We know that many churches will be wanting to equip their members well to engage with the issues raised in the Living in Love and Faith material, and so in January we will be publishing materials for a teaching series, YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN.
Paul reminds the Corinthian Christians: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We are made by God, we have been redeemed by God, we will be resurrected by God: we are his, in body, mind and spirit. As we consider how to honour God with our bodies, therefore, we must listen to God’s own instructions for doing so.
There will be seven topics in the series, each with suggested Bible passages, and a 5 minute video that could be used on its own, or as the basis for a sermon outline. The videos could be shown at church prayer meetings, or as conversation starters for staff team meetings or PCCs. You might choose to use all seven, or you could select or combine some of the topics to make a shorter series. The topics will include meaning, identity, fallenness, obedience, the human body, sex and marriage. We hope you will find it useful in the coming months.