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A Living Sacrifice (an audio sermon)

A sermon from Dan Chaney beginning in Romans 12:1-2 about presenting ourselves as a living sacrifice to God. This is the pm sermon that followed the am sermon on Lessons we can Learn from Old Testament Sacrifices. I recommend that you listen to the am sermon first, before listening to this sermon.

In this lesson, Dan asks some challenging questions such as:

  1. Considering how expensive animal sacrifices were for Jews in Old Testament times, how much by somparison are we actually giving from our means, time, effort, and daily attitude and walk?
  2. Are we a living “sacrifice”?
  3. Is living for God costing us anything today?
  4. Is it making demands of our time?
  5. Has it changed our priorities at all?
  6. Does it make make time to study God’s word on our own and with our children?
  7. Are we sacrificing valuable business time, making us less productive in our busiine lives so we can be more productive for God?
  8. Do we sacrifice time to visit with others?
  9. Have given up anything?
  10. Have we made any changes?
  11. Have we sacrificed anything at all?
  12. Do we give only out of surplus?
  13. Do we only offer the lame?

Lessons we can learn from Old Testament Sacrifices (audio sermon)

An audio sermon by Dan Chaney on lessons we can learn from Old Testament sacrifices.

Dan shares thoughts from books like Leviticus (particularly chapters 1-11), Exodus and Hebrews. He points out that with few exceptions, like the story of Cain and Abel, we don’t learn much about the act of sacrifices until we get to the Law of Moses.

One of his points that I found most memorable was the idea that “sacrifice is the act of giving up something you want [or value]for something you want more.”

Other lessons we can learn from the Old Testament sacrificial system include:

  1. When someone sinned, something had to die. The wages of sin are death (Romans 6:3)
  2. Christ is our sacrifice; our sins were placed upon him (Isaiah 53)
  3. Christ’s blood is powerful (Hebrews 10:1-4)
  4. God pays attention to detail (Leviticus 4:20, 19:1-3)
  5. Atonement is conditional (Col. 1:21-23
  6. Be careful not to become bored and desensitized to sacrifice and its benefits (Isaiah 1:10-15)
  7. What does this say about our attitude towards attending worship, or even during worship?