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“If you haven’t found something worth dying for, you haven’t found something worth living for.”
In Old Testament times, literal sacrifices were required for the atonement of sins. But, as the author of the New Testament book of Hebrews explains, “The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship … It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” (Hebrews 10:1, 4)
Now, however, the perfect sacrifice has been made: Jesus “entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption” and “by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 9:26, 10:10)
This is the context for offering ourselves as living sacrifices: “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” (Romans 12:1) What does it mean to you to be a “living sacrifice?”
How can you offer your spiritual life for God’s purposes? One way is to begin serving: Explore part-time volunteer opportunities online. Another is to recommit to a life of prayer: Contact us if you’d like us to pray with you.
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