this Christian hedonism. And God says that if you live within his range of enjoyment, that you should be able to enjoy all the great things in life. For example, God says that you can enjoy food, just enjoy that in moderation. And your body is created so that you justóif you enjoy most anything, you can enjoy any type of food you want, in moderation. As long as you stay in that range. God says that you can enjoy sex. Whatís the range of sex? God wants you to have maximum enjoyment in that area inside of marriage. Thatís the range he created it. So in all of your life, what youíre trying to do is move out of immaturity and move into this level of maturity where you understand the enjoyment God created you to have. And thatís what I want to talk about today.

I want to talk about how do you discover the range of enjoyment so that you can get the most out of life. And listen, God wants you to enjoy life. As a matter of fact, our key verse for this entire series that weíre actually wrapping up today, has been Jeremiah, Chapter 29:11. For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. What kind of plans does God have for you? God has good plans for you. God has plans to prosper you. Another way you could translate that is plans for you to enjoy. God wants you to enjoy this life. But sometimes, we get outside the range of enjoyment and we move into this area of discomfort. And many of you have thought that itís not right for Christians to enjoy life. Some of us have bought into this weird view of God that says, God doesnít want us to enjoy anything in life. And so not only do we not buy into this range of enjoyment that Iím talking about, we believe that itís not even possible for Christians to enjoy life. And thus, we settle for a life that is less than what God created us to live. Well, today, I want you to rediscover Christian hedonism. And I want you to learn how to live your life in a way that you can have maximum enjoyment. To learn to live in the range of enjoyment that God created you for.

Now, Iíve given you a little philosophy lesson on hedonism. Let me give you a little theology lesson on creationism. And you know the story in the Old Testament book of Genesis is about how God created humans. And the first man that was created was Adam and the first woman that was created was Eve and God placed them in a garden and it was really a Garden of Eden. I mean, it was a place of pleasure. They were in the zone of pleasure everyday and every minute of their life when they were in the garden. But God put a limit on that. And he said, if you want to move out of this area of pleasure, into this area of discomfort, then go ahead and eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Well, humans, like always, tend to push themselves toward excessiveness and so they eventually did eat of the tree of the garden of good and eviló