Holy, Acceptable to God
Today’s Text: Romans 12:1-2
Genuine worship is a way of life that the apostle Paul describes in the following text:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
When we recognize God’s mercy toward us, our desire is to order every aspect of our being to please Him. Such a life involves a transformation that begins with the renewing of the mind (Phil. 4:8). Rather than conforming to the principles, values and behaviors of current culture, the goal is to live out the will of God in daily experience.
Don’t allow worship to be defined by what you do for an hour on Sunday, but rather by the way you live your life the other 167 hours of the week!
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. With 40 plus years of ministry experience, Rev. McCracken is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
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