Bible Reference

Romans 12
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A Living Sacrifice

1I appeal to you therefore, brothers,1 by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.2 2Do not be conformed to this world,3 but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.4

Gifts of Grace

3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members,5 and the members do not all have the same function, 5so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; 7if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; 8the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads,6 with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Marks of the True Christian

9Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit,7 serve the Lord. 12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

14Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.8 Never be wise in your own sight. 17Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it9 to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” 20To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


  • 1 12:1 Or brothers and sisters
  • 2 12:1 Or your rational service
  • 3 12:2 Greek age
  • 4 12:2 Or what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God
  • 5 12:4 Greek parts; also verse 5
  • 6 12:8 Or gives aid
  • 7 12:11 Or fervent in the Spirit
  • 8 12:16 Or give yourselves to humble tasks
  • 9 12:19 Greek give place
Displaying 1-10 of 28 sermons for this passage.

Membership Matters

Romans 12:4–5 Sermon 38:32 ID: 3116

Having Gifts That Differ

Romans 12:3–8 Sermon 24:39 ID: 3066

What Is a Biblical Church? — Part Three

Romans 12:3–8 Sermon 48:53 ID: 0178

What Is a Biblical Church? — Part Two

Romans 12:3–8 Sermon 50:30 ID: 0177

What Is a Biblical Church? — Part One

Romans 12:1–2 Sermon 53:18 ID: 0176

All In! — Part Two

Romans 12:1–2 Sermon Includes Transcript 26:34 ID: 3020

All In! — Part One

Romans 12:1–2 Sermon Includes Transcript 23:36 ID: 3019

Be What You Are

Romans 12:1–2 Sermon 54:11 ID: 0170

Essential Christianity — Part One

Romans 12:19–21 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:03 ID: 2807

Essential Christianity — Part Two

Romans 12:20–21 Sermon Includes Transcript 40:18 ID: 2808

Displaying 1-2 of 2 series for this passage.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802

Shaped by Grace

Romans 12:1–21 Series ID: 26302