SERMON TITLE: “Starting the New Year Well: Physically”
SERMON TEXT: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: January 8, 2017, at First UMC
After having conversations with some of you and reading articles in Consumer Reports, my husband Steve and I finally purchased a snow blower. It came in pretty handy this past week and saved our sore backs from some of the pain and suffering we have come to associate with shoveling snow. Buying a snow blower isn’t the only way we’re trying to promote our physical health in this New Year, however. Steve joined a gym and has already benefitted from the advice of a personal trainer, and I re-engaged my calorie-counting account on MyFitnessPal.com. As I’m sure many of you can attest, the older we get, the more we have to pay attention to our physical well-being.
Last Sunday, we celebrated the epiphany to the Wise Men, and we talked about how their practices of observation, curiosity, and thinking outside the box are helpful for starting the New Year well mentally. Today, we’re going to take this sermon series to step two. We’re going to look at what the Apostle Paul wrote in First Corinthians chapter six, and discover his advice for starting the New Year well physically.