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Living Sacrifices to God

12 I (A)beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies (B)a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service.

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  1. Romans 12:1 urge
  2. Romans 12:1 rational

A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you,(A) brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,(B) holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

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15 (A)Therefore by Him let us continually offer (B)the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, (C)the fruit of our lips, [a]giving thanks to His name.

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  1. Hebrews 13:15 Lit. confessing

15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice(A) of praise—the fruit of lips(B) that openly profess his name.

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you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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you also, like living stones, are being built(A) into a spiritual house[a](B) to be a holy priesthood,(C) offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.(D)

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  1. 1 Peter 2:5 Or into a temple of the Spirit