A Living Sacrifice
1Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you #1Co 1:102Co 10:2Eph 4:11Pt 2:11 to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, #Rm 6:131Co 6:20Heb 13:151Pt 2:5 holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship. # Or your reasonable service 2Do not be conformed #1Pt 1:14 to this age, #Mt 13:22Gl 1:41Jn 2:15 but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, #Eph 4:23Ti 3:5 so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will #Eph 5:10Col 1:9 of God.
Many Gifts but One Body
3For by the grace #Rm 1:5|NoBook| 15:151Co 3:10|NoBook| 15:10Gl 2:9Eph 3:7-8 given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. #Rm 11:20 Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith #1Co 7:172Co 10:13Eph 4:71Pt 4:11 to each one. 4Now as we have many parts in one body, #1Co 12:12-14Eph 4:4 and all the parts do not have the same function, 5in the same way we who are many #1Co 10:17 are one body in Christ #1Co 12:20Eph 4:12 and individually members of one another. 6According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts: #1Co 7:7|NoBook| 12:41Pt 4:10-11
If prophecy, #Ac 13:11Co 12:10
use it according to the standard of one’s # Or the faith;
7if service, #Ac 6:11Co 12:28 in service;
if teaching, #Ac 13:11Co 14:26 in teaching;
8if exhorting, #Ac 4:36|NoBook| 11:23|NoBook| 13:15 in exhortation;
giving, with generosity; #2Co 8:2|NoBook| 9:11
leading, #1Co 12:281Tm 5:17 with diligence;
showing mercy, with cheerfulness. #2Co 9:7
9Love must be without hypocrisy. #2Co 6:61Tm 1:5 Detest evil; #1Th 5:21-22 cling to what is good. 10Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. #Jn 13:341Th 4:9Heb 13:12Pt 1:7 Outdo one another in showing honor. #Rm 13:7Php 2:31Pt 2:17 11Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; #Ac 18:25 serve the Lord. #Ac 20:19 12Rejoice in hope; #Rm 5:2 be patient in affliction; #Heb 10:32 be persistent in prayer. #Ac 1:14 13Share with the saints in their needs; #Rm 15:251Co 16:152Co 9:1Heb 6:10 pursue hospitality. #Mt 25:351Tm 3:2 14Bless those who persecute you; #Mt 5:44Lk 6:221Co 4:12 bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; #Job 30:25Heb 13:3 weep with those who weep. 16Be in agreement with one another. #Rm 15:52Co 13:11Php 2:2|NoBook| 4:21Pt 3:8 Do not be proud; #Rm 11:20 instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation. #Rm 11:25Pr 3:7 17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. #Pr 20:22|NoBook| 24:29 Try to do what is honorable #2Co 8:21 in everyone’s eyes. 18If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone. #Mk 9:50Rm 14:19 19Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His # Lit the wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, #Dt 32:35Ps 94:11Th 4:6Heb 10:30 # Dt 32:35 says the Lord. 20But
If your enemy is hungry, feed him. #Mt 5:44Lk 6:27
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head. #2Kg 6:22Pr 25:21-22 # Pr 25:21-22
21Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good.