Avatar Part 1 – Like You, Only Perfect
This Sunday, Simon Lace brings us the latest of our short video talks. Once you have watched the video, we encourage you to reflect on the bible text and join us in the prayer that follows below.
To listen to the talk click here.
Romans 12:1-5 (New Living Translation)
1And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
3 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
Prayer & Reflection
All glory to you, Oh God, that You are able to make us strong in our faith and that You can transform us by renewing our minds. Dear God, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, help us to change the way we think, that we might offer ourselves as living sacrifices to You.
Father, we say sorry for following the world and our own sinful ways. We say thank you for Your love and Your mercy, and we say “Your will be done” in our lives.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Questions to Consider
1. What are some of the ways in which you would like to change, or be transformed?
2. Are you actively pursuing these changes and if so, how?
3. What do you typically, read, watch and listen to? How might those things shape you?
4. Thinking about the people in your life, do the people you spend time with encourage you to change in the ways you want to change?
5. Will you take the time to print or bookmark Romans 12 and read it through a few times this week?