Sunday, June 5, 2016

Children of God

"I can do it myself."  
How many times has that gotten you into trouble?

Pastor related that his father was very handy and quite knowledgeable, and very willing to be of help.
 "Father is just a call away."

The scripture lesson is from Romans chapter eight.  [Reading of Romans 8]

Verse 2:  We are free from the law of sin and death. 
Living in the flesh the mind is set on the flesh.
Life in the Spirit is life and peace.

Verse 3:  God sent His own Son to stand in our stead, offering freedom from the law of sin.

Verse 15:  We receive the Spirit of adoption whereby we are children of God and joint-heirs with our elder brother, Jesus Christ.  God is our Father and we may call on Him:  Abba (Daddy).

 I John 3:1  Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! (HCSB)  We can know who our Father is!

Being children of God we have obligations.  We must grow:  We cannot be in the family of God and remain a child.

God is not our last resort.  He is the first, the ONLY resort.

Why do we suffer?  Why does God allow pain and grief?  It is part of growing.
Slaves live in fear.  God's children live in love, security, and warmth.

Call on Him.

  Pastor Joe Deckard
 Sunday morrning


Vee said...

"God's children live in love, security, and warmth." Like that!

vanilla said...

Vee, abiding in the Father is love, safety, and security.

Secondary Roads said...

A beautiful message for all.

vanilla said...

Chuck, very much so. Pastor used instances of adoption and/or fostering in his personal life to illustrate the love and power involved in adoption.