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FROM THE PASTOR'S STUDY

Topic: Message Outlines: Chapter 12

Romans 12:1-2 (3)

by Darrel Cline
(darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)

Chapter # 12 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
January 19, 2009
Lincolnton, N.C.

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Thesis:Genuine "transformation" occurs under two major principles: eternity over time; and discipline over lusts.

Introduction:In our study last week we zeroed in on the terminology of the sacrifice of the body to God. It is to be rooted in a legitimate perception of the compassions of God and is to follow the characteristics of "life", "holiness", and "divine satisfaction". We also saw that it was to be a "formal presentation".

This evening we are planning to go into what I will call "follow-through". The formal presentation is an act in time. But one act in time, when dealing with the process of living the "daylies", is of only limited impact. There must be an on-going process that will effectively address the "daylies" so that, as the minutes, hours, and days go by, the "sacrifice" is genuine. Otherwise, a formal presentation will be corrupted into hypocrisy.


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