14/8/2016 LESSON 11
PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING (PART 1)
Quarter’s Theme: BASIC CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES
Unit 3 – Israel And Believers’ Benefits From The Book Of Romans (Lessons 10-12)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 225, 236
Devotional Reading: COL. 3:1-15
Topic For Adults
GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY
Topic For Youths
YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF GOD
Topic For Adults
BE TRANSFORMED COMPLETELY
ROMANS 12:1 – 13:7
(STEWARDSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY MONTH)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service
(Rom. 12: 1) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Called To Be Living Sacrifices
Jesus Christ died on the cross to reconcile us with God. He wants us to live to glorify His name. We cannot effectively do this without surrendering our lives to Him. Just as one does not hold on to a ram which one has given up for sacrifice, so Christ does not expect us to still be fully in control of our lives while we treat Him as a guest. He must have all of our lives or none of it. The world and our sinful desires will still want to influence how we think, talk and behave. Our friends and the society at large will want to control our ways of life, to panel beat us to the shape they expect us to take. We cannot afford to live one leg in the world and the other leg in Christ. The Christian’s mind, which is the battle ground, is where God wants to begin the work, by transforming the mind. It is only when we are thus transformed that we can prove that God’s will for us is the perfect one.
Point of Emphasis: Do not surrender your mind to the pattern and influence of the world around you.
Prayer Point: Holy Spirit, I submit to You. Transform my mind that my life may bring glory to God.