11 texts (at least) about being in the family of God

generally, I’m not a fan of simply citing a single verse to make a theological statement. It tends to fragment into pieces what is supposed to be looked at as a whole. The grand story of Scripture so clearly lends itself to this reality of being folded into the familia Dei. Let these verses serve as pointers on where to begin looking at this unbelievably exciting theme of being in the family of God.

1. Luke 8:21

“[Jesus] answered them, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.'”

2. John 14:18

“I [Jesus] will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

3. John 17:21

“I [also ask]…that they all may be one, just as you, Father are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us

4. Romans 8:16-17

“The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ”

5. 2 Corinthians 13:14

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

6. Galatians 4:6

“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!'”

7. Ephesians 1:5

“He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ”

8. Hebrews 2:11

” …[Jesus] is not ashamed to call them [us] brothers.”

9. 2 Peter 1:4

“you may become partakers of the divine nature”

10. 1 John 1:3

“Indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ”

11. 1 John 3:1

“See what kind of the love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.”

Help me out. Where else is this theme found?

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