Adoption – 7/21/20

Mike Engelsgjerd 

Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

  

In God’s gracious plan of salvation, He not only sets believers free from enslavement to sin, but He also adopts them as His children. Christ Jesus atoned for sin through His substitutionary death, freeing believers from the fear of death and the judgment of God. Furthermore, God graciously pours out blessing upon believers by adopting them as sons and daughters to Himself, and He promises them an inheritance with Christ. This is not through our works, but solely through faith in Christ. All praise be to God for His glorious grace toward His children through Christ Jesus!  

Let us therefore pray that we may come to a greater knowledge of the hope, riches, and power we have in Christ, and pray that we may live lives worthy of our glorious calling.