Gene Cunningham - May 23, 2000

Living Sacrifice 16

Rom 1:1-2 presents doctrines for application to include the need for a sense of urgency and the fact we are brethren -- valuing each other (Heb 11:34, Psa 16:3). Paul adjusted to his environment -- common courtesy -- so that he could win people to Christ (1Co 9:22). In Adam we are in darkness, but when we believed in Christ, we entered into the environment of Grace (Col 1:13, 1Co 12:13). "By the mercies of God" (Rom 12:1). Romans Outline: Condemnation (Romans 1-3), Justification (Romans 4-5), Sanctification (Romans 6-8), Dispensation (Romans 9-11), Application (Romans 12-14). God's mercies motivate His provisions to us (Mat 9:36, Psa 103:1-2, Eph 1:1-3). Our compass is the cross. Left: Jesus Christ performed Redemption which paid for all our sins; Top: Propitiation - God is completely satisfied; Right: Reconciliation means there's now a change - the hostility is removed (Rom 5:1). Bottom: Justification: we are declared righteous.

Scripture References: Romans 12:1, Colossians 1:13, Psalms 16:3, Romans 5:1, Hebrews 11:34, Ephesians 1:1-3, Romans 1:1-2, Psalms 103:1-2, Matthew 9:36

From Series: "Living Sacrifice (1995)"

Romans 12 and specifically Rom 12:1-2 is a pivot point between the doctrinal section and application of the book. This series methodically uses this passage to outline aspects or doctrines of the christian life -- God's provision and our prospect. Our lives can be acceptable to God if we progress on the path He intends. Living Sacrifice presents 12 doctrines: (1) redeeming time; (2) standing (positional truth); (3) self-presentation - availability; (4) approval; (5) service; (6) provision; (7) spiritual warfare; (8) conformity; (9) spiritual advance; (10) renewal; (11) divine guidance; (12) abundant life.

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