Romans (Part XIIa) — Presenting Our Bodies for His Body, Part I (07-30-23)

Romans (Part XIIa) — Presenting Our Bodies for His Body, Part I (07-30-23)

“Presenting Our Bodies for His Body — Part I”

Message given by Rex Beck on July 30, 2023

We can present our bodies to God

Romans 12:1
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.

A presented life is not conformed to the world and is able to prove the will of God

Romans 12:2
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.

We are members of His body

Romans 12:3-5
3For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

In the body we have gifts for the building up

Romans 12:6-8
6Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.