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Romans 12: 1-2


Pastor Erwin Concepcion​



Spiritual Transformation is to change radically in inner character, condition, or nature.  In Romans 12:2 the Apostle Paul exhorted Christians, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  Followers of Christ should not be conformed, either inwardly, or in appearance, to the values, ideas, and behavior of a fallen world.  Believers should continually renew their minds through prayers and their study of God’s Word, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and so be transformed and make like Christ, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (2 Corinthians 3:18).  When He returns, Christ will “...change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body...” (Philippians 3:21).


To have a transformed life, one must totally surrender his/her life 100% to Jesus Christ.



Bible Reading:  Romans 12:1-2


v.1       I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


v.2       And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


If we want to have great impact in the world for Christ, we must be seriously committed to studying God’s Word, learning soul winning by doing it, working hard following up new converts and thinking hard how to serve God more effectively.  Apply these principles of surrender to your own life:


  1. Pray daily, using a prayer list (confess, thank, other’s needs, my needs).

  2. Read, study, and memorize the Bible daily.

  3. Tell someone that you have surrendered 100% to Jesus Christ.

  4. Ask God to fill you with his Holy Spirit daily.

  5. Take opportunities to talk to your roommate, office mate, friends, visitors in the church, and ask them:  If you were to die right now, would you be 100% sure of going to heaven? 

  6. Take opportunities to teach or preach.

  7. Ask God to open doors for greater service.

  8. Take opportunities to have Bible studies with others.

  9. Pray the following:

    1. 1 Chronicles 4:10 “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.”

    2. Matthew 9:38 “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

    3. Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

  10. Decide to attend all activities of the church including Christian education subjects which will help you grow.

  11. Challenge people to be saved and fully surrendered to God.

  12. Love and choose the most Godly people to be your close friends.

  13. Learn as much as you can about serving God as fast as you can.

  14. Keep saying “Yes” to God and the opportunities to serve God.

  15. Ask God for someone to lead to Christ and to teach the Bible each week.

  16. Ask God for the courage and boldness to do God’s will.

  17. Ask God to give you a hatred for sin and love for holiness and righteousness.

  18. Ask God to give you eternal values.

  19. Reach out as many persons as possible.

  20. Ask God to make you a powerful, spirit-filled, Bible teacher and soul-winner.

  21. Ask for more ideas to win souls and to serve God better.

  22. Ask God to make you loyal to this church.

  23. Ask God to keep you humble and make you wise; to give you wisdom.


May the Lord Jesus equip you more everyday!

In His Service,

Pastor Erwin Concepcion

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