SACRIFICE

Key Verse

  • You [believers], like living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house for a holy and dedicated priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 AMP
Other versions
 
  • you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:5 NASB

How?

1. Praise

  • Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15 NKJV
  • “He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:23 AMP

2. Doing good & Sharing

  • But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Hebrews 13:16 NKJV

3. Bodies

  • Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. Romans 12:1 NASB 

Other versions

  • I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. Romans 12:1 AMPC

4. Thanksgiving

  • Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing. Psalm 107:22 NKJV
  • I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, And will call upon the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:17 NKJV
  • “He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him], I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalm 50:23 AMP

5. Prayer

  • Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2 NKJV

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