Living Sacrifices – Part 3
Intro – Different Cultures
I. In View of God’s Mercy – offer yourself a living sacrifice
II. Don’t be conformed to this world, be transformed by Renewing of your mind.
III. Think Soberly about yourself
- Not too highly
- In accordance with the faith God has given you.
IV. Think Soberly about your place in the Body of Christ
- Recognize your gift
- Realize the importance of all the gifts
- Ready yourself to use your gifts
Rom. 12:1 ¶ Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
Rom. 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Rom. 12:3 ¶ For by the grace given me I say to every
one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you
ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment,
in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
Rom. 12:4 Just as each of us has one body with many
members, and these members do not all have the
Rom. 12:5 so in Christ we who are many form one body,
and each member belongs to all the others.
Rom. 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace
given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in
proportion to his faith.
Rom. 12:7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching,
let him teach;
Rom. 12:8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is
contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously;
if it is leadership, let him govern diligently;
if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.