The News-Sentinel asked: As America continues to suffer from an obesity epidemic, many houses of worship, including some in Lodi, have put together exercise programs or weight-loss groups. Is physical health an important part of spiritual well-being? What role, if any, should religious or community leaders play in helping people stay healthy?
The Bible teaches that our bodies are the "Temple of the Holy Spirit." We believe that God dwells in every believer. Therefore, you need to take good care of the body God gives you! Eat right and exercise.
For several years Bear Creek Church has offered a weekly class on health, fitness and weight loss. Our Associate Pastor Bobby Spencer, is an expert in this field.
Bill Cummins is the senior/founding pastor of Bear Creek Community Church in Lodi.