A Living Sacrifice

12 (A)I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, (B)to present your bodies (C)as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b]

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  1. Romans 12:1 Or brothers and sisters
  2. Romans 12:1 Or your rational service

23 But (A)the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father (B)in spirit and (C)truth, for the Father (D)is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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Christ's Sacrifice Once for All

10 For since the law has but (A)a shadow (B)of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, (C)it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.

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21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As (A)the Father has sent me, (B)even so I am sending you.”

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But you will receive (A)power (B)when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and (C)you will be (D)my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and (E)Samaria, and (F)to the end of the earth.”

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14 And (A)the Word (B)became flesh and (C)dwelt among us, (D)and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the Father, full of (E)grace and (F)truth.

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  1. John 1:14 Or only One, or unique One

21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As (A)the Father has sent me, (B)even so I am sending you.”

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19 For (A)in him all the (B)fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

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17 Therefore, if anyone is (A)in Christ, he is (B)a new creation.[a] (C)The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, (D)who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us (E)the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling[b] the world to himself, (F)not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us (G)the message of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, (H)we are ambassadors for Christ, (I)God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 (J)For our sake he made him to be sin (K)who knew no sin, so that in him we might become (L)the righteousness of God.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Or creature
  2. 2 Corinthians 5:19 Or God was in Christ, reconciling

The Call of Abram

12 Now (A)the Lord said[a] to Abram, “Go from your country[b] and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. (B)And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. (C)I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and (D)in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”[c]

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  1. Genesis 12:1 Or had said
  2. Genesis 12:1 Or land
  3. Genesis 12:3 Or by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves

12 But to all who did receive him, (A)who believed in his name, (B)he gave the right (C)to become (D)children of God, 13 who (E)were born, (F)not of blood (G)nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

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10 (A)Love one another with brotherly affection. (B)Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, (C)be fervent in spirit,[a] (D)serve the Lord. 12 (E)Rejoice in hope, (F)be patient in tribulation, (G)be constant in prayer. 13 (H)Contribute to the needs of the saints and (I)seek to show hospitality.

14 (J)Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 (K)Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. 16 (L)Live in harmony with one another. (M)Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly.[b] (N)Never be wise in your own sight.

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  1. Romans 12:11 Or fervent in the Spirit
  2. Romans 12:16 Or give yourselves to humble tasks

(A)Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness[a] be known to everyone. (B)The Lord is at hand;

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  1. Philippians 4:5 Or gentleness

(A)who, though he was in (B)the form of God, did not count equality with God (C)a thing to be grasped,[a] but (D)emptied himself, by taking the form of a (E)servant,[b] (F)being born in the likeness of men.

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  1. Philippians 2:6 Or a thing to be held on to for advantage
  2. Philippians 2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him (A)deny himself and (B)take up his cross (C)daily and follow me. 24 For (D)whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

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52 And Jesus (A)increased in wisdom and in stature[a] and in (B)favor with God and man.

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  1. Luke 2:52 Or years

18 And Jesus came and said to them, (A)“All authority (B)in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 (C)Go therefore and (D)make disciples of (E)all nations, (F)baptizing them (G)in[a] (H)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them (I)to observe all that (J)I have commanded you. And behold, (K)I am with you always, to (L)the end of the age.”

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  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

11 And (A)he gave the (B)apostles, the prophets, the (C)evangelists, the (D)shepherds[a] and teachers,[b] 12 (E)to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for (F)building up (G)the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to (H)the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (I)to mature manhood,[c] to the measure of the stature of (J)the fullness of Christ,

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  1. Ephesians 4:11 Or pastors
  2. Ephesians 4:11 Or the shepherd-teachers
  3. Ephesians 4:13 Greek to a full-grown man

and (A)what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses (B)entrust to faithful men,[a] (C)who will be able to teach others also.

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  1. 2 Timothy 2:2 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women, depending on the context

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