speaking as part of our series.

Adoption into God�s family means:

1) A new Father

a. the Holy Spirit reminds us we are no longer slaves, but sons (Romans 8:14-15)

b. the Holy Spirit enables us to pray �Abba� Father (Romans 8:15)

2) A new Family

a. our new family name (1 John 3:1)

b. our family likeness (1 John 2: 29; 3:10)

c. our elder Brother � Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29; Heb. 2:10ff.)

d. our willingness to be disciplined (Heb. 12:5ff.)

e. our future hope as heirs (Romans 8:17; 1 John 2:28)

�Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.�
Isaiah 49:15-16

  • Preached on: 22 March, 2009
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  • Bible Text: 1 John 2:28-3:10
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