This is a 60 day course designed to offer gospel centered teaching on losing weight.
Each lesson is divided into sections. When you submit a section the site will save your answers and mark your place. Should you leave the site for any reason, you will be able to pick up where you left off when you return.
Please do not give one sentence answers when you are asked to share your thoughts, feelings, insights or understanding. It is important to be thoughtful and intentional when you are answering the questions. It is better to go through the course material slowly and carefully even if that means you can only complete one section a day. Think about that section, consider how it applies, how does it affect your heart, etc. Then write your response in a thorough manner.
Also, we have purposefully placed numerous links to sermons, short audio or video clips, songs, etc. throughout the lessons, please take the time to click on them and listen/watch as they are strategically placed to assist in reinforcing the lesson.
"Remember that it is not hasty reading--but serious meditation on holy and heavenly truths, which makes them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the mere touching of the flower by the bee which gathers honey--but her abiding for a time on the flower which draws out the sweet. It is not he who reads most, but he who meditates most--who will prove to be the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian." Thomas Brooks
Chiko writes: "For years I lived in bondage, defeat, discouragement and guilt. Life seemed so unfair because I failed to be all that I could be. Even when I became a Christian, I did not have the power that I needed to truly overcome and live victorious.
I overate, was in a cycle of binging and dieting that became second nature to me. I procrastinated on almost everything and spent 5 hours or more watching TV everyday. Because of my lifestyle, I became at least 100 pounds heavier and completely failed to do something about it. It looked like life was going on without me, like I was just a mere spectator...cheering others on, judging and being overly critical. I was totally lost.
Approximately 60 days ago I began this course at Setting Captives Free, and I now give all Glory and honour to God. He loved me so much that at the right time he chose to reveal Himself as my loving Father. I have seen how I was trying to save myself, heal myself, protect and deliver myself from all the perversion I was involved in.
Then Calvary became real to me. God showed me how all the answers to life and godliness were to be found in the gospel. That God loved me and so sent His son to earth, put the whole wrath that God had towards me on Him...every single action, word, intention or thought that is offensive to Him, He put on His son. And at the cross all the sin of the world was nailed to the cross, I received my atonment. His blood cleansed me and I was white as snow. Jesus paid it all. Without Him I can do nothing. I owe Him my all.
With His resurrection, I received power! The same power that rose Christ from the dead lives in me and now I am free and can enjoy a life dedicated and pleasing to God. One that gives Him honour and glory. As I worship Him now with my life, how i eat, how I exercise, my devotions, Bible study, my prayer life, church attendance, fellowship etc etc etc I pledge to be a sweet smelling fragrance to Him.
He has truly set me free! And now I live a life that is victorious through my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ."