What Is a Biblical Church? — Part One
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What Is a Biblical Church? — Part One

Romans 12:1–2  (ID: 0176)

How do we know that a local church is built on a firm, biblical foundation? Can we judge this by looking at its structure or perceived success? Turning to Romans 12, Alistair Begg reminds us how the apostle Paul established churches: by ensuring they were grounded in the Gospel and shaped by God’s grace. When this happens, the people of a local church are transformed, committed in both body and mind, and conformed to God’s will rather than the spirit of the age.

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

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.