M2013 s51 adoption 8 18-13 sermon


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M2013 s51 adoption 8 18-13 sermon

  1. 1. ADOPTION Galatians 4:1-7 Maud church of Christ by Jim Bradshaw Sunday Morning, August 18, 2013
  2. 2. Picking Teams God has chosen us to be on HIS team
  3. 3. Held in Bondage Gal 4:1-3 NKJV Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, (2) but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. (3) Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. 1. Both Children and Slaves are held in bondage. 2. There are milestones a child must reach to achieve full freedom. 3. In a spiritual sense we are limited until we reach maturity.
  4. 4. Held in Bondage Heb 5:12-14 NKJV For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. (13) For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. (14) But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Heb 6:1-2 NKJV Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, (2) of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
  5. 5. Held in BondageHeld under bondage until the date set by the Father; Gal. 4:4 2Pe 3:9-12 NKJV The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (11) Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, (12) looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
  6. 6. Christ Paid in full
  7. 7. Gal 4:4-5 NKJV But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, (5) to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Redeem – exagorazō : to pay the ransom 1Co 7:23 NKJV You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. Heb 12:2 NKJV looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Would we not do the same for family? Christ Paid in full
  8. 8. God wants us as sons. 1. We must be separate from the world; John 17:17 2. 2Co 6:17-18 NKJV Therefore "COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE, SAYS THE LORD. DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN, AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU." (18) "I WILL BE A FATHER TO YOU, AND YOU SHALL BE MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY." 3. We have been adopted as sons. Christ Paid in full
  9. 9. Eph 1:5-7 NKJV having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, (6) to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (7) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Christ Paid in full
  10. 10. No Longer Slaves 1. We are sons of God through faith; Galatians 3:26, 27. 2. We have a special relationship with God; a slave was not allowed to call his master, “Abba.” 3. We ARE heirs of the promise; first made to Abraham, Gen. 12. 4. Mat 25:34 NKJV Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
  11. 11. No Longer Slaves All Made Possible by God 1. He chose to adopt us – Let us act like sons. 2. Our adoption was paid for by the blood of Christ; John 3:16, 17. 3. Are you an heir today?