Aug 2009

Riches Redefined: You Have Been Adopted

Riches: Redefined

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Sermon Text:
Galatians 4:1-11; Ephesians 1:3-6

“God adopts us out of free love, not because our character and record show us worthy to bear His name, but despite the fact that they show the very opposite. We are not fit for a place in God’s family; the idea of His loving and exalting us sinners as He loves and has exalted the Lord Jesus sounds ludicrous and wild – yet that, and nothing less than that, is what our adoption means.”

– J.I. Packer

Reflection Points

“Behold! How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)

  • Slave or Son…which are you?
  • Do you believe that God’s adoption of you as His child is true?
  • Are you basing this on what He has said and done, or on what you do and how you feel?
  • How would believing in this reality alter the way that you live?