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Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

bible-21We can understand adoption of a child here on earth but how do you understand that mere man can be adopted by the Creator of the Universe? We are flesh and bone, the Creator of the Universe is a Spirit, and this Spirit is what we know as God. God is Sovereign over His creation and what ever He says – will happen – and no one can stay His hand. God became man so that He could rescue (from disaster) those He created and foreknew = foreloved before the foundation of the world. What a love story!

 

I cannot say it better than God’s own words. So here we go. Taken form Zondervan’s Topical Bible

 

Explained:                          

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty 2 Co 6:18              

 

Is According to Promise:

They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of he promise are counted for the seed Romans 9:8

 

And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise Galatians 3:29

 

Is by Faith:

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham Galatians 3:7

 

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus Galatians 3:26

 

Is of God’s Grace:

Therefore it is of faith that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all. As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were Romans 4:16, 17

 

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, where in He hath made us accepted in the beloved.  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will Ephesians 1:5, 6, 11. Not yours and not my will but His.

 

Is Through Christ:

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of he will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God John 1:12,13

 

But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Galatians 4:4-5

 

Saints Predestinated unto adoption: For whom He did foreknow = (foreloved) He also did predestinated to be conformed to the image of the Son, that He might be firstborn among many brethren Romans 8:29

 

As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed and those that believed are the ones the Father ordained unto adoption.       

  

Seeking Truth – Think and Ponder

Lynn 

Adoption – Audio

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

bible-20Charles Spurgeon

Adoption C. H. Spurgeon • 47 min.

Adoption of Wrong Principles During Revivals: Errors That Attend a Great… Jonathan Edwards • Jonathan Edwards Messages • 44 min.

 Ferrell Griswold

Exposition of Ephesians #07: Predestinated Unto the Adoption of Sons #2 Dr. Ferrell Griswold • Exposition of Ephesians • 57 min.

Westminster and London Confessions #12: On Adoption – Chapter 12 Dr. Ferrell Griswold 

Jonathan Edwards

Adoption of Wrong Principles During Revivals: Errors That Attend a Great… Jonathan Edwards • Jonathan Edwards Messages • 36 min.

Adoption of Wrong Principles During Revivals: Errors That Attend a Great… Jonathan Edwards • Jonathan Edwards Messages • 48 min.

Adoption of Wrong Principles During Revivals: Errors That Attend a Great… Jonathan Edwards • Jonathan Edwards Messages • 45 min. 

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