October 16, 2011
Our sense of identity influences our decisions. It is therefore crucial to understand who we are in Christ. Only when we grasp our unity with Jesus will we understand the New Testament’s appeals to a godly lifestyle and behavior. Alistair Begg examines Paul’s encouragement to the Roman believers to live “all in” for Jesus, not as slaves of sin conforming to the world but continually in view of God’s mercy and ready to submit to Him in all things.
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
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