Reasonable Service

Text: Romans 12:1 & 2
Introduction: What is reasonable? What does it mean? It means that it is achievable. It means that it is expected. It is God’s expectations for our lives. It is what He expects out of His children.
I. Living Sacrifice – V.1
Phil. 2:14 – 17 “14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.”
A. We are to bring ourselves to God. Putting our lives on the altar rather than dead animals.
B. God wants you.
1. Mind
2. Soul
3. Body
C. Our life should be a sacrifice for God and Others – example: Jesus
1. Time
2. Talents
3. Tithe
II. Holiness – V.1
A. Holy Living
Heb. 12:14 “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
B. Is Possible With God’s Help
2 Cor. 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”
C. Requirement
III. Acceptable Living
A. Living God’s Way
B. Loving God’s Way
C. According to God’s Word
IV. Reasonable Service
A. Expected Everyday
B. Guide For Living
C. Motives
Conclusion: Is your life acceptable to God. How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being acceptable according to God’s Standards not man’s.
Illustration: Ministry is giving when you feel like keeping, praying for others when you need to be prayed for, feeding others when your own soul is hungry, living truth before people even when you can't see results, hurting with other people even when your own hurt can't be spoken, keeping your word even when it is not convenient, it is being faithful when your flesh wants to run away.

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