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In The Father’s House: Heirs

For the past couple weeks, we have been talking about our identity as sons and daughters of God, who have been freed from slavery to sin, adopted into the Family of God, and given a new name and a new lifestyle. Today we are going to look at another facet of our relationship with the …

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In the Father’s House: Brand New

Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna on Pexels.com Last week, I talked about ancient Roman adoption practices and discussed how Paul compares this process to the process of spiritual adoption, through which we become sons in God’s family. In that post, I mentioned that Romans usually adopted a child for two reasons: (1) to have a …

In The Father’s House: Huiothesia

Painting by Karen Whistler (inspired by 1 John 3:1) Has anyone ever made a casual comment that sent you spiraling into deep thought? This happened to me last October when a friend of mine offhandedly mentioned that I was “just like my father”. I thought the comment was somewhat humorous at first, because my dad …