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Putting God's Word into Practice…

Romans 12:1-2 (With 11:33-36)

on January 16, 2018

I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters,

  • “Therefore,” is a sign to look at preceding verses.
  • 11:33-36  Oh the depths of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable His ways!  For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?  Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?  For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever. Amen!

by the mercies of God,

  • compassion, benevolence, favor, kindness

BECAUSE OF ALL THE ABOVE…

to present your bodies t as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship (rational service).

  • It only makes sense!  If my body is from Him and to Him…I must offer it for Him.
  • If His riches, wisdom and knowledge are inexhaustible, then I can trust Him to do with my life what is useful and best.
  • I can willingly lay down my life because my life is really His anyway.
  • Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee!  Here am I! All of me! Take my life! It’s all for Thee!

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

  • Transformed=made into something new one step at a time
  • Mind is where change starts
  • I am either being conformed or transformed at any moment by what is in my mind.
  • My mind determines my choices and actions.

That by testing

  • Am I being transformed or conformed?
  • Does this have the power to make me more like the Lord or more like the world?

you may discern what is the will of God what is good and acceptable and perfect.

  • Only by seeking His wisdom and ways can I know what is holy and acceptable in His sight.
  • Praise the Lord!  His will can be known!

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