“God’s eternal plan for your life includes your physicality.” — Sam Allberry

At TGC21, Sam Allberry gives five reasons why our bodies are good and explores how we should treat them as we wait for bodily redemption.

1. Our bodies are not accidental. We were “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps. 139).

2. Our bodies are not incidental. God created Adam in the flesh and then breathed life into him. The flesh isn’t just a casing for our soul.

3. Our bodies are not straightforward. We’re broken and have been subjected to futility with the rest of creation. (One common example of this brokenness is idolatry of the body.)

4. Our bodies are not ours. We were “bought with a price” (1 Cor. 6:19–20).

5. Our bodies are not yet finished. One day, Jesus will transform our lowly bodies to be like his glorious body.

As believers, we can honor our physical bodies by seeing ourselves through a gospel lens, remembering that one day, God will make us new.