Each week I do an internet search for photos to use with this sermon summary. Today I typed in “get serious”. Knowing that this weekly message comes from a Christian church you have a pretty good idea that the article is going to have something to do with getting serious about God. From the results of the search, however, most people are more interested in getting serious about body building than they are God because the first photos were of an incredibly muscular medical doctor by the name of Brett Osborn who wrote a book entitled “Get Serious” about health and fitness. If one can judge by the results Dr. Osborn had following his own advice, one would come to the conclusion he knows what he is talking about!
Jesus probably did not work out all that much or even worry about his diet. It wasn’t that he didn’t care about his health. No, his problem wasn’t getting enough physical exercise, it was getting enough rest. And as for food, the issue wasn’t which types of foods to eat, it was getting enough food period on some days. Life was much different in Israel of 30 AD than it is in the United States of America in 2021. But if Jesus came to live in America today, his preaching would be the same.
You see, while he was concerned about physical health, Jesus spoke much more about the necessity of spiritual health and one’s relationship with God. That is kind of ironic to us as the subject of God for the majority of people is much less compelling than workout programs. However, Jesus said some shockingly spectacular things about himself and what those statements mean in regard to our long-term future.
Dr. Osborn is an incredibly impressive example of physical fitness. But 50 years from today, he won’t be. And that was exactly the point Jesus made over and over. No matter how good a physical condition we may have, we will become victims of death. We need something more than a strong body, we need a Savior. And that is exactly who he claimed to be.
Join us for one of our worship services this weekend. Together, let’s get serious about what matters most!
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