Christian Sacrifice

Christian Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-2

I. A proper sacrifice is done in love

    A. Love for God (John 14:15; 1 John 5:3)
    B. Complete love (Mark 12:29)

II. “Be not conformed to this world”

    A. The world will pull you away from God (James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17)
    B. Warnings against greed (Matthew 6:24, 33; 1 Timothy 6:6-10)
    C. Sinful attitudes and activities must be avoided (2 Timothy 3:1-7; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:1-4)

III. “But be transformed by the renewing of your mind”

    A. Stop serving the evil one, start serving the Just One (Romans 6:16-18)
    B. The blessing of spiritual protection (1 John 4:4; John 10:27-29; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:11)
    C. The blessing of joy (Philippians 4:4, 6-7; James 1:2-3)

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