Most of us began 2008 with a renewed commitment to the stewardship of our bodies. Scan almost any list of New Year’s resolutions and you are sure to find something like "lose weight" or "get fit" near the top. These are worthy goals.
But fitness is more than calories in the tummy or reps at the gym. The God who created and rdeemed us offers to us a life-changing message of holistic fitness, or holiness. He even gave us a "fitness manual" in his Word—the apostle Paul’s letter to his beloved friends in Philippi. In this letter, he offers a sort of purpose statement for life: "to live is Christ."
In Are You Fit for Life? Pastor Jack Graham examines this life in Christ. Unlike popular diet and physical fitness programs, Are You Fit for Life? is no self-improvement plan. The purpose of our spiritual lives is to shape us more and more into the image of Christ, and it cannot be approached as a do-it-yourself project.
When we are abiding in Christ and growing in his grace, then change takes root in all areas of our lives. As Graham walks through Philippians he presents principles for true fitness, helping readers to understand and apply the truths of Paul’s letter and to tone up—spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically—for God’s glory.
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