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The Burnt Offering Romans 12:1-2. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable.

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1 The Burnt Offering Romans 12:1-2

2 Therefore I urge you, 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. Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Your incense is an abomination to Me. New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies— I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly. I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me; I am weary of bearing them. So when you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; Yes, even though you multiply prayers, I will not listen…. Isaiah 1:13-16 (NASB-U) Then the Lord said, “Because this people draw near with their words And honor Me with their lip service, But they remove their hearts far from Me, And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote” – Isaiah 29:13 (NASB-U)

3 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity –An Attitude –A “Whole Burnt Offering” And the priest shall offer up in smoke all of it on the altar for a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord. Leviticus 1:9 Your Mind Your Possessions Your Future Your Feelings Your Strengths Your Weaknesses “present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God” “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30

4 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 “I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn't confide in his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.” – John 15:15

5 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation –They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31 (NASB-U) –“I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God…” Romans 12:1a for "Whoever will CALL ON THE NAME OF THE Lord will be saved." – Romans 10:13 But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, "God is OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, but gives grace TO THE HUMBLE." – James 4:6

6 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation A Logical Step to Take –“your reasonable service of worship” –Because of what He has done for you

7 What has God Done for Us? Rom.5:10 “While we were enemies…” Rom.5:14 “The free gift…” Rom.6:4 “…newness of life…” Rom.6:6 “…no longer be slaves…” Rom. 8:1 “…no condemnation…” Rom. 8:11 “…the Spirit of God dwells in you…” Rom. 8:16-17 “…fellow-heirs with Christ…” Rom.8:18 “…the glory…to be revealed to us.” Rom.8:27 “…He intercedes for the Saints…” Rom.8:28 “…causes all things to work together for good…” Rom.8:31 “If God is for us, who is against us?” Rom.8:32 “…freely give us all things…”

8 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation A Logical Step to Take –“your reasonable service of worship” –Because of what He has done for you –Because He knows you! –Because His will is the definition of fulfillment! –Because “the earth is the Lord’s…” (1 Cor.10:26) –Because it is a consistent lifestyle. –Because the alternative is Conformity “to this world” (v2) “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed…” – Rom.12:2a óõó÷çìáôßæù – (suskematizo) to be shaped by, molded, conformed, pressed. “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world…the world hates you.” John 15:19

9 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation A Logical Step to Take The Key to Spiritual Vitality –See Luke 14:25-33 Becoming a “Disciple” –See 2 Cor. 2:14-16 Effectiveness

10 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation A Logical Step to Take The Key to Spiritual Vitality Why Hold Out? –“The thing at hand…” –Afraid of God? –Afraid to Give Up Control!

11 Romans 12:1-2 The Implication of Christianity A Complete Metamorphosis Not Required for Salvation A Logical Step to Take The Key to Spiritual Vitality Why Hold Out?

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