By Pastor Kevin Stone, originally preached on December 20, 2015.
Isaiah 9:6: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Because Jesus is God (John 1:1,14)
Because Jesus’ sacrifice resulted in my salvation (Romans 8:1-3)
Because His redemption enables my adoption (Galatians 4:4-5)
What kind of child am I?
Chosen and loved (Ephesians 1:4-5)
Valuable heir (Romans 8:14-17)
What kind of father is He?
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Good, merciful, loving, holy (Exodus 34:6, 1 Samuel 2:2)
Provider (James 1:17)
Everlasting (Hebrews 13:8)
Have I accepted God’s adoption?
Have I been adopted but am now estranged?