Worship Also By Presenting Yourself As A Living Sacrifice To God

Worship Also By Presenting Yourself As A Living Sacrifice To God

The Sermon: Romans 12: 1 – 5

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy & pleasing to God – this is your spiritual worship. 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. For by the grace given me I say to every one of you. Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

WORSHIP ALSO BY PRESENTING YOURSELF AS A LIVING SACRIFICE TO GOD

1. The Motivation: God’s Mercies Toward You In Christ

2. The Method: A Spiritual Transformation Within You

3. The Result: Humble Service Within The Body Of Christ

Listen to the sermon:

Look to the LORD and His Strength 1 Choronicles 16:11

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

November 11, 2012 (9:00 a.m.)
Opening Choir Song: “Sing A New Song To The Lord”

TLH 352 : O Savior, Precious Savior Hymnary.org link

The Responsive Reading Of Psalm 57, P 135 (Front Of Hymnal)

The Scripture Reading – Mark 10: 35-44
A selfish request by two disciples and an equally selfish response by
the rest provided opportunity for Jesus to remind them of His “serving”
mission and attitude, one that should in Christian humility and love be
emulated by those who follow him.

The Apostles Creed

Hymn LSB 535 : How Wide the Love of Christ Hymnary.org link

The Sermon ………..……… ……….………….. Romans 12: 1 – 5
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, n view of God’s mercy, to offer your
bodies as living sacrifices, holy & pleasing to God – this is your spiritual
worship. 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. For
by the grace given me I say to every one of you. Do not think of yourself
more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judg-
ment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as
each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not
all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body,
and each member belongs to all the others.

WORSHIP ALSO BY PRESENTING YOURSELF AS A LIVING SACRIFCE TO GOD

1. The Motivation: God’s Mercies Toward You In Christ
2. The Method: A Spiritual Transformation Within You
3. The Result: Humble Service Within The Body Of Christ

Sing: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit
within me; Cast me not away from Thy presence and take not Thy Holy
Spirit from me; Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; And uphold me
with Thy free spirit.

Hymn: “Another Day Is Dawning” (Frances Havergal)
(Sung to The Melody Of “The Church’s One Foundation”)
1. Another day is dawning, Dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting, Another day with Thee;
Another day of progress, Another day of praise,
Another day of proving Thy presence all our days.

2. Another day of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace,
Another day of gladness In the shining of Thy face;
Another year of leaning Upon Thy loving breast;
Another day of trusting, Of quiet, happy rest.

3. Another day of service, Of witness for thy love,
Another day of training For holier work above;
Another day of dawning, Dear Father, let it be
On earth, or else in heaven, Another day for Thee.