“God the Son Has Made Us Family”

July 2, 2017

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Summary

God the Son left the Fellowship of heaven to come to earth, to die on a cross, to purchase our adoptions with His blood. Put another way, Jesus Christ our Lord laid aside His Kingly crown to take on a crown of thorns, to make us members of His Royal Family. John 1:12-13 affirms: “But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (ESV) We dare not miss the immensity of this incredible privilege. Once spiritual orphans, now we are the children of God! Jesus’ sacrifice was to make us a part of our Lord’s Beautiful Family! And God is not our foster parent–we are forever His! Ephesians 1:5 seats us at His table: “God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.” (NLT) Consequently, Family get-togethers and celebrations should never be the same again! 

Bible References

  • Philippians 2:1 - 11
  • John 1:12 - 14
  • Ephesians 1:3 - 8
  • Ephesians 5:1 - 2

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