Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Today we are continuing our study of understanding our identity in Christ. In previous podcasts we’ve talked about the believer’s position in Christ, and the doctrines of justification, sanctification, glorification, and regeneration. And on today’s podcast we’re going to talk about the doctrine of adoption.
[01:34] The Meaning of Adoption
The graceful and merciful right bestowed upon sinners through which a person is given admission into God’s familyHow regeneration, adoption and justification are tied together [07:58] Adoption In the Bible
Redemptive adoption in the NT The concept of the word adoption is more Greco-Roman than it is HebrewSee Scripture listed below [11:24] The Role of the Trinity In Adoption
The Father is the divine lover who predestined us for adoptionThe Son is our redeemer who saved us from death The Holy Spirit enables us to cry out to God as Father and assures us within that we are God’s children[13:03] So What?
God uses the biblical teaching on sonship to minister to us and through us to others. How we can share the gospel with someone using the doctrine of adoption[16:43] Closing Segment
Resources to take a deeper dive into this doctrine (links below) Final words and announcements from Pastor Jeff and Jen Tweetable Quotes:
“When we come to Christ, as part of our salvation, we become a part of God’s family; Sons and daughters.” - Jen Denton
“The Godhead, the Trinity, loves us dearly and planned our adoption, accomplished the work of redemption necessary to adopt us, and applied adoption to us as God’s sons and daughters.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston
Bible Verses Mentioned:
Titus 3:7Romans 8:14-17, 23, 29Galatians 3:25-4:7John 1:121 John 3:1Romans 8:15, 23Galatians 4:5Ephesians 1:5Romans 8:15-161 John 4:16
Resources Mentioned/ Footnotes:
Knowing God by J.I. PackerTrevor Burke’s Adopted into God’s Family: Exploring a Pauline MetaphorChildren of the Living God: Sinclair B. FergusonAdopted by God: From Wayward Sinners to Cherished Children Book by Robert A. Peterson
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