Children of God

by Rev. John Cortright on May 13, 2018
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John 16:16-24
Jesus spoke of a day coming when his disciples could have Father/son relationship, just as he had.

Who are the children of God?

Romans 9:1-5

Israelites were the adopted children of God. These were the sons of Abraham
(Exodus 4:22; Isaiah 63:16; 64:8; Jeremiah 31:8-9).

This adoption was not based on bloodline, but it was based on having faith in the promise
(Romans 4:1-5; Matthew 3:9; John 8:39-40).

Children of God by Faith

Romans 9:6-8

“It is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise...”

Romans 9:23-26

God promised that a time was coming when those who “were not My people” would be “called sons of the living God.”

Now, in Christ Jesus, all who have faith can be part of God’s family.

Ephesians 1:3-6
He predestined us to the adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself.
Galatians 3:14; 23-29 We are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 4:1-7 We are no longer slaves, but sons, heirs of God.

Romans 8:14-17

Those who are led by the spirit of God, these are the sons of God. And if children, then heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ!

Romans 8:18-25

There is more yet to come when we will receive the full redemption of our body. The creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God!

John 3:1-3

Now we are the sons of God, but there is more yet to come. When he appears we will be like him!!!!

Now we are the sons of God. We are “as he is” in this world. Act like it! Don’t allow the tempter and the accuser to talk you out of your rights as a child of God. Live like a child of God!
Matthew 5:9; Luke 6:35-36; Ephesians 5:1-2; Matthew 7:7-11



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