A Year For Ministry
Consecration Pt 2
Consecration is a Voluntary Action
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Consecration Must Be Continual
Exodus 29:38 This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight.
Consecration is a COMPLETE Offering
…the priest is to bring all of it and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.
Christ is the Final Sin Sacrifice
Hebrews 7:27 Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He was sacrificed for our sins once and for all when He offered Himself.
PraiseIs A Sacrifice
Hebrews 13:15 Through Jesus, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess His Name!
Consecration is our Reasonable Service
1st Corinthians 6:19-20
…do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit… and YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For you were bought at a price.
…you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold… but with the precious blood of Christ. 1st Peter 1:18,19
Consecration is Compelled By His Love
2nd Corinthians 5:14
The love of Christ compels us…
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God…
I realize that I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
I believe that the Lord Jesus is dwelling in me.
2 Corinthians 13:5; Romans 8:9, 10
I believe that He is seeking to work His purposes through me.John 15:16; Ephesians 2:10
I realize that my life must be yielded to Him in order that He may accomplish his purpose.