Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to text and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12.1-2, NIV)
What do you consider worship? The things you do on a Sunday morning between 9:00 and 12:00? Or is it everything you do throughout every day?
Why is it so easy for us to conform to the pattern of this world? How can we do a better job of NOT conforming?
You are unique and have a special part in the body of Christ! How are you using those gifts and talents that are uniquely yours to build up and bless others?
As you read through Romans 12.9-21, which of those things might you be able to practice better as you work to encourage others?