Adoption Sermons & Resources
Brian and I have been having a side conversation about his adoption sermons in the midst of the atonement discussion. I'm starting a new thread so that it's easier to exchange these ideas. Anyone is free to join in this discussion.
One of the things that has been fascinating in some of my reading is the influence that the first century practice of adoption had on Paul's writings about spiritual adoption. I've been reading Trevor Burke's book Adopted into God's Family over the last week or so. It's been interesting to see how Paul took an actual practice of the first century and used it as a metaphor to describe the relationship between God and those who believe in Him. Today, there are people who are using Paul's metaphorical description to inspire the actual practice of adoption. Practice - Metaphor - Practice That strikes me as interesting, but it just may be me.
For what it's worth, I have a label on our blog that is titled "Biblical Foundations of Adoption" - click here and it will take you to the list of the posts that have that as a label. I'll be adding your sermon(s) and note(s) to the blog soon.