Bringing Many Sons and Daughters to Glory

Bringing Many Sons and Daughters to Glory

Call to Worship: Psalm 22:22-25, 27 (NIV)

22      I will declare your name to my people;
              in the assembly I will praise you.
23      You who fear the Lord, praise him!
             All you descendants of Jacob, honor him!
             Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!
24      For he has not despised or scorned
             the suffering of the afflicted one;
          he has not hidden his face from him
             but has listened to his cry for help.

25      From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly;
             before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

27      All the ends of the earth
             will remember and turn to the Lord,
         and all the families of the nations
             will bow down before him,

Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:26-4:7 (NIV)

26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

1What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

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