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Resurrection: The Reclamation of Sonship
March 27, 2016      |     By: Jonathan Brickley      |      Category: Sermons

Jonathan follows up on his word about Sonship last week by tying it in to the resurrection of Christ. What we had, what we chose, what we became, and what He restored.

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- 2 Types of sons (Slave & Free) & how we’ve been made “Like Isaac” (Galatians 4) inheritance, promises, warfare
- 2 Examples of sons (Older servant & Younger prodigal) & sonship WITH father
- The real war against our identity as sons
Easter - Resurrection Accomplished
- Victory over death
- Restoration of LOST sonship
From the beginning, God’s heart was for sons to co-labor with Him - not slaves to serve Him.
Luke 3:38
38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
Adam had a faithful, loving, relationship-valuing Father - and he was like Him (in His image).
Intimacy, Relationship, Satisfaction, Fruitful Labor — all WITH God.
Adam chose sin - because Adam chose a different father - one whom he chose to believe & obey.
And Adam became like him (in his image).
John 8:44
44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Matthew 13:38
38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,
Children take on the characteristics of their parents.
So Adam lost sonship and gained an evil father - had his son Cain – who murdered Abel – then lied about it.
The more WILL in doing your father’s desires the more of your father is abiding in you.
Ephesians 2:1-3
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins
2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—
3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
We became slaves:
- Dead in trespasses & sins
- Following the prince of the power of the air
- SONS of disobedience
- Carrying out the desires of the body
Adam ushered in a slavish race of man termed FORSAKEN.
Forsaken: the Aramaic word egkataleipo means
- to abandon, desert, leave in straits, leave helpless totally / utterly abandoned,
- to leave behind among,
- to leave alone
This forsaken race of man - under the hellish plague of sin- has the deep sense of being left alone, left behind, done with, and abandoned.
The desperate soul then lives in a mad search for belonging and fulfillment outside of God leading to cycles of slavish death.
On the cross, Jesus IDENTIFIED with us as forsaken sons - separated from God.
Matthew 27:45-46
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Luke 23:46
46 Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.
And Jesus at the end of the wrath of God on the cross transfers the FORSAKEN to SONS!
At the RESURRECTION - Jesus ushered in a new race of man termed SONS
Romans 1:1-4
1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
2 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,
3 concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
4 and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
The resurrection WON BACK our relationship - our friendship - with the Father!
John 15:15
15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
Sonship is GIVEN on the basis of resurrection - NOT on resolve or effort.
We are “Like Isaac - children of PROMISE” - We are HEIRS!
Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law,
5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
We no longer serve God FOR the place of sonship - but FROM it.
The enemy wants to get us OFF the platform of sonship and BACK to the platform of slavery.

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