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August 11, 2019: True Worship (Romans 12:1-2)

Prepare for Sunday morning worship by using the guide below

Adult Education

This Sunday Levi Regalado will continue teaching Challenging Questions Christians Face. This class will be held at 10:00 in the Youth Room.

Worship Songs

Christ Is Risen
His Mercy Is More
Holy, Holy, Holy, (Nicaea)
Man of Sorrows
O Great God
Take My Life

Unreached People Group

In our Sunday gathering this week, we will be praying for the Bhil of India

Romans 12:1-2

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

 Summary

We are returning to complete the precious book of Romans. Paul now turns to worship.  What is true worship? Is it great music with hands raised and tears in my eyes? Is it deep traditional music from ages past? Is it being deep in thought or lost in wonder?  What does the Bible teach about the nature, reasons, and way to worship God so that he is pleased? Paul turns here in Romans 12.  He makes a bold move from theology to practice, from all that God has done to what we do.  He answers the question of how do we see God’s saving work play out in the life of the Christian?  Read through all of Romans 12-16 to prepare yourself to hear and follow Paul's urging to us to a true and proper worship and all that it means.  

Review and Apply

How did you define worship before this sermon? How do you now?

How does viewing God's mercy enable true worship?

What does it mean to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice?  How does it look in your daily life?

In what ways is your life currently patterned after the world? What is one area that you have not offered to God?

How are you 'renewing your mind?'

How can a brother or sister help you grow in worship?