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How do we become children of God?

How do we become children of God?

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This is stunning. As disciples of Jesus, we are the chief objects of God’s fatherly love. We become God’s children through faith and are then encouraged by Scripture to imitate our heavenly Father in our daily living.

We also become a child of God by being “born again”. We were born as a child of our earthly father. They did what they could for us in raising us well but it had its limits.

How do we become children of God?

Child of God

This is stunning. As disciples of Jesus, we are the chief objects of God’s fatherly love. We become God’s children through faith and then encouraged by Scripture to imitate our heavenly Father in our daily living.

God adopts us.

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as children by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with the Messiah, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. | Romans 8:14-17

Can children get along?

Holding a grudge

Holding a grudge

We are God’s children. Now think about it. He has forgiven us. He has adopted us. All is right in the family of God. Or is it?

How does he want us to act? Does He want us to hold grudges?

Does He want us to forgive, iron out our differences and make up? Yes, God does.

The first step is to iron out the differences. This requires coming to an understanding. It isn’t always just ignoring the underlying problem only to see it flare up again in the future.

God has a new way for us and it is not what we think. His goal is for us to love not to hate.

In His Spirit, we have the power to live a life of love. Children can get along. Hard to imagine but it is true.

 I urge Euodia and Syntyche to iron out their differences and make up. God doesn’t want his children holding grudges. 

Philippians 4:2 (The Message Bible)



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Do we become Children of God by new birth?

Image result for children of godThis is stunning. As disciples of Jesus, we are the chief objects of God’s fatherly love. We become God’s children through faith and are then encouraged by Scripture to imitate our heavenly Father in our daily living.

I also become a child of God by being “born again”. I was born as a child of my earthly father. He did what he could for me in raising me well but it had its limits.

While the phrase “born again Christian” sparks some derision, the truth is evident in what Jesus says. I want to see the Kingdom of God. I have to be born again. The Greek word ἄνωθεν anōthĕn, an´-o-then means from above.