Romans 12
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Living Sacrifices
(1 Corinthians 3:16–23; 1 Corinthians 6:18–20)

1And so, I beg you, brothers, by the mercy of God, that you offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, with the subservience of your mind. 2And do not choose to be conformed to this age, but instead choose to be reformed in the newness of your mind, so that you may demonstrate what is the will of God: what is good, and what is well-pleasing, and what is perfect.

3For I say, through the grace that has been given to me, to all who are among you: Taste no more than it is necessary to taste, but taste unto sobriety and just as God has distributed a share of the faith to each one. 4For just as, within one body, we have many parts, though all the parts do not have the same role, 5so also we, being many, are one body in Christ, and each one is a part, the one of the other. 6And we each have different gifts, according to the grace that has been given to us: whether prophecy, in agreement with the reasonableness of faith; 7or ministry, in ministering; or he who teaches, in doctrine; 8he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, in simplicity; he who governs, in solicitude; he who shows mercy, in cheerfulness.

Love, Zeal, Hope, Hospitality
(John 13:31–35; 1 John 3:11–24)

9Let love be without falseness: hating evil, clinging to what is good, 10loving one another with fraternal charity, surpassing one another in honor: 11in solicitude, not lazy; in spirit, fervent; serving the Lord; 12in hope, rejoicing; in tribulation, enduring; in prayer, ever-willing; 13in the difficulties of the saints, sharing; in hospitality, attentive.

(Matthew 18:21–35)

14Bless those who are persecuting you: bless, and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. Weep with those who are weeping. 16Be of the same mind toward one another: not savoring what is exalted, but consenting in humility. Do not choose to seem wise to yourself. 17Render to no one harm for harm. Provide good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men. 18If it is possible, in so far as you are able, be at peace with all men. 19Do not defend yourselves, dearest ones. Instead, step aside from wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is mine. I shall give retribution, says the Lord.” 20So if an enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in doing so, you will heap burning coals upon his head. 21Do not allow evil to prevail, instead prevail over evil by means of goodness.

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