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Romans 12:1-21 Becoming A Living Sacrifice January: Intro, 1-2 February: 3-8 March: 9 April: 10 May: 11 June: 12 July: 13 August: 14 September: 15 October:

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2 Romans 12:1-21 Becoming A Living Sacrifice

3 January: Intro, 1-2 February: 3-8 March: 9 April: 10 May: 11 June: 12 July: 13 August: 14 September: 15 October: 16 November: 17-18 December: 19-21 Romans 12:1-21

4 Romans 12:1-2 1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

5 Romans 12:19-21 19 Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord. 20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head. 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (NASB)

6 Never take your own revenge…

7 My judgments may be wrong or excessive

8 Never take your own revenge… My judgments may be wrong or excessive God is patient & doesnt want any to perish

9 Never take your own revenge… My judgments may be wrong or excessive God is patient & doesnt want any to perish The pursuit of vengeance destroys my growth

10 Whats the sacrifice?

11 Personal vengeance

12 Whats the sacrifice? Personal vengeance Forgiveness

13 Whats the sacrifice? Personal vengeance Forgiveness Goods, money, food, time

14 Never take your own revenge…

15 But…

16 Never take your own revenge… But… – Leave room for Gods wrath (no negative response allowed)

17 Never take your own revenge… But… – Leave room for Gods wrath (no negative response allowed) – If your enemy is hungry, feed him (no passive response allowed)

18 Never take your own revenge… But… – Leave room for Gods wrath (no negative response allowed) – If your enemy is hungry, feed him (no passive response allowed) Why?

19 Never take your own revenge… But… – Leave room for Gods wrath (no negative response allowed) – If your enemy is hungry, feed him (no passive response allowed) Why? – Matthew 5:38-48 // Luke 6:27ff

20 Never take your own revenge… But… – Leave room for Gods wrath (no negative response allowed) – If your enemy is hungry, feed him (no passive response allowed) Why? – Matthew 5:38-48 // Luke 6:27ff – Proverbs 25:21-22

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