“See how very much our heavenly father loves us for he allows us to be called his children…” (1Jn 3:1NLT)

You are formed for God’s family. The Bible says, His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure” (Eph 1:5NLT) Read (Gal 3:26; 1Pet 1:3b) Benefits of Being in God’s Family. The moment you were spiritually born into God’s family, you were given some astounding birthday gifts, the family name, the family likeness, family privileges, intimate access, and family inheritance 1Jn 3:1, Rom 8:29, Gal 4:6-7; Rom 5:2; 1or 3:23, Eph 32; 1Pet 1:3-5

Here on earth, we are given “the riches … patience… glory…wisdom…power…and mercy Eph 1:7; Rom 2:4; 9:23; 11:33 Eph 3:16; 2:4. What does inheritance include?

  1. We will get to be with God forever (1Thes 5:10; 4:7                               2. We will be completely changed to be like Christ 1Jn 3:2; 2Cor 3:18   3. We will be rewarded and reassigned positions of service (Mk 9:41; 10:30; 1Cor 3:8; Heb 10:35; Matt 25:21, 23 (V) We will get to share in Christ’s glory (Rom 8:17; Col 3:4; 2 Thes 2:14; 2Tim 2:12; 1Pet 5:1 Baptism: Identifying with God’s Family. Baptism signifies your inclusion in God’s family- Matt 28:19. Life’s greatest Privilege “Jesus and the people he made holy all belong to the same family (Heb 2:11 CEV) Read Matt 12:49-50. (Rick Warren)

PRAYER LINE: O God, You are the centre of my life. Make me a worthy member of Your family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


We can face any fear, when we know the Lord is near



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