Adoption Panel Discussion and Resources

on Aug 16 in Adoption, Blog, Suburbs by

The last two weeks we were in a mini-series on the topic of adoption (Sermon audio: Week 1 | Week 2).  As a body of believers it’s our firm conviction that adoption is a priority to God.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved…” 

(Ephesians 1:3-6 ESV)

Paul shows us here that adoption was on the forefront of God’s heart, even before the earth took form. What is also understood from this text is that adoption was not a whimsical response to sin, rather, in God’s sovereign grace; he planned this out before there was time. This planned (grace-filled) vertical adoption becomes the motivation and example for our horizontal adoptions.

The question that remains is: where do you start?

On Sunday, we had the privilege of discussing that with a panel of families that have walked through adoption. Here is a link to that audio:

Redemption – Adoption Panel Audio

I would also recommend that you check out a few books: Reclaiming Adoption by Dan Cruver, Orphanology by Tony Merida & Rick Morton and Adopted for Life by Russell Moore

In addition to those helpful books is a website that provides plenty of articles and resources for adoption: togetherforadoption.org 

Last, Redemption partners with our sister church, Desert Springs Church, for a quarterly adoption fellowship potluck. This is a great time to discuss adoption over some good food. We will be having the next adoption fellowship potluck tomorrow, August 17, 2012 6PM at Vista Del Norte park, just north of Desert Springs Church.

I hope to see you there tomorrow!

 

Pastor Bryan

 

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