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Romans 12 & 13

Romans 12-13

In preparing for this week’s sermon, I came across a series of questions that started with the phrase “Which one bothered you more?” They were very convicting to me and I thought I would share them with you. Here they are in order:

1. Which one bothered you more: “A soul lost in Hell or a scratch on your new car?”

2. Which one bothered you more: “Missing the morning worship service or missing a day of work?”

3. Which one bothered you more: “A sermon that went too long or a lunch time that started too late?”

4. Which one bothered you more: “Forgetting to read your Bible or forgetting to read the latest Facebook post?”

5. Which one bothered you more: “Missing a good Bible Study or missing your favorite TV show?”

6. Which one bothered you more: “Your tithes going down or your income going down?”

7. Which one bothered you more: “The millions who do not know Christ or the millions who do not cheer for your favorite sports team in the play-offs?”

I mention all of that because Romans 12:1-2 says: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

In other words, Christians should look different from the world. We should not have the same priorities that unbelievers have. Our minds should be renewed. Our bodies should be presented as a living and holy sacrifice to God.

But what does that look like? Practically speaking, how do we achieve this high goal? That is what we will be talking about this Sunday morning at Grace Fellowship Chilliwack. If you have ever wondered how to get victory over the world, come join us at 46024 Riverside Drive as we talk about that. If you have ever wanted to stop conforming to the lost culture around you, join us at 9:30 as we find out how to do that in the Bible. Be encouraged that God is merciful and, by His mercies, you can do it. Know that His will is good and acceptable and perfect, and He will not let you down. – Jeremy Cagle