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J.B. Phillips has an outstanding and memorable translation of Romans 12:1-2: With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give Him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to Him and acceptable by Him. No, God brings it all to you. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. This is my bible reading with a background beat. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Romans 12. 1: God's mercies must move us to please God. No, God brings it all to you. Romans 12:1-2 The Message (MSG) by leaschott on October 30, 2013 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Cancel. 9  Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Instead, fix your attention on God. Place Your Life Before God. Romans 12:10. 10  Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Romans 12 The Message Bible << Romans 11 | Romans 12 | Romans 13 >> Exhortations for Christian Living. "I'll take care of it." Romans 12 is the twelfth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans in the New Testament of the Christian Bible.It is authored by Paul the Apostle, while he was in Corinth in the mid 50s CE, with the help of an amanuensis (secretary), Tertius, who adds his own greeting in Romans 16:22. Place Your Life Before God 1-2So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. A new power is in operation. That’s first. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. The three commands in this verse are key to the emotional and spiritual well-being of every Christian. Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Romans 12 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. The foundation for Christian living. to present your bodies” (Rom. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 19  Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 16  Get along with each other; don't be stuck-up. If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; 7  if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; 8  if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don't get bossy; if you're put in charge, don't manipulate; if you're called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don't let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Bible Language English. © 2020 Christianity.com. UNWRAPPING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS” “Give Till it feels Good” Romans 12:3-8 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 So in our series titled “Unwrapping your Spiritual Gifts” we are talking about 7 spiritual gifts that Paul mentions in Romans 12. Published by permission. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. The Message Update. Don't quit in hard times; pray all the harder. When we recognize what God has done for us through his son Jesus Christ, the only response is to give ourselves completely to him. Commentary on Romans 12:9-16 (Read Romans 12:9-16) The professed love of Christians to each other should be sincere, free from deceit, and unmeaning and deceitful compliments. Romans 8. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can... Read verse in The Message Bible What does Romans 12:12 mean? 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. The violence is everywhere; I'm making a clean sweep. I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Listen now. Filed Under: Church blog Tagged With: discernment, sermon, worship. You'll be changed from the inside out. You'll be changed from the inside out. “I urge you,” Paul said, “by the mercies of God . 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. How to Know the Will of God Finding Direction with the Renewed Mind. So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. 21  Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. Instead, fix your attention on God. Romans 12:2 Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. You'll be changed from the inside out. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Genesis 6:14 (Read all of Genesis 6) "Build yourself a ship from teakwood. 4-10 The earlier revelation was intended simply to get us ready for the Messiah, who then puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. 2  Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Jul 28, 2007. 11  Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Keep a smile on your face. Romans 12:12-13 The Message (MSG). Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Be good … 11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. 11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Stay Tuned is a podcast of scripture reading by people from Desert City Church. 15  Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down. Make friends with nobodies; don't be the great somebody. . God’s gifts and God’s call are under full warranty—never canceled, never rescinded. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. Thought i'd try something different! Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. Sep 27, 2015. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t. Jesus is the grace-giver. All rights reserved. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul continues to describe our lives in Christ in a series of related short commands. Read and study Romans 12 in the The Message. 9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? MSG . 5  The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people. The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it's important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Romans 12 A Living Sacrifice. 12 1 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. “I’ll take care of it.”. John Piper Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good. Romans 8 The Message (MSG) The Solution Is Life on God’s Terms. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Romans 12 The Message (MSG) Posted on February 26, 2015 by creneeeee21. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. The dead-raiser. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Conference Message. Romans 12 (The Message Bible) Genesis 6:13 (Read all of Genesis 6) God said to Noah, "It's all over. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. That sin has deathly consequences. 3: No man must think too well of himself; Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Font Size. The Mercies of God and the Transformed Christian Mind Session 2. If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Paul presents God’s mercies as his strongest argument for giving ourselves to God. 13  Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. It continues by trying to wrap our minds around the issues of our world and the holiness of God’s will for us in it. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. The Message Romans 12:2. Romans 12 is a call to action for the church in the present age. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. The Message Update. All Rights Reserved. Romans 12:9-10 The Message (MSG). Version. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Font Size. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn't amount to much, would we? Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can... Read verse in The Message Bible Romans 12:1–2 Place Your Life Before God. "I'll do the judging," says God. . Romans 12 (The Message Bible) Genesis 4:21 (Read all of Genesis 4) His brother's name was Jubal, the ancestor of all who play the lyre and flute. The Message (MSG) Bible Book List. From your point of view as you hear and embrace the good news of the Message, it looks like the Jews are God’s enemies. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. The Message Update. But while we were still sinners Christ died for us. It starts by showing up. 12 1  So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. People everywhere keep telling me about your lives of faith, and every time I hear them, I thank him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. God’s Spirit beckons. Moses wrote that anyone who insists on using the law code to live right before God soon discovers it’s not so easy—every detail of life regulated by fine print! The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. The Message; Romans 12 Romans 12. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Depending on Divine grace, they must detest and dread all evil, and love and delight in whatever is kind and useful. John Piper Jul 28, 2007 22 Shares Message. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him. Romans 12 – Living the Christian Life A. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. The first command to Christians is to rejoice in hope. Genesis 4:22 (Read all of Genesis 4) Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who worked at the forge making bronze … 8-12 I thank God through Jesus for every one of you. Be alert servants of the Master, 12  cheerfully expectant. It's the end of the human race. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Instead, fix your attention on God. ... Scripture: Romans 12:9. Genesis 8:18 (Read all of Genesis 8) Scripture: Romans 12:1–2. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. The one who saves us.We are sinners. 17  Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. Romans 12 (The Message Bible) Genesis 8:17 (Read all of Genesis 8) And take all the animals with you, the whole menagerie of birds and mammals and crawling creatures, all that brimming prodigality of life, so they can reproduce and flourish on the Earth." Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. 14  Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Keep a smile on your face. But looked at from the long-range perspective of God’s overall purpose, they remain God’s oldest friends. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. 20  Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he's thirsty, get him a drink. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. You’ll be changed from the inside out. 2 Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Romans 12:1-2 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life - and place it before God as an offering. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. ... Eugene Peterson,“Romans 12:1-2,” The Message. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. 1–2 12 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Change Language ... 12-14 So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Romans 12 – : 1 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life – your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life – and place it before God as an offering.Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 4  In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 12:1). Romans 12 from The Message read by Elizabeth Sparks. 18  If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Unlike the cu... Read verse in The Message Bible 8 1-2 With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Instead, fix your attention on God. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. 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