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Romans 12 - NIV

A Living Sacrifice

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your[a] faith;

7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach;

8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead,[b] do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

Love in Action

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[c] Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] says the Lord.

20 On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”[e]

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


a. Romans 12:6 Or the
b. Romans 12:8 Or to provide for others
c. Romans 12:16 Or willing to do menial work
d. Romans 12:19 Deut.?32:35
e. Romans 12:20 Prov.?25:21,22

Sermons on Romans 12 More sermons: Romans 12

Matthew Cox avatar
Living for God (week 1)
Shared by: Matthew Cox on Jan, 2017
Summary: We are looking at Romans 12:1-2
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
Views: 0
Jonathan Vorce avatar
Grade Yourself
Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Dec, 2016
Summary: In this sermon I focus on 5 questions that we can ask ourselves to help evaluate how we are doing in our Christian walk.
Larry Turner avatar
You Ain't All That
Shared by: Larry Turner on Nov, 2016
Summary: Pride can make someone think more highly of themselves than they should. Naaman almost missed a miracle because of pride.
Scripture: Romans 12:3
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 337
Shawn miller avatar
Becoming a Heavenly Rebel
Shared by: Shawn miller on Oct, 2016
Summary: We are called to be Heavenly Rebels! We are to rise up against the established institutions of secularism and to rebel against the "god of this age" (2 Cor. 4:4) and take a bold stand for Christ. Here are 3 scriptural ways how to be a heavenly rebel.
Dean Courtier avatar
Discipleship Lifestyle - Sacrificial Love
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Oct, 2016
Summary: As dynamic disciples of Jesus, we have to do what God expects us to do. Even if it’s difficult, even if it goes against what the world says is acceptable, even if it means we have to be different, we need to choose to do what He has commanded us to do.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Romans 12:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 647
Jordan Muck avatar
How to be Transformed through the Word of God
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Oct, 2016
Summary: Understanding the disciplines in everyday Christian life.
Series: Discipline
Anthony Zibolski avatar
The art of teamwork
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Oct, 2016
Summary: The start of the NFL season and preached a sermon on Godly teamwork.
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 248
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Why Do We Ask You To Volunteer?
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Aug, 2016
Summary: There are deeper reasons why we ask you to volunteer at First Christian.
Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
Views: 443
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Doing the right thing
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Aug, 2016
Summary: It is hard to do the right thing because it does not come naturally, it is from the Lord.
Scripture: Romans 12:1
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 838
John Stackhouse avatar
XI. The Church
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Aug, 2016
Summary: The eleventh article of faith of the Church of the Nazarene.
Scripture: Romans 12:5-8
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 176
Bryan Beverly avatar
Many Gifts but One Heart
Shared by: Bryan Beverly on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.
Terry Laughlin avatar
Open Doors of Opportunity
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Jul, 2016
Summary: The Bible gives truths to help us discern God's will for us. Yes, we are to live by faith. However, our faith is to be based from Biblical truths that are eternal.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Romans 12:1-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 133
Coz von avatar
The Transforming Power of Graciousness
Shared by: Coz von on Jun, 2016
Gordon Curley avatar
TRANSFORMED: Spiritual Health
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jun, 2016
Summary: TRANSFORMED – How God Changes Us Spiritual Health – Romans chapter 12 verses 1-3 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Series: Transformed
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 324
Robert Sickler avatar
The Self-Worth Struggle
Shared by: Robert Sickler on May, 2016
Summary: Most of us develop a sense of self-worth based on our ability to meet personal standards, which we have generated from our perception of social, cultural, and peer standards. As a result, our self-worth is generated by worldly values not God's.
Tom Shepard avatar
Choices Bring Change
Shared by: Tom Shepard on May, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at three choices that can change our life. 1. We Must Choose Our THOUGHTS 2. We Must Choose to Depend on THE HOLY SPIRIT 3. We Must Choose to Respond Wisely to CIRCUMSTANCES
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Romans 12:2
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 996
Derek Geldart avatar
Family of God
Shared by: Derek Geldart on May, 2016
Summary: Let us be the body of Christ that truly loves God and each other with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength!
Andy Grossman avatar
"Welcome to the Family"
Shared by: Andy Grossman on May, 2016
Summary: Joining the family, earthly, church and heavenly
Scripture: Romans 12:4-5
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 257
Jay Tigner avatar
Love One Another
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Jesus said that we would be known by our love for one another.
Series: Stand Alone
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 282
Derek Geldart avatar
Being a Disciple of Jesus Christ
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Apr, 2016
Summary: This sermon will discuss how one becomes a disciple of Jesus Christ by examining Paul's words in Romans 12:1-2.
Dean Courtier avatar
Faithful, Follower Functioning for the Lord
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Apr, 2016
Summary: Three of the Marks of Discipleship in our lives, the indicators, the evidence, the proof, that demonstrates we are true disciples of Jesus. Faithful, Follower Functioning for the Lord.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Romans 12:2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,220
James Hickman avatar
With Heart and Mind
Shared by: James Hickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: An examination of how commitment is a proper response to Christ's work on our behalf.
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 237
James Hickman avatar
A New Way of Thinking About Ourselves--And Others
Shared by: James Hickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: A call for a realistic understanding of our need for grace and our dependence upon one another.
Scripture: Romans 12:3-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 232
James Hickman avatar
Ministry--In A New Way
Shared by: James Hickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Christians ministering together through the gifts of the Spirit to advance the Kingdom.
Scripture: Romans 12:6-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 122
James Hickman avatar
Love--Within the Church
Shared by: James Hickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Christian commitment is demonstrated when Christians sincerely love one another.
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 154
James Hickman avatar
Love--And the Angry Outsider
Shared by: James Hickman on Apr, 2016
Summary: Showing love to those outside the Christian community enhances our witness.
Scripture: Romans 12:9-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 92
Allan Quak avatar
Transform Your Mind
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2016
Summary: The Tenth Commandment gives freedom by helping us see that we can have our minds under control
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 12:2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 319
Dan Raymond avatar
Live in Harmony with One Another
Shared by: Dan Raymond on Mar, 2016
Summary: Beautiful harmony is not easy in music. Only the right combinations of notes are pleasing to the ear. The wrong combination is discordant noise. Beautiful harmony is not easy in the church either, and yet we are called to live in harmony with one another.
Series: One Another
Scripture: Romans 12:16
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 481
Mike Dankson avatar
The REAL Meaning of Worship
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Paul will teach us what real worship is
Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
Denomination: *other
Views: 401