[Calvary Chapel] 2002-10-30 - Living Sacrifice Exam

Encore from 1998 -03-07

God has called each and every one of us into his family. If YOU are not sure He did, then let me exercise my ambassadorship of the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth, bring you a message of reconciliation and invite you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. He died for YOU and wants you to accept His atonement and to direct your life to a very fruitful and fulfilling destiny. I'd like to give you some of His Advice which all of us here at CF Devotional/webservant ministries are happy and willing to surrender to each and every day. We all welcome your questions and are here to pray and help you on your journey. Our prayer is that you would simply be blessed as we gird the towel and serve you.

Romans 12:1-5 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world. But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him. For he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

John 15:3-5 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine; ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit. For without me, ye can do nothing.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Against such there is no law.

I Thessalonians 4:9-12 But as touching brotherly love, ye need not that I write unto you, for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia. But we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more. and that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you. That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

Just a few verses to think about, folks, in the light of God's grace. Once again I ask: Are your sins atoned for? Did you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? If so, are you reaping the blessings of the things spoken to all of us in the above verses? Did you lay your life down this morning as a living sacrifice - or did you pick it up and do it your way, and attach an "in Jesus' name, Amen" to "Your will be done?" Is He Co-pilot? Or The Pilot?

Father, may we grow in grace, and may our faith increase from hearing Your Holy Word today. May You help us to apply the things we learn as we abide in You, and may You make our day fruitful according to Your promise to us as, we do things Your way in surrender to your will. In Jesus' name Amen.

Psalm 122:6

In His Service,
Rick & Sandy

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