Hey! Do you know who you are?
14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,17 and if children, then heirs — heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, (ESV)
INTRODUCTION: This chapter is considered by many to be the “Mount Everest” of scripture.
BACKGROUND: Romans was written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Rome, which he had never visited. Paul wrote with regards to the big picture — laying down the doctrine of salvation and its benefits. He desperately wants them to know the gospel of Christ, and it impacts their life.
- Creation is telling us something! (Psalm 19:1; Romans 8:20, 21, 22)
- “Hey, do you know who you are!?”
a. The World’s answer.
b. Paul’s answer: You are adopted Sons
- Dealing with Slave Identities 4. True Privileges of “Sonship”