Romans 12:1-11 A Call to Sacrifice and Service

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  • Call to Sacrifice,
    Why are we called to Sacrifice? in view of God's mercies
    God has set about puttign the worlds to rights,
    As individuals we deserve the consquences of our actions, we deserve t be excluded from God's presence from God's family, we fall short of what God intended humans to be, yet God loved, loved so much he gave his son for us,
    our service is the natural response , it should be our act of gratitude, How can I serve you, honour you, present your body as a living sacrifice. Not only has God saved us
  • Call to Sacrifice,
    Why are we called to Sacrifice? in view of God's mercies
    God has set about puttign the worlds to rights,
    As individuals we deserve the consquences of our actions, we deserve t be excluded from God's presence from God's family, we fall short of what God intended humans to be, yet God loved, loved so much he gave his son for us,
    our service is the natural response , it should be our act of gratitude, How can I serve you, honour you, present your body as a living sacrifice. Not only has God saved us
  • Call to Sacrifice,
    Why are we called to Sacrifice? in view of God's mercies
    God has set about puttign the worlds to rights,
    As individuals we deserve the consquences of our actions, we deserve t be excluded from God's presence from God's family, we fall short of what God intended humans to be, yet God loved, loved so much he gave his son for us,
    our service is the natural response , it should be our act of gratitude, How can I serve you, honour you, present your body as a living sacrifice. Not only has God saved us
  • Call to Sacrifice,
    Why are we called to Sacrifice? in view of God's mercies
    God has set about puttign the worlds to rights,
    As individuals we deserve the consquences of our actions, we deserve t be excluded from God's presence from God's family, we fall short of what God intended humans to be, yet God loved, loved so much he gave his son for us,
    our service is the natural response , it should be our act of gratitude, How can I serve you, honour you, present your body as a living sacrifice. Not only has God saved us
  • Call to Sacrifice,
    Why are we called to Sacrifice? in view of God's mercies
    God has set about puttign the worlds to rights,
    As individuals we deserve the consquences of our actions, we deserve t be excluded from God's presence from God's family, we fall short of what God intended humans to be, yet God loved, loved so much he gave his son for us,
    our service is the natural response , it should be our act of gratitude, How can I serve you, honour you, present your body as a living sacrifice. Not only has God saved us
  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo


  • Second call is the call to incarnation...
    Elsewhere in Paul's letters the church is described as the body of Christ, Ephesians
    church of a 100 in a city of a million... they are the body of Christ
    Why did Paul choose to us the metaphor of 'body' to describe the church
    (a) living entity
    (b) directed by a living mind (Seneca: descibed empire as body, and nero as the head': Seneca is a toic philosopher and contemporary of Paul
    (c) v4 made up of many parts all different
    (d) unity
    by Seneca, who addresses Nero as “the soul of the republic [which] is your body” (Seneca De Clem. 1.5.1). He also speaks of Nero as the head, on whom the good health of the body, the empire, depends (Seneca De Clem. 2.2.1), an bo




  • Romans 12:1-11 A Call to Sacrifice and Service

    1. 1. SERMON A CALL TO SACRIFICE AND SERVICE TEXT SUNDAY 25TH APRIL 2010 ROMANS 12:1-11
    2. 2. THE CALL TO SACRIFICE.....
    3. 3. THE CALL TO SACRIFICE..... “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship........
    4. 4. THE CALL TO SACRIFICE..... “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship........
    5. 5. THE CALL TO SACRIFICE..... “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship........ Do not conform any longer 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.
    6. 6. THE CALL TO SACRIFICE..... “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship........ IN A HEDONISTIC AGE...... Do not conform any longer 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.
    7. 7. ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 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 who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    8. 8. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 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 who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    9. 9. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 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 who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    10. 10. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body Living entity with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    11. 11. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body Living entity with many members, and these Directed by a living mind members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    12. 12. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body Living entity with many members, and these Directed by a living mind members do not all have the same Complex Composition function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    13. 13. THE CALL TO INCARNATION ....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 measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body Living entity with many members, and these Directed by a living mind members do not all have the same Complex Composition function, 5 so in Christ we who are Unified many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others...
    14. 14. THE CALL TO GIFT SHARING...... ...We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. ”
    15. 15. ROMANS 12:1-11 A CALL TO SACRIFICE AND SERVICE A CALL TO SACRIFICE A CALL TO INCARNATION A CALL TO GIFT SHARING

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