Life style changes are hard to make, but we need healthy habits to form us into the person God wants us to be. Those bad habits have to go. God calls us to be good stewards of our body, money, and soul. Our lack of healthy habits has led to a culture of physically obese, financially broke, and spiritually dead people. This summer may be your last chance to get truly healthy, so join us for Healthy Living 101.
Week 1: Savings, Repentance, Exercise
Week 1 Notes
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
Week 2: Eating Natural foods, Working for Bread, Reading the Bible Every day
Week 2 Notes
Practical steps to physical, financial, and spiritual health!
I will exercise.
I will save.
I will repent.
You need bread!
“Man shall not live on bread alone…”(Mat. 4:4 NIV)
#1: I will eat natural foods.
12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink…
15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. (Dan. 1)
#2: I will work for my bread.
…we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” (2 Thess. 3:10)
#3: I will read the Bible daily.
“Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Mat. 4:4 NIV)
Week 3: Cut Evil
Week 3 Notes
HEALTHY LIVING (WEEK 3: Cut Evil)
“Deal with bad habits relentlessly and without mercy.” (Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits, by Joyce Meyers, p. 4)
When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations—the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, seven nations larger and stronger than you-- 2 and when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy. Deut 7:1-2
I Will Cut Sugar
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. (1 Cor. 3:16-17)
The Sweetest Poison of All:
Is Sugar Toxic (60 Minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n29ZIJ-jQA
Is Sugar Toxic? by Toby Amidor in Food News, May 1, 2012: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/05/01/is-sugar-toxic/?oc=linkback
…learn to slowly change your habits in order to decrease sugar while increasing healthier foods like fruit, veggies, legumes, and whole grains. Here’s how:
Read labels carefully: There are a lot of hidden sources of sugar. Read the ingredient list carefully and look for words like agave nectar, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, crystalline fructose, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, honey, invert sugar, lactose, maltose, malt syrup, molasses, raw sugar, sucrose and syrup.
Don’t look at the numbers: Food labels combine added sugar with sugar from natural sources like fruit (AKA fructose) and milk (AKA lactose). You want to minimize added sugar and not minimize foods like fruit that provide nutritional value. Don’t use the grams of sugar listed on the label as a guide. Instead, read the ingredients.
Satisfy cravings wisely: Before reaching for a sugary treat to satisfy your sugar craving, try a piece of fruit or a glass of milk (nonfat or low-fat) instead. If that doesn’t work, then take a small serving of the food you crave and count it towards your daily dose. (by Toby Amidor)
I Will Cut Spending/Credit Cards...
...the borrower is slave to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7 NIV)
I Will Cut Sin
If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Mat. 5:29-30
Your hopeless state to change yourself…
“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” (Romans 3:10-12 NIV)
Your only hope to change…
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13 NIV)
Your next step…
I will ___________________________________
Week 7 - Self Image
Habit 7.1: I will care for my body. Dale
Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies. (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
Habit 7.2: I will budget & live my priorities. Jen
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. (Proverbs 27:23, 24 NIV)
Habit 7.3: I will accept the person God made me to be. Drew
Gideon said to him, “ Me, my master? How and with what could I ever save Israel? Look at me. My clan’s the weakest in Manasseh and I’m the runt of the litter.” (Judges 6:15 MSG)
What must you do this week?