We tend to downplay (or misunderstand) what it means to be adopted by God. It is actually a new special status of incomprehensible value that you do not have outside of faith in Christ.
It gives us assurance through life and also invites life-change in the grace and truth of Jesus. Adoption = assurance + action.
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12)
This sermon is a part of a journey through John’s Gospel and takes us through John 1:6-18. I provide background context, explain key words and phrases, and give some applications to our lives today.
It is called “Your Divine D.N.A.”
The YouTube version is below, and the audio-only download is underneath. At the bottom you can find the extra “Growing Deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast.
As mentioned, you can access the extra “growing deeper” background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan by going here (or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Adoption, incarnation, and growing in grace and truth.”