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  • Grandpa Mordecai Lesson 9 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Nov 12, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Greatest Adopted Child in History

    Grandpa Mordecai – Influential through adoption Esther – influential through strategy Grandson Artaxerxes – influential for Israel “There was a certain Jew whose name was Mordecai the son of . . . Kish, a Benjamite. And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that more

  • God's Adopted Family #1 Series

    Contributed by Raymond Smith on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    God’s Adopted Family

    God’s Adopted Family Reading: Galatians 3:23-4:7 This is part of a five part series, which is intended to draw out various aspects of what it is to be apart of God’s Adopted Family. As adopted children of God, we have many privileges and responsibilities. We are not God’s children by more

  • Adoption: "Issues And Insights” Series

    Contributed by Mark Magee on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 61 ratings

    We don’t talk much about our spiritual adoption, but it is a pretty big doctrine of the Bible.

    A. Adoption: Last week we began a two week series on discussing the doctrine of Adoption. In light of my adoption of TJ, Stephen Cross and David Mark into the Magee family, I thought it might be wise to share some adoption principles that very much apply to our spiritual adoption into the more

  • My Two Adoption Stories

    Contributed by Timothy Enns on Oct 5, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    My personal journey in realizing my part in God’s family

    Spiritual Adoption Romans 8:12-17 I want to tell you a story today about a little fellow named Jason. The circumstances that Jason was born into not entirely clear. What we do know is that his birth parents, for what ever reason, decided not to care for him or could not care for him. Instead they more

  • Adoption

    Contributed by David Scudder on Aug 22, 2010

    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 more

  • Words Of Distinction - "Adoption"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    This message explores "adoption", and the special relationship we have with our Heavenly Father by being placed into His family as a child of God.

    WORDS OF DISTINCTION – “Adoption” Romans 8:14-17 INTRODUCTION: We continue in our SERIES on “Words Of Distinction”. TONIGHT, we will look at the word “Adoption”. Most of you probably don’t know that I was “adopted”. I was “adopted” at the age of 11, in 1961. HOWEVER, I lived with my more

  • Child Of God

    Contributed by Dan Bauder on Sep 11, 2013

    As Children of God we have been adopted into God's family.

    OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST #1 Adapted from a message by Ray Scott Romans 8:14-17 August 18th, 2013 Solid Rock Baptist Church Rev Dan Bauder INTRODUCTION For the next several weeks we are going to be looking at who we really are when we ask Jesus into our heart. We are going to start this more

  • Who Am I In God

    Contributed by Paul Cull on May 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Understanding the value that we have in our relationship with God

    Who am I in God? Ephesians 1:1-14 Too often we get our self-esteem and self value from other people. We get the picture of "who we are supposed to be" from society and from the media. Then we compare ourselves with others to see if we’ve "made it". We’re told that if we don’t do this, wear more

  • What We Believe...about Adoption

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Mar 16, 2003
    based on 73 ratings

    When we get saved, we are adopted by God to be a part of His family.

    Larry C. Brincefield Title: What We Believe...About Adoption Text: Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:4-7 Introduction We have been studying the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene. Article 9 contains 3 things that happen simultaneously when we get more

  • Are You A Servant Or A Son?

    Contributed by Charles Banks on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon helps believers analyze whether they are only servants of GOD or have they started living as Children of GOD!

    “Are You A Servant Or A Son??” Luke 15:17-19 I. A servant (John 15:14-15) servant - one that must work for another and obey him: John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I more

  • God's Children (2) Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on May 31, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Lesson 6 in a series of expository lessons from 1 John

    Children of God (2) I. Introduction A. Chosen not Had 1. Children playing at school began to tease an adopted child. a) “You don’t have real parents,” one boy stated. b) Another chimed in, “You don’t know who your parents are.” c) The adopted child simply stated, “Your parents had you, but more

  • Adopted Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Apr 22, 2014

    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 more

  • The Outcome Of The Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit (Part 3) Series

    Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit assures us that we are in the closest and most intimate relationship with God -being His children.

    Introduction There are many things in nature that are completely mystery for some of us. Let’s say for example the caterpillar which becomes a beautiful butterfly. How can such creature that crawls on the ground be changed into one that flies? How can a black, fuzzy, rather ugly creature be more

  • Blessings From Above Series

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Jul 15, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    The first chapter of Ephesians is one long sentence in the Greek, packed with numerous blessings from above. God chose us, God forgives us, God seals us. We are his...forever.

    Blessings from Above Ephesians 1:3-14 Today we launch a new series through a tiny book of the Bible called “Ephesians.” The Apostle Paul wrote this six-chapter letter to the church in Ephesus while he was imprisoned in Rome. Most scholars believe it was meant to be a form letter, something that more

  • Childhood Responsibilities

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 3, 2010

    The Christian life is more than a list of do's and don't's; it is a relationship wherein we have responsibilities.

    CHILDHOOD RESPONSIBILITIES GALATIANS 4:1-11 INTRODUCTION John Newton, author of the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, was an only child who lost his mother when he was seven. At the age of eleven, he went to sea as a sailor and became involved in the inhuman African slave trade. He was soon more