Christ justifies us and reconciles us!
The Holy Spirit sanctifies us! - He makes us to become more like Christ; and He puts into our hearts obedience to Christ!
If you are a child of God, then you have the Spirit of God in you!
If you are a child of God, then you will be led by the Holy Spirit!
How does the Holy Spirit lead you?
1-The Holy Spirit calls you toward God -
2-The Holy Spirit calls you to be with God -
3-The Holy Spirit calls you to follow Him (or to let Him lead) -
The more willing you are to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you and the more willing you are to do what the Holy Spirit tells you -
The Holy Spirit actually desires to "control" your life -
The Holy Spirit leads our lives through love and trust and willing obedience!
The Holy Spirit releases us from the bondage to fear, and produces in us a loving and peaceful trust, so we can cry out, "Abba, Father!"
What is the evidence that we are children of God?
The Holy Spirit is present in us - Calling us toward God, Calling us to follow Him, Calling us to allow Him to lead and have control of our lives!
And we accept His call and obey!
"Sonship & Suffering!"
What is the relationship between sonship and suffering?
You cannot have sonship without suffering!
What are things we might suffer in our lives?
Some Perspectives about suffering that will help you:
1- If I truly am a child of God, I likely will suffer some things along the way! (V17)
2- My suffering is not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in me! (V18) - II Corinthians 4:17-18
3- One day I will be delivered from the bondage of corruption (V21)
4- There will be a fulfillment of God's adoption of my life! (V23)
5- In all things/Through all things, good or bad, God is working for my good! (V28-30)
*What do you need God to help you with in your life?