Me on the Altar: Day 2

5 Attributes of a Living Sacrifice

Sacrifices are…

2. Purposed to Worship

Picture yourself laying on an alter. What is the purpose of you becoming a living sacrifice? Paul gives us the answer with the last word of Romans 12:1- worship. You must understand that your purpose is to glorify God and not yourself. Too often I find myself as I minister, whether inside or outside the church, thinking about how good I will look for what I am doing. This thought is shameful. It is the opposite of a sacrifice. Living sacrifices give themselves for a higher cause, namely God’s Kingdom. Self-lovers want those around them to bow to them and their idolatrous image.

Imagine a lamb getting up on the alter thinking to itself, “I can’t wait to post this picture on my Instagram so the other sheep know I was chosen and I am being used by God.” Nobody wants to see a dead, bloody animal. But they do want to see an a nation’s sins forgiven by a gracious God- which was the result of animal sacrifice in the Old Testament.

And can I be honest with you? Nobody wants to see you either. They long to see Christ in you, the hope of eternity. That is true worship.

“Let Them See You in Me” JJ Weeks Band

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Jesse Stirnemann

I am 27 years old and live in Sterling Heights, Michigan, just a few miles outside Detroit. My wife Rachel and I have 3 kids! I have been in youth ministry for 5 years. I also work as a Bereavement Coordinator at a Hospice office caring for grieving families. My passion is evangelism. I see no better greater way to spend my time than helping others get into heaven. My hope and prayer is to teach and inspire others on how to expand God’s Kingdom through evangelism!

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