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Spiritual sacrifices

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Lesson by Mike Smith

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Spiritual sacrifices

  1. 1. 1 Peter 2:5
  2. 2. Introduction: • Sacrifice – The act of offering; then objectively, that which is offered. Vines • Idolatrous - Acts 7:41 • Under the Law - Hebrews 10:1 • of Christ - Ephesians 5:2
  3. 3. Introduction: Characteristics of sacrifice: • • • • Presentation – Lev. 1:3-5; Rom.12:1 Personal – Lev. 1:2; Rom. 12:1 Value – 2 Samuel 24:24 Must conform to God’s will. Leviticus 10:1-2; 1 Peter 2:5, 9
  4. 4. The Body of the Christian: Rom. 12:1 • Present our body to God to accomplish His will. – Body is a living active instrument 1 Cor. 6:13 – Present body not to lusts, but to God to do righteousness! Rom. 6:12-14; 1 Jn. 2:29 – Must abstain from sexual sin/defilement of the flesh! 1 Thes. 4:1-8; Rom. 13:13-14
  5. 5. The Body of the Christian: Rom. 12:1 • Present our body to God to accomplish His will. Applications: – Abstain from sinful uses of the body. 1 Peter 4:3-4 – Cleanse the heart – Use of the body clean. Mark 7:20-23; Ecclesiastes 7:29
  6. 6. The Sacrifice of Faith: Philippians 2:17 • Faith is a Presentation to God – Heb. 11:6, 4 • Sacrifice of Faith is the Christian’s Life/Conduct. – Fruits of righteousness - Phil. 1:9-11 – Unity of faith – Phil. 1:27 – Suffering for Christ - Phil. 1:29-30 – Working out salvation – Phil. 2:12 – W/out murmuring… Phil. 2:14-16 Is our faith that which God will accept? Jas. 2:14, 24, 26
  7. 7. Material Assistance Given To Others: Philippians 4:18 • Support gospel preachers in their work. Phil. 4:15-16 • Helping needy saints. 2 Cor. 9:12-15; 1 John 3:16-17 • Sharing with Others Hebrews 13:16
  8. 8. The Sacrifice of Praise: Heb. 13:15 • God is praised when we confess His name in our lives. Mal. 1:10-13; Mt. 10:32-33 • Our assembled worship provides the opportunity. Heb. 10:24-25 – Neglect of worship is a refusal to praise God. Heb. 10:28-29; Ps. 42:4 – Worship is a seeking of God’s favor. Zech. 8:20-23 – Private time provides an opportunity Jas. 5:13; Acts 16:25
  9. 9. Have You Become Part of God’s Spiritual Priesthood? • You can become this by obeying the gospel and serving God faithfully! Gal.3:26-29; 1 Pet. 2 • The process of salvation includes your: – Hearing & Believing the gospel of Christ. Rom. 1:16ff – Repenting of your sin. Acts 2:38 – Confessing Christ. Acts 8:37 – Baptism into Christ for remission of sins. Acts 22:16 – Being faithful. Revelation 2:10

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