Our “CRS” Ministry Bro Papa 1/7/2017
Rom 12:1, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. KJV
What is a Christians Reasonable Service (CRS) after salvation? Here are but a few thoughts to ponder from the Scriptures. Remember that Paul in this Verse is Beseeching the brethren. It is urgent (right now) and this request is not something irrational, wrong or unreasonable.
Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name .
A Holy Life
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
2Pe 3:11 ¶ Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
An Acceptable Life – unto God. – This is our reasonable service.
1 Cor 4:2 Moreover it is required in STEWARDS, that a man be found faithful.
- A) Faithful Minister
Eph 6:21 But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and FAITHFUL MINISTER in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
- C) Faithful worker
Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS. These things are good and profitable unto men.
- D) Faithful Servant
Matt 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and FAITHFUL SERVANT: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord
- E) Faithful Church Attendee
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (FAITHFUL IN CHURCH)
- F) Tithe Your Income & Offerings
Mal 3:8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it (FAITHFUL IN GIVING TO GOD) OR BE CALLED A ROBBER/THIEF
Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE
- A) Ps 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (BE THANKFUL)
- B) 1 Thess 5:17 Pray without ceasing. (FAITHFUL PRAYER WARRIOR)
For your family—For the church—For the lost—For your Pastor and church leaders—Missionaries
- C) 1 Thess 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. (FAITHFUL WALK)
Jesus Witnessed, John the Baptist witnessed, Paul witnessed, Disciples witnessed, (FAITHFUL TO GO)
(Read the book of John and Romans)
John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Luke 6:27-28 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Mark 12:30-31 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Matt 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The word perfect is found 99 times in the KJV. Here are a few meaning of the word
OT:8549 entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth:
KJV – without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole.
OT:8003complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly:
KJV – full, just, made ready, peaceable, perfect (-ed), quiet, Shalem [by mistake for a name], whole.
OT:8535 complete; usually (morally) pious; specifically, gentle, dear:
KJV – coupled together, perfect, plain, undefiled, upright.
(Biblesoft’s New Exhaustive Strong’s Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
ALL THIS IS ACCEPTABLE AND REASONABLE SERVICE