Friday, June 18, 2010

Not Plan B!

I found this GREAT sermon by John Piper over at Missy's Blog - It's Almost Naptime.


In it, Piper describes 8 similarities between what God did in adoption and what happens in a Christian adoption today.
1. Adoption was (for God) and is (for us) costly. Gal. 4:4-5
2. Adoption did (for God) and does (for us) involve the legal status of the child. Gal. 4:4-6
3. Adoption was blessed and is blessed with God’s pouring out a Spirit of sonship. Gal. 4:6, Romans 8:15-16
4. Adoption was (for God) and is (for us) marked by moral transformation through the Spirit. Romans 8:14
5. Adoption brought us, and brings our children, the rights of being heirs of the Father. Gal. 4:6-7, Romans 8:16-17
6. Adoption was (for God) and is (for us) seriously planned. Eph. 1:4-6
7. Adoption was (for God) and often is now (for us) from very bad situations. Eph. 2:3
8. Adoption meant (for all Christans) and means (for Christian parents) that we suffer now and experience glory later. Romans 8:22-23

Friends, read this sermon... the WHOLE thing!

OH, AND GET YOURSELF IN ON OUR RAFFLE! :)

8 comments:

  1. Love this post!
    Blessings!
    Carrie
    www.hiswillandgrace.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks Christi!! Have you listened to the whole thing? So awesome.

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  3. Missy - Yah, I have! AND.. I got to hear him at the Summit in Minneapolis this year too! AMAZING heart for the Lord!

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  4. I love Missy's blog. My SIL introduced me to it a while back. Its such a small world in the blogsphere!

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  5. Great message from Piper. If you haven't listened to it yet, you need to listen to the message he gave at the Christian Alliance for Orphans Conference in Minneapolis. We have a link to his message on our blog at: http://nordstromsadopt.blogspot.com/2010/05/pipers-message-on-serving-fatherless.html

    Russ

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  6. Christi,

    Ran into your blog from "It's Almost Naptime". Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I look forward to following your journey and to see what God has in store for you guys!

    In Christ,
    Christie
    http://satisfactionthroughchrist.blogspot.com

    P.S.
    Piper is one of our favorites!

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  7. Heather - I was at the Summit and LOVED the message! I wish we could've met while we were there! :)

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