Category Archives: adoption

welcoming our creator

welcoming our creator devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2372 John 1:10-13 Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was created through him, and the world did not recognize him. Joh 1:11 He came to his own creation, … Continue reading

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justification, mortification, adoption

Romans 8:1-17 8:1 Consequently, there is no condemnation now given to the ones who are in Christ Jesus. 2 Because the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has exempted you from the law of sin and death. 3 … Continue reading

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gathering others besides

Isaiah 56-57 The LORD promises to heal the faithless backslider, and he also promises to gather others to him besides those already gathered.  The sojourning foreigner and the eunuchs who attach themselves to Israel and the covenant will find a … Continue reading

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first look at the nation God chose

Genesis 11.  Moses now transitions his narrative to focus not on God’s dealings with the whole of humanity, but with one particular nation.  The story of Babel (1-9) explains why God is doing that.  Left alone, the nations gather together … Continue reading

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the scriptures and heaven’s king

Matthew 5:17-48.  Jesus taught his disciples to have a different attitude toward the Law and the Prophets (that is, the Old Testament scriptures)  (17).  He particularly warned them not to follow the path established by the scribes and Pharisees (20).  … Continue reading

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but God’s grace

Ephesians 2.  We were lost, but God’s grace has saved us! We were dead in trespasses and sins, but God’s grace has made us alive together with Christ (1-5). We were incapable of bringing glory to God, but God’s grace … Continue reading

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to the praise of his glorious grace

Ephesians 1.  The hope of a slave, living in Ephesus in the first century was that he might somehow win his redemption and become part of the great and powerful society in which he was a mere servant. A significant … Continue reading

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