Worship: Jesus Gave It All for You, What Can You Give Jesus? (6 of 7) by Jerry Branch

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Worship: Jesus Gave It All for You, What Can You Give Jesus? (6 of 7)
Gerald Branch
Romans 12:1
07-24-05

Today we're going to continue with this series on Worship, and address a very IMPORTANT QUESTION...What can we give to Jesus?
As I worked on answering that for myself,
I was reminded of an old song with words that go something like this:

I gave My life for thee
My precious blood I shed
That thou might ransomed be
And quickened from the dead
I gave I gave My life for thee
What hast thou giv'n for Me
I gave I gave My life for thee
What hast thou giv'n for Me

Have you struggled with that?
What can you give back to Jesus?
There is ONLY ONE place to look...
we need to look to God's Word, and fortunately,
rather than having to rely on what man or the church might tell us,
the Bible answers this question for us.
Listen how Paul puts it in Romans 12:1...Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual a act of worship. Rom 12:1
Offer yourselves as sacrifices...holy and pleasing to God.
What does that mean?
Does it mean we go to the 'temple of doom'
and lay down on some stone altar
and have some priestess plunge a blade into us? No.

Does it mean we go on some holy pilgrimages
and crawl up steps until our knees bleed, or
beat ourselves with a cat of nine tails,
while chanting holy sounding words? No.

What it does mean is that we're to give ourselves...our bodies...
not just the flesh part...but the whole of ourselves to God.
We're to give Our hearts, our minds, our souls...our all.
There's that "whole thing" coming up again...
but that's because it a key underlying factor in worship.
We have to give it all.
But how does this play itself out in what God calls
our 'acceptable sacrifice of service or worship?"
The answer again is that 'heart' thing...the WILLFUL choice...
it is a willful Giving of our b ...


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