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Your reasonable service!

Simple Gospel Summation
Reverend LC Muzembi 
"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. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God" Romans 12:1-2.

"...that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God..."

This is what it means to be a Christian; you gave your body to God, for all he has done for you. You received grace and sacrificed yourself too, to live in a way he finds acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him;  "the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him" John 4:23.

God is Spirit, so he must help us to worship him as we should, we don't copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but are transformed as vessels of mercy, and renewed in our minds, to please him.

"...that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God..."

God’s will for you, is that you will learn from your own experiences, (never dictated) how his ways will really satisfy you, you "think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith" Romans 12:3.

"For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness" Romans 12:4-8.

We belong to each other, and each needs all the others, just as there are many parts to our bodies, so it is with Christ's body. We are all parts of it, and it takes every one of us to make it complete, for we each have different work to do - what vessel are you?

"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good" Romans 12:9.

Don't just pretend that you love others: truly love them. Hate what is wrong, but stand on the side of the good. Be patient in trouble, and don’t try to stand in the graces of other believers.

God bless,
Laurence
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