A Living Sacrifice A study on the purpose and meaning of being a living sacrifice This study is designed for the

serious student of the word; it works through exegesis and will require your efforts to get through. In order to complete this study, you will need the following: (1) Bible a. At least 2 versions, KJV and a second version of your choice. I recommend the Amplified or the Message. Using the NKJV or modern KJV are merely modified KJV. You need a version that is substantially different (2) Concordance with Lexicon, Strongs and/or Thayers (3) A Commentary on the bible, Clarke’s, Matthew Henry’s or JFB (4) A dictionary/encyclopedia; Brown’s, Hitchcock’s, ISBE (5) A notebook One good source of all of this can be found in many computer based programs; my personal favorite is e-sword because it is free and has many of the tools you will need to do this study.

I.Romans 12.1-2
Romans 12:1-2 I 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. (2) And 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. 1) Words and definitions For each of the words below, determine the Greek word and definition. If the definition is plural or a verb (i.e., apples is defined as more than one apple or destroying is defined as to destroy) then go to the root and determine its definition. a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. Beseech Mercies Present Living Sacrifice Acceptable Reasonable Service Conformed World Transformed

l. m. n. o. p. q. r.

Renewing Mind Prove Good Acceptable Perfect Will

The two passages of scripture can be broken down in a number of individual passages. 2) I beseech you therefore, brethren When every the word “therefore” is encountered; it is indicating the result of an argument for or against a specific case. What is that case, as found in chapter 11? a. Romans 11.32 – read from a version different from KJV 1. Ref: Gal 3.22; Rom 1.19-20 b. c. d. e. What does the word ‘concluded’ mean (KJV)? What does the scripture mean? How does this relate to understanding the will of God? Why is it so important that our understanding be supplied by God? i. John 1.7 ii. John 12.32 iii. 1 Tim 2.4 iv. Isa 53.11 v. Hab 2.13-14 vi. Prov 3.5-6 f. Research the meaning of ‘depth of the riches’. i. Psa 107 1. This passage is one that would be sung to the people and they would respond with verse 8 and subsequent identical verses. Try praying this psalm to the Lord. ii. Prov 25.2-3 iii. Eph 3.17-18 iv. Rom 2.4 v. Rom 9.23 vi. Eph 3.8-16 vii. Col 1.27 viii. Col 2.2-3 g. Research ‘unsearchable’ i. Job 5.9 ii. Job 9.23 iii. Job 11.7-9 iv. Job 26.14 v. Job 37.19

vi. Psa 36.6 vii. Psa 40.5 viii. Ecl 3.11 ix. Dan 4.35 h. The remainder of Rom 11 expounds the greater understanding of our relationship to this knowledge and our capability to understand it. What can you now say about the knowledge of God and his judgments? Do you understand why Paul would use such a strong word as ‘beseech’? i.

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