Is there a link between worship and ethics in Romans 12? Too often the main inspiration for Paul's thinking behind this text is ignored. The biblical-theological background to Paul's argument and the wider context of Romans must be taken into consideration. Peterson argues that the first two verses of Romans 12 proclaim a reversal of the downward spiral depicted in Romans 1.
The Old Testament does know of a "living sacrifice." The article demonstrates that the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament concepts of "spiritual life" is the way in which the believer becomes the sacrifice in the New Testament. It seems reasonable to think that the "living sacrifice" of Romans 12:1b may have an Old Testament precedent, and the article argues in the direction of the ritual for the Azazel-goat of Leviticus 16.
Do the participles of Romans 12:9-21 function as imperatives or may they be connected with a finite verb in the context of the passage? The suggestion of this article is that the participles might be connected with a finite verb, but one that is unexpressed in the passage.
What ought to characterize the Christian life? This article indicates the unity of vision for a Christian life in Romans 12:9-21, Philippians 4:2-9, and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24. This unity of vision helps us see the correspondence between Romans 1:18-32 and Romans 12:1-2 and the unity of Romans 12–13 as a whole.
Romans 12:2 warns against conforming to the world. This article explains that there are two ways in which Christians can conform to the world: by imitating the world and by being passive.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 12:14-21.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 12:9-13.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 12:3-8.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 12:2.
This article is a Bible study on Romans 12:1.