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Health M1: Spiritual Health
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Week 1: Spiritual Health
Just as having ungodly friends can influence you negatively, having godly friends that encourage you in faith also influence you positively and point you towards God.
Why is it important to have friends that build you up and encourage you in faith?
Psalms 1:1 encourages me because God blesses those who remain in His word.
Pick one of the verses from Psalms outlined in this lesson and explain how it encourages you to be in God's Word. (You can look at the verses from Psalms used in this lesson—Psalm 1:1, Psalm 112:1, Psalm 1:3, Psalm 112:5, Psalm 1:3, etc.)
A conversation between you and God
To have a reverence for Him and for what He desires
What does it mean to "fear" the Lord?
Serving God can help us grow in our faith and knowledge of Him.
In Mark 16:15-16, Jesus commands us to go and share the Gospel with the whole world so that people may be saved. Philemon 1:6 talks about how sharing our faith does not only bless others, but also edifies us. In 1 Peter 3:15-16, we are commanded to honor Christ by being able to defend the things be we believe in.
Use the verses from the lesson to explain how God wants us to share our faith. (You can look up these verses—Mark 16:15-16, Philemon 1:6, 1 Peter 3:15-16.)
__________ describes a compulsive act that causes harm to the person and to the people around him or her, and over which he or she no longer has control.
Spiritual health is an important aspect of health because it has to do with much more than a healthy lifestyle and habits. Spiritual health should also be taken care of because the state of our spiritual lives affect our relationship with God and the way we behave. Unlike physical health, there are aspects in out lives that only God can take care of.
Why is it necessary to remember spiritual health as an important aspect of health?
Week 2: Devotions
Week 3: Self-Image
It makes me feel special but it also causes me to acknowledge that everyone else around me also has the same worth as I do.
How does knowing that God formed you before time affect your self-identity and self-worth?
I have found my identity in Christ. It makes it easy for me to allow it to be my identity because he is the center of my life, and the best part is is that he never changes and remains faithful and forgiving to the end as my friend and savior.
Name one area you have found your identity in. What about it makes it easy for you to allow it to be your identity?
God's love being permanent encourages me to live my life completely surrendered to him. It affects my self-worth in that even though I may fail him many times, the way he thinks about me, the way he loves, and the way he values me remains the same.
God's love for us is permanent. How should this thought affect how you view your self-worth?
When we are close to God, our hearts change and his desires become our desires. God gives us an eternal perspective when he helps us realize that this life is temporary and that we should pursue that which is eternal.
We live in this world and will have certain pursuits in this life. How can we have pursuits in this life with an eternal perspective?
I want to serve in Central Asia after university. My desire of continuing in the field for the rest of my life wasn't because of my parents or because of the pressure I felt by others, but because God helped me understand that that was his will for me-to reach the unreached.
What is your life pursuit? What do you want to do with your life, and what is your motivation to pursue this career?
Moving in the same direction was one suggestion that stood out to me. This can help me remain sexually pure because if we're moving in the same direction toward God, I'll have the strength to remain pure until marriage.
Which of the suggested dating steps stood out to you? How might this help you stay sexually pure?
It is highly important to date and ultimately marry someone who is likeminded because tension and arguments (although they will most likely occur at some point) can be avoided. Moreover, marrying someone who is likeminded can help both of us achieve our goals together more effectively with God's help.
In your opinion, why is it so important to date and ultimately marry someone who is moving in the same direction as you (in other words, someone who is likeminded)?
Yes, the words of Proverbs 27:17 are definitely true. My closest friend in the past few years has been a huge blessing for me. Whenever I've opened up to him and shared my struggles, fears, and difficulties, he's always encouraged me with his words and most importantly, with his prayer. He checks up on me from time to time and his encouragement and advice has helped me remain pure.
Proverbs 27:17 says that men can sharpen each other like iron. Have you seen this to be true? Describe a person who has kept you spiritually sharp. How can this also help keep you sexually pure?
It is important to make a commitment to stay sexually pure early on in life and in a relationship because remaining pure honors God in those relationships with others.
Why is it so important to make a commitment to stay sexually pure early on in your life or relationship?
1) Be around people who act according to Proverbs 27:17.
2) Marry someone who is likeminded.
3) Set physical boundaries early on in my dating relationship when the time comes.
Based on what you have learned, what are three steps you are willing to take to guard your purity in your life?
1. Search for someone who is running in the same direction as I am
2. Abide in Christ daily
3. Set physical boundaries
4. Ask advice from mature Christians
5. Guard my heart, my eyes, and my thoughts
What are five things you can do to keep yourself pure before marriage?
Yes, having a self-esteem is important. It is even more important for Christians to have a high-self esteem because our identity should be in Christ.
Do you think having high self-esteem is important? Why or why not?
Social media and its content can cause us to waste our time. Chatting with friends for too long can distract us from doing what is a priority.
How can social media be distracting and do more harm than good in your life?
What are different areas in which people should be held accountable? (Pick as many as apply.)
-Loss of control
-Inability to stop
-Fixation on addiction
What types of addictions are outlined in this module? (Pick as many as apply.)
Accountability is very important for spiritual growth because sometimes we can lose control of certain activities or areas in our lives. Having an accountability partner can keep us in check with how we manage our time. Accountability from responsible friends, parents, or leaders can also encourage us to improve in the areas of our lives we are weak in.
In 3-5 sentences, explain why accountability is so important to your spiritual growth.
What chapter of Galatians encourages us to "bear one another's burdens?"
What Old Testament character was given as an example of spiritual maturity?
Thoughts and Eyes
The battle for sexual purity can largely be won by guarding our what? (Choose two.)
1. Guard my eyes
2. Guard my thoughts
What are two precautions you can take to guard yourself against impurity in your dating relationships?
That it is God-breathed, coming directly from God (not from the will of the writers)
What does it mean that the Bible was inspired by God?
All things will be added unto you
Matthew 6:33 says that if you seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness, something is promised. What is promised?
That all people would be saved
Matthew 6 states, "...your will be done." What is God's will?
To live, continue, or remain
What does "abide" mean?
All of the answers listed
In the Book of Psalms, David was in constant communion with God. What can we learn from David being real and transparent with God?
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