Temple Treasure - #6784
In a sense, what you do with that body - everything you do with it - God is a part of. He lives in that temple. Everything you do to that body, you do to God.
The message and challenge of the Olympics to the church
The Olympics opening ceremony has received near-universal acclaim from round the world. As it got underway, the words that came to mind were, "Thank God for ...
Controlling or Being Controlled - #6660
Has your body been walking you? It's time to get control again. There's an important spiritual reason for passing up that food I don't need, the drink I should never use, the sexual flirtations I should avoid. My body uncontrolled will wage war against my soul!
Leave the Choice To the Owner - #6624
When we use sex outside the boundaries of marriage, we start a chain reaction of guilt, loss of respect, loss of intimacy, future relationships, and ugly choices.
The Gospel According To the Birds - #6513
If the usual means of supply are cut off, God doesn't need those. It's been God that's been the source all along. He'll deliver it another way. He will feed you from His storeroom. If you don't believe me, just ask the birds.
Parts of the body - a Christian perspective
Just as the human body is made up of many different parts, each of which has a unique function but which contributes to the whole, so individual Christians are joined together to form the church--the body of Christ on earth.
God's Temple in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
The idea that the human body is "God's temple," found in this passage, is a profound argument against violence--either violence inflicted on others, or inflicted on ourselves. We're made in God's image, and not just our souls but also our bodies have a special value in reflecting that image.
The body of Christ - a Christian perspective
The Christian church is, in a sense, the body of Christ on earth. Different believers are given different functions and abilities, just as the different parts of the body coordinate together.
"Body" and "temple" in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
The ultimate argument against harming ourselves or others comes down to the Christian teaching that our bodies are spiritual temples to God, precious to Him. Damage done to our bodies is damage done to God's temple.
A Very Expensive House - #5925
In a sense, you drag God into everything you do with your body. It's not your body to do what you please with, to drink what you want, eat what you want, watch what you want, listen to what you want. You don't eat what you want, do what feels good with it, put poison into it, and use it for things God hates. This house was bought at a very expensive price; in fact, the highest price ever paid - the life of the sinless Son of God. And now you've invited Him to move into this house He paid for with His life. Treat your body like what it really is. It's the property of God!