Studies In The Book Of Romans

(Romans 12:1-9)

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1. In what way are we to present our bodies to God?

As living sacrifices: 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” (Romans 12:1).

2. Should we be conformed to this world?

No: 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” (Romans 12:2).

3. In this context, in what way should we not think of ourselves?

More highly than we ought to think: 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” (Romans 12:3).

4. What kind of difference should there be among members of the Lord’s body?

In the church, we have different offices [functions]: For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office” (Romans 12:4).

5. Being one body in Christ, who else are we supposed to be members of?

One another: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Romans 12:5).

6. During the temporary age of spiritual gifts (cf. I Corinthians 12:1-13:13), did everyone have the same gifts?

No: (6) Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; (7) Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; (8) Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness” (Romans 12:6-8).

7. What is “dissimulation”?

Let love be without dissimulation…” (Romans 12:9).

8. How should Christians feel about evil?

We should abhor it: Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (Romans 12:9).

Psalms 26:4-5, Psalms 97:10, Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:163, Amos 5:14-15, and Hebrews 1:8-9.


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