Children of God
A Sermon on John 1:12-13
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. (ESV)
We are children of God! One of the most astounding truths in the Bible is our adoption as sons and daughters of God. Through believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we join the family of Christ. This is more than a mere intellectual knowledge of Jesus. Rather, it is a “faith of reliance,” a total submission to who Jesus said he is, dependance on His saving power, and of His faithfulness to fulfill our needs. Without the cross there is no payment for sin, and no other way of salvation exists! It is through repentance from sin and faith alone in Christ that any person may be saved. Ancestry, good efforts, human will and academic learning will not save.