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1 A Godly Leader Disciplines His Body 1 Cor. 9:27 Session 1

2 Introduction 1.Description of leadership. 2.Importance of leadership 3.Requirements for leadership

3 I.Non believers discipline their body. A.Non believer's reasons for discipline of the body. B.God's view of their efforts - 1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Cor. 4:18.

4 II.Biblical principles that will help produce a long life. A.Negatively what God says to avoid.

5 1.Fear God – Pr. 10:27. 2.Obey God – Pr. 3:1,2. 3.Right speech – Ps. 34: Honor parents – Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16; Eph. 6: Special warnings about disobeying parents. B. Positively, what God says to do.

6 C.A right relationship with the Lord does more to promote good health and long life than all the vitamins, exercise and correct eating and protection devices available to a person.

7 Hear, read, study, memorize, meditate, apply Gods Word Exercise, diet, etc.

8 III.Biblical reasons a godly leader disciplines his body. A.What God says about it to you as a believer. 1.Your body is a member of Christ – 1 Cor. 6:15. 2.Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit - 1 Cor. 6: Your body is God's property, it doesn't belong to you – 1 Cor. 6:20.

9 4.You are to use your body to serve God - Rom. 12:1. 5. Everything you do with your body is to glorify God – 1 Cor. 10:31; Phil. 1:20.

10 1.An appointment with your physician is primarily stewardship not to restore or maintain good health. 2.Preventing illness and getting well are by-products of stewardship of your body. B.You are to take care of your body as good stewardship of His property.

11 3. Learn what the Bible teaches about good health to be a good steward of Gods property.

12 IV. Biblical principles to help discipline the body - 1 Cor. 9:27. A.Sex - Heb 13:4; Pr. 2:16-19; Pr. 7:22,23. B.Food - Pr 23:20.

13 1.Is pleasant after day of work - Ecc. 5:12. 2.Laziness will produce excessive sleep - Pr. 19:15. 3.Excessive sleep produces poverty - Pr. 20:13. 4.May be driven away by anxiety and guilt - Dan. 6:18. 5.Is possible even in danger - Ps. 3:5; 4:8; Pr. 3:24. C. Sleep

14 D.Exercise - 1 Ti 4:8. E. Avoid w ickedness and foolishness - Ecc. 7:17.

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