Sunday, July 21, 2013

Children in Christ

What a blessing it is to be in the presence of God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. God has gathered us all together as His people, His children. Someone once said that God has no grandchildren and I think this is true. By God’s grace, He uses the family to be fruitful and multiply and fill the Earth with His Saints but as each one comes to Christ, they become rightfully His own dear children. Each member of God’s family is directly His son or daughter, joint-heirs with Jesus and brother or sister to Jesus.
         Last week in Communion I mentioned how every member of the family is also a brother and sister in Christ. It is also true that every member of the family is also a son or daughter in Christ. And being joint-heirs with Christ, the Father has made us all first-born sons or daughters. None of us are second-class citizens. All of us have every privilege in the inheritance that belongs to Jesus. The Father is granting us all the benefits of His Kingdom to all of His blessed children who are in Christ. And that means every one here who names the name of Jesus and is among God’s beloved in Christ. This is cause for thanksgiving and rejoicing. Let us eat and drink in full assurance of God’s love for us as His children.

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