Offering Our Bodies as a Living Sacrifice to God

Author: Xavier Paul B. Viagulamuthu

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876529481

Category: Religion

Page: 532

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Romans 12:1 is a very powerful and vibrant exhortation in Paul's paraenesis. The first of the paraeneses in Romans, it also plays a pivotal role in the same letter. All the elements this verse contains are linked to its two major concepts: body and sacrifice. Proposing the concept of belonging as a key to Pauline spirituality, this present work studies the spirituality of Paul from the particular perspective of Romans212:1.

A Living Sacrifice

Author: Anthony Yeo

Publisher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814045209

Category: Christian life

Page: 110

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Living Sacrifice

Author: Shaneika Henriques Badley

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1685170854

Category: Religion

Page: 82

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In 2 Timothy 2:3, it declares, "Thou therefore endure hardness as good soldier of Jesus Christ." This verse of scripture tells in a nutshell what living sacrifice is all about. Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come, this clearly depicts the life of every Christian believer who is sold out and fully committed to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must suffer, endure hardness, and persevere for this great work that was hand down to us with all boldness, courage, determination, soundness of mind, and love. As the Lord opened my dark understanding, I now know that Christianity is more than what meets the eye, and some lessons can only be learned through experiences. Our daily walk is a step-by-step process; some days, we will be pressed like the olive to extract its oil, crushed like the grape to extract its juice, and grind and melt in the fire like the ore to extract pure gold. Our process as Christians is never easy but necessary. Look how rich and costly the olive oil is at the end of its process; it is used worldwide in every church as it represents the blood of Jesus when consecrated by an anointed man or woman of God. See how expensive and valuable grape juice and wine are in today's society; our famous Christmas cake recipe would be incomplete without it. Finally, gold is the most expensive of its kind and is used for various purposes such as in medicine, dentistry, electronics and computers, medal and statues, and jewelry. We are all a part of God's masterplan and purpose here on earth, and it's our responsibility to seek Him, come what may, to know who we are and what purpose we serve in the church or the body of Christ. Just like the olive, the grape, and the gold, we all have a specific purpose as children of God, but we must endure the process to function effectively in the capacity unto which we were called. He knoweth the way that I take, when He hath tried me I shall come forth as gold. --Job 23:10

Living Sacrifice

Author: Luo Fu

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649200005

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The dead sacrificed, the living died, the human heart was wicked, the dogs did not eat.Wu Lei wholeheartedly wanted to save her, but who would've thought that the person he saved wasn't a living person at all?Those who save others are not necessarily good people, and those who are saved are not necessarily living people. Within the five li of fog, it was hard to tell who was the real evil ghost and who was the living corpse. The main character exerted a lot of effort and racked his brains. But who would have thought that in the end, he was just a tool, a sacrificial offering ...Wu Lei wanted to live, and he had been terrified while he was fleeing for his life. The person he had been desperately trying to save in the past was now trying to kill him with his life ...

A Living Sacrifice

Author: Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P.,Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

Publisher: Vianney Vocations LLC

ISBN: 0989621294

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A Living Sacrifice is a comprehensive guide for men who are discerning God's call. It serves as both an introduction to religious life as well as a guide for discerning vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. With clear language, engaging examples, and solid theology, the book tackles the big questions: "Should I date while discerning?" "Should I be a diocesan priest or a religious brother?" "What community should I join?" "What should I expect during formation?" "What is religious life anyway?" "How do I know for sure if I'm being called?" A Living Sacrifice includes an overview of most forms of religious life in the U.S., as well as contributions from priests and brothers in many different communities. While authored by Dominican priests, the book is deliberately written for men discerning any religious community. A Living Sacrifice offers a solid alternative to "cyber discernment" by addressing men's most common questions in a single volume. Perfect to bring into the chapel to spark a heart-to-heart conversation with Christ. Co-author Fr. Benedict Croell has been called the most successful religious vocation director in America, with over 100 men entering his community during his time of service. Co-author Fr. Andrew Hofer oversaw the initial formation of new brothers, and offers both real-life insights and a solid theological foundation. Together, they amass their considerable experience to provide reliable advice during every stage of vocational discernment. Foreword by Abbot Primate Gregory J. Polan, O.S.B. Nihil Obstat, Rev. Basil Cole, O.P. Imprimatur, Rev. Msgr. Charles V. Antonicelli, V.G. “I commend Father Benedict Croell, O.P. and Father Andrew Hofer, O.P. on the publication of A Living Sacrifice." - Robert Cardinal Sarah

The Living Sacrifice on an Assignment

Author: Brenda Baldwin

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1640289763

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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After high school, a coal miner's daughter from a small, rural country place called Havaco, West Virginia, leaves town in hopes of finding a better life, employment, or striking it rich somehow. Her family was poor so they dreamed big. She needed a job paying enough to take care of her needs, as well as enough to send some money back home to help the family. The president of United Coal Miners Union, John Lewis, was murdered; the coal mines were shut down and the coal miners were now jobless. The family was now living off of government cheese, dried milk, and beans. She had never been away from home and she had only read about the city. Now she finds herself in a place full of strangers, huge buildings, and dual highways. She had been instructed to get in a Bible believing and teaching church so she could make friends and be safe. She gets married and, because of the betrayal of her in-laws, gets divorced. She first turns angry, then becomes bitter and has unforgiveness in her heart. She turns inward for self-gratification. Unbeknown to her, her intimate life was being recorded. This keeps her from having a normal life so she goes back to square one-looking for a Bible believing and teaching church. Thereafter, her life takes many twists and turns. What she discovers will make you shiver. This book was sabotaged seven times to cover up the truth, but the truth got out anyway. The most valuable thing in the world is the truth. One cannot have trust without the truth. Most times it is hidden behind a bunch of lies. We, as the people of God, must live by the truth or there will be no trust. The word of God is true. It lives in me.

A Holy and Living Sacrifice

Author: Ernest R. Falardeau

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814623299

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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A Living Sacrifice: Liturgy and Eschatology in Joseph Ratzinger

Author: Roland Millare

Publisher: Emmaus Academic

ISBN: 1645852059

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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A Living Sacrifice focuses on the inherent relationship between eschatology and the liturgy in light of Ratzinger’s insistence upon the primacy of logos over ethos. When logos is subordinated to ethos, the human person becomes subjected to a materialist ontology that leads to an ethos that is concerned above all by utility and progress, which affects one’s approach to understanding the liturgy and eschatology. How a person celebrates the liturgy becomes subject to the individual whim of one person or a group of people. Eschatology is reduced to addressing the temporal needs of a society guided by a narrow conception of hope or political theology. If the human person wants to understand his authentic sacramental logos, then he must first turn to Christ the incarnate Logos, who reveals to him that he is created for a loving relationship with God and others. The primacy of logos is the central hermeneutical key to understanding the unique vision of Ratzinger’s Christocentric liturgical theology and eschatology. This is coupled with a study of Ratzinger’s spiritual Christology with a focus on how it influences his theology of liturgy and eschatology through the notions of participation and communion in Christ’s sacrificial love. Finally, A Living Sacrifice examines Ratzinger’s theology of hope, charity, and beauty, as well as his understanding of active participation in relationship to the eschatological and cosmic characteristics of the sacred liturgy.