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SACRIFICIAL SERVICE

July 7, 2016

Thursday

 

Sacrifice is an everyday occurrence

 

Romans 12:1

 

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.

 

 

LESSON

 

Exhortation now replaces instruction. Urging lies between commanding and beseeching. It is “one of the tenderest expressions in the Bible. I BESEECH YOU, What an astonishing word to come from God! From a God against whom we had sinned, and under whose judgment we were! What a word to us, believers, a race of sinners so lately at enmity with God, ‘I beseech you!

Spiritual service of worship” or “reasonable service” means that the sacrifice should be thoughtful and deliberate.

We have been called to be “transformed” into the image of Christ. We have all the motivation we need, God’s mercies and Christ’s love. We have the opportunity to start anew by the washing of regeneration. We must allow our minds to be renewed by setting them on things above.

In light of God’s wonderful grace, this is our “reasonable” service. Shall we not prove to the world that God’s will is “good, acceptable, and perfect”?

 

Memory Verse: Romans 12:1 (Sacrifice ultimately was paid through Jesus Christ )

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