From Slaves to Sons

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From Slaves to Sons

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From Slaves to Sons

Luz Leigh - 29 December 2007

Taken from Open Windows, published by LifeWay

The key scripture verse is taken from Galatians 4:5 "To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."

The Christmas season is a special time for families. As valuable as ties of human kinship are, being in God's family is even more significant. Jesus' twofold mission was redemption and adoption.

Without Jesus we are enslaved to the element of t his evil age. But from eternity, God had a redemption plan. At the time of His sovereign choice, He sent His Son, a gift of grace. Jesus "gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from the present evil world" (Galatians 1:4). Through faith in Jesus, our status as slaves is changed.

As if deliverance were not enough, God adopts believers into His family. "God sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father" (Gal. 4:6). "Abba" is the Aramaic word a Jewish boy might use affectionately to call his father. Jesus Himself used the word. (See Mark 14:36.) The word characterizes the loving relationship that the indwelling Spirit makes possible in the family of God.

Are you in the family? If not, may I share some information that will help you make a decision to become an adopted child of God.

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 He is waiting for you now.

Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent, turning away from your sin. See Acts 3:19; Romans 3:23 and 6:23.

By faith receive Jesus Christ as God's Son and accept Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin. He took the penalty for you sin by dying on the cross. See John 3:16

Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. See Romans 10:9-10, 13; 1 John 1:9.

Here is a simple prayer you may want to voice as you call on God to save you: "Dear God, I know that You love me. I confess my sin and need of salvation. I turn away from my sin and place my faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, tell a pastor or another Christian about your decision. Show others your faith in Christ by asking for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.

If you are reading this and have never accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, let me share some scriptures with you.

Following are many of the Scriptures mentioned above.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (King James Version of the Holy Bible)

The following verses are from The New International Version of the Holy Bible.

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes;

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrated his own love to us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10: 9, 11, 13

That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

For it is with the heart you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth you confess and are saved.

for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

There are many more wonderful verses in the Bible for us to study and share, but these from Romans are sometimes called "The Romans Road to Salvation." Apostle Paul wrote these words between A.D. 56 and 58 to the Christians living in Rome. They are just as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago.

My prayer is this: May the sharing of the Scriptures and my thoughts somehow touch your heart and bring salvation to you.

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