Sonship

Dark storm pushed back by brilliant light.

More Than Conquerors in the Darkest of Times 5: Children & Heirs of God

[Series: More Than Conquerors in the Darkest of Times] In these incredibly uncertain, even frightening, times many wonder: “What is the greatest form of security?” and “How can my family and I be kept safe?” Even more importantly: “How do I get rid of this fear and anxiety in my life?” In this episode we see how the great Love of God is the answer to all:

  • We are “more than conquerors” (Romans 8:37) by means of Him who loved us”. That Love and understanding that Love is key.
  • What’s really at the bottom of all fear and how it’s overcome.
  • What it means to be adopted into the family of God.
  • How the Spirit bears witness to us that we are the children of God.
  • What it means to be a “joint heir” with Christ.
  • What it means when God glorifies us.

Relating to God as a Son, Not a Sinner

I was listening to a Bible teacher and he said, “God wants you to know that God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, that God, Who is the Creator is your Father and it’s important that you maintain a son-Father relationship, a Father-son relationship. When you come to God, you must come to God in the posture, even the emotions, of a son*, not that of a sinner.

It was that last part that really touched me, even awakened something in me: “When you come to God, you must come to God in the posture, even the emotions, of a son, not that of a sinner.” I know what the Bible says about us having the full rights as sons (Gal 3:26-29, 4:5-6, Rom 8:14-17) and the privileges of a son. Yet these words awakened an even deeper awareness: even in my sin, even in my need of overcoming sin, my place is not that of a sinner, but as a favored one, as a son who comes to his Father. …

Hebrews Pt 21: Belonging to God & His People (Heb 8:10c)

Belonging. We all long for it. God has made it a wonderful reality through His New Covenant promise in Hebrews 8:10, “I will be their God, and they shall be My people”. In this episode we explore: God as truly our God, being His people, a part of His family, as sons we are rightful and joint heirs with Jesus Christ and a member of Christ’s true church. We belong to Him in His family of love!

Hebrews Pt 11: The Great Context of The Father’s Love

In this episode, we take some time to step back and see the great context not only of the book of Hebrews, but the entire Bible: The Father’s Love.

Some of the topics covered:

  • The all-important context of the Father and His love, bringing His children home.
  • The Father’s love expressed
  • Why sonship and the repeated references to “son” are so important
  • We have received the Spirit of God’s Son in our hearts and the great difference that makes.
  • God the Father loves us as His children just like He loves Jesus!