Worship (Part 1): All of Life Worship
Passage: Romans 12:1–12:2
Big Picture: The corporate worship of God occurs in the context of the assembled congregation, while individual worship of God occurs in the context of one's daily life (all-of-life worship). Shaping and encouraging both corporate and individual worship are significant aspects of the church's purpose.
Key Thought for Romans 12:1-2: The way we live, in response to the mercy of God lavished upon us in the gospel, lies at the heart of Christian worship.
- Christian, in view of God’s mercy lavished upon you in the gospel, give your whole self to God – offer your body as a living sacrifice - for this is your true and proper worship (verse 1).
- Christian, to offer up your body as a living sacrifice to God means (verse 2)
- Conforming no longer to the pattern of this world
- Being transformed by the renewing of your mind through the teachings of scripture and the Holy Spirit.