Sonship - Part 2

August 13, 2023 Pastor: Bill Thompson Series: The Gospel

Passage: Romans 8:12–17


A spiritual orphan is a Christian who thinks, talks, acts and feels like he or she has

no _______________ to love him or her,

no _______________ to make him or her righteous,

no _______________ to indwell him or her, and

no _______________ awaiting him or her. (Jack Miller)

Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18

1. _______________ from God. v. 14

“…led of the Spirit of God.”

2. _______________ with God. v. 15

“Abba! Father!”

3. _______________ in God. v. 16

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.”

4. _______________ before God. v. 17

“…heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.”


“See what kind of love the Father has given us;
that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 John 3:1


Application Questions

1. How have you experienced the leading of the Spirit in your life?
2. How is your earthly father unlike your heavenly Father?
3. If you are a child of God, which blessing of sonship particularly excites you?
4. Are you living like a spiritual orphan or a child of God?

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