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In 1 Timothy 4:8, Paul says "for physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." Notice that he doesn't say physical training is of no value. He says it is of value. So spiritually, what value does "physical training" or caring for our health in general provide? 

Our surrender to Christ should be complete and total in all areas of our lives. Though we often gather together around food to celebrate and fellowship together, it quite often seems the food becomes the focus and not the relationships or the connecting of the body. If we were to be honest, how many times in our lives would we say that we've made food the focus of our thoughts and actions over honoring Christ? 

When we do not keep ourselves physically trained, our body lacks energy and strength. That lack can play a big part in how we decide whether or not to serve when opportunities arise. How many times could we...

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We Cannot Give Our Hearts To God And Keep Our Bodies For Ourselves

"Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;"- Genesis 1: 26A

In the beginning the Trinitarian community decided to create and the apex of that creation was a creature made in their image. As part of that creation, man (mankind not gender specific in this context) was given a physical body as part of that representation. We know that prior to "the fall" and the introduction of sin into God's creation, Adam and Eve were designed in perfection and would have remained that way for eternity, and this would have included all their descendants.  But we know the story of the apple, the fall of mankind into the influence and imperfection of sin, and the entrance of death into our existence. Since that time, humanity has been dealing with the reality of physical deterioration until the body eventually succumbs to death. 

So how does this relate to and have any impact on your participation in this challenge? In 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Paul...

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