StoneBridge Community Church
How To Get Healthy and Grow Younger
Pastor Jeff Cheadle
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Campus
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 12:00 PM

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The Text in Context

Bob Utley, "Isaiah 40" from the series Isaiah: The Clearest Old Testament Witness to the LORD's Eternal, Universal, Redemptive Plan.

Most Common New Year's Resolutions 2018

According to a YouGov poll, the most common aspirations for the coming year in the U.S. are to eat healthier, get more exercise and to save more money. View the Statista Chart of the Day, January 2, 2018.

How Excess Weight Affects Your Health

"Excess pounds do more than increase your weight—they increase your risk of major health problems. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, and depression. Fortunately, losing weight can reduce your risk of developing some of these problems." — HelpGuide
1. Understand…
1. Understand that my health is a spiritual issue.

Gary Thomas' "Every Body Matters"

"The 15 chapters in [Gary Thomas'] book Every Body Matters provide stories, illustrations and instruction to guide you through important spiritual concepts that can lead to meeting your deeper emotional, relational and faith needs. When this book is used as part of your physical and spiritual training program it can equip you to achieve more comprehensive changes and growth than physical exercise alone. These chapter summaries and primary concepts are provided as a tool to be used both before and after reading each chapter." —Faith and Fitness Magazine, April/May 2012.

Bible Verses About Health

What does the Bible say about good health? Here are 87 verses that address the topic. BibleInfo.

The Seven Deadly Sins

"The Seven Deadly Sins is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings.They are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. These sins are often thought to be abuses or excessive versions of one's natural faculties or passions (for example, gluttony abuses one's desire to eat)." Wikipedia article

Habits vs. Intentions

Routines are made up of a three-part habit loop: a cue, a behavior and a reward. Understanding and interrupting that loop is key to breaking a habit, says journalist Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. —"Habits: How They Form And How To Break Them" NPR, March 5, 2012.
For Reflection/Discussion: In what way's is health a spiritual issue? What impact does our health have on our relationship with God and others? Our ability to serve God and others? What biblical texts can you think of that address healthy eating, and getting sufficient exercise and rest? Why do many people in the church tend to focus on (usually other people's) sexual sin, while ignoring, for instance, the deadly sins of gluttony and sloth? How does Romans 7.18-19 speak to the place of habits in our health?
2. Acknowledge…
2. Acknowledge the fact that I have a problem.

Adult BMI Calculator

Do you know your Body Mass Index? This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.
For Reflection/Discussion: Why is it so difficult to admit our problems to ourselves and others? Why is our inability or unwillingness to do so dangerous to our health and our ability to serve God and others?
3. Put…
3. Put a grace-based, Christ-centered plan into place.

What Would Jesus Eat?

"As an observant Jew, Jesus would have followed the dietary laws laid down in the 11th chapter of the Book of Leviticus." — "What Would Jesus Eat?" ThoughtCo.

Eat More Color

The best way to get all of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need is to eat a variety of colorful fruits and veggies. Add color to your plate each day with the five main color groups.

25 Sneaky Weight Loss Hacks That Really Work

"25 Sneaky Weight Loss Hacks That Really Work" Get Healthy U.

The "LoseIt!" app

Lose It! tracks your meals, exercise, and nutrition. Includes a built-in barcode scanner, searchable list of common grocery items, and database of popular restaurant meals’ nutritional facts.

Strengthen Your Faith Through Physical Exercise

Jonathan Parnel,"Strengthen Your Faith Through Physical Exercise" Desiring God, June 9, 2014.

The Sleep-Weight Connection

Sydney Fry, MS, RD, "The Sleep-Weight Connection" MyFitnessPal blog, January 4, 2018.
For Reflection/Discussion: How does a grace-based, Christ-centered approach to health differ from secular weight loss programs or exercise plans? How does Jesus' diet, physical activity, sleep, and observation of the Sabbath differ from your lifestyle? What specific steps can you take to get healthier? In what ways might better health and a longer life bless you, your family and friends, and others?

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