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Date: July 2, 2008
Speaker: Ben Wikner
Text: 1 John 3:1
Adoption is not merely a grand illustration, nor a lofty doctrine, but a profound spiritual reality for believers - the fullest, richest picture of God's eternal purpose.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:18
God made man to enjoy fellowship with him as a son would his father, but the fall impeded that relationship. Redemption accomplished what God intended in creation: to give true and full sonship to mankind through adoption.
Date: July 9, 2008
Text: Ephesians 1:5
Scripture everywhere speaks from a fatherly perspective, and it reveals that God's eternal purpose for believers is fulfilled in adoption.
Text: 1 Peter 1:8
Seeing God as Father transforms our attitude, our motivation for obedience, our defense against temptation and our growth in holiness.
Date: July 16, 2008
Text: Galatians 4:6
The Spirit helps us in our childlike weakness--to confirm our identity as sons of God and to conform us more and more into conduct becoming his sons.
Text: 1 John 3:10
As children adopted by God, all our relationships change, including our relationships with other believers, with the world, and with sin and Satan.
Date: July 23, 2008
Text: James 1:27
Adoption-informed parenting is gospel-shaped parenting. The more we understand biblical adoption the better equipped we will be for Christian parenting.
Text: Luke 15
This is a story of two rebellious sons: one unrighteous and one self-righteous. Both reveal the tendency towards relating to the Father as indentured servants instead of as sons.