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present your body as a living sacrifice

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I beseech you – beg, urge, encourage, appeal
By the mercies of God – compassion
Present your bodies a living sacrifice – as opposed to a sacrifice of death
Holy, Acceptable to God – pure, without spot or blemish
Your reasonable service – since Christ died for us we should live our lives for him. 2 Corinthians 5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

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present your body as a living sacrifice

  1. 1. A LIVING SACRIFICE
  2. 2. Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
  3. 3. A LIVING SACRIFICE A. I beseech you – beg, urge, encourage, appeal B. By the mercies of God – compassion C. Present your bodies a living sacrifice – as opposed to a sacrifice of life D. Holy, Acceptable to God – pure, without spot or blemish E. Your reasonable service – since Christ died for us we should live our lives for him. 2 Corinthians 5:15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
  4. 4. 1. THE ENEMY OF A LIVING SACRIFICE The World’s Mold, “Do not be conformed to this world.”
  5. 5. 1. “Do not be conformed to this world.” A.Exodus 23:2 You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. B.Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. C.Proverbs 4:14-15 Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil. 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; Turn away from it and pass on.
  6. 6. 1. “Do not be conformed to this world.” D.Romans 1:32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. E. Ephesians 5:11-12 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
  7. 7. 2. THE ENTRANCE INTO A LIVING SACRIFICE Transformation, “Be transformed”
  8. 8. 2. “Be transformed” A.Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. B.Eze 18:31 Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? C.Eze 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
  9. 9. 2. “Be transformed” D. 2 Cor 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. E. 2 Cor 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. F. Titus 3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
  10. 10. 3. THE ENHANCEMENT FOR THE LIVING SACRIFICE A different way of thinking “The renewing of your mind”
  11. 11. 3. “The renewing of your mind” A. Meaning of repentance - to change one's mind and purpose, as the result of after knowledge. Illustrated Bible Dictionary: And Treasury of Biblical History, Biography, Geography, Doctrine, and Literature. B. Romans 8:5-9 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. 8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
  12. 12. 3. “The renewing of your mind” C. Colossians 3:9-10 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, 10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, D. Eph 4:22-24 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. E. Romans 8:5-7 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.
  13. 13. 4. THE END RESULT OF A LIVING SACRIFICE The Will of God, “Prove the good, acceptable & perfect will of God.”
  14. 14. 3. “Prove the good, acceptable & perfect will of God.” A. 1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. B. Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. C. Ephesians 5:8-10 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. D. Ephesians 5:17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
  15. 15. A LIVING SACRIFICE A. Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. B. Are you presenting your body as a living sacrifice? C. Are you conforming to this world? D. Have you been transformed by renewing your mind? E. Are you proving and following the will of God?

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