The Family by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from actual tape) April 29, 1984 - AM


THE FAMILY

(The Power of God)

Romans 8:14-17


We've been studying the book of Romans for many months. We're in the eighth

chapter, perhaps the most profound chapter in all of Scripture. We're moving

slowly through the eighth chapter. This morning we'll look at only four

verses: Romans 8, Verse 14 through Verse 17. Hope you have your Bibles and

you'll turn with me to that passage. Romans 8:14-17. Let's bow for prayer

as we begin.


"Father, still us and steady us in this hour of worship. May there be that

holy hush over this place of gathering. Father, give to us reverence and

insight so that truly you can deal with all of us individually, yea, and

collectively. Lord, we know this is an inportant time of the week, a time

in which you have prepared us we believe by divine appointment to be here.

You speak, dear Father. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy

holy and divine message might not only be heard, but may it be received and

understood and incorporated into our lifestyles. Lord, we love You. We

praise You. We wait expectantly upon Thee, as we pray in the strong, holy

name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Amen."


In the second half of Romans, Chapter 8, Paul gives us a new a fresh revela-

tion concerning what it means to be in Christ ... what it means to be a

Christian. And he says very clearly that if you are a Christian, you are a

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son of God. You are, he would say, plural, sons of God. Now, the expression

"sons of God" is a generic term. It applies to both male and female. What

Paul is saying is that all who are in Christ, all who have received Jesus

Christ, all who have repented and confessed and turned their liv ...


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