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May 5, 2014
Lessons in Sonship
John 8


Jesus' assertion that He was the Son of God incited fury in the religious leaders. Yet His explanation of all that His Sonship entailed helps us understand how we are to behave as God's children.


He spoke His Father's words to the world (v. 26). Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us the same assignment. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15).


Christ did nothing on His own initiative (John 8:28). Sonship never implies weakness, but it does require surrender to the Father's authority.


He spoke as the Father taught Him(v. 28). Christians aren't to depend on personal instinct but, rather, are to learn and rely on the truth of God's Word.


Jesus always did what pleased the Father (v. 29). God's children no longer live for their own pleasures; rather, they seek the joy and blessings of living in obedience to their Father.


Christ did not pursue His own glory but honored the Father (vv. 49-50, 54). In the same way, we're to humble ourselves and exalt the Lord in our thoughts and behavior.


He knew His Father and kept His word (v. 55). Believers have the same privilege of intimacy with God and the same responsibility of obedience to His instructions.


The opportunity for us to be God's childrenis possible only because of the faithful obedience of His Son. Christ opened the door for our adoption, showered us with family blessings, and demonstrated how we are to live in the household of faith. Now it is up to us to follow His example.


Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.




Past Series:


To the dead man, Jesus was life. To the prostitute, He was a second chance. To the searching, He was the long-awaited answer. Discover what it means when He says, "I Am Jesus." In this series, learn some of the different ways Jesus is represented in the Bible: as the Resurrection and the Life, as the Good Shepherd, as the Light of the World, and as the Vine.


Last Week:


      We saw how this statement follows the shameful account of the woman caught in adultery. Jesus showed her compassion. We saw how the Law reveals our guilt, the Love of God reveals His grace, and the Light reveals our hope.
      Sunday's message is available for streaming or for download on our website, just under the calendar, or by visiting us on iTunes.


Next Week:


      Next Sunday, come worship with us as we will celebrate Mother's Day.


Upcoming Events


May 5 - Ladies Bible Study at 6:30 PM at Linda's house.


May 13 - Trustee's Meeting at 7 PM


May 18 - Church Anniversary Celebration - We will be celebrating 120 years that our church has been in Midway. We will be having a carry-in dinner as well as the unveiling of the redone church bell.


May 25 - Lord's Supper & Deacon's Fund Offering


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