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Jan 26, 2020

Faith Strength Training

Passage: Romans 4:13-25

Preacher: John Repsold

Series: Romans

Keywords: hope, grace, unbelief, hopelessness, promise keeping, resurrection living, faith strength, proper use of the law, embracing reality


Abraham was an amazing man of faith. He put his intellect to work reasoning how to live a powerful life of faith in God in the midst of overwhelming realities opposed to such faith. This message looks at how we, too, can build such a powerful life of faith in the God who creates everything that is out of nothing and is in the business of resurrecting staggering life out of impossible death.


Faith Strength-Training

Romans 4:13-25

January 26, 2020

Greeting question: Tell someone about an experience in life that has helped you develop more faith? 

INTRO:  How many of you know what "strength training" is?  Definition: “Strength training can be used to broadly describe an exercise type that is designed to increase lean muscle tissue and improve muscular strength and endurance.”

What are some examples of muscle-strengthening activities?

  • lifting weights.
  • working with resistance bands.
  • heavy gardening, such as digging and shoveling.
  • climbing stairs.
  • hill walking.
  • cycling
  • dance
  • push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and squats.

What good does strength training do? 

Benefit #1: Maintaining Muscle Tissue

Around when we turn 30 years old, growth hormones decrease dramatically in the body. Because of this, we could lose about 8-10% of your muscle tissue every decade. Muscles are the basis of your metabolism, so if your muscles decrease by 8-10%, your metabolism will also decrease by 8-10%.  But strength training twice per week will change that 8-10% to ONLY 1-2% every decade. That means if you simply strength train twice per week, at age 80 you will be 5-10% less of the person you were when you were 30 as opposed to 40-50% less without training.  Have I got your attention yet?