Adopted Apprentices

My latest sermon is now online.  Here is an excerpt:

God’s Story in the Bible teaches us that Jesus was the SON that Adam failed to be in the Garden of Eden.  Jesus was the SON that the nation of Israel failed to be in the place where God had put them.  So, He came to live the perfect SONSHIP that Adam and Israel failed to live and to give His life as the perfect SACRIFICE for their rebellion against the Father…

God’s Story in the Bible teaches us that Jesus was the SERVANT that Adam failed to be in the Garden of Eden. Jesus was the SERVANT that the nation of Israel failed to be in the place where God had put them. So, He came to live the perfect SERVANTHOOD that Adam and Israel failed to live and to give His life as the perfect SACRIFICE for their rebellion against the Father…

But the Story doesn’t stop there! We must ask WHY? Why did Jesus come to live, die and live again as the PERFECT SON and SERVANT of God? John 1:12 says that He did this so that “all who [would] receive Him, who believed in His name, He [would give] the right to become the children of God.”

He came as the PERFECT SON and SERVANT so that those who trust/embrace/cling to His life, death, and resurrected life as their own, could then be SONS and SERVANTS of God through Him! And to those who receive Him, He gives His Spirit to continue to transform US into SONS and SERVANTS of His Father!

Listen to or download “Adopted Apprentices.”

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