A simple life (Romans 12:1)
Dr. Roberto Miranda
SUMMARY: The sermon is focused on the importance of living a life of Godly values and character, rather than just displaying spiritual gifts or emotions. The speaker emphasizes the need for persistence, discipline, honesty, and excellence in our daily lives, which will ensure success and peace in the long run. The passage from Romans 12 is used to provide simple counsel for Christian living, such as loving without hypocrisy, hating evil, and rejoicing with others. The speaker calls on young people and couples to commit their lives to seeking God's word and embracing the values of the Kingdom of God, which will ultimately lead to blessings in their lives.
The speaker urges everyone, especially young people, to commit their lives to God and embrace the values of the Kingdom of God. He emphasizes the need to change one's mind, attitude, and values, and to prioritize God above all else. He believes that if one does this, God will show His power and transform their lives. He encourages everyone to raise their right hand in covenant with the Lord, asking Him to transform them. The speaker challenges everyone to test the Lord and live for Him seriously for a while, promising that they will see mighty changes in their lives.
Romans 12 beginning with verse 1: " .... therefore I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and to prove what God’s will is: His good, pleasing and perfect will.
For by the grace of God given me, I say to each one of you, do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members and these members do not all have the same function so in Christ we who are many form one body and each member belongs to all the others.