THE NEWBORN KING: ADOPTION AS SONS

A contemplative reading for Advent.

Not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

ROMANS 8:23 ESV

Image by Matt Chinworth

READ & RECITE

Read the full passage in Romans 8.

Read Romans 8:23 a second time, but aloud and slowly, allowing each word to sink in.


OBSERVE

Take a few moments and pay special attention to the key passage and accompanying image.

  • What meaningful, or perhaps new, conclusions do you draw from the passage based on the image?

CONNECT

Look up the related passages provided and read each one. Notice and write down the words, phrases or ideas that connect to today's image and key verse.


1 CORINTHIANS 15:20 · 1 CORINTHIANS 15:42 · GALATIANS 4:5


REFLECT

What new questions did this study bring up for you?

How does today’s reading resonate with your life? Your relationship with Jesus?

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