Living Sacrifices to God

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).   The Christian life is to be built on the “therefore” of God-revealed truth.   The life that the Spirit of God is calling us to live as disciples of Christ (Romans 12-16) is built on a God-breathed foundation of revelation (Romans 1-11).

This sermon explores the rich depth of Paul’s encouragement to Christians in Romans 12:1.   Why does Paul appeal to us by the mercies of God?   What does it mean to present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God?   What does a living sacrifice that is holy and acceptable look like?   And why is this way of living described as our “spiritual worship” or “rational service” to God?

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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