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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) To an idol, Acts 7:41 Animals under the Law of Moses, Heb 10:1 Of Christ, Eph 5:2

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

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

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

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

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

8 Sacrifice Of Praise (Heb 13:15)
God is praised when we confess His name in our lives, Matt 10: (Rev 2:13) Assembled worship is one way, Heb 10:24-25 Neglect 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 24:25

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

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