Pastor Ron Roddey
"Why Christians Should Take Care Of Their Body"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Romans Chapter 12
12:1 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.
12:2 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.
12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is
among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;
but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the
measure of faith.
12:4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not
the same office:
12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members
one of another.
12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to
us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of
12:7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth,
12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it
with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy,
12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave
to that which is good.
12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in
honour preferring one another;
12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in
12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but
condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the
sight of all men.
12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with
12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto
wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the
12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
1st Timothy Chapter 2
2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a
quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of
2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man
2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the
truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and
2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting.
2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel,
with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or
pearls, or costly array;
2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the
man, but to be in silence.
2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the
2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they
continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.