Scripture passage for our upcoming sermon


Sunday, February 5 / Romans 12:1-2

Below is the scripture for the upcoming sermon, on February 5. Take some time to read, explore, apply, and pray this passage prior to Sunday.

Read: Read the passage a few times. Consider reading it in a few different versions.  The ESV will be posted here. Other version you may consider are, the NIV, NLT, and HCSB.

Explore: Spend some time reflecting on what you have read. Consider the main theme, author's intent, and how it relates to the context of what else you have read in Romans. You may want to write down your thoughts to the following questions as well.

  • What does it reveal about God?
  • What does it say about people?
  • What response is it calling for?

Apply: How will you live and be different because of what you have read? Is there a truth to believe? Sin to repent of? Promise to be encouraged by? Command to follow?

Pray: Pray through the passage and your application, asking God to change your heart and to change your life, based on what you’ve just read.

Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, 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.