Living Sacrifices – Part 3

                                 Romans 12:1-8

 

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

  1. Not too highly
  2. In accordance with the faith God has given you.

 IV. Think Soberly about your place in the Body of Christ

  1. Recognize your gift
  2. Realize the importance of all the gifts
  3. 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

same function,

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.