A Living Sacrifice
I a beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies b a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
And c do not be conformed to this world, but d be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may e prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Corinthians 1:10
Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
2 Corinthians 10:1 - 4
Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ - who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you.
Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
By a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh.
Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.
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.
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality.