Living Sacrifices ~ Romans 12:1-8

LIVING SACRIFICES
Romans 12:1-8

I.  REASONABLE SERVICE (vs. 1-2)
a. Why would Paul appeal to the Roman believers on the basis of God’s mercy? ___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
b. What is significant about a sacrifice offered to the Lord? __________ _________________________________________________________
c. What is different about the type of sacrifice believers are to be? ____ 
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d. What phrase does Paul use to describe our service to God that shows just

how “over the top” our service is?  __________________________ _________________________________________________________ 
e. Paul warns against conforming to the world.  The word “conform” is the

Greek word skematizo = we get the words schematic or pattern from this word.

 Why would Paul warn against patterning ourselves after the world? ___________________________________________________
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f. Paul encourages transformation (metamorphoo) literally metamorphosis

completely altered or changed.  How does this happen?
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g. What benefits do we reap from our own transformation? _________
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II. ONE BODY IN CHRIST (vs. 3-8)
a. What problems result in thinking more of ourselves than others? ____  __________________________________________________________ 
b. Paul uses the body to explain how a church functions.  Why can’t all the

parts have the same function? __________________________________ __________________________________________________________
c. Who does verse 5 say we belong to? _____________________________
d. Paul concludes this thought with an observation and exhortation.  The 
observation is that we all have different gifts.  What is the exhortation? 
__________________________________________________________
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IV. Application:  How essential is it that a believer serve in a real church? _______________________________________________________________
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