- The Principle of Dedication: I can commit my body to God.
“Therefore, 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.”
Rom. 12:1 (NIV)
- The Principle of Concentration: I can focus my mind.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind.” Rom.12:2 (NIV)
- The Principle of Evaluation: I must humbly assess my current state.
“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” Rom. 12:3 (NIV)
“… Be honest in your estimate of yourselves.” (NLT)
- The Principle of Cooperation: I must get group support.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all parts of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.” Rom. 12:4-5 (NLT)
- The Principle of Affirmation: I must fill my life with love.
“Don’t just pretend that you love others. Really love them. Hate what is evil. Stand on the side of the good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Rom.12:9-10 (NLT)
- The Principle of Motivation: I must nurture my enthusiasm.
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Rom. 12:11-12 (NIV)