Thursday, October 8, 2009

Christ's Provision

Over the past couple months at church, on Wednesday nights, we have been studying the doctrine of adoption, which has been very helpful to me. The sermon last night was on Galatians 4:7 "Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then a heir of God through Christ." Pastor McCurley talked about how as sons, and daughters, God provides all our needs, and he used an example that I really liked. He said that a child can always go to the fridge, expecting food to be there, he doesn't think of making a list, grocery shopping, meal planning.....the food is just there! We can be just like that child knowing that as our Father, God will provide all of our physical, and spiritual needs. Very comforting!


"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Matthew 7:11


Here is a link to Pastor McCurley's sermons.

2 comments:

  1. That's such a good illustration! :-D It is, I think, virtually impossible to really understand the doctrine of adoption if one doesn't see that God loves His own as His dear children.

    Thanks for posting this! I'll have to check out that sermon series soon... :-)

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  2. I know:-)As someone who tends to worry, and in my circumstances I found this very helpful! The sermon isn't up yet, but you should check it out.

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