SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016
Study Passage: Romans 12:1-8
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. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
- What does it mean to offer your body as a “living sacrifice”?
- In what ways are putting sin to death and training your mind related to knowing the will of God?
- How does being a part of the body of Christ help combat pride?
Spend Time in Prayer: Thank God for your body and the work that he is doing to conform it to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29); ask him to help you put to death the sinful nature and to live in holiness.
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