Junk Food Junkies

Is junk for bad for you? Liz and his friends find out when they eat junk food and then try to train for the Terrene Fun Run.

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Episode Theme: Taking care of our bodies.

1. Romans 12:1 tells us that we should offer our bodies to God. What are some ways you can serve God by how you take care of your body?

2. In Daniel 1, Daniel followed God’s laws when it came to food. The king invited Daniel to eat food from his table. But the king’s food was unclean according to God’s laws, so Daniel refused to eat it. He asked that he and his friends should eat only vegetables instead. At the end of the month, the king discovered that Daniel and his friends were healthier than the others who ate the king’s food. As a result he was allowing himself to do his best work for God. As you listen to this episode, think about the different ways that your body, and the way you treat it, can serve God’s plans.

Memory Verse

“Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshipping him”

Romans 12:1
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After You Listen

In this episode, Liz and his friends learn the importance of eating well. 1 Corinthians 6:19 teaches us that our “bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.” You are called to honor God with your body, and that includes valuing it and taking care of it. Remember that Jesus gave his own body to save us. God encourages you to take care of both your body and soul. That’s because you belong to God both physically and spiritually.

This is another way to show gratitude to God—by taking care of what he gave you through exer­cise and healthy eating habits. When you take care of your body, you also proclaim that God is worthy of your best.

Do you take good care of yourself?

Want to learn more about the best ways to serve God? Check out 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Isaiah 55:2 and Genesis 1:29.

Take the Episode Quiz

1

What did Liz bring to the picnic for lunch?

A

All his favorite junk food.

2

What happened when Liz, Morrie, and Scooter went swimming?

A

Morrie and Liz got cramps and had to be rescued.

3

How did the doctor challenge the kids to improve their eating habits?

A

He challenged them to omit junk food from their diets for one week.

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Challenge

The doctor gave Morrie and Liz a challenge—to get rid of junk food from their diets for a week. Could you do it? How much junk food do you eat in a week? Make a list of all the food you eat in a day/week. How much is healthy? Replace one kind of junk food with a healthy choice for a week.

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