Living Sacrifice – More than Words

Sep 03, 2017   •     •   Romans 12:1-8

Scripture Reading讀經: Romans羅馬書12:1-8

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform 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.  3 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 faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. 所以弟兄們,我以神的慈悲勸你們,將身體獻上,當做活祭,是聖潔的,是神所喜悅的,你們如此侍奉乃是理所當然的。 2 不要效法這個世界,只要心意更新而變化,叫你們察驗何為神的善良、純全、可喜悅的旨意。3 我憑著所賜我的恩對你們各人說:不要看自己過於所當看的,要照著神所分給各人信心的大小,看得合乎中道。 4 正如我們一個身子上有好些肢體,肢體也不都是一樣的用處; 5 我們這許多人在基督裡成為一身,互相聯絡做肢體,也是如此。 6 按我們所得的恩賜,各有不同。或說預言,就當照著信心的程度說預言; 7 或做執事,就當專一執事;或做教導的,就當專一教導; 8 或做勸化的,就當專一勸化施捨的,就當誠實;治理的,就當殷勤;憐憫人的,就當甘心。


A Living Sacrifice – More than Words 將身體作為活祭,勝過言語.

  1. Let Us Give Ourselves to God as a Living Sacrifice將身體獻上,當做活祭,


  1. Let Us Use the Gifts God Gives Us to Be a Living Sacrifice. 把我們所得的恩賜獻上,當做活祭,




HOW HAS THE MESSAGE TOUCHED ME這篇信息如何感動了我? (Feel free to record your response for your private reflection.  請隨意記錄您的個人感受。)



Let every act of your body in living be an act of worship. That is, let every act of your living body be a demonstration that God is your treasure. Let every act of your living body show that Christ is more precious to you than anything else. Let every act of your living body be a death to all that dishonors Christ.

John Piper (born January 11, 1946) American Calvinist Baptist pastor; author; founder and leader of

It is our duty and our privilege to exhaust our lives for Jesus. We are not to be living specimens of men in fine preservation, but living sacrifices, whose lot is to be consumed.

Charles Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) English Particular Baptist preacher; known as the “Prince of Preachers”

When you come back to God for pardon and salvation, come with all you have to lay all at his feet. Come with your body, to offer it as a living sacrifice upon His altar. Come with your soul and all its powers, and yield them in willing consecration to your God and Savior. Come, bring them all along-everything, body, soul, intellect, imagination, acquirements-all, without reserve.

Charles Grandison Finney (August 29, 1792 – August 16, 1875) American Presbyterian minister; leader in the Second Great Awakenings)

The gospel is not outward rituals and sacrifices, it is a living sacrifice. It is to have the laws of God written in our heart. It is to have a soft, listening, responding heart to God.            

Leslie Ludy (born December 16, 1975) Bestselling Christian author, internationally recognized speaker)

Writing about the Character of a Christian….

He continually presents his soul and body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God; entirely and without reserve devoting himself, all he has, and all he is, to his glory. All the talents he has received, he constantly employs according to his Master’s will; every power and faculty of his soul, every member of his body. Once he “yielded” them “unto sin” and the devil, “as instruments of unrighteousness;” but now, “being alive from the dead, he yields” them all “as instruments of righteousness unto God.”

John Wesley (28 June 1703 – 2 March 1791) English Anglican priest and theologian; founder of Methodism.