Tuesday, August 9, 2016

LIVE FOR CHRIST - By Marvin Duncan




Scripture Reading: Romans 12:1



Romans 12:1 presents a challenge that most Christians have never fully appreciated. In this Scripture, Paul begs the members of the Body of Christ to present their bodies a "LIVING SACRIFICE." How can this be when all the sacrifices in the Old Testament were to be put to death; then placed upon the altar? Here, Paul asks for living sacrifices. What is Paul asking the saint to do? It seems clear to me that Paul is not asking anyone to DIE FOR CHRIST; he is asking us TO LIVE FOR CHRIST. The admonition in this passage is to die to self and to personal ambitions and to give ourselves to God to live our lives for His glory, doing His will here on the earth. If we stop to think, our hands are the only physical hands Christ has to do His work here on earth. Our mouths are the only physical mouths Christ has to speak His truth here on earth. We are to allow Christ to live His life in and through us.



Another aspect of this verse that we cannot deny is that God will never ask anything of His saints that is not "REASONABLE." It is most "REASONABLE" that if Christ died for us, we should be willing to live for Him.



Christ died for us, but He never asks any of His saints to die for Him. He only asks us to LIVE FOR CHRIST. 





How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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