As we wrap up our series on our Fixed Identity in Christ, Adam Barnett reminds us that the God of the Universe has chosen to make our bodies the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. As such, there are things we must remember and a higher responsibility for how we treat ourselves.
I Am the Temple of the Holy Spirit
Fixed Identity | Week 4
November 17, 2019 | Adam Barnett
New creations in Christ are the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV
"I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
What I do or don’t do doesn’t make me a Christian. Jesus makes me a Christian.
Freedom isn’t permission to do everything. True freedom is not being enslaved by anything.
1 Corinthians 6:13-18 NIV
You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV
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.
Am I finding my identity in anything that can be taken away from me?
Am I merely resisting sin, or do I see myself as the Temple of God purchased by Christ?