Living Sacrifice

 

 

Living Sacrifice

 

 

 

 

 

 14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

 

 15And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

 

 16And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?

 

 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

 

 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

 

 19He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.

Longsufferring

Patience, Waiting

 20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowedfoaming.

 

 21And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

 

 22And ofttimesit hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

 

 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Belief

Possible – testifying

 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

 

 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

Deaf – Belief

Dumb – Possible – testifying

 26And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

 

 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

 

 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

 

 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

 

 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

 3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

 

 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

 

 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

 

 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

 

 7Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;

 

 8Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

 

 9Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

 

 10Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

 

 11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

 

 12Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

 

 13Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

 

 14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

 

 15Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

 

 16Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.

 

 17Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

 

 18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

 

 19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

 

 20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

 

 21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

 

Believe and Testify

 

 

Believe and Testify

 

Dumb and Deaf

 

 

 

 14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.

 

 15And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.

 

 16And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?

 

 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;

 

 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.

 

 19He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how longshall I be with you? how longshall I suffer you? bring him unto me.

Longsufferring

Patience, Waiting

 20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.

 

 21And he asked his father, How longis it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

 

 22And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.

 

 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

Belief

Possible – testifying

 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

 

 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

Deaf – Belief

Dumb – Possible – testifying

 26And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.

 

 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

 

 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?

 

 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, butby prayer and fasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

Testifying in words

 

 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works sake.

Testifying in deeds

 12Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 

 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 

If we believe that Jesus is in the Father, and the Father in Jesus,

Jesus abiding in us will do whatever we ask in His name, just as the Father abiding in Jesus does the works.

 

Grace and Glory

   
Grace and Glory  
   
   
11For the LORD God is a  
sun and  
shield:  
the LORD will give  
grace Chen – favor, grace, acceptance

 

and glory: Kabowd – glory, honor, abundance, splendor
no good thing will he withhold

from them that walk uprightly.

 
12O LORD of hosts, blessed is

the man that trusteth in thee.

 
   
   
24The LORD bless thee, Grace
and keep thee: Glory
25The LORD make his face shine upon thee,

and be gracious unto thee:

Grace – knowledge
26The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee,

and give thee peace.

Glory – reconciliation – oneness
   
   
   
21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  
   
   
20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Glory
22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Reconciliation

Honor of Christ

   
Honor of Christ  
   
   
 18And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;  
 19And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: Oneness in His name

Children of God

 20Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:  
 21Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.  
 22And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.  
 23Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. Declaring His name
 24Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.  
   
   
   
 20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;  
 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  
 22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:  
 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  
 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  
 25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.  
 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  

Honor

   
Honor  
   
   
 9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:  
 10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.  
   
 8Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.  
 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.  
 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.  
 11And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.  
 12And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.  
   
   
 4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.  
 5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;  
 6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.  
 7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,  
 8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.  
 9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.  

Prayer and Fasting

   
Prayer and Fasting  
Faith and Patience  
   
 14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.  
 15And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.  
 16And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?  
 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;  
 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.  
 19He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. Longsufferring

Patience, Waiting

 20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.  
 21And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.  
 22And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.  
 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.  
 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.  
 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.  
 26And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.  
 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.  
 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?  
 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, butby prayer and fasting.  
   
   
   
Hypocrites  
 1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.  
 2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:  
 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.  
 5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  
 7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.  
 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.  
 9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  
 10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.  
 11Give us this day our daily bread.  
 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  
 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.  
 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  
 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  
 16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  
 17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;  
 18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.  
   
   
Do the will of God  
 15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  
 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?  
 17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.  
 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.  
 19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.  
 20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  
 21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  
 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? For the glory of men
 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  
 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  
 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  
 26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  
 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.  
 28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:  
 29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.  
   
   
   
Humility Fasting – Deny oneself
 1From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?  
 2Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  
 3Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.  
 4Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Seeking glory of men

 

 5Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?  
 6But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, Godresisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.  
 7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  
 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.  
 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.  
 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.  
 11Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.  
 12There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?  
 13Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  
 14Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  
 15For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.  
 16But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.  
 17Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.  
   
   
Through faith and patience

inherit the promises

 
 1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,  
 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.  
 3And this will we do, if God permit.  
 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,  
 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,  
 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.  
 7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:  
 8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.  
 9But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.  
 10For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.  
 11And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:  
 12That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patienceinherit the promises.  
 13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,  
 14Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.  
 15And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.  
 16For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.  
 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:  
 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:  
 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;  
 20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.  

Patience

   
Patience  
   
   
 14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them.  
 15And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.  
 16And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them?  
 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;  
 18And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.  
 19He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. Longsufferring

Patience, Waiting

 20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.  
 21And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.  
 22And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.  
 23Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.  
 24And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.  
 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.  
 26And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.  
 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.  
 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?  
 29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.  
   
   
   
1And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Keep asking

Patience

 2Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:  
 3And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.  
 4And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;  
 5Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.  
 6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.  
 7And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?  
 8I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Forbearance
   
   
 35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.  
 36For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  
 37For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.  
 38Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.  
 39But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.  
   
   
 6But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Keep asking
   
   
 13These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.  
 14For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.  
 15And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.  
 16But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.  
   
 39And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:  
 40God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.  
   
   
 1Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  
 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  
 3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  
 4Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  
 5And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: