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  • Adopted!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,468 views

    None of us are born into God’s kingdom but all of us are reborn into His family. Thankfully, God adopts us into His family because of what Jesus has done for us.

    -I like people who get to the point quickly. -I don’t like beating around the bush. -I’m not a big fan of people who beat around the bush – people who aren’t very direct. -I don’t always like what people who are blunt have to say but I like that they get to it quickly. -At least that way, if ...read more

  • Adoption

    Contributed by David Scudder on Aug 21, 2010
     | 1,495 views

    The word "adoption" is an action noun, so it acts like a verb, i.e. the Holy Spirit performs the act of adopting. In Roman law an adopted child had the exact same position and privileges as a natural born child, e.g. legal standing, or inheritance.

    Purpose: To show what spiritual adoption is and what a great privilege it is. INTRODUCTION: ADOPTION huiothesia ^5206^, from huios, "a son," and thesis, "a placing," akin to tithemi, "to place," signifies the place and condition of a son given to one to whom it does not naturally belong. The ...read more

  • Adoption Series

    Contributed by Bramwell Hayes on May 21, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,816 views

    What it means to be adopted as a child of God. The importance of inheritance

    Over the last couple of weeks we have been looking at the first chapter of Ephesians and have seen how Christ has won for his believers, and his believers only, some tremendous blessings. We have looked in some detail at the great blessings he gives us of making us both holy and blameless, to stand ...read more

  • Adopted Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan 15, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,938 views

    Like Jesus, God calls us into ministry through our baptism and gives us the things that we need to meet everyone of the challenges we may face.

    Mark 1: 4-11 “Adopted” INTRODUCTION We have our challenges cut out for us this year. All of us have been affected by the economic recession. In 2009 we face a depressed housing market, depleted savings, curtailed income and the increased tension of living a hand to mouth existence. We ...read more

  • Adopted

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 2, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,162 views

    A sermon on being adopted into God’s family based on Ephesians 1:4-5! (taken from Rusty Peterman from Truth for Today)

    Sermon for 3/1/2009 Ephesians 1:3-5 Adopted Introduction: A. Some other friends of ours, Matt and Jenny Moser, who have adopted 3 children. They were not able to have children of their own so they got involved in foster care. Through foster care, they have adopted Zi, Luke and Abbey. Luke ...read more

  • Adoption

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Dec 28, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,441 views

    We come into God’s family by Spiritual birth. But the instant we are born into the family, God adopts us and gives us the position of an adult son.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Adoption is the process by which a person who does not belong to a given family is formally brought into it and made a full, legal family member with the rights and responsibilities of that position. The practice of adoption was not common among the Jews, but was more ...read more

  • Adopted Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Apr 22, 2014
     | 1,575 views

    Part 3 of 5 in a series on our identity in Christ based on the words of the Apostle Paul in Romans 8.

    INTRODUCTION: Early one summer morning a baby was born to a 15 year old drug addict, a young girl who was woefully unprepared to be a parent. She tried to walk the line that runs between being a teen and an adult, but the teenager in her won out, because she was still just that, a teenager. The ...read more

  • Adoption Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Jan 28, 2013
     | 2,926 views

    Children who have been adopted are placed in a family that is not their own. Christians who have been taken OUT of Adam and placed IN CHRIST become adopted and heirs of Christ.

    “ADOPTION in Christ” Romans 8:15-17 (I was originally going to entitle the today’s message “Sonship”, but I wanted to make sure that I ...read more

  • Adopted Series

    Contributed by Rob Jansons on Sep 14, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,305 views

    Second sermon that focuses on God the Father choosing us to be his children. It uses biblical, not theological, language to teach about election.

  • Adopted By God

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on Apr 20, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    I was almost aborted, then adopted and then adopted by God.

    ADOPTED BY GOD! When I was 22 my Mom sat me down one day to share something with me. She was very nervous and I couldn’t imagine what she was about to tell me. She started off by showing me a picture of man that I looked like. Who’s this “I said? Your Father. I just sat there stunned. I ...read more

  • Predestined To Adoption Series

    Contributed by Aaron Fenlason on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,725 views

    An exposition of Ephesians 1:5-6.

    Predestined to Adoption 1. The Action – His Predestination a. Definition i. to decide or determine beforehand ii. This is accomplished, like election, before time iii. Election is the choice of individuals, predestination is the end appointed for them b. Passages i. God’s revealed ...read more

  • The Doctrine Of Adoption

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on Jun 21, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,224 views

    Paul explains the doctrine of adoption to the Galatians.

    THE DOCTRINE OF ADOPTION Text: Galatians 4:1 – 7 Introduction: • Before and after commercials: weight loss, wrinkle cream, exercise equipment, teeth whitening • Galatians were Gentile believers that had given lives to the Lord, but had been falsely taught that they had to observe Jewish ...read more

  • Being Adopted Series

    Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,595 views

    God is seeking take us out of our slavery to fear and adopt us as his children.

    In April 1998, a series of tornadoes ripped through the southern part of the United States. A day after one of the Storms had hit the NPR program All Things Considered aired a story about a congregation called the Church of the Open Door. Their church had been destroyed the day previous. ...read more

  • The Church Of The Adopted Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 12, 2011
     | 1,340 views

    Paul writes to the churches in Galatia about how being under the Law is like being a child but when we are set free in Christ we finally come of age as God’s people.

    The Church of the Adopted Galatians 4:1-7 I sat in a restaurant this week at a table next to two guys who when their food arrived they decided which one would pray by saying, ‘Age before beauty’. I thought they both fell into the same category and unless they were waiting for ...read more

  • Adopted By Grace Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Feb 21, 2012
     | 3,368 views

    Believers have been welcomed into God's family.

    [If you would like to receive a free sermon each week by email, please contact jonrmcleod@gmail.com.] BLESSING UPON BLESSING In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has ...read more