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Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:14-17)

Tommy BoringTommy Boring, July 6, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Wednesday service

What a joy to call God, father. In order to call Him father you must first be of His family. The Spirit of God will guide one through truth and righteousness. Just as soon as you're saved the Holy Spirit is with you. Are you following the Spirit of God not with your wisdom or intellect. God does not push you or make you do something, it's all by choice whether you will follow Him or not. You just allow God to work in you and follow Him through obedience. We all have an adversary that wants to kill, steal and destroy us. What is the spirit of bondage? Instead of thinking of something bad, think of God. The fear during Moses time to obey the rules kept many separated from God. Gal 3:24 But the New Testament brought Jesus that when one is saved the rules are written upon our hearts. The spirit of bondage is our earthly being but the Spirit of adoption is salvation, being born again. John 8:36, 1 John 4:18 Some will say that they are not scared of anything but those fears are earthly usually. If one is born again, transfer or give God that fear because we are not born into fear being saved. The sprint of the law is about fear but the Sprint of adoption is about grace. Romans 8:9 Until your truly born again you will question and doubt your salvation because the Spirit of God has not move in to your soul. Ephesians 1:13-14 Adoptions are not official until the judge signs the paperwork. Once they are signed that child is the adopted parents forever just like they were the birth parents. Just like earthly adoptions, being saved is just the same. Jesus comes to us to adopt us, once we accept Him, God signs the paperwork forever sealing our adoption forever more.

Tags: Adoption, Adversary, Assurance, Atheism, Born Again, Fear, Grace, Holy Spirit, Judgement, Obedience, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Salvation, Spirit of God


About Tommy Boring: Born in Vero Beach, Florida, Tommy moved to Blount county, Tennessee in 1975 where his family holds deep roots. The oldest of three children, Tommy attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and a Marketing major.
Tommy and his wife Teresa were married at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church June of 1985. His first full-time church ministry was at Meadow Branch Primitive Baptist Church where he served as their pastor for 2 years and 9 months. Tommy and Teresa have 3 sons; Christopher, Justin and Blake.
In October of 1991 Tommy was called as pastor of Edgewood Primitive Baptist Church and stayed until October of 2002 fulfilling God’s call for Edgewood.
Since January 2003, he has been the pastor of NPPBC. His two oldest children are married and live in the Maryville area.

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Romans 8:14-17

14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (KJV)

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