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Our Spiritual Sacrifices 2 Samuel 24:18-25. SACRIFICE Sacrifice (thusia): “The act of offering; then, objectively, that which is offered” (Vine)Sacrifice.

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1 Our Spiritual Sacrifices 2 Samuel 24:18-25

2 SACRIFICE Sacrifice (thusia): “The act of offering; then, objectively, that which is offered” (Vine)Sacrifice (thusia): “The act of offering; then, objectively, that which is offered” (Vine) To an idol, Acts 7:41To an idol, Acts 7:41 Animals under the Law of Moses, Heb 10:1Animals under the Law of Moses, Heb 10:1 Of Christ, Eph 5:2Of Christ, Eph 5:2 2

3 Acceptable Sacrifices (1 Pet 2:5) Presentation, Lev 1:3-5; Rom 12:1Presentation, Lev 1:3-5; Rom 12:1 Personal, Lev 1:2; Rom 12:1Personal, Lev 1:2; Rom 12:1 Prescribed manner, Lev 9:15-16Prescribed manner, Lev 9:15-16 Value, 2 Sam 24:18, 21-25Value, 2 Sam 24:18, “Nor will I offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God with that which costs me nothing.” (2 Sam 24:24) 3

4 The Cost Of Our Sacrifices The Father sacrificed His Son, Jno 3:16 (Rom 5:8)The Father sacrificed His Son, Jno 3:16 (Rom 5:8) Abraham sacrificed his son, Heb 11:17 (Gen 22:12)Abraham sacrificed his son, Heb 11:17 (Gen 22:12) Do not offer God sacrifices that cost us nothing!Do not offer God sacrifices that cost us nothing! 4

5 The Sacrifice Of Our Faith Present our faith to God, Heb 11:6, 4Present our faith to God, Heb 11:6, 4 The Christian’s life and conduct of personal faith, Phil 2:17The Christian’s life and conduct of personal faith, Phil 2:17 Fruits of righteousness, 1:9-11Fruits of righteousness, 1:9-11 Unity of faith in opposition to Satan, 1:27Unity of faith in opposition to Satan, 1:27 Suffering for Christ, 1:29-30Suffering for Christ, 1:29-30 Humbly work out salvation, 2:5, 12-13Humbly work out salvation, 2:5, W/o murmuring, hold fast word, 2:14-16W/o murmuring, hold fast word, 2:14-16 James 2:14, 24, 26 James 2:14, 24, 26 5

6 Sacrifice Of Our Body (Rom 12:1) Present our bodies to do God’s willPresent our bodies to do God’s will Living, active instrument in God’s serviceLiving, active instrument in God’s service Body belongs to the Lord, 1 Cor 6:13Body belongs to the Lord, 1 Cor 6:13 To practice righteousness, not lusts and uncleanness, Rom 6:12-14 (1 Jno 2:29)To practice righteousness, not lusts and uncleanness, Rom 6:12-14 (1 Jno 2:29) Abstain from fornication, 1 Ths 4:1-8Abstain from fornication, 1 Ths 4:1-8 Worldliness, 1 Peter 4:3-4Worldliness, 1 Peter 4:3-4 Cleanse our hearts, Mark 7:20-23Cleanse our hearts, Mark 7:

7 Sacrifice Material Goods (Phil 4:18) Helping those in needHelping those in need As individuals, Gal 6:10; 1 Tim 6:17-19; 1 Jno 3:16-18 (all who we can help)As individuals, Gal 6:10; 1 Tim 6:17-19; 1 Jno 3:16-18 (all who we can help) As a congregation, 2 Cor 9:7, (saints who are in need)As a congregation, 2 Cor 9:7, (saints who are in need) Support of gospel preachers, Gal 6:6; Phil 4:15-16Support of gospel preachers, Gal 6:6; Phil 4:15-16 God is pleased, Heb 13:16 (Matt 25:34ff)God is pleased, Heb 13:16 (Matt 25:34ff) 7

8 Sacrifice Of Praise (Heb 13:15) God is praised when we confess His name in our lives, Matt 10:32-33 (Rev 2:13)God is praised when we confess His name in our lives, Matt 10:32-33 (Rev 2:13) Assembled worship is one way, Heb 10:24-25Assembled worship is one way, Heb 10:24-25 Neglect is a refusal to offer the sacrifice of praise to God, cf. Psa 42:4Neglect is a refusal to offer the sacrifice of praise to God, cf. Psa 42:4 Worship seeks God’s favor as we give Him homage, 2 Sam 24:25Worship seeks God’s favor as we give Him homage, 2 Sam 24:25 8

9 Our Spiritual Sacrifices Every expression of faithEvery expression of faith Every word of praiseEvery word of praise Every pure thoughtEvery pure thought Every helping hand to othersEvery helping hand to others Every obedient actionEvery obedient action …these are all spiritual sacrifices made to God (Rom 12:1) 9


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