"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us…" -Ephesians 5:1-2
"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. " - 1 Corinthians 1:18

Adoption

Today Bro. Jonathan felt led to again instruct us in the essential doctrines of the Church as he focused on adoption.  We were all totally depraved, but God loved us enough that he adopted us out of that sinful condition and placed us into His family.  He was gracious enough to give his adopted children a place of refuge in the kingdom of God while we live here on this earth.  While we live here, He corrects us just as a father corrects his children, out of His love for us, and His desire to see us living a God honoring life.  Finally when this life is over, as his adopted children, we await going home to Heaven to be with him in a glorified body,  to see Him as He is – our triumphant King.

Rom. 5:12-17; Gen 3:7; I Cor 15:45; Eph. 2:12-15, 1:4-5; Isa. 43:6-7, 63:16; Jer. 31:9-12, 3: ; Pro. 14:26;  II Sam. 7:14; Heb. 12:6-8; Rom. 8:15; I John 3:1


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