In Romans chapter 12, there is a challenge offered and a description of how to answer that challenge. The challenge is to consider ourselves living sacrifices to God and calls that “reasonable service.” But how do we live as living sacrifices? In great part, it has to do with how we use what we’ve been given in concert with others.
This is the first of two messages taken from Romans chapter 12. It’s a “conclusion” chapter, in that it brings us to a “What do we do now?” moment after eleven chapters that explain what God has done for us. In this short section of God’s Word we find a call to radical commitment that just has to be answered!
At Christmas we can get quite far from remembering the reason for the holiday. That makes it all the more important to remember that He came. He came to be with us, to live among us, feel what we feel and after living perfectly, He gave that life for us. On Christmas Eve we remember that He came… and that He’s still here.