A Living Sacrifice
z I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, a to present your bodies b as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
c Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by d the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may e discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
2 Corinthians 10:1
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ - I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away! -
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.
Do not present your members to sin as instrumen...
Do you not know that if you present yourselves ...
I am speaking in human terms, because of your n...
Psalms 50:13 - 14
Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood ...
1 Corinthians 6:20
For you were bought with a price. So glorify Go...
1 Peter 2:5
You yourselves like living stones are being bui...
By the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh.
1 Peter 1:14
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds.
And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
And try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality.