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INTRODUCTION:
Many of us have noted -
When you are little, your father is very big;
you are weak, but he is very strong;
you know very little and he seems to know everything,
you feel feeble >>>>> compared to his powerful presence.
We should come to God
When your father is very powerful,
you feel like you can do anything.
You feel safe and secure in his great arms.
You are comfortable, if not confident, to ask him for anything.
He takes you to places,
shows you things,
entertains you,
houses,
feeds,
clothes
and educates you.
And when you go to school you can boast about how great your father is—how much greater than other children’s fathers.
(Barrowed from: Philip Jensen, Dependent Father)
It is not a wonder that God uses the picture of a father and son
to describe his relationship to the church.
introduces us to this concept.
In a bold statement - he declares -
You and me are the children of God.
(((((((((((God is our father, and we are his children.))))))))))))))))))
Essentially,
Versus 15 – 17 describe what it means to be a child of God.
>>>>It expands v. 14 to explain what it means to be a child of God.
It expands on
If you have a personal trust in Jesus Christ this morning,
then consider what kind of relationship you have with God the father.
Essentially -
Based on
According to Romans
PROP: We ought to be leaning on the everlasting arms of our heavenly Father.
PROP: We should come to God as a child of a loving father.
TRANS: and this texts gives us 3 characteristics that teach us why.
Our first
The First Characteristic: We have a
1) Wonderful Relationship - Because We are Beloved Children.
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Routinely,
Scripture calls the Christian the beloved.
John especially uses this term, but is really found throughout the Scriptures.
Paul, Peter, James, and John use that term.
Paul, Peter, James, and John use that term.
Why?
Because our relationship with God is characterized by the love of a Father.
Paul teaches us that in verse 15
Paul often moves from negative to positive.
To begin with, our relationshi
And he does that here.
In a negative sense -
a) Our relationship is not of fear.
Paul seems to almost repeat himself over and over in Romans 6, 7, and 8.
Don't make the mistake of thinking polishes being hard on sin.
Think Paul is being this old time revivalists to his hammering his fist down on sin.
Paul's focus on living the new life has more to do with giving us something wonderful, the guilting us into faithfulness.
We have talked a lot about sin in the last few months.
Paul seems to almost repeat himself over and over in , , .
Paul seems to almost repeat himself over and over in , , and 8.
>>>>But don't make the mistake of thinking Paul is just being hard on sin.
>>>>Don’t think of Paul as being this old time revivalists who his hammering his fist down on sin.
Paul's focus on living the new life has more to do with -
giving us something wonderful,
then guilting us into faithfulness.
You see, according to verse 15, our life used (Past tense) to be characterized by fear.
How is being a slave to sin a fearful thing?
ILLUSTRATION:
So many people are fooled into thinking that a person who is free to sin
>>>gets to have so much fun.
But tell that to the spouse who has to tell his family he commited adultery.
Deployment.
But,
Tell that to the person who struggles with anger … and is afraid there anger is going to cause their spouse to leave them.
Tell that to the son or daughter … who is afraid mom and dad are going to find out about their sin.
Tell that to the worker who has embezzled for years … and knows if they get caught will spend 10 years in jail.
Tell that to the spouse who has to tell his family he commited adultery.
But tell that to the spouse who has to tell his family he commited adultery.
While the pleasure may last a moment,
Sin exacts a terribly cost of fear and guilt in the long run.
Never mind the guilt before God.
>>> suprress the truth
>>> but lost people are afraid of God
According to this passage, Paul teaches us that a scoffer of Christ suppress’s the truth.
They suppress the reality of God.
And they suppress the guilt that comes with their sin.
And may I add - if you cannot say that only by the blood of Christ I am saved … then you are a scoffer.
You are not a believer … and you have every reason to live in fear and guilt.
But why do people suppress the truth?
What motivation is there to live in denial of the truth?
>>> but lost people are afraid of God
And one answer to that - because sin and the wages of sin exacts a high cost of guilt and fear.
Slavery to sin costs us dearly … and one of those ways is fear.
Don’t think for a minute that it is better to live as a lost person,
who doesn’t have Christ as their personal savior.
Lost people live with a huge weight of guilt and fear.
But as a Christian - We don’t have a relationship of fear.
It is like the text says - “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear”
We as Christians are free from the fear and guilt of sin.
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