The Four Wheels of Health Sermon Series:
Just as a car can’t run without wheels, neither can we. Beginning in January, join us for worship as we begin this insightful series.
Below are the sermons from the series:
“Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many.” – 1 Corinthians 12:12
God has intended for us to be servants and build up the Church using the bodies that He has given us. In order to be most effective, we must be healthy and strong. Whether it is our human body or our church body, all parts must work together.
- A human body is made up of many parts. Each part (arms, legs, neck, etc.) has a unique and special function. By taking care of the physical body that God gave us, we can give back through service. Being healthy means feeling balanced and fulfilled in all areas of life (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and relational). The basic foundation of good health in each of these areas is making as many good choices that reflect our personal needs in each area as often as we can.
- A church body is also made up of many parts. Each part (it’s individual members) also has a unique and special function. When we identify and use the gifts and talents God has given us, we can unite and form a healthy church body. In turn, this body gives back by growing the church, supporting one another, serving and spreading God’s love through the community and our world.
When both of the above are combined, we become better suited to turn our gaze outward as we live our intended purpose. As the hands and feet of God, we should focus on our personal and family journey toward overall health and well-being. The purpose of Health Ministries at First UMC Cary is to equip our congregation to reach their health and wellness goals, educate through information and resources, and challenge individuals to make positive health changes that will lead to a healthier and more balanced life.
As we provide opportunities to equip, educate and challenge our church, we recognize that:
- Changes can be made and health improves regardless of age, starting point, goals and interests.
- Good health includes identifying needs, setting goals and making an action plan in all areas of life (physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and relational).
- Our journey to good health is continuous and individualized. Goals are specific to needs at any particular time.
- Individuals should make changes at their own pace.
24/6 by Matthew Sleeth
The 5 Love Languages by Gary D. Chapman
The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen & Mark Hyman
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