Getting into shape

“Getting into Spiritual Shape”


‘Tis the season to get into shape!  With the turn of a New Year comes the promise of resolutions and changes to our lives.  One resolution that continues to top the list every year is for people to get into shape.  We are inundated with products that promise to reduce waistlines and take off pounds.  Health clubs offer special promotions and discounts at this time of year to entice us to join.  Diet pills and supplements have become a multi-billion dollar industry.  Where ever we seem to turn we are enticed with products and services to help us shed pounds and build strength.


Over the next four weeks you will be hearing more about exercise.  God desires that we live a healthy and full life.  We might concentrate on getting into physical shape, but what about our spiritual shape?  In the coming month, I will be preaching a sermon series titled, “Getting into Spiritual Shape: Walking with God.”  I will be using passages from the Bible that will help us learn more about how we can strengthen and tone our spiritual muscles.


Developing a strong spiritual core and building spiritual muscle will help us when things don’t always go our way.  We live in a world of disappointments and disease, sickness and stress.  By having a spirit that is strong, we will be able to stand firm when those unexpected obstacles come our way.  The outline for my sermon series is:


            January 30-- Building a Strong Body:  You will learn of the great power that lives within us through the Holy Spirit.  I will be using Colossians 1:24-29 as a base for this sermon.


            February 6-- Building a Strong Mind:  For this sermon I will be using Jesus’ timeless words about worry and anxiety from his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6: 25-34.


            February 13-- Building a Healthy Heart:  In this sermon I will be talking about living free of the past and developing a heart of love and compassion.  I will be using Ephesians 4: 17-32 as a base for this sermon.


            February 20-- Building a Strong Immune System:  In this sermon I will be talking about the wonderful power of prayer that is available to us.


I look forward to worshipping with you in the coming weeks and working together to strengthen our spiritual muscles.  May the Lord continue to bless you and your families!


In Christ,


Pastor Dave