Present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to GodRomans 12:1-12 CEB
Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world,
Be transformed by the renewing of your minds
Don’t think of yourself more highly than you ought to think
If your gift is . . .[list of gifts] prophesy, service, teaching, encouragement, giving, leadership, mercy. . .do it!
Love should be shown without pretending
Hold on to what is good
Love each other like the members of your family
Be the best at showing honor to each other
Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic
Be on fire in the Spirit as you serve the Lord
Be happy in your hope
Stand your ground when you’re in trouble
Devote yourselves to prayer
Contribute to the needs of God’s people
Welcome strangers into your home
Bless people who harass you--don't curse them
Be happy with those who are happy
Cry with those who are crying
Consider everyone as equal
Associate with people who have no status
Don’t think that you’re so smart
Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions
Show respect for what everyone else believes is good.
Live at peace with all people
Leave room for God's wrath
Don’t be defeated by evil, but defeat evil with good.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Romans 12 has an extensive list of how Christians behave who have received grace. We studied this chapter in class this morning. Some statements are clarifications of those that came before, some are in the negative.