Romans 12: 1 – 3

1. Mercies

Vs 1 therefore = knowing what God has done for you int he past

Beg you This is not a forced walk, but a call to come and walk with me a bit

Mercies = Pity or compassion

  • Not just a work, but an action
  • Heart moved by compassion
  • Jesus became a man and died for us to set us free from a worthless life.

2. Living and Holy Sacrifice

Present yourselves to be a living and holy sacrifice


  • Unlike Old Testament sacrifices where they were offered and died
  • Offered alive
  • Continue to be offered

Reasonable service

  • Of the word
  • Is a life of worship according to God’s Word
  • this becomes our nourishment

1 Peter 2: 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation

3. Transformed

Don’t copy those around you. Only used one other place

1 Peter 1: 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance

Renew Mind

  • Don’t live lives based on feelings
  • Don’t live lives based on doing
  • It is living lives on he Truth of what God’s word says

Transformed (See Mark 9: 2, 3)

2 Corinthians 3:18: But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

  1. Beholding more than a casual look
  2. Study of who God is

4. Walk of Humility

Vs 3 Because of this privilege and authority humility is needed

5. Walk of Glory

2 Corinthians 12: 7 – 9

  • God is going to help us walk this out in humility
  • Thorn (splinter int he finger)
  • Thorn is a slap in the face
  • We can minister in spite of this thorn
  • God’s grace is sufficient.

Key Point: God doesn’t remove the burden, he strengthens the shoulders