A Bible Study for the Weight of Grace Approach to Overeating/Overweight

For a biblical basis for the basic principles that comprise the Weight of Grace approach, here is a Bible study for prayerful meditation.

Diets Don’t Work:

  • Colossians 2:20-23
  • Romans 7:7-8
  • Galatians 3:1-3
  • 1 Peter 4:1-4
  • Mark 7:19
  • Acts 10:15
  • Hebrews 13:9
  • Romans 14:17

Eating When Physically Hungry is How We Were Designed:

  • Mark 11:12
  • Acts 10:10
  • Matthew 12:1
  • Ephesians 5:29
  • Proverbs 27:7
  • 1 Corinthians 6:12

As Christians, We Already Have Self-Control:

  • Galatians 5:22-23
  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • 2 Peter 1:3-9
  • Titus 2:11-12

God Has Provided a Means for Addressing Uncomfortable Emotions: (“REED” = Recognize you’re feeling something, Express those feelings to God, prayerfully Evaluate, Decide to agree with God’s perspective—NOT a four-step-process, but a reminder to turn to God with your struggles)

  • Psalm 53
  • Psalm 143
  • Psalm 73
  • 1 Peter 5:5b-7
  • Hebrews 4:14-16

God Is Not Disgusted with You/You Don’t Have to Squeeze into the Mold:

  • 1 Samuel 16:7
  • Zephaniah 3:17
  • Romans 2:4
  • Colossians 1:21-22
  • 1 Peter 3:3-4

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