Adoption: The Heart of God!
"4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God."
1. God's Perfect Timing
2. What Are We Known For?
3. Adoption, The Heart of God
"6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6 (ESV)
4. God's Plans are Always the Right Plans
5. What Does Adoption Create?
"5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt." Genesis 45:5-8 (ESV)
6. Compelled to Love
LIFE GROUP NOTES SESSION 6
ADOPTION: THE HEART OF GOD!
The idea of adoption is seen throughout scripture and in every case it shows the love of God for his people. Adoption, both spiritual and physical, is one of the greatest ways that we can show the love of God.
BIBLE STUDY NOTES
Romans 8:15 & Ephesians 1:4-5
What does it mean to be chosen by God?
In what way does your life reflect that you are a child of God?
LIVE IT OUT
Select at least one activity below to complete before next week.
Memorize Ephesians 1:4-5. This week, focus on these verses, reciting it to yourself over the next few days.
This week, when you think about how God has chosen you, in love, pray and thank Him for his never ending love!
Supporting the two ministries that Pastor David mentioned this week; Maybe through prayer, maybe through financial support or maybe through fostering and adopting! Change a life the way that your life has been changed!