Charlotte's Hope Church
Adopted by the Father
Romans 8:14-18
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  • Charlotte's Hope Church
    4100 Johnston Oehler Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Holy Spirit:
1. Changes our thinking
2. Produces life and peace in and through us
3. Dwells in us
4. Will resurrect us
5. The Spirit that empowers us brings us victory over sin.

Today: Confirms our Adoption
Two Steps of Roman Adoption

1st Step: mancipatio - emancipation
2nd Step: vindicatio – vindication
Four Results of Roman Adoption

1. The adopted person lost all rights to his old family and gained all rights in his new family.
2. The adopted person became the full heir to his new father’s estate even if there were other sons.
3. The adopted person’s old life was completely wiped out.
4. In the eyes of Roman law and society it was as if the adopted person was literally and completely the son of his new father in every sense.
Holy Spirit's Role in our Adoption:

1. The Holy Spirit Leads Us
Holy Spirit's Role in our Adoption:

2. The Holy Spirit Frees Us
SLAVE VS SON
· Slave obeys under compulsion, because they have to.
· Son obeys out of love for and joy in “Daddy.”

· Slave works under the threat of pain or loss; punishment “pays back."
· Son receives discipline not as retribution, but as loving instruction.

· Slave lives in insecurity: If I slip up my master might beat me.
· Son lives in security: If I slip up, my father will forgive me.

· Slave concentrates on external behavior and compliance with rules.
· Son concentrates on relationship and attitudes.

· Slave has to work but is given no honor.
· Son is honored and invited to join the work.
Holy Spirit's Role in our Adoption:

3. The Holy Spirit Confirms our Inheritance

DISCOVER HOPE

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http://www.hopecharlotte.com

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http://www.hopecharlotte.com/index.php/give