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    Luke 1:46-55

    A brief look, and then we`ll explode into the text.

    Let's go to chapter 2 and verse 13. And here we go to the realm of the angels and we find in verse 13, "And suddenly to the shepherds there appeared with the angel...who had made the original announcement...a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, `Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.'" Now that was the angels' response to this whole event.

    Down in verse 20 we get the shepherds' response. "And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as has been told them."

    Elizabeth, Zacharias, angels, shepherds, Simeon, Anna basically had one response. And that one response is the spirit of Christmas and the right word is "worship...worship." The spirit of Christmas in all those participants in the first Christmas was praise and thanks and blessing and glory to God. In a word, that is worship. And Matthew 2:2, just so we don't leave some very important folks out, tells us that the wise men came from the east and said, "We are come to worship Him." Even wicked Herod picked up the spirit of the event and he asked where the child was born, quote: "That I may come and worship Him also." Everybody was worshiping. That is the Spirit of Christmas. And though Herod told a lie, he did understand the appropriate attitude to be worship.

    This then is the supreme attitude of Christmas. This is the spirit of Christmas and it is the supreme time of worship for Christians as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. This time of all times is a time of worship. Worship...let me give you a brief definition...is an attitude. It is a spirit, something on the inside. It is an attitude of the heart that is so filled with wonder and gratitude at what God has done that there is not a thought of personal needs or personal blessings, only total abandonment to God in praise and adoration. That's worship. It is the most selfless thing we do. It is, as the hymn writer puts it, to be lost in wonder, love and praise. It is to be so grateful and so filled with wonder at what the Lord has done that we lose ourselves in adoring worship, adoring praise. What better time for this than Christmas when we focus on the very giving of Christ who is our Savior?

    Now to give form to our worship, I am drawn to another person. Not Zacharias, or Elizabeth, not the angels, not the shepherds, not the wise men, not Simeon and not Anna, I am drawn to another person to give form to our worship, a person who is the closest person in all the human realm to Jesus who had an intimacy with Him that no other person every knew, the one person most directly touched by His birth, none other than His mother Mary. Mary gives form to our worship. Without question she gives the most magnificent psalm of worship, really the most magnificent psalm in the whole New Testament. And it is her Magnificat, it is her psalm of praise to God for the coming of Jesus Christ.

    Luke 1:46, let's look at it, Luke 1:46. "And Mary said, `My soul exalts the Lord.'" You see, immediately she had the same response that everybody else had...worship and praise and adoration and gratitude. "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior for He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave, for behold from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the mighty One has done great things for me and holy is His name, and His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. He has done mighty deeds with His arm. He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. He has brought down rulers from their thrones and has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things and sent away the rich empty handed. He has given help to Israel, His servant, in remembrance of His mercy as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his offspring forever."

    That is the hymn of the incarnation. That is a psalm. That is a song. That is a worship song. Mary knew that she was to be the mother of the Son of God. She had been told that. Back in verse 35, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, the power of the Most High will overshadow you, for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God." She had been told that this offspring would be great in verse 32, would be called the Son of the Most High, the Lord God would give Him the throne of his father David over which He would reign forever. Elizabeth even called her the mother of my Lord. And so she bursts forth in the only appropriate response and that is the response of worship.

    But for now, I just want us to look at the elements that are in this psalm that speak of the significance and the meaning of worship. Here is a worshiper. Here is a Christmas...if I may borrow the word...a Christmas worshiper. Here is Mary and she teaches us how we are to worship.

    First point, and I'll give you three, first point, we see in her the attitude of worship. We see in her the attitude of worship. Now as we look at this attitude of worship we're going to see this in the first verse and into the second verse. And Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior for He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave."

    In just those first two and then into the third verse of this psalm, verses 46, 47 and just into the first line of verse 48, we get the attitude of worship. And I'm going to give you four comments about it.
    Number one, it is internal...it is internal. Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord, or magnifies the Lord." And then "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." The term "soul" and the term "spirit" which are, by the way, synonymous and speak of the inner person and the reason you use two of them is because of the literary element of it and also because of the all-encompassing element of it...she is simply summing her whole inner being. She is saying that worship rises from inside. It's not something you do on the outside. It's not a performance. It's not a set of words or a set of actions. It becomes that but it is something that is moral and mental and emotional. It is in the mind and the will and the emotion. It sums up the whole inner being. All that is in her. All that the heart can feel she feels. All that the mind can comprehend she holds to. It's like a great orchestra, every element of the inner self has its place and every element of the inner self adds to the harmony of the whole grand crescendo. The whole of her inner being is worshiping.

    In fact, external, shallow observance of the birth of Christ is distasteful to God and most of what goes on at the Christmas season breaks His heart. Superficial worship finds no place of acceptance with Him.

    For example, Isaiah the prophet in Isaiah 29:13 said, "This people draw near me with their mouth and with their lips." If I can put it in the Christmas vernacular, they talk about Me, they put things about Me on their Christmas cards and they sing My carols but they do not honor Me. They have removed their heart from Me, Isaiah 29:13. There's no heart.

    Jesus said, "God is a spirit and they that worship Him must start by worshiping Him in spirit." The true worshiper is the one whose heart is devoted, the one whose heart is overflowing. It comes from deep down inside and it therefore goes on all the time. And that takes me to the second point, it is intense. It is not only internal, it is intense.
    Notice, "My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Now when you read that in English, maybe it doesn't grab you. The word "exalts" or "magnifies" is the word megaluno. Now you know a little about the word mega. That is a Greek word that often gets transliterated over into English when we want to say something is bigger than normal, when it is larger than normal, or louder.

    Sometimes you see it on a speaker...mega bass. It means more bass than you need or care to listen to. Something is a mega thing, it just takes the word "large." And what she is doing here is not just exalting but it is a mega-exaltation, it is a large one, it...literally the word megalunomeans to cause to swell, or to cause to grow, or to crescendo as if starting at some point and extending and becoming larger and larger. And the word rejoices and there could be a number of words used there in the Greek. The word chosen is one that means to be overjoyed, the one that speaks about the unspeakable joy. It even is referred in some uses to an out loud kind of joy, an almost exuberant kind of joy that is uncontained. Those are the terms...spontaneous, exuberant joy bursts out in worship. So you have two components of true worship. It is internal, it rises from what the heart comprehends. It rises from what the mind understands. And when Mary came to grips with what was going on, it literally captured her mind. Her mind transferred it to her emotions. It got every part of her inner being moving and it just erupted in intensity. That's the stuff of which worship is made, but it starts with revelation to the mind, doesn't it? This is what's going to happen, here are the facts, and then the explosion in response.

    This is sincere, intense worship...not at all shallow, not at all superficial, not at all temporary. Worship then is the right attitude, it is internal and it is intense. If you look at the history of Israel you will find how God despised superficial worship. Through the prophet Malachi He says, "You have brought Me the torn and the lame and the sick. You have brought an offering, should I accept this of your hand, saith the Lord?" Malachi 1. You bring Me the worst animal, the blind, the lame, the broken, that's what you give Me. He even asks them in that first chapter of Malachi, "Give it to the governor, see how he likes it." Let alone giving it to Me.

    The prophet Amos, the herdsman of Tekoa, was sent by God to both expose and denounce the apostasy and hypocrisy of Israel. And among other things, God said through Amos these words, "I hate, I despise your feast days and I will not smell, I won't sniff in your solemn assemblies," when all the smells and the incense rises, "though you offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I won't accept them, neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. Take away from me the noise of your songs. I will not hear the melody of your instruments. Let judgment run down as waters and righteousness as a mighty stream." Your superficial worship sickens me. The very feast, by the way, which God Himself had given them explicit directions to observe became through their hypocrisy and double dealing a stench to His nostrils.

    David put it this way. "Thou desirest truth in the inward parts." In the heart. Isaiah said the same thing in Isaiah chapter 1, "I am full of the burnt offerings and rams and fat of fed beasts, I delight not in the blood of bullocks or lambs or goats. Bring no more vain oblations. Incense is an abomination to Me. The new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I can't tolerate. It is iniquity. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They are a trouble to me, I am weary to hear them." And he goes on and on. This is another way of saying you have to worship Him from the heart. And Mary did that. All known sin must be mercilessly judged and confessed to do that. And the focus of everything must be on the Lord.

    How long for you since you were, as C.S. Lewis put it, surprised by joy just bursting out from inside of you? How long since you were so overjoyed?

    The third thing about praise, it is habitual. "My soul exalts," or magnifies, continuous action present tense. It isn't that it's just related to an event or a moment, particularly an event or a moment like this that has eternal consequences. It goes on and on and on. It isn't just that you rejoiced when you were saved, it is that you started rejoicing then and never will stop. Fluctuating circumstances do not impact true worship. They don't affect it. They don't have anything to do with it. It flows on interrupted. It's not really difficult for one who is a true worshiper from the heart with intensity to be able to fulfill the words of Paul, "In everything give thanks." True worship becomes a way of life because it's fixed on something that never changes. God never changes. Christ never changes. Salvation never changes. His promises never change. His covenant never changes. Our future never changes. The Spirit never leaves. That never changes. So why should worship rise and fall? Why should it ebb and flow? True worship doesn't.

    If worship for you only happens on a Sunday morning when it sort of gets pumped up, or only happens around the Christmas season or other special events, you're kidding yourself about whether you're a true worshiper. If worship only happens when things are going well in your life and you can whistle a tune because you got what you wanted, or because you're happy about the current events in your life, or because your measure of comfort has been met, if worship is connected to that then you don't understand the real stuff because true worship is unaffected by fluctuating circumstances. It doesn't rise and it doesn't fall. It is the constant praise that comes from deep within the soul because that which is spiritually true is unchanging.

    It doesn't matter what goes on in life. And when you begin to ebb and flow in your attitude and your demeanor and your joy comes and goes, it is because you have attached yourself to another priority than the unchanging work of God and the unchanging presence of Christ. You have attached your joy to the changing circumstances of life which means your focus isn't on Him, your focus is on you. You can tell a true worshiper because they go through the circumstances of life with an unmitigated contentment and an unchanging joy.

    And that leads me to a fourth element in the attitude, the attitude of worship is internal, intense, habitual and, fourthly, and here's really the key one, it is humble. True worship only comes from a humble heart, only from a humble heart. And what is a humble heart? A humble heart is a heart that has no thought for itself...no thought for itself. Pride is the worship of self, that's what it is. And it competes with God. And if you're not thankful, it's not because God hasn't fulfilled His promise, it's because your comfort level isn't where you want it. And that's because you're focused on you. It's because you didn't get what you deserved, didn't get what you counted on, hoped for, prayed for, thought you deserved. Pride remembers all wrongs done to it. Pride wants to strike back when it is offended. Pride wants to retaliate. It is not filled with praise because it fixes itself on the ebb and flow of life's issues.

    Humility cares nothing for those. Humility isn't going around all the time beating on your chest bemoaning your iniquity. That's a component of it. Humility is being so focused on God that what may or may not be yours is of little consequence. You don't focus on you. You're not the issue. God hates pride and God hates the proud, the Bible says, and God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble. And anyone who comes to worship must come in humility because that's being lost in God and that means that you are not an issue.

    Now we see this in Mary, look at it, verse 48, "For He has regard...has had regard for the humble condition of His handmaid." His bondservant. The thing that strikes Mary about this whole deal is that it is...it's just...it's just incomprehensible that God would have had such regard for such a humble common girl. That's what's amazing. She doesn't say anything about herself...nothing. Spontaneously she bursts forth, "My soul exalts the Lord." She doesn't have a thought like this, "Well, I think He made a pretty good choice, for well I certainly know a lot of women who aren't as godly as me." Not a thought. It almost is unfair to even mention such a possibility.

    You know, we are...it's part of being fallen creatures...but we are rather anxious to spread our successes to all who will listen and some who have to listen. Even our smallest successes turn into tall tales, don't they? And if we have achieved some great thing or if we have received some great blessing or met some great person or had some distinction or some position, we tend to speak of our success. And our initial response might be, "My soul doth magnify myself." And we stick the plaque on the wall.

    Well Mary didn't have such a thought. She didn't even think to pick up the telephone, if there had been one, and...boy, that would be a tough temptation if you just were told you're going to be the mother of God to stay away from the phone. I mean, her immediate thought was directed heavenward, "From whom all goodness comes and all gifts and all graces and all blessings and all benedictions." She just was overwhelmed. She didn't even respond to Elizabeth. She didn't even say thanks to Elizabeth for Elizabeth made a gracious benediction there in verses 42 to 45. I mean, it was a beautiful thing. She couldn't even think of what Elizabeth was saying. Her focus was not on Elizabeth, her focus was not on her except for the fact that she couldn't comprehend how God could possibly do this with somebody so absolutely common as she. That's the kind of attitude out of which worship rises.

    If she does glance at herself for only the brief moment, it is only to wonder how she could ever have been noticed by God. How could God have ever noticed her? How could God have ever known her and cared about her or thought her in any sense suitable for this? How could God have ever concluded that she was one to be favored? How could God have been well pleased with her? Why her? Why her?

    You see, it is characteristic of humility that it has no thought for itself and that it is surprised by any commendation, if not shocked. When she says that God regarded her low estate, literally she uses a term that means that she was in a humiliated state of being, she was a nobody...she was a nobody socially, culturally. She was just a handmaid, capable of nothing and worthy of nothing...a simple wife of a village carpenter, an unlikely mother for God. And Joseph, he was...he made yokes, plows, tables, chairs and perhaps doors and maybe a few buildings.

    But there was one very unique thing about Mary, she was bearing in her veins the royal blood of David. Now we are sure she was a pure and a godly woman. But you know something about the pure and the godly? They never see themselves that way. Those who are truly pure and truly godly and truly righteous don't think they are, in fact they know they're not because one of the functions of godliness and purity and righteousness is to be able to search out every nook and cranny of your iniquity, and they can do it. And the more godly you are the less godly you believe yourself to be. And so there's a certain brokenness and a humility. The essence of true spirituality is not to think you have it. But humility is at the heart of true worship, a sense of unworthiness, a sense of sinfulness, a lack of qualification for anything, for any blessing, for any goodness, for any gift from God. And when it comes, you're just absolutely overwhelmed.

    Now worship is internal, intense, habitual and humble. If Mary was exalted above all women, she might have been the humblest of all women. I mean, if God lifted her to the highest, it must have been because she was the lowest. She may have been the godliest young woman in that whole country.

    Isaiah 57:15 puts it all in perspective. "Thus saith the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity whose name is holy," and this all elevating God higher and higher, those words, "I dwell in the high and holy place." Really, is anybody else up there with you? Yes, those who are of a humble spirit.

    What is the attitude then of worship? A deep heartfelt inner spring of intense gratitude and joy that bursts forth habitually from a humble soul who knows its utter unworthiness. That's worship. And that's...that's the spirit of Christmas.

    Who are we that we should be so highly favored as to be made not the mother of God, but the children of God? Who are we that He should come to die for us? Such overwhelming grace, undeserved.
    Okay, secondly, the object of worship. So we never miss this, and it's obvious, Mary said, "My soul exalts the Lord and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." The object of worship is God. All the glory goes to Him. All the honor goes to Him. All the worship goes to Him. Worship is very central in that sense, very simple, very focused, very one dimensional. We worship God. In Luke 4:8 Jesus said, "It is written you shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only." Worship is limited to one being in the universe and that is God. And Mary knew it. First Timothy 1:17, "To the King eternal, immortal and visible, the only God be honor and glory forever and ever, amen." That is the center and circumference of worship. It is all directed right at God. And most particularly, the heart of worship is that God is our Savior, and she says that. "God, my Savior."

