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  • Love Of The Adopted

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 16, 2008
     | 969 views

    Love of the Adopted We capture a picture of our relationship with God in Chrissy's story about her adoptive parents. "My adopted father still, to this day, recalls the overwhelming emotion he had the moment he held me in his arms and saw my tiny, pink face. They gave me the best life any child ...read more

  • Adoption Explained

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jul 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 909 views

    ADOPTION EXPLAINED During the time that the New Testament was written, when a family adopted a child, there was no immediate big celebration of that adoption. But, when that child reached the proper age, there was a celebration, and at that time, the child was given every single legal standing ...read more

  • Adopted By Grace

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010
     | 712 views

    ADOPTED BY GRACE I have three daughters. Oh the cats that we took from the pound. They are in cat heaven! But they could have been left at the pound, except that we DECIDED to take them because we WANTED to love them. There was nothing those kittens could do to make me love them! Our ...read more

  • Adopted By Christ  PRO

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 2,821 views

    Illus.: “Adopted by Christ” John was born into a family of 12 children. They were very poor. He was the youngest. He never remembered his father eating a meal with the rest of the family. He had to work long hours to feed his family. One day his father ran off with another woman, leaving his ...read more

  • Awaiting Our Full Adoption  PRO

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Jul 10, 2008
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     | 1,030 views

    AWAITING OUR FULL ADOPTION LAST WEEK I SPOKE ABOUT ROMAN ADOPTION, AND THAT A CHILD WOULD BE TREATED AS HIS OWN CHILD. THIS IS A PICTURE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US AS SONS/DAUGHTERS OF GOD: WE ARE ADOPTED INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD. THERE WAS A SECOND ADOPTION PROCESS OFTEN UNDERTAKEN IN ROMAN ...read more

  • Much Of The Credit For The Adoption Of A Later ...

    Contributed by Mike Rexroat on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 703 views

    Much of the credit for the adoption of a later ANNUAL national Thanksgiving Day may be attributed to Mrs. Sarah Joseph Hale, the editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book. For thirty years, she promoted the idea of a national Thanksgiving Day, contacting President after President until President Abraham ...read more

  • Our Adoption Means That There Is Continued ...

    Contributed by David Tack on May 25, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 702 views

    Our adoption means that there is continued forgiveness. Were God only our Judge, our past sins would all be forgiven, but we would have no assurance of forgiveness of future wrongs... Our adoption and God’s forgiveness are eternal. ...read more

  • There Was A Boy Who Was Adopted By A Christian ...

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 24, 2008
     | 514 views

    There was a boy who was adopted by a Christian couple. When that boy became a teenager he started to hang around the wrong crowd. He got involved with drugs and the wrong kind of girls. He broke his curfew and was just rebellious. That couple went and talked to the preacher. They asked the ...read more

  • Good Ideas Are Not Adopted Automatically. They ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
     | 847 views

    Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into ...read more

  • Adoption: The Potrea Protestus

    Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 27, 2010
     | 1,355 views

    ADOPTION: THE POTREA PROTESTUS Our concept of adoption is far different from the concept of adoption in the New Testament. In most cases, an adopted child, at that time, was most honored than natural children. And in all cases, to be adopted by someone was considered a special privilege. In ...read more

  • Adoption: We Want This Child!

    Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,791 views

    A young couple visited a boarding care home which housed children for adoption. The care taker brought out all the children who were clean (freshly bath), well dressed, properly schooled in manners; for this couple’s inspection and selection. As they passed down the line and spoke to each child, ...read more

  • The Adoption Of Michael Oher

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 4, 2010
     | 970 views

    THE ADOPTION OF MICHAEL OHER Michael Oher was born in Memphis, TN. His dad was murdered and his mom a cocaine addict. He didn’t have a permanent address until he was 16 and went to 11 schools in 9 years. At the age of 16, he had a measured IQ of 80. Michael was staying with a friend whose ...read more

  • Charles Wesley Would Not Be Adopted  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 6, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,376 views

    CHARLES WESLEY WOULD NOT BE ADOPTED In 1721, a wealthy Irishman offered to adopt Charles Wesley and make him his legal heir. The 13-year-old boy refused the offer, choosing to continue his way through school under very difficult circumstances. This turned out to be one of the most momentous ...read more

  • Little Ones To Him Belong

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 957 views

    LITTLE ONES TO HIM BELONG Author Keith Miller tells of an outgoing 40-year-old woman who was part of a sharing group he led. Here is her story: "When I was a tiny little girl, my parents died, and I was put in an orphanage. I was not pretty at all, and no one seemed to want me. But I ...read more

  • Adoption In Christ Frees Us From ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 10, 2010
     | 1,256 views

    Adoption In Christ Frees Us From Satan An illustration from history past can help us realize the significance of being children of Almighty God - an amazing concept! The image of emaciated babies and young children sitting in cribs, in a stark, ill-equipped Romanian orphanage blazed across the ...read more

  • What Would You Say?

    Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Dec 16, 2010
     | 918 views

    WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? A number of years ago a couple traveled to the offices of an Adoption Society in England to receive a baby. They had been on the waiting list a long time. They had been interviewed and carefully scrutinized. Now at last their dreams were to be fulfilled. But their day of ...read more

  • Children Of The King

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Aug 17, 2009
     | 884 views

    CHILDREN OF THE KING Living as a child of the King will be noticeable in the way others experience us. Madonna has been in the headlines over the last couple of years for famously trying and succeeding to adopt African children from Malawi. Whatever we think of Madonna’s actions or motives ...read more

  • God Picks The Unlovable Ones

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2011
     | 1,666 views

    GOD PICKS THE UNLOVABLE ONES Anne Lamott described a time when a fellow church member told about adopting her son through an organization called A.S.K. -- Adopt Special Kids. Part of the adoption process included filling out a questionnaire checking "yes" or "no" for one's willingness to ...read more

  • Identity Crisis

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Aug 19, 2011
     | 1,410 views

    IDENTITY CRISIS Theorist Erik Erikson coined the term "identity crisis" and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development. According to Erikson, an identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at oneself. Those ...read more

  • Am I Still Your Child?

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 6, 2011
     | 737 views

    AM I STILL YOUR CHILD? What if Lynne and I adopted a child and brought him/her into our home. That child might be so thankful that every day they might ask, "Can I mow the lawn today, can I do the dishes for you, do you need a foot massage?" That would be great, but it would break my heart ...read more