Jeremy Sarber
Pastor and Bible teacher

Adoption

God has granted that all those who are justified would receive the grace of adoption, in and for the sake of his only Son Jesus Christ (Eph 1:5; Gal 4:4-5). By this they are counted among the children of God and enjoy the freedom and privileges of that relationship (Jn 1:12; Ro 8:17). They inherit his name (2Co 6:18; Rev 3:12), receive the spirit of adoption (Ro 8:5), have access to the throne of grace with boldness, and are enabled to cry Abba, Father!” (Gal 4:6; Eph 2:18). They are given compassion (Ps 103:13), protected (Pr 14:26), provided for (1Pe 5:7), and chastened by him as a father (Heb 12:6). Yet they are never cast off (Isa 54:8-9; La 3:31) but are sealed for the day of redemption (Eph 4:30) and inherit the promises as heirs of everlasting salvation (Heb 1:14; 6:12).