By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:15-16
Jesus is our sacrifice, but that doesn’t mean we should stop sacrificing! You might say “What do you mean” ? The Apostle Paul tells us to offer ourselves as a Living Sacrifice to God” (Romans 12) It means everything we do, everyday we live , lets give Thanks to the Lord and do works that are pleasing to Him
Offer your body as a Living Sacrifice, (Romans 12) our bodies crave sin, things that pollute us. Lets reject these worldly pleasures to offer our praise to God. Treat your bodies as a Holy Temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16) No this is not works based salvation, this is offering a pleasing sacrifice to God. As salvation is in Christ alone!
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Hebrews 13:17
One of the downfalls of The Church is a lack of good authority. With all the sin and corruption is alot of Churches today, many are reluctant to submit to the authority of the Church. Inorder to have a healthy Church, we need to raise up Good leaders, how much time do we spend developing disciples as Jesus commanded during the Great Commision? (Matthew 28:19)
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. Hebrews 13:18
Its been said we are only as good as our prayer life. Those who don’t spend much time in prayer are often being led astray. While the world will mock prayer, the Christian should know this is a powerful connection between Heaven and Earth everytime we pray
Sacrifice, Obedience, and Prayer it sounds like a simple formula , but its the ingredients that produce a healthy Christian and Church in Jesus Amen!