Living Sacrifices

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1
As Jesus said your body is the temple of God, because the Spirit of God is living in you. We must try to keep Gods temple Holy, refrain from sin. We must follow the ways of Jesus and not our ways.
Do not conform 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. Romans 12:2
Are you going to follow Jesus or follow the world? You can’t do both, for the world is ruled by the wicked one. When you become a Christian you become transformed, your old self passes away and you new self is born.
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 faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3
Humility is key to understanding God, a proud heart will lead to your destruction. Confess your sins and humble yourself before God.
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12: 4-5
The Church is a body made up of many parts. One part is not more important than the other, but together complete the body. The foot is not greater than the hand, and vice versa. But if one part is removed the body struggles and so does The Church.
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12: 6-8
God has blessed as all with different talents and gifts, its important we use those gifts to serve him. Jesus told the parable of the sower, and when our time comes he will ask us, what did we do with our talents? Did we use them or lazily discard them?
God made you for a purpose and blessed you with talents, seek his will and your reward will be great in Heaven in Jesus name Amen


13 thoughts on “Living Sacrifices

  1. reubenkerrlostsonsreturning

    Hey my brother! Love the way you write about the different parts of the body. Perhaps sexual sin is harder for us to forgive ( in ourselves )because we are sinning against the Holy Spirit – who is indeed the “temple” . Remain in the Truth -Reuben

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  2. burnseleanor21

    I’ve heard so many people (generally atheists, the occasional Muslim) talk warmly of Jesus but very bitterly of St Paul. Passages such as this make me wish they wouldn’t… As powerful and relevant to the modern church as it ever was.

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