Title: Honoring God with Your Body
In 1 Corinthians 6, the apostle Paul addresses the issue of sexual immorality and urges Christians to honor God with their bodies. In this lesson, we will explore the importance of maintaining sexual purity and treating our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit.
Ask the teens to share their thoughts on how they can honor God with their bodies. Explain that 1 Corinthians 6 provides guidelines for living a life that pleases God and upholds the sanctity of our bodies.
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 aloud, and ask the students to pay attention to key points about sexual purity and honoring God with their bodies.
1. What are some ways that our culture often encourages us to use our bodies in ways that dishonor God?
2. According to 1 Corinthians 6, why is sexual purity important for Christians?
3. How can we maintain sexual purity in a world that often promotes immorality?
4. What are some practical ways to honor God with our bodies in our daily lives?
Challenge the students to consider how they can actively honor God with their bodies. Encourage them to make a commitment to live in a way that reflects the values and teachings of the Bible, especially regarding sexual purity. Offer resources and support for those who may be struggling in this area.
Remind the teens that their bodies are precious gifts from God and should be treated with honor and respect. Encourage them to seek God’s strength and guidance in pursuing a lifestyle that reflects their commitment to honoring Him with their bodies. Close the lesson with a time of prayer for strength and purity in their lives.