Right to be a Child of God

A child has certain rights in a family so to does a child of God. What are these rights and how do we become a child of God.

 

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Right or Authority - A just claim or title to anything.

 

We are not all of God’s Children - we are created human beings with a free will.

  • John 8:43-44 ‘Father the devil’
  • 1 Corinthians 2:14 ‘But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God for they are foolishness to him: nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned’
  • Romans 8:5-8 ‘Carnally and Spiritually minded’
  • John 3:1-8 ‘You must be born-again’ This is the legal way to salvation!
  • Galatians 3:26 ‘For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus’

OUTLINE:

 

A CHILD’S RIGHTS! Naturally & Spiritually.

 

1. FAMILY - Loving parents, brothers and sisters.

  • The base for growth, confidence and success.
  • A place of nurturing the child.
  • Church is a spiritual family which provides the same environment.

 

 

2. PROVISION - Loving parents who give and care for.

  • To give and teach children how to provide.
  • Matthew 7:11 ‘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’

 

 

3. LOVE - Major ingredient to growth.

  • Love is fuel to a child. (Love creates self-esteem, confidence and security).
  • Love is food for growth - emotionally, mentally and physically.
  • 1 John 3:1 ‘Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God’

 

 

4. OWNERSHIP - Privileges of home/family.

  • A child has full use of the homes facilities.
  • 1 Peter 2:9-10 ‘Special people’

 

 

5. LEGACY - To carry the family name and purpose.

  • A child bears the family name as a Christian bears the Lord’s name.
  • A child will inherit as a Christian will inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

 

CONCLUSION:

 

When you become a Christian you are also automatically grafted into the family of God with awesome rights as a child of God.