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A Living Sacrifice

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Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

I.        Introduction:

II.      The Offered Sacrifice: Consecration

A.      The Motivation Of The Offering

1.       Motivated By Brothers

2.       Motivated By Grace

B.      The Presentation Of The Offering

1.       A Body Presented

2.       A Sacrifice Presented

a)       A Living Sacrifice

b)       A Holy Sacrifice

c)       A Pleasing Sacrifice

C.      The Devotion Of The Offering

1.       A Reasonable Act Of Worship

2.       A Personal Act Of Worship

III.   The Dedicated Life: Sanctification

A.      Sanctified In Separation

1.       Set Apart From The Practice Of Conformity

2.       Set Apart From The Pattern Of The World

B.      Sanctified By Transformation

1.       An Intentional Submission

2.       An Intellectual Transformation

a)       The Mind Of Man Changed

b)       The Will Of God Discerned

(1)     Discerning The Authenticity Of God’s Will
(2)     Discerning The Character Of God’s Will
(a)     God’s Will Is Good
(b)     God’s Will Is Pleasing
(c)     God’s Will Is Perfect

IV.    Conclusion:

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