Sin, Stress & Your Health – Part 1

In this session, I’ll be addressing the connection between Sin, Stress and Health. I want you to be fully aware of the impact that poorly managed stress can have on your whole-person health. I’ll be addressing different categories of stress and encourage you to identify what significant stressors may be present in your life.

Please watch this video and follow along with the content below:

Sin and Our Health

  • Scripture reveals a connection
  • Sickness & disease is a consequence of living in a fallen world 
  • Personal disobedience & rebellion has consequences
  • Sicknesses, illnesses & diseases may occur
    • Directly from God 
      • As discipline
      • To teach us something
      • As a trial so we can grow and mature in our faith 

○    As a result of our sinful lifestyle choices

○    Indirectly through our physiological reactions

  • Repentance can facilitate healing 


Sources of Stress 

Internal Stressors (Generally Within Our Control)

Personality Types 

  • Type A behavior
  • Perfectionist
  • People pleasing 


Lifestyle Choices 

  • Sleeping habits
  • Time use habits
  • Spending habits
  • Physical activity habits
  • Eating and drinking habits  
  • Work habits 


External Stressors (Often Beyond Our Control) 


  • Lost keys
  • Weather
  • Traffic
  • Unexpected emergencies
  • Running late


Chronic Issues 

  • Disease & Disability
  • Job security
  • Financial security 
  • Single parent home
  • Fatherless home
  • Poverty & Crime
  • Relationship conflicts (marriage, parenting, work, friends) 


Life Events & Transitions 

  • Birth of a baby
  • Life trauma (abuse, dysfunctional home) 
  • Losses
  • Death of a loved one 
  • Divorce
  • Job
  • Job change 


Some of these stressors may wound the soul/spirit.