This four-part study delves into what God’s Word teaches concerning holistic (wholistic) health. Develop expanded understanding of and appreciation for what it means for a Christian to have a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Topics: Christian Life, Health
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A Word to Leaders
Welcome to this four-part study of what God’s Word teaches concerning holistic (wholistic) health! May our Lord give you the insights, wisdom, and heartfelt commitment to lead the members of your study group(s) into an expanded understanding of and appreciation for what it means for a Christian to have a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
This study is structured to lead participants into four levels of discovery: God’s creation of us as whole, unique, and integrated people; the forces of disintegration threatening our health as whole people; God’s restoration of us as whole and healthy people through Christ; and the challenge to live healthy lives in relation to God, to our self, and to others. For your reflection the goals of the four studies are as follows:
1. That leaders and participants see themselves as whole and unique people created by a loving God for the purpose of giving Him praise in their whole being.
2. That leaders and participants recognize and, with God’s help, resist the forces that threaten to pull us apart and make us unhealthy people.
3. That leaders and participants learn to know God as the true source of holistic health, centering in the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ on the cross, and to become a healing presence in the lives of others.
4. That leaders and participants learn to live as whole people before God, making decisions as baptized children of God that will enable them to live healthy lives in relation to God, to their own self, and to others.
Each lesson begins with an introduction intended to get participants into the lesson topic, and closes with various prayer activities. Leaders are encouraged to use music and song to underline the themes of the lesson and actually to use the group’s time together an experience leading to greater Christian maturity and health. The “Talk Points” are especially important and are intended to be a starting point for deeper thought about how we can actually become healthier people in relation to God and one another in the Christian community.
May the joy and peace of Christ, who has given identity and purpose and meaning to our lives, fill your own heart as you open the Scriptures under the theme of this series.