Acceptance in Christ


Robert Stewart | August 2023

"All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out." -John 6:37


Main Idea: When we accept Christ as our Savior to pay the penalty for our sins (Rom 5:8), we understand that we did nothing to be reconciled to God except having been drawn to Him through the Gospel message.  This also means that we can do nothing to reject God's acceptance of us because we are in Christ. When God sees us He sees Christ. God will never reject Christ, His Beloved Son. Moreso, we are adopted children of God, which makes us God's Beloved sons and daughters in Christ. We can experience the same deep, personal relationship with God as Christ did (Romans 8:15-16).


"But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God" -John 1:12-13


Have you ever considered that your biological, physical existence was the result of your parents? Have you given thought to your biological existence to the point of understanding that you did absolutely nothing of your own accord to bring yourself into this world? Your physical existence must come from another human being. You did nothing. It was all outside of your control.


So, too, is your spiritual existence outside of your control. This existence must come from God, the Author of Life (John 1:13; Acts 3:15; Heb 12:22). Just like with your biological birth your spiritual one is out of your control. You can do nothing except what was already given to you; in this case, the faith to believe and accept Christ's work. As our earthly fathers gave us 
physical life, our Heavenly Father gives us spiritual life. The faith placed in God is His 
Faith is already given to us because He first called us (Joel 2:32; John 6;37, 44; Rom 1:6, 8:30; 1 Peter 2:9)