Our Adoption

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We are God’s children–He is our Dad. Jesus is His Son, and we have been adopted as fellow heirs with Him–He is our Brother. We need to be listening to Dad and big brother, Jesus and following His lead in every area of our life.

Luke 20:36 “For they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.”

Galatians 4:7-9 “Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God. However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?”

John 8:34-36 “Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.’”

Galatians 3:26 “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”

1 John 3:1-2 “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

Romans 8:21 “that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”

Philippians 2:15 “so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,”

Romans 8:14-15 “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

Romans 8:17 “and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”

Galatians 3:29 “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.”

Matthew 12:48-50 “But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said, ‘Who is My mother and who are My brothers?’ And stretching out His hand toward His disciples, He said, ‘Behold My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.’”

Titus 3:7 “so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

About E.J.

My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour. I am a Christian artist and writer living in Gloucester, MA, where I have been living since God led me here in September of 2010. I am a painter, photographer and writer who, by the grace of God, has lived and worked as an artist for over 25 years, allowing me to separate myself from the World and walk in faith, to a large degree. I pray you are blessed, built up in your faith and Christian walk, and become an interactive participant in God's Morning. We're here as Christ's body, supporting and building each other up in all righteousness, in His name.
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