(Transcribed from actual tape) August 19, 1984 - AM
THE LIVING SACRIFICE
(At The Table of Our Lord)
Let's go to the Lord in prayer. "Our Heavenly Father, we're here this morn-
ing in this place of assembly to behold the Lamb. The Lamb that was slain
from the foundation of this world, for common sinners like all of us. We
trust that in everything about this service, first and foremost, Thy Son
Jesus Christ might indeed be lifted up. Lord, You speak. Let me get out of
the way so that Thy Word and Thy holy and divine message might not only be
heard, but may it be received and undaerstood-arid incorporated into our lives.
Yea, Lord, may some of us never be the same because Thou hast touched us and
dealt with us in this hour of worship and commitment. We pray through Jesus
Romans 12 introduces us to the whole area of Christian living. The first
eleven chapters of Romans, basically, are doctrinal in content. Paul is say-
ing, "This is what you believe." This is dogma. This is theology. This is
doctrine. Now here's this transitional section. Paul is saying, "In light
of what you believe, this is how you live." And he begins with Romans 12,
and for the next five chapters, he tells us what to do and what not to do as
See, Paul has been up there skirting around the infinities. He's been
dazzling the eternities. And now he brings everything down to earth and says,
"Put your feet on the ground. This is how you do it." First is theological.
This is very experiential and practical. Let me tell you something. Unless
we are willing ... unless we are willing to apply, listen to, and meet the prin-
ciples of Romans, Chapter 12, Verse I and 2, there's no reason for us ...
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