Our prayer is that these notes help and encourage you in deeper reflection on the sermon topic each week. If you have not had a chance to listen to the sermon, or if you need help as you work through the study this week, you can listen to the sermon here: Sacrificial Living
Romans 12: 1, 2
These are all the passages mentioned in the sermon. As you take time for personal study, be sure to explore each passage in it's context. Where just one verse was referenced, zoom out to read the full chapter or surrounding texts to give you a clearer view of the context and meaning of each passage. We recommend reading through these portions of scripture and the chapters around them to assist you as you work on applying the sermon to your life.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
What do you think of when you hear the word "sacrifice"? Is your view of making sacrifices as a christian confined to certain areas of your life?
What would it look like to offer your body as a living sacrifice to God. How would your daily life look different?
"That which you sacrifice for signals that which you love" What do you think those around you would say you love? Take into consideration what you post about on social media, what you take off work for, what you sacrifice time on etc.
In what areas has sacrificing for God felt like a burden to you? How will remembering that Christians sacrifice from acceptance in Christ and because he sacrificed for us first, help you to live sacrificially with joy?
As you have been growing and becoming more like Jesus this year, how have you seen your life becoming more sacrificial?
When we think that following Jesus is about making sacrifices, we ponder how much / what / when to sacrifice. But when we understand that following Jesus is about being a sacrifice there are no scenarios where we can consider it. Everything we do is a sacrifice and offering to God.
How could we not offer our lives as a sacrifice for the God who has so willingly and freely offered himself up for us?
Our prayer is that this sermon study guide will help you in your spiritual growth. As you read and pray through these passages, we encourage you to take your study into community as well. Talk to your friends and family about what you are learning and make sharing your faith by the power of the Holy Spirit a part of your growth in Him.
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