At The Word Unleashed,
our prayer is that the power of God’s Word
will be unleashed in your life.
FROM TOM PENNINGTON
Our chief assignment as preachers of the Word of God is to be faithful with the “mysteries of God” revealed in the Word of God. Church leaders have many responsibilities in Christ’s church, but our chief duty, our primary task, is to feed His sheep! We must first be faithful stewards of the Word of God and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Light shall shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
2 CORINTHIANS 4:5–6
In 1 John 3 the apostle John teaches that the doctrines of adoption and glorification should motivate a believer to become more and more like Christ. This is known as the doctrine of sanctification.
The biblical teaching on adoption has several key implications for the life of every true believer here on this earth. But adoption also has several key implications for every brother and sister in Christ in the life to come, in the new heaven and earth.
We, as Christians, embrace the doctrine of adoption because we understand that God Himself has brought us into His family. We were dead in trespasses and sins, but now we are alive in Christ. We are members of a new spiritual family, and we have new spiritual DNA. Now that we are part of God’s family, we must stand firm in Christ as we live for Him in an unbelieving world.
The doctrine of adoption is more than a theological concept to be studied; it is a doctrine that comes with many privileges. The New Testament describes several privileges that we as Christians experience here in this life.
The Bible teaches that adoption is a legal declaration that takes place at the moment of salvation, when God places every Christian into His family. This means that we as Christians enjoy and experience the full rights and privileges of sons and daughters of our heavenly Father.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
IN THE PULPIT
TOM’S RECENT SERMONS AT COUNTRYSIDE BIBLE CHURCH
Recognizing False Teachers – Pt. 5 | 1 John 4:1–6
A Preview of Jesus’ Victory – Pt. 3 | Revelation 14:1–20
Let the sun stop shining, and we will preach in darkness. Let the waves stop their ebb and flow, and still our voice shall preach the gospel. Let the world stop its revolutions, let the planets stay their motion; we will still preach the gospel.
–Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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