We are the Family of God

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What Does it Mean to Be the Church?

We are the Family of God

September 27, 2019   •   Acts 17:24-28 Ephesians 2:11-18 Romans 8:14-17, 31-35

In an age when culture pressures us to think in terms of “us vs. them,” reflecting on the Church as God’s family helps us understand God’s point of view and how we should relate to people in our neighborhoods, communities, and those at the margins of our social and geographical networks. Remembering that we, as believers, are members of the family of God encourages us toward reconciliation and reminds us that together we are restored to oneness with God through Jesus Christ. Studying the scriptures that depict this image assures us of the Father’s great love for us and our brothers and sisters in Christ, and helps us live into our place in God’s family as co-heirs with Christ. 

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