When God’s mercy takes hold and his grace transforms, Christians can agree with God that his ways are best. As we continue our study in Romans 12:1-2, we learn that being entirely committed to Christ begins with a change of mind.
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
The transforming work of the Gospel shapes our hearts and minds. When applied to both the mundane and profound details of our lives, it should cause us to be different from unbelievers around us. But what does this look like practically? How do these distinctions show themselves each day in our families, work, and local churches?
Alistair Begg paints the picture of a grace-shaped life in his study from Romans 12. Through Paul’s letter to the first-century church, we see practical actions and attributes that should mark the life of every Christian, no matter the circumstance.
|A Call to Commitment||Romans 12:1-2|
|Transformed Mind||Romans 12:1-2|
|We Belong Together, Part One||Romans 12:3-8|
|We Belong Together, Part Two||Romans 12:3-8|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part One||Romans 12:9-10|
|Genuine Christian Love, Part Two||Romans 12:9-10|
|Divine Righteousness Applied||Romans 12:11|
|Love in Action||Romans 12:11-13|
|Responding to Persecution, Part 1||Romans 12:14|
|Responding to Persecution, Part Two||Romans 12:14|
|Truth For Life||Romans 12:15-16|
|No Retaliation!||Romans 12:17-18|
|Essential Christianity, Part One||Romans 12:19-21|
|Essential Christianity, Part Two||Romans 12:19|