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“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” (Rom 12:1).
A “living sacrifice” is a paradox; all the sacrifices upon the altar in the Old Testament were lifeless, blood-drained animals. But in the New Testament, believers of the Lord Jesus are born again to a new life; and we can echo with Paul, “it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me” (Gal 2:20).
But what does this new life look like?
For a start, the Christian is to Be Spirit-Filled. The immediate, though unseen, reality of one who has come to faith in Christ is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He begins to enact gradual but definite changes in the child of God.
God Transformed My Life is a testimony of how one person’s life is being changed by God when she came to faith. The first of the fruit of the Spirit is our obedience to the command, Love One Another as Christ has Loved You. Moreover, the Spirit convinces us in our hearts that we are indeed sons of God, and along with our heartfelt cry, “Abba! Father!” we also begin to grow a life of dependent prayer. How in the World Should We Pray teaches particularly praying through a crisis.
The new Christian life cannot be short on the Great Commission. Goli is a true story about how God led a particular group of missionaries to bring the Gospel to an unreached people group in the depths of the jungles of Indonesia. Finally, When Did the Rose Die? explains this Gospel.
It is our prayer that you will enjoy reading this issue of Fishers, and become more of a “living sacrifice” as a result.
- The Editor
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