    You know, in all honesty if I wasn't saved, if God hadn't saved me through Jesus Christ, I would have a hard time getting in to worshiping Him just for the rest of the stuff that's true about Him. I can't honestly say that I'd get real excited about His incommunicable attributes like omniscience that He knows everything, omnipresent that He's everywhere at the same time, omnipotence that He's all powerful and almighty and there is nothing He can't do, and that He's immutable, that is He never changes. Those are all true about God. But I can't honestly say that I would be the first guy to write a hymn about all of that if I was on my way to eternal hell to be destroyed there. I really couldn't get in to worshiping Him for His other attributes if it weren't that He was my Savior. In fact, I don't see people who don't know HIm as Savior writing hymns to Him as a judge. I don't know any hymns about hell and judgment and damnation and condemnation and punishment and wrath. If He weren't a Savior, none of us would be worshiping Him, we would be hiding in fear, wouldn't we? Cowering and probably cursing. No, worship all of it, every bit of it, no matter what attribute of God, no matter what dimension of His person and work you're talking about, all of worship is basically set loose in the great reality that we are saved from our sins and thus from judgment. I mean, the whole thing is that the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost, the whole reason He came, it was said when they gave Him His name, "You shall call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins," that's what Jesus means,Savior. And if it weren't for the fact that He was Savior, nothing else would mean anything. Savior.

    So she worships God the Savior. He is called God our Savior a number of times, in 1 Timothy and in Titus. God is a saving God. He sent His Son into the world to save us from our sin. He was manifested to save us, to deliver us from sin. So the object is God who is a Savior. You don't have to plead and beg with God like you do pagan deities to be nice, God is a saving God by nature. And He initiated the whole thing.
    The spirit of worship, it is internal, intense, habitual, and humble for that is the attitude of it. The object of worship is the God who saves. Thirdly and lastly, the cause of worship. What makes it happen? What motivates it? Well, three things...first, what God does for me personally. Look at verse 48, middle of the verse, "For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed." Why, Mary? "Because the Mighty One has done great things for me and holy is His name." It's as if she's saying, "Can you believe that a holy God would do this for me, a sinner?"

    That's where worship starts, that an absolutely holy God would do this for a sinful me. From this time on all generations are going to count me blessed because of what God in His holiness has done for a sinner. That's where worship starts. And let me tell you something, friend, it doesn't mean anything that God is a Savior unless you've experienced His salvation, right? It has to come down to you. And Mary knew she was a sinner. And she knew God was holy. And she knew she needed a Savior. And she was worshiping because the Savior had come. And she knew that that meant her sins were to be dealt with. She, like everybody else who is saved from their sins, owes all to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. She offered soul-felt praise because the Redeemer was coming, the one who would bear her sin, the one who would fill all the...would fulfill all of the sacrificial imagery. And that's where worship starts. That's what motivates it. That's what causes it, when you personally experience the saving reality of Jesus Christ.

    Jesus didn't change her social status. Didn't change at all. Her whole life she never became some earthly queen. And though she was the mother of God she maintained the same social status, she had the same friends, she even had to be given over to John the Apostle to be cared for because she needed someone to take care of her after Jesus left. Her social status never changed. But her spiritual status changed, just like all who ever believed before and after Christ, His death was her death for sin. And so she knew it. She knew the Redeemer was coming. Her praise comes out of pure gratitude for salvation.

    And that's where it always starts. It has to start with what the Lord has done for you. And anything less is sort of meaningless and superficial. The Mighty One has done great things for me and what I need is to be saved from my sins.

