Grace Community Church

Earthen Glory # 16 (2)

The glory of adoption, vs 1-2,8: not because I behave well, but because God has made me his child and part of his family.

Sealed with the Holy Spirit, vs 3: the mark that he is my father and the guarantee of an inheritance.

Adoption bring Honor: a co-heir with Christ.

Adoption initiates Intimacy with the Father. The Holy Spirit indwells; he leads, he confirms that we are children, he helps us at all times and allows us to call him "dad".

Adoption trains us in Christlikeness. He wants us to learn to be like him.

Adoption means we are members of one family; brothers and sisters in Christ.

Adoption secures us an inheritance. We must trust him.

Adoption honors our father in heaven when we walk in love.