Adoption brings up mixed emotions. The term “adopted” can be used to show affection or insult. Our understanding of adoption comes from our picture of family. Many times we have a picture of family that limits our understanding of the truth of adoption. In this message, we’ll look to gain God’s understanding of family, adoption, and our part on both a physical and spiritual level.
What does it mean for you to be adopted in Christ?
How does it look for you to live out your identity in Christ?
Read Ephesians 1:3-14. What truths about adoption in Christ are especially meaningful to you? Why?
How does God adopting us into His family display His glory to the world?
Because God adopts us into His family, He calls us to care for children in need. How is God specifically calling you to care for children in need?
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