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Life Lessons for the New Believer series

Life Lessons for the New Believer

A series designed for new believers


Romans 12:1-2

Paul J. Bucknell

New Life | New Values | Two Lives | Commitment
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This video podcast on Commitment from Romans 12:1-2 summarizes the Christian principles that need to be incorporated into a believer's life so that he or she can grow to be a strong Christian. This is the point where a new believer moves into the young believer stage.

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Romans 12:1-2

“1 I urge you therefore, 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.

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:1-2, NASB).

The new believer grows strong in his faith when he deepens his commitment to be like Christ. This commitment is clearly described in Romans 12:1-2 where God empowers His children to do His good, acceptable and perfect will.

commentary on the Book of Romans

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This message is especially important on focusing on the place of dedication and how it applies to Christian living.

This message comes close to summarizing the Christian life and ushering the new believer into the intermediate stage of Christian living called D2. Get a grand perspective of this second stage by going through Reaching Beyond Mediocrity).

Study Questions for Romans 12:1-2

Study questions to help review, quiz or study are below.


It is critical that the believer early on integrates a daily consecration of his or her life to Jesus Christ into his personal schedule. "I am ready for whatever you want, Lord."

This dedication or commitment sets the whole tone for the day as he conforms his life according to that life commitment when he became a believer.

Upon so dedicating our lives to the Lord each day, we are ready and eager to do His will. He Himself is eager to work with us empowering us to do His will, that which is good, acceptable and perfect.

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Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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