LIVE LONG AND PROSPER
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Message By: Pastor Kent Miyoshi
Series: Live Long and Prosper
“Live Long and Prosper"
“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2 NASB)
“…from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” (Genesis 2:17 NASB)
“…with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8 NASB)
“After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church.” (Ephesians 5:29 NIV)
INTENTIONALLY AIM FOR YOUR PERSONAL BEST
AIM FOR IMPROVEMENT, NOT PERFECTION
“…excel still more.” (I Thessalonians 4:1 NASB)
“Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…” (I Timothy 6:12)
1. CONTEND FOR YOUR HEALTH
“Our people must learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.” (Titus 3:14)
2. BE PROACTIVE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, RATHER THAN REACTIVE
“A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” (Proverbs 27:12 NLT)
3. GOD CAN TURN BACK TIME
“Then the prophet Isaiah called upon the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway.” (2 Kings 20:11 NIV)
Life Group Discussion:
Do you want to live long and prosper?
What is one proactive step you’ll take TODAY to live healthier?
What changes in your lifestyle are you willing to make in order to live long and prosper?
What are 3 of your health goals? If you need help: List, and share them with an accountability partner.