Father's Day (Ephesians 1:4-6, Galatians 4:5, 1 John 3:1-2, Galatians 4:1-7, Romans 8:22, 2 Corinthians 5:2, Ephesians 1:13-14)Jack Graham, 06/18/2017
Part of the Holidays & Observances series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, DAY"
Sunday (AM) June 18, 2017
Quote: "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to be around him, But when I got to twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years," Mark Twain
Quote: "the greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!" Anon. Only if all children could say this from the heart!
The sweetest words a child can hear that's in foster care is, "a family wants to adopt you".
What does the Bible say about adoption?
Ephesians 1:4-6. This is great news, worth shouting out!
1 John 3:1-2: What manner of Love?
We enter into God's family by regeneration. Adoption as written in the New Testament means "to place as an adult son",
We learn from Paul in 2 Corinthians 5:2, "For this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven."
Paul lays out in these two verses the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. The sinner hears the Word,
2. He believes the Word.
3, He receives the Holy Spirit.
4. He is sealed with the Holy Spirit
Our guarantee, "the down payment" is Jesus:
1. You have been redeemed (bought) through your faith.
2. You are being redeemed (purchased) as the Spirit works in your life.
3. You shall be redeemed (made whole) when Christ comes again,
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