Have you ever thought about the immensity of your own adoption - your spiritual adoption - in becoming a son or daughter of the Lord, and the events that unfolded that our God enacted in order to adopt us?
Over several hundred years, he was preparing a people for adoption by unfolding the shadow of adoption through the blood of lambs. Then, if that was not enough, He heart released His own Son, the Lamb of God, to come and die. This was His Son, God the Father had enjoyed eternal fellowship with Him. But our adoption was worth even this!
For four weeks, Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, April 2, Lord willing, we will begin a church journey through Romans 8 called, "The Spirit of Adoption". We will pray for the spiritual orphans in our community to become children of God, and will invite the lost to be saved at the altars. Indeed, think of a spirtual orphan God has brought into your life, and begin praying now on how you might introduce him or her to the love of Abba Father and then invite them to church.
Here's our road-map for the weeks to come:
- March 12 | Adoption as Freedom | Romans 8:12-17
- March 19 | Adoption as Revelation | Romans 8:18-21
- March 26 | Adoption as Groaning | Romans 8:22-25
- April 2 | Adoption as Forever | Romans 8:26-39
In addition to the sermon topics above, we will provide discussion materials for the life groups to engage in further study on Romans 8. I am encouraging all life group to also invite the orphans so that they may learn of their own adoption. We will have adoption certificates available for all of those who come to Christ both at the altars and for our life group leaders.
We're praying the Lord to bring in the harvest of spiritual orphans, to call families to take steps of faith to physically adopt a child and to even move upon the orphan spirit so that they may cry, Abba Father!
Join us in this clarion call! Begin praying that God will send laborers and that the harvest be reaped in our midst!