The Gospel message is an adoption story. God went to great lengths to make us part of His family and call us His sons and daughters. Because we were adopted by God, we belong to God. We now have a place to call home and a place where we belong. But there is second implication of this amazing truth that God has adopted us into His family and its found throughout the New Testament. Because we belong to God, we belong to each other. Because we belong to the family of God, because we belong to the body of Christ, we then belong to each other. We are family.
February 25, 2018 - Family
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When we reflect on the growth and transformation we hope to see in our lives, we can quickly forget the importance of staying connected to Christ. Disconnection leads to futility. Scripture backs up this point. Jesus says that if we remain connected to Him we can accomplish great things, but apart from Him, we can do nothing. God honors our effort when we rely on His strength. To remain is to be and to become. Relational disciplines are the way to stay in a place of trust. They are outside forces designed to help support the work on the inside. They serve as placeholders that allow our heart to catch up to our actions. They provide sufficient strength for the moment in the moment. What we remain in is what we become a disciple of.