Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

From Stressed to Blessed (Physical Health)

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Youth Pastor Grady Gillespie

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This week our focus will be on our physical bodies. There are many things that affect the way we feel physically. Stress has run rampant in our lives and in some ways we have become addicted to this pressure.

Psalm 23:1-6 (NIV)

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

There is a lot of good stuff in this Psalm about giving up our stress to find these blessings of God. David is not trying to sell us a product with this Psalm, but instead he is offering the wisdom of the free gift that God has already offered us.

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