Go Fresh. Inside. Outside. #7
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
regarding general behaviour. Covers many situations.
covers governmental authority. More time is spent on this than the others since this would likely present a greater challenge. Vs 7 is a good verse.
- covers the relationship between commandments, love and flesh.
covers relationships within the community of believers. Again the connection is love and doing no harm to another. It teaches us to be ‘other’ aware and focused. (
The goal is unity ()
The rest is about Paul’s relationship to the Romans and others.
Ultimately Chapters 12-15 are the practical outworking of the new creation. How we relate to the church community, to the government and to the world are all described. No one can look at all these and say they have nothing to work on.
The motivator is love. The goal is unity in the church.