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Church Family!

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Hmmmmm that is what we are....a family.  Yep, we have our differences. Yep, we can disagree, laugh, cry, fight, argue, agree, pray, read Scripture, worship, sing, shout, communion....the list goes on.  We are a family.  But are we a Family of God?

 

See, I don't want to just be a family like everyone else's family. I don’t want to be a family like anyone else's church.  I want our family to be a family of God.  So what does that mean or look like?  

When I find out I will let you know on another Blog! LOL Just Kidding!!

As children of God, what do we inherit? Nothing less than the kingdom of God (Matthew 25:34), (1 Thessalonians 2:12), (Hebrews 12:28), (Ephesians 1:3) tells us that believers are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. These spiritual blessings are infinite, eternal, and reside in Christ.  And, by God’s grace, we are given these blessings as His children. As earthly children, we eventually inherit what our parents leave behind for us after their death. But, in God’s case, believers are already reaping the rewards of our inheritance by having peace with Him through the sacrifice of His Son on the cross. Other rewards of our inheritance include the gift of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at the moment we believe in Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14), which empowers us to live for Him in the present, and the knowledge that our salvation is forever in Christ! (Hebrews 7:24-25).

Being a part of the family of God is the greatest blessing bestowed upon believers and one that should drive us to our knees in humble adoration. We can never do anything to deserve it for it is His gift of love, mercy, and grace to us.  Yet, we are called to become sons and daughters of the Living God (Romans 9:25-26). May we all respond in faith to His invitation of being a part of the Family of God!

 Learning Everyday in Christ!

Pastor Tab

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