    Secondly, praise rises not only from what the Lord has done for her but for what He has done for others. Verse 50, and she doesn't want to single herself out so she quotes from the Old Testament here, from Psalm 101...103 rather, verse 17, "And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him." Immediately her humility comes into play again and she doesn't want anybody to think that it's just her, this is going to happen from generation to generation to those who fear Him. She realizes that the Lord is going to do the same for others and that brings joy to her heart. Why? Because she has spiritual priorities, because she's concerned about what is spiritual and eternal and soul saving. She was absolutely overwhelmed with what the Lord was doing for her and what the Lord would do for generation after generation after generation. That's the stuff that elicits praise...her own salvation and the salvation of others.

    And then the third element, she worshiped because of what God does for His own. This is marvelous and I wish we had time to go into detail, we don't. But look at verse 51 and let me just read, there's a recitation of all that God historically had done for His own people. "He had done mighty deeds with His arm," that is He's shown them strength and power. "He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart," in contrast He doesn't do good things for those who reject Him. "He has brought down rulers from their thrones." And on the other hand, and each of these kind of reverses, "And has exalted those who were humble." He's taken His own who were humble and lifted them up. He's taken His own who were weak and given them power.

    Verse 53, "He has filled the hungry with good things," He's taken His own who were hungry and who had need and met that need. That, too, comes out of Psalm 107. "And on the other hand, sent the rich empty handed. He has given help to Israel, His servant. He has remembered His mercy. And as He spoke to our father, to Abraham and his offspring forever, He has kept His covenants." That's cause for worship. Salvation personally, salvation of generation after generation after generation and the faithfulness of God to meet every need of His own beloved people.

    By the way, in verses 51 to 55, aorist verbs are used to describe a recitation of what God does for His own. Only because the mighty God has done mighty things is there good news to tell. Only because God has saved, does save and remains faithful is there worship and praise and glory and adoration.

    What is the spirit of Christmas? Worship, in a word, worship...nothing more and nothing less. And, you know, as you look back over the Christmases of the ages, and we do that every Christmas season, we go back through history. I'll tell you how we do it. We do it when we sing the carols. Do you realize that we've sung carols from as far back as the fifth century that have gone through several translations and finally reached us? And we've sang carols from the fifteenth century, the eleventh century, the seventeenth, the eighteenth, the sixteenth...as well as the nineteenth. And as you go back through the history of the Christmases and you touch those Christmas carols, you touch the most brilliant poets and articulators of Christmas truth and their attitude is always worship, it's always been worship.
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    I'm not sure what you want, if anything, as a response.

    You talked of what you beleive worship is and your right it is all that.

    But it also so much more.

    It is the way you obey God, the taking on the mind of Christ to act more and more like Christ as we go about kingdom business in our daily lives.

    God has appointements for those who are dying inside to meet a Christian so they can be witnessed to and receive the Good News. It is asking God where do you want me to go shopping, buy gas, eat lunch etc... so we can be that witness at the appointed time set by God For if we don't God will find someone who will, He always hears the cry of a desparate heart.

    Your witness is your worship. The God/god you serve will always show through for all the world to see.

    Not to hijack the thread at all but worship now has become a show put on for all the world to see by 95%+ of "Churches" in North America. The Holy Ghost has been left out and I'm saddened to tears when I attend services now. Again I'm not trying to change or derail this thread, Just giving you my take on what I'm witnessing.

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    "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of lips that confess his name" Hebrews 13:15.

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    But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
    John 4:23-24

    The above is all that needs to be said, and we need not that any teach us, nor give a grand lengthy commentary of great swelling words of vanity.
    And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
    Acts 28:24

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    Top To Bottom;lol

    The above is all that needs to be said, and we need not that any teach us, nor give a grand lengthy commentary of great swelling words of vanity.

    Sorry you disapproved;Hisfollower.

    Mike; It was a good way to be hijacked, it was truthful, Thanks. Troy
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    I believe this is what you're looking for; presenting your bodies as a living sacrifice to God. In other words live your life according to God and in relationship with him. After all, faith is an action word ;)

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    Romans 12:1 (NIV)
    1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

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