“Living sacrifices…belong to everyone else in the body and are not their own” (12:1, 12:5)
“Living sacrifices…are subject to the authorities God has placed in their lives” (12:1, 13:1)
“Living sacrifices…consider those who are weaker in the faith” (12:1, 14:1)
“Living sacrifices…accept one another as Jesus does” (12:1, 15:7)
“Living sacrifices…do not cause divisions in the body” (12:1, 16:17)
So Paul in the section we read through today is telling us what it means to be living sacrifices. Jesus is the greatest living sacrifice and if we claim to love Him, we must look like Him and also be living sacrifices. We need to ask ourselves today, does every action and word I do, show to the world around me that I am a living sacrifice and an image bearer of the greatest Sacrifice?