Romans 12



Romans 12 calls believers to live transformed lives, offering themselves to God and expressing genuine love within the community of believers. Paul outlines practical steps for Christian living, emphasizing unity, humility, and a Christlike attitude toward others.


  1. Living Sacrifices (Romans 12:1-2): Paul urges believers to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God, transformed by the renewing of their minds. This involves a radical departure from conformity to the world and a commitment to discerning and following God's will.
  2. Unity in the Body of Christ (Romans 12:3-8): Paul emphasizes the importance of humility and unity within the body of Christ. He encourages believers to use their diverse spiritual gifts for the common good. Each member contributes to the overall health and function of the body.
  3. Marks of a Genuine Christian (Romans 12:9-21): Paul provides a list of practical exhortations for Christian living. These include sincere love, abhorrence of evil, devotion to one another, fervent prayer, hospitality, blessing those who persecute, rejoicing with those who rejoice, weeping with those who weep, and overcoming evil with good. The overarching theme is genuine love and service to others.