The Faithful Father Provides A New Family

Big Truth:

The Faithful Father Provides A New Family

John 1:11-13; Romans 8:12-17; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 1:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:16; 1 John 3:1-3

Bible Verse:

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.

Ephesians 2:19

Big Ideas:

  • In God’s love, He provides adoption into His family through Jesus even when we were far away.
  • Being a part of God’s family means that we get a new family.
  • God’s family is the redeemed church.
  • As members of God’s family, our connection and relationship to one another is deeper than any connection that we could ever have to our physical family.

Bible Story:

Philemon 1

In Paul’s letter to Philemon, he shared the good news of Onesimus’ salvation with Philemon. Onesimus had been one of Philemon’s slaves, yet now, Paul encouraged Philemon to welcome Onesimus as a brother rather than as his slave. Paul’s letter shows the power of Jesus to change the way we are viewed by God and others.



Thankfully, God does not just leave us in the broken world, but is repairing the brokenness through His Son. From the very beginning of time, God promised He would fix creation, and He kept His promise by sending Jesus to rescue us from our sin. Jesus came to live on the earth and willingly died on the cross so that sin’s power over creation would be broken forever.

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Every child should know that:

  • God adopts His children into a new family by His grace.

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Every child should:

  • Treat others in the church with honor and respect because in Christ we are all members of the same family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe at the gift of adoption that God has given to His people.

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Every child should want:

  • To be adopted into God’s family through faith and repentance.