19 min

106 Adoption Kitchen Table Theology

    • Christianity

In today’s episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss the two types of adoption in Christianity - positional and experiential. When we are saved, we become children of God. We are no longer dependent on our parents or anyone else for our salvation. We are in a position of responsibility and maturity just like an adult. Jen and Jeff discuss how adoption works differently in Christian life than it does in human life, and how adoptive parents do not have to be related to the child they adopt. They also discuss how positional theology is the idea that we become heirs of all that Christ and heaven have to offer.


[00:10 - 05:11] OpeningSegment
Being adopted into the family of God at the moment of salvation Being forgiven for our transgressions

[05:13 - 09:06] Adoption in Christianity
The difference between the Romans and how God adopted the ChristiansRoman law did not recognize adoption of daughtersAn outsider becomes an insiderComing to faith is becoming a child of GodBabes in Christ and matured Christians

[17:08 - 19:40] Closing Segment
Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen

Quotes:


"The Bible tells us that everyone who's accepted Christ's Savior has been adopted into the family of God, and it pleases God to make us a part of his family." - Jen Denton


"When we have a principle to live out, when we have a command to obey, if you're in Christ one day or you're in Christ 50 years, the command is exactly the same." - Pastor Jeff Cranston


 
Join the Conversation
We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org
Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 
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Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

In today’s episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss the two types of adoption in Christianity - positional and experiential. When we are saved, we become children of God. We are no longer dependent on our parents or anyone else for our salvation. We are in a position of responsibility and maturity just like an adult. Jen and Jeff discuss how adoption works differently in Christian life than it does in human life, and how adoptive parents do not have to be related to the child they adopt. They also discuss how positional theology is the idea that we become heirs of all that Christ and heaven have to offer.


[00:10 - 05:11] OpeningSegment
Being adopted into the family of God at the moment of salvation Being forgiven for our transgressions

[05:13 - 09:06] Adoption in Christianity
The difference between the Romans and how God adopted the ChristiansRoman law did not recognize adoption of daughtersAn outsider becomes an insiderComing to faith is becoming a child of GodBabes in Christ and matured Christians

[17:08 - 19:40] Closing Segment
Final words from Pastor Jeff and Jen

Quotes:


"The Bible tells us that everyone who's accepted Christ's Savior has been adopted into the family of God, and it pleases God to make us a part of his family." - Jen Denton


"When we have a principle to live out, when we have a command to obey, if you're in Christ one day or you're in Christ 50 years, the command is exactly the same." - Pastor Jeff Cranston


 
Join the Conversation
We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org
Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and subscribe to my newsletter. Join me on Sunday mornings at LowCountry Community Church. 
Check-in with us on Facebook or Instagram @pastorjeffcranston
Remember, the real power of theology is not only knowing it but applying it. Thanks for listening!

19 min