• Heirs of God Media Resource by

    Romans 8:12-17

    In redeeming us, God sets us free from slavery to unrighteousness and makes us heirs of His kingdom, free men and women adopted as His children, having all the rights that belong to His sons and daughters in Christ. In this session, Steven Lawson looks at God’s work in adopting us as His heirs and the assurance that we have as children of God. Dr. Lawson directs us to look for evidence in our lives that we are children of God; namely, that we follow His Spirit. He also considers the inner testimony of the Holy Spirit that assures us … View Resource

  • Sons & Heirs Media Resource by

    Galatians 3:25-4:7

    Throughout the letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul has been defending the gospel and the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Having defended justification by faith alone from the example of Abraham, Paul now turns his attention to the blessing of adoption. In this lecture, Dr. Thomas focuses on the teaching of Galatians 3:23–4:7 and on the difference between the experience of the people of God in the old and new covenants. View Resource

  • Being a Christian Media Resource by

    Romans 8:15

    What does it mean to be a Christian? While every believer might answer this question somewhat differently, Scripture gives us an overarching framework for understanding who we have become as a result of the redemptive work of Christ. In this lesson, Dr. Ferguson explores the two fundamental identities that mark Christians, as well as the significance of these identities for the Christian life. View Resource

  • The Spirit of Adoption Media Resource by

    Romans 8:14-17

    The eighth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans outlines a robust theology of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. In previous lessons, we have already discussed the Holy Spirit’s work in uniting believers to Christ, setting them free from the power of sin, and aiding them in the struggle against indwelling sin. In this lesson, Dr. Thomas describes the Holy Spirit’s vital work in our adoption into God’s family. View Resource

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    John 1:12

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  • The Spirit of Sonship Media Resource by

    Romans 8:15-19

    Children need their parents. Yet, at certain times, this need is heightened. The majority of these cases involve distress and suffering. When Paul speaks about the sons of God crying out to their Father, he has these times in mind. Even in times of deepest sorrow, in stages of greatest need, the child of God may cry out to Him with confidence that He desires their supplication. The sons of God have this privileged access on account of the work of the Holy Spirit, who brings us from the darkness into the light of God’s family and conforms us to … View Resource

  • Vespers Media Resource by

    Galatians 4:1-7

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    Galatians 4:1-7

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  • Amazing Love Media Resource by

    2 Samuel 1:17-27

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  • Amazing Love Media Resource by

    2 Samuel 1:17-27

    In writing his first epistle to Timothy, Paul relied heavily on his understanding of God’s love. Echoing Christ’s teaching that the greatest commandment is love, he exhorted Timothy to focus on ‘love from a pure heart a good conscience and a sincere faith’ as the goal of his instruction. Man can hope to reach this goal only through the God who is love. Before the foundation of the world, God determined to create man in His own image, and to enter a loving relationship with him. Despite man’s rejection of God and His love, God … View Resource

  • Adoption & Union with Christ Media Resource by

    1 John 3:1-2

    To be part of the family of God is a gift. It is not something that believers earn, nor is it something that they have by the sheer virtue of being human. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul explains the special privilege of being a child of God through adoption and union with Christ. View Resource