As Americans we have certain rights that we through the blood shed of others we can excersise, (voting, freedom of speech, freedom of worship, etc,. As God's children we are given rights that others in the world don't have, and the sad thing is, as God's adopted children we neglect to exercise these rights. Therefore we are cheating urselves and cheating God form blessing us. Paul said, "bodily exercise profiteth little, but godliness is profitable unto all things. Tonight we would like to encourage you to to exercise the following rights or privileges:
Introduction: Rights are given to those only who have been adopted as God's children.
A) Delivered form the law. (Rom. 8:15):"For we have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
B. Delivered form the bondage of elements of this world.(Gal. 4:3)"Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:"
C. We are given our position, rights, and privileges as sons.
D. Made joints heirs with Christ, heaven is our inheritance. (Heb. 2:11)"For he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren."
E. Spirit of Adoption as our earnest and seal (Gal. 4:6)"And because we are sons, God Hath sent forth the Spirit of his son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."
F. Led by the spirit. (Rom. 8:14)"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."
G. New relationship with God (Rom. 27.html