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Why Sacrifice for God?

Romans 12:1

Most religions have a common theme: sacrifice yourself for your god and your god will reward you. But true followers of Jesus do not think like that because it is not true to the Bible.

It's Time to Change

Romans 12:2

J B Phillips translated this verse, "Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould, but let God remould your minds from within so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God fo

Don't Get Above Yourself

Romans 12:3

Arrogance is welded into our sinful human nature.

Different but United

Romans 12:4-5

Individualism is corrupt. We are all made as individuals in the image of God, uniquely precious to Him.

Uniquely Gifted

Romans 12:6-8

The church is not a building. It is the people who belong to God because they have put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Each believer has been given gifts by the Holy Spirit.

Love must be Sincere if it is Real Love

Romans 12:9-10

Western culture portrays love as a feeling. It is served up to screens world-wide as a complex emotion, an irrational driving force which redefines right and wrong.

Keep Going

Romans 12:11-12

Starting is easy but keeping going right up to the finish is much more difficult.

Loving Starts at Home

Romans 12:13

Non-Western people are generally much better at offering hospitality generously.

Supernatural Response

Romans 12:14

It is easy to like people who like us, and encourage people who respect us. It is the natural way society works. It is also natural to hate those who hate us and curse those who are against us.

Together means Together

Romans 12:15-16

Genuine relationships share at a deep level. They are not a forum for people to get as much out of each other as they can - that sort of behaviour breeds distrust and separation.