Romans 12 - The Surrendered Life
Dave Riddle - 09/15/19
Key Passage: Romans 12:1-2
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you:” - Romans 12:1 (Message)
An Impassioned Plea
I urge you (Romans 12:1)
parakaleō (Greek: παρακαλέω) - to admonish, exhort. to beg, entreat, beseech...
To whom? All the family of God.
Romans 12:1 - “therefore brothers and sisters...”
On what grounds? God’s mercies.
Not because of anything we’ve done, but because the mercy he shows us again and again.
This call has two facets
A Living Sacrifice (12:1)
A shocking statement for Paul’s Roman audience who saw the body as a grave.
Our body is not a tomb, but a tool to worship God in everything we do!
Our physical bodies become a spiritual act of worship.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (12:2)
Don’t just be like everyone else. (Conformity)
Allow yourself to be transformed.
Daily and continually, not a one time event.
metamorphoō (Greek: μεταμορφόω) - to change into another form, to transform, to transfigure.
The world’s standards and God’s will are so far apart that you cannot just take a little bit of each.