAUTIFUL Body

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The second week will dig deeper into the concept of body image. We have two extremes in our world of obsession about our bodies (idolatry) and neglect. This will then raise some connecting issues, a major one which is “modesty.” Our obsession with the human body has made modesty an outdated concept, but we will […]

The WHOLE Body

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The first week will be introductory in nature. We need to begin by identifying where our culture is in terms of its views of the human body and also some of the different views of the body throughout history. Then we will look at how the concept of Biblical stewardship impacts our view of our […]