Children of God

By Rob Jansons

May 1, 2015

God reveals himself throughout Scripture as our loving Father. I am a child of God. So are you. This simple truth means that our Father God wants us to know him personally and wants us to live more intimately in his presence. The Bible is God’s long love letter that shares his heart for his children. Salvation in the Bible is much more than just escaping the punishment for our sin.

Salvation is adoption into a family made possible by our brother Jesus, who is also our Savior and Lord. This involves our homecoming to an extravagant celebration, our new life of freedom in which we thrive in the Father’s approval, and our inheritance of all the riches of the Father’s lavish love. Christianity is so much more than just a religion. Faith in the one true God and Father of all is a vital, growing relationship between parent and child.

As you explore these amazing truths this month, may you discover the wonderful privileges of being a child of the living God.

About the author — Rob Jansons

Rob Jansons is the pastor of New Hope Fellowship in Monroe, Washington, where he has served for almost twenty years. He and his wife, Sue, have been married since 1989 and have three daughters. Rob spends time each year in Calcutta, India, working with a Christian ministry to children living in slums. He enjoys hiking in the Pacific Northwest, camping with his family, reading, writing, and being a pastor.

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