Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – November 18 2020

Date: 11-18-2020

Scripture Lesson:Romans 12:1-8

Preacher: Pres. Treptow

Description: Wednesday, November 18th    Reading Romans 12:1-8  Jesus did not heed Satan’s temptation or Peter’s command to avoid the cross. He denied himself and carried his cross to the hill of his death and our eternal life. Through that one act of righteousness, God gave justification that brings life to all mankind. First the cross, then the crown. St. Paul spends eleven chapters outlining the amazing nature of God’s plan for our salvation centered on our crucified Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then in chapter 12, Paul begins, “Therefore...” He points back to the past eleven chapters and says, In view of all that—in view of everything God did to save you eternally... let death come before life for you. Offer your bodies as living sacrifices. This oxymoron only makes sense in the Christian response of life lived by dying to self and living for Christ. Paul urges us upon the path of thankful-living and self-sacrifice, let us not think more highly of ourselves than we ought, but rather think of ourselves with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.  Speaker Pres. Treptow Hymns CW21  561 - “Before the Throne of God Above  CW21  737 – “Lord, Help Us Walk Your Servant Way”  Musician Ryan Henning