Summary: third sermon in a series talking about spiritual blessings
- the devil no longer has claim on you
- the old debts are forgotten
- the old sins are cast away
- we become children of God
Galatians 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
1 John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
God planned from the beginning of time to adopt us
- He was just waiting on us
- What a blessing it is to be called a child of God
- What a blessing it is to be adopted into his family
- We were not accidents we were chosen
In one of Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman’s meetings a man arose to give the following remarkable testimony: "I got off at the Pennsylvania depot as a tramp, and for a year I begged on the streets for a living. One day I touched a man on the shoulder and said, ’Mister, please give me a dime.’
"As soon as I saw his face, I recognized my father. ’Father. don’t you know me?’ I asked. Throwing his arms around me, he cried, ’I have found you; all I have is yours.’ Men, think of it, that I, a tramp, stood begging my father for ten cents, when for eighteen years he had been looking for me to give me all he was worth!"
So the heavenly Father is waiting for you. Why not receive the unsearchable riches in Christ now?
—Moody Monthly Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations