Summary: 1 of 3. Paul informed the Roman Christians of their need to properly live out God’s will. We must properly offer our bodies for God’s service. How are we to best do it? Those used of God habitually...
PRESENTING OURSELVES For SERVICE-I—Romans 12:1-2
MEMORIAL DAY celebrations tomorrow...
Visits to the cemetery...
All of these events will help us to remember & respect those who presented themselves for the service of this country to maintain the freedoms of its civilians.
As our soldiers gave their very lives in the service of their country, so, believers must Present Themselves for the Service of their God.
Paul informed the Roman Christians of their need to properly live out God’s will.
We must properly offer our bodies for God’s service.
How are we to best offer/present ourselves for God’s service?
8 considerations effecting our usefulness to God.
1—Those used of God habitually...
Consider GOD’s MANIFOLD MERCIES(:1a)
Explanation: (:1a) Mercies
:1—“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.”
Because of the unsearchable riches attending the perfection of God’s Providence, Paul now calls his fellow Christians to himself in exhortation.
Taking stock of the apparent & manifold “mercies of God,” the Christian is to consider the grave importance of presenting their own “bodies” for God’s use.
This presentation of our bodies is the bare minimum by which the blood-bought child of salvation by faith should respond in honor of his/her God.
What are some of the “mercies of God” toward us?
Undeservedly chosen By faith.
Undeservedly chosen by faith In Jesus.
Undeservedly chosen by faith in Jesus, Who is the Messiah/Christ.
Undeservedly chosen by faith in Jesus, who is the Messiah/Christ, God’s chosen instrument to accomplish our salvation.
Undeservedly chosen by faith in Jesus, who is the Messiah/Christ—God’s chosen instrument to accomplish our salvation, From the wages of sin(eternal death).
Undeservedly chosen by faith in Jesus, who is the Messiah/Christ—God’s chosen instrument to accomplish our salvation, From the wages of sin(eternal death), To the place of grace(eternal life).
God uniquely gifts each one of us with an ability to serve Him as He chooses.
God blesses us with family—brothers & sisters in Christ.
“Beseech/Urge”—parakalew—V.—1)To call to one's side, call for, summon; 2) To address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc. Strong—To call near, i.e. Invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation).
“Mercies”—oiktirmov—1) Compassion, pity, mercy—1a) Bowels in which compassion resides, a heart of compassion, 1b) Emotions, longings, manifestations of pity. Denotes the inward feeling of compassion which abides in the heart. A criminal begs eleew of his judge; but hopeless suffering is often the object of oiktirmov. Both words denote sympathy, fellow-feeling with misery, mercy, compassion. Eleov, however, manifests itself chiefly in acts rather than words, while oiktirmov is used rather of the inward feeling of compassion which abides in the heart. Hopeless suffering may be the object of oiktirmov, Compassion. Strong—Pity. Used 5X.