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Lessons Out of the Past
Theme: Healthful Living - To understand the physical laws governing the body and to bring the life practices into harmony with these laws is both a Christian duty and God’s ideal for His children.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:11

Hymn: We Praise Thee with our Minds

I. Israel's Experience - There is much we can learn from the past.
  A. The lesson of the past — Rom. 15:4
  B. Miracle of God —Ps. 78:12-16; 105:26,27; 106:12-14,21,22
  C. Manna and quail— Ex. 16:14-18; Ps. 78: 23-25; 1 Cor. 10:6
II. Health Plan in the Beginning - God desired healthy people from the beginning.
  A. Original diet given by God — Gen. 1:29; 3:18
  B. Quail from the Lord — Num. 11:4-6; Ps. 78: 18-20; Num. 11:31-34
  C. His promise of health — Ex. 15:26
III. Our Body His Temple - God still desires healthy people.
  A. His image in us — Gen. 1:27
  B. Wonderfully made — Ps. 139:14
  C. God’s temple — I Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19, 20
  D. Our body under God’s service — 1 Cor. 9:25-27; John 7:17
IV. A People Prepared for Their Lord - Healthful living is desired by God for a purpose.
  A. We are to eat and drink to His glory. — 1 Cor. 10:31
  B. Our bodies are a living sacrifice. — Rom. 12:1
  C. We are sanctified by the Spirit. — Rom. 15:1F
  D. Are we prepared for the renewing of our minds? — Rom. 12:2

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