1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “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 honor God with your bodies.”
Paul in this passage addresses the issue of sexual immorality in the Corinthian church. God has created our bodies and they belong to Him. Besides abstaining from sexual immorality, we need to learn how to take care of the whole body as well. Eating well and exercising regularly are some ways that we can take care of our bodies.
There are no specific passages in the Bible that speak directly on the need for physical exercise, but Paul in 1 Tim 4:8 seems to suggest that physical training is of value too. “For physical training is of some value but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” While the pursuit of holiness is of utmost importance, we should not neglect physical exercise too.
Our motivation for exercising should not be for the sake of vanity. In fact, the Bible warns us against it. It is mentioned in 1 Samuel 16:7 that, God looks at the heart and not the outward appearance. Once we allow our physical appearance to be more important than our relationship with God, it becomes a form of idolatry.
Exercising should serve as a means to a nobler end of serving God. By no means are we saying that God cannot use an unhealthy person to serve Him, but if God has granted us a healthy body, we should be good stewards and maintain that healthy body which God has given us. By doing so, we can be more ready to serve Him in areas He has called us to.
The intergenerational games serves to be a platform for BC members to have fellowship and to exercise. We notice that there is a lack of interaction between church members especially cross-generationally. We wish to bridge this gap by bringing the different generations together over sports activities to foster greater understanding between members. We hope that this will in turn strengthen the unity within the church.
“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12: 5-6 tells us that we all belong to the body of Christ. Therefore as one body, we ought to know each other well. Interaction through games is a great way to fellowship and to build meaningful relationships.
We encourage every BC member to start being good stewards of our own bodies and to build meaningful relationships with each other.
Time: 2-4 pm
Date: First Sunday of Every Month
Venue: East Coast Cage
Written by Intergenerational Games Ministry
Brother Xie Zheng Yang