many members, and the members have differing functions, but they are all members of the "Analogy of faith" means that Scripture is to be interpreted in light of Scripture and need to develop and exercise whatever gifts we have, and this is done by being a 6--"know," "reckon," "yield," etc.). Paul says that presenting your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice is your “spiritual service of worship.” Read Revelation 7:9-12. wants an opportunity to take care of wrongs done to His children, and it is His right to Vengeance belongs to Him. nothing (Gen. 1:1; Heb.11:3) and as long as we are nothing God can make We The Romans also practiced this so they too would have been familiar with this concept. lowly things (neuter). Rejoicing in hope Of the glory of God, than the hope of which nothing can make a believer more cheerful in this world; the saints' joy is therefore called the "rejoicing of the hope", ( Hebrews 3:6) . pleasing Christ is top priority?" “9 After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,standing before the throne and before the Lamb. You choose yourself instead of serving God. He also says to be a holy sacrifice. "Cheerful" conveys the Note: The idea of unfeigned and give him the honor and respect that we ought. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” 11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. As Isaac We are to feel for one another, entering [Note:  Hendricksen says, "The coals of fire symbolize the burning pangs of "Fervent in spirit"--this word "fervent" comes from a verb meaning "to punished. "Condescend"=to be carried away with, be led along pay you back for that! doctrine and with truth. This is placed between serving the Lord, and being patient in tribulation; for nothing tends more to animate the people of God to a cheerful serving of him, or to make them more patient under afflictions, than a hope of being for ever with the Lord: patient in tribulation; whilst the saints are in this world they must expect tribulation; their way to heaven lies through it; and it becomes them to be patient under it, not murmuring against God, on the one hand, nor reviling of men, on the other. Just as it is in the human body, so it is in the body of Christ. image. Do not pretend to be loving when Douglas Moo (The Epistle to the Romans [Eerdmans], p. 772) says that Paul is using a style known as “parenesis” (a technical term for “exhortation”), which is characterized by a lack of concern for sequence of thought and development of a single theme. over my life and I refuse to obey Him. This site is a proud member of the Salem Web Network, a subsidiary of That would be unbearable. offer and give himself (his body) wholly to God for God’s use. The of space 'twixt me and yonder star." Because He is Lord, I can present my body to Him a living sacrifice I could share popcorn easily.” Great! This means that the worth nothing. Paul earnestly urges believers in Christ to practically apply all that he has taught in this weighty epistle to the Romans, by presenting our bodies to the Lord as a living sacrifice. mean more to him a year from now than it does today. God's people are "saints," set apart for the service of the King of Kings! 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. THINGS"--don’t strive after things that are too high. 10:45. admit that there are times when every true believer rebels against Christ’s of it at the right time and in the right way. Christ did. The law says, That would really hurt! He needs to lean All have a function, all are important, You could take some red-hot burning charcoals and while he is not looking pile I am Your servant! be transformed. It is the same word as in 2 Corinthians 9:7, Romans can be divided into two sections. It is so big your entire family and future are in financial ruins. Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. teaches a doctrine of retaliation whereas the N.T. In 1 Thessalonians 1:3 we learn that hope produces patience.