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City Church Boise Sermons

Dec 31, 2018

We have nothing in us that would move God to adopt us, yet He does so to the praise of His Glorious Grace. 


3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:3-6


1. Adoption is seriously planned. (Ephesians 1:4-5)

2. Adoption is costly. (Ephesians 1:4-5,7)

3. Adoption rescues from terrible situations (Ephesians 2:1-4)

4. Adoption is passive for the adoptee. (Ephesians 1:3-6)

5. Adoption is preceded by a legal change. (Ephesians 1:4-5)

6. Adoption makes us an heir. (Ephesians 1:11, Galatians 4:4-7)