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The Radical Implications of the Mercies of God: His Gospel. Romans 12:1-2. Romans 12:1. The word “therefore” links these verses back to all previous truths Paul has already presented in chap 1-11.

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romans 12 1
Romans 12:1

The word “therefore” links these verses back to all previous truths Paul has already presented in chap 1-11

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, [which is] your reasonable service.
romans 1 11 part 1 thesis

Romans 1-11Part 1 Thesis

By God’s sovereign grace man is justified by repentant faith in the Gospel.

the gospel

the Gospel

The gospel is the good news that mercy is available through the cross to ____________

let s consider

Let’s Consider

The implications of suggesting the gospel should radically impact you in a world that resents religious radicalism

our radical savior and lord
Our Radical Savior and Lord

And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee:

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you

Love your enemies

If any man come to me, and hate not his father…and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

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Romans 12:1
  • We need to hear:
    • I “beseech”
    • I “appeal” or “urge” (with emphasis)
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Romans 12:1
  • We need to hear:
    • I “beseech”
    • I “appeal” or “urge” (with emphasis)
  • brethren, (fellow believers)
  • by the mercies of God,
    • (the gospel)
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Romans 12:1-2

I am NOT my own I have been bought with a price.

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
what does it mean to sacrifice

What does it mean to sacrifice?

Wars are won through sacrifice

Athletes sacrifice to win

Parents sacrifice for children

Spouses sacrifice one for another

Believers sacrifice for the church Christ died for

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You are out to dinner and the waiter is terrible, the steak is NOT cooked right, and _______
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What goes through your mind when you hear that William Carey stayed on the mission field in India through three wives?“living sacrifice”
here is the issue
Here is the Issue

blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed…Jesus

  • In the remote region of our sub-conscious, are we asking this question:
    • What if I sacrifice the “golden years” of my life for service to the King and there is NO God?
the gospel implores me to make

The gospel implores me to make

Radical sacrifices of lusts, dreams, aspirations and even goals in light of the mercy of God in my life.

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Romans 12:1-2
  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
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Romans 12:1-2

Pleasing to God

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
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Bodily Application

I have always wanted a tattoo on my body…

However, I am a tattoo could hurt my testimony for the cause of Christ

I am sure there will not be any tattoo parlors in heaven ( I better do it now)

Will I sacrifice my dream of having a tattoo on my arm in response to gospel?

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Romans 12:1

This sacrificial choice becomes an act of worship.

  • I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable [spiritual] service.
spiritual service
Application

Responding to a lazy incompetent waiter in a MERCIFUL (Christ Like) manner becomes an act of spiritual service to your King!

Spiritual Service
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Romans 12:2
  • And
    • Paul is not finished describing how the gospel is to radically impact every area of my life
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Romans 12:2

Please Turn

John 17:9-17

  • Be not [imperative] conformed to this world:
john 17 9 17

John 17:9-17

“In” but NOT “of”

for a distinct purpose

instead of conforming
Instead of Conforming

The Bible knows nothing of a scenario where the people of God look, walk, talk and act like the people of the world; HOWEVER_____________

  • but be ye transformed
    • [into holy, God-pleasing, living sacrifices].
real change begins w the mind
Real Change Begins w/ the Mind

Outward conformity without a transformation of the mind is NOT what Paul had in mind.

  • but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
the agent of change
The Agent of Change
  • Titus 3:5
    • Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy [the gospel] He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
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Romans 12:2

why

  • And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that
  • ye may prove [discern] what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
three possibilities
Three Possibilities

Black

#1 The Bible is very clear about this matter

White

#2 The Bible is NOT clear about this matter

Gray

#3 The Bible provides some guidance concerning the matter BUT it is not absolute

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Every scenario requires this question:

How should the gospel impact how I think or what I do in this scenario?

Application
answer
Answer
  • Three possibilities:
    • Positive
      • This actively advances the gospel
    • Neutral
      • Neither positive or negative
    • Negative
      • This hurts the intent and goal of the gospel
christianity is not
Christianity Is NOT
  • NOT a religion
  • NOT about rules to appease God’s wrath
  • NOT about rituals or ceremonies
  • NOT about regulations to win God’s favor
radical implications
Radical Implications
  • With my spouse
  • In the body of Christ
  • With my boss
  • In my worldview
  • While out to dinner
  • With my coworkers
  • In my neighborhood
  • With my time
  • In my marriage
calling for sacrifice
Calling for Sacrifice
  • Young Single Adult
  • Mother with three children
  • Retiree
  • Small Business Owner
  • Soldier in the Army
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