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Getting Ready for Sunday 2/5

Catechism Sermon Series: Q33. What is adoption?

THIS SUNDAY we will continue our new practice of devoting the first sermon of the month to a catechism question.

February Catchesim Question and Answer:

Question 33: What is adoption?

A. Adoption is an act of God’s free grace (1Jo 3:1), whereby we are received into the number, and have a right to all the privileges of the sons of God (Jhn 1:12; Rom 8:17).

Additional Passages to Read

  • Romans 8:12-17

  • Galatians 3:23-4:7

To Consider and Meditate

  • Who is called "sons (children) of God"?

  • What are the privileges of being a child of God?

  • What role does Jesus play in adoption?

  • Consider last week's sermon, We Love Because He First Loved Us, and think about how the love of God plays a part in adoption.

A Reminder of Why We Are Using a Catechism

The aim of this practice is to

  • "be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Col 1:9),

  • "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Pt 3:18),

  • "all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ep 4:13)

for the sake of

  • "walking in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit of every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy" (Col 1:10-11)

  • "no longer being children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, growing up... into Christ... being joined and held together by Christ... equipped... working properly... and being built up in love.


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"I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see his face first, to get my soul near him before it is near another." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne



Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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