by Brad Whitt

Where To Begin With the Skin You're In
Brad Whitt
Romans 12:1-2

INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and I want you to be finding your place at Romans chapter 12 if you would. We are in a simple series of sermons on stewardship that we have entitled, "One To Grow On: A New You For A New Year."

Now, up to this point we've looked at how to manage your time, because time is one of the greatest gifts that God gives to man. And as a Christian, as a believer, as a steward, you are to manage your time well. The Bible talks about the numbering of a man's days, and so you are to do your best to make the most of the time, the days, the hours, the minutes and the seconds that the Lord gives you here upon this earth.

Last week we talked about how to minister through your talents. And we looked at the parable that Jesus told about the master who gave out talents to his servants, went away, and then came back to check up on how they had used and invested those talents. And we saw where the Bible makes it plain that every single one of us has been given at least one talent.

ILLUS: I like what Sugar Ray Leonard, the champion boxer said one time. He was speaking at Harvard University and he said, "I consider myself to be blessed. I consider you to be blessed. We've all been blessed with God-given talents. Mine just happens to be beatin' people up."

Well, we've all been given talents and abilities and gifts and opportunities. The thing that we've got to make sure of is that we take those opportunities to use our abilities for the glory of the One who gave them to us to begin with.

Now, this morning I want to talk to you for a few minutes about how to maintain your temple. And I want to share with you "Where To Begin With The Skin You're In."

America is facing a major problem. Obesity is on the rise. Heart disease is running rampant. Americans are eating more and exercising less. As a matter of fact, according to a recent ...

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