Activate - September 7, 2015

 

ADOPTED

Read: Ephesians 1

Key Verse: “He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” - Ephesians 1:5

Do you know any couples who have adopted a child? Have you ever considered adopting? There are so many children who have parents that can not take care of them and need a new home. We read in this verse that God adopts us into His family. When anyone decides to follow Jesus, God welcomes them into a forever family. Have you put your trust in Jesus as your Savior? If you have made that important decision, you have also been adopted by God!

Does this change your view of adoption? We also read that it is God’s pleasure and His will to adopt. God wants all children to have a safe and supportive home. He also raises up people who are willing to serve and make a difference. It gives God great pleasure to adopt us into His family. God is also pleased when He sees lonely children receive parents who are committed to love and faithfulness. Even if it is not adoption, how can you support a child who has a difficult situation with their parents?

For more from Pastor Jesse Bradley and Activate Media Ministries, visit www.activatelife.org

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