A Living Sacrifice
“Therefore, I urge you
“Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!”
Spiritual discipline: offer our bodies as a living sacrifice to Him:
- What we do with our bodies matters to God.
- How we view our bodies matters to God.
- Our bodies can either be an instrument of worship or an instrument of idolatry.
Abraham Kuyper once said, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”
Does your view of your body match God’s high view of your body?
Worship is what we value the most. What we worship is where we find peace, security, and comfort.
Because of Christ, a new paradigm for Christian living is introduced. In the OT, God’s word called for a dead sacrifice. In the new, his mercies call for a living sacrifice.
That when we offer our bodies as a living sacrifice, God can use the seemingly small everyday decisions to have an enormous effect
“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
Spiritual discipline two: mind renewal.
We play a critical part in who gets access to the wheel by what we allow into our mind.
- Pay attention to mental inputs.
- Read God’s word.
In summary, we respond to God’s grace by offering our bodies as a living
All of us here, myself included all sinful and
No one offered their body as a sacrifice better than Jesus.
On the cross, Jesus paid the penalty for our refusal to offer our own bodies to Him. The only reason we can offer our bodies as a living
Jesus, thank you! Thank you for offering yourself