God Offers Adoption When We Are Orphans

Big Truth:

God Offers Adoption When We Are Orphans

John 1:11-13; Romans 8:14-17; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 1:11-12; Hebrews 2:10-18; 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:

  • Our sin separates us from God.
  • God made a way to adopt us into His family through Jesus.
  • Being adopted into the family of God means we have rights and privileges of adoption.
  • Being adopted into the family of God means we can know God personally.

Bible Story:

2 Samuel 9

Mephibosheth was not part of King David’s family. He was the grandson of Saul, the first king of Israel. David did not have to bring Mephibosheth into his family, but he did, giving Mephibosheth the rights and privileges as if he were born into David’s family. God does the same for us when we have saving faith in Jesus.


New Creation

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.

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Every child should know that:

  • God offers us a new relationship with Him through Jesus.

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Every child should:

  • Remember the sacrifice of Jesus that makes it possible to have a new relationship with God.

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Every child should feel:

  • Valued by God because of the new relationship He offers.

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Every child should want:

  • To be a part of God’s family as one of His holy, chosen people.