John 1:12; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:5; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 1 John 3:1
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Acts 2 gives us a picture of the early church and how they related to one another. Even though they came from many different backgrounds and families, they had the most important thing in common: Jesus. Because they had trusted in Jesus, they were united in Him. They had an obligation to each other like a family, because they had all been brought into God’s family by Jesus.
New Creation: Review
Part of the beauty of the gospel is that God does not just rescue us from the power of sin, but He is also mak- ing everything new. God offers new creation to those who place their faith in Jesus. This newness comes in two ways. The first is that by breaking the power of sin, Jesus is making men and women into brand new people with new identities. Second, God is not only making people new, but He is also going to make a new heaven and a new earth for us to live on and worship Him in.
Every child should know that:
Every child should:
Every child should feel:
Every child should want: