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Romans 12 Commentary of the Bible

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Offer Your Body  ( Romans 12:1-3 )  Daily Devotion

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1

That is what we sing in that great hymn, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross: It closes, Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.

Living Day by Day  ( Romans 12:1-3 )  Sunday Message

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I believe it ought to be against the law to read or quote the first two verses of Romans 12 without having read the last verses of Romans 11. They belong together. But unfortunately these two verses have been cut off from the ones in the preceding chapter. The two verses that open Romans 12 are an appeal from the Apostle Paul to bring your body to God and give it to him to use. But all the great reasons for doing this are in Chapter 11. There Paul says,

Who am I, Lord?  ( Romans 12:3-8 )  Sunday Message

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Last week we saw that the only logical and sensible thing that a Christian can do with his body is to turn it over to the Lord, present it to him, and ask him to use it in everything he does. We have quoted these words from Scripture many times: "Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus," (Colossians 3:17b RSV). That means by his strength and by his power. That is what Paul is exhorting us to in Romans 12:1-2.

Who Am I, Lord?  ( Romans 12:3-8 )  Daily Devotion

For by the grace given to 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 faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3

The Body of Christ  ( Romans 12:4-5 )  Sunday Message

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This morning, we are spending a little time together here, in the last few minutes of this service, on a theme I think is of transcending importance. You know the first thing that a new convert discovers when he comes to know Jesus Christ is the glory of the new light that's been imparted to him. I have had the privilege these past few weeks of speaking to many who have come to know Christ in the Crusade and in every case the thing that has impressed these new converts is the strange things that have happened to them within.

How to Hug  ( Romans 12:9-21 )  Sunday Message

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I want to comment briefly on the title of this message, How To Hug. This was suggested to me by a story I once heard about a man who was walking down the street. He passed a used book store, and in the window he saw a book with this title, How To Hug. He was taken by the title and, being of a somewhat romantic nature, went in to buy the book. To his chagrin, he discovered that it was the third volume of an encyclopedia and covered the subjects How to Hug.

Sincere Love  ( Romans 12:9-13 )  Daily Devotion

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13

Who To Bless  ( Romans 12:14-21 )  Daily Devotion

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14