Romans 12:1 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”

“this is your spiritual act of worship” – We owe God! We owe God a debt that can never be paid. Our lives are to be living sacrifices. Our lives we give in worship to God alone!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Jesus said in Matthew 22:21 “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” Caesar doesn’t own your body, God does. This world doesn’t own you. Your employer doesn’t own you. Sin doesn’t own you. God has purchased you for Himself. You belong to Him. Thank you Jesus!

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

On my own, I can’t live this life of sacrifice. I will always fall back into my selfish, sinful ways. But with Christ living in me and through me, I have hope, I have strength, I have power to be a living sacrifice for God.

  • Who do you let control you and own you besides God?
  • What keeps you from letting Christ live through you daily?
  • If you were going to make a proclamation of God’s ownership of you, what would you say?