Day Five: “So Glorify God In Your Body.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) – Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

“‘Therefore honor God [or glorify God] with your bodies’—bodies is being referred to in relation to sex. We can glorify God with our bodies by having sex as God intended. Or we can dishonor God with the misuse of our bodies; giving ourselves to ‘one-flesh’ unions with people outside of covenant marriage (commitment, promises, accountability, permanence).

‘You were bought at a price’—that price that Jesus paid, he paid with his life. We now have the privilege and opportunity to bring honor to his name through the proper use of our bodies. What does it mean to glorify God? It means to bring attention to who God truly is and why he is majestically good. Does your sex life tell the truth about God? Does it reveal God as the Good Creator, the Source and Lover of all that’s very good? May we glorify God with our bodies!” [Pastor Jason Park, Sunday Message at AHC (03/27/22)]

Prayer: Lord, thank you that Jesus paid the price so that we have the privilege to bring honor to your name. Our bodies are the place of the Holy Spirit’s presence. Help us glorify Jesus with our bodies. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “Yours (Glory and Praise)” by Elevation Worship. (Click Here)

– TR


Day Four: “…and You know me.”

Let’s read this passage and prayer aloud, then close in singing.  

Psalm 139:1-3,5-6,17-18, 23-24 (NIV)
You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, help us to honor your holy name. May your kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us for doing wrong, as we forgive others. Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours. Now and for ever. Amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “Psalm 139 (Far Too Wonderful)” by Shane & Shane. (Click Here)

– TR


Day Three: United With The Lord

1 Corinthians 6:17b-18 (NIV) – But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”

As Christians we are united with Christ himself. One with him. The one who died for us, our sin, and our sexual immoral ways, he takes us in so that we can be forever united to him. This is God in his incredible mercy, despite all that we do and how we can distort and diminish his wonderful goodness for us. He unites us to himself so that we no longer have to live for ourselves and anyone else in immoral ways.

So flee from sexual immorality! Run! When you know you are united to Christ – our powerful and perfect and lovely Lord Jesus – you have to flee from all the sexually immoral ways, thoughts, habits, struggles. We just can’t bring that stuff into this unity.

How do we flee? We flee into the arms of God our Father. We flee into the presence of God. But let’s not fool ourselves and think we can flee on our own. We need God’s power to flee and stop immoral ways and habits. We need Holy Spirit power so we can flee for the sake of Christ’s glory…and therefore our good.

Prayer: Lord, thank you that we are united to Christ. Holy Spirit, empower me to flee from the immoral and into your Presence and your purpose and plan for sex. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “You Hold It All Together” by Maverick City. (Click Here)

– TR


Day Two: “…And it was very good.”

Genesis 1:27-28, 31a (NIV)
So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it…”
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

“Sex is good. Much has been distorted by a fallen world, and our own hearts are pulled in many unholy sexual directions. But sexuality remains part of God’s good creation. After making humanity male and female in his image—the crowning achievement of all creation—God looked over his vast handiwork and declared it “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Though sexuality often becomes twisted in opposition to God’s design, it still remains good. Neither the sexual decadence of our culture nor our shame over our own broken sexuality should prevent us from loudly declaring God as the creator of this good gift and giving him glory as the Giver. [David White, God, You, & Sex: A Profound Mystery]

Prayer: Dear God, how priceless is your unfailing love. We take refuge in the shadow of your wings. We feast on the abundance of your goodness and we drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Continue your love to our churches. We thank you for your purpose and plan for our sexuality and sex. Help us be faithful to your plan and purpose. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s worship in singing the song “Singing Over Us” by Worship Central. (Click Here)

– TR


Day One: He Will Do It

Let’s read aloud together the following Scriptures, Confession, and prayer:

1 Thessalonians 5.23-24 (NIV) – “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.”

Cape Town Commitment – “We Love the Living God”

Our God whom we love reveals himself in the Bible as the one, eternal, living God who governs all things according to his sovereign will and for his saving purpose. In the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God alone is the Creator, Ruler, Judge and Saviour of the world. So we love God – thanking him for our place in creation, submitting to his sovereign providence, trusting in his justice, and praising him for the salvation he has accomplished for us. …If we claim to love God we must share God’s greatest priority, which is that his name and his Word should be exalted above all things.

Prayer: Dear God, sanctify us through and through so that our whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. You have called us, you are faithful, and you will do it! In Jesus’ name amen.

Let’s worship singing to “Holy Spirit” by Jesus Culture. (Click Here)

– TR