Children of the Living GodISBN: 9780851515366
Jesus Christ taught his disciples to call God 'Our Father', and to live as members of his family. Although simple enough for every Christian to understand this is also so profound that its implications take a lifetime and more to explore fully.
Yet, despite Christ's words and example, Christians have frequently ignored or forgotten his teaching. In these pages, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us of its importance.
Children of the Living God takes as its starting point the wise and thought-provoking question of an old writer: 'If the love of a father will not make a child delight in him, what will?'. It underlines that we were created for joyful fellowship with God, and explains how we enter his family by new birth and adoption. Its chapters show how the Spirit of sonship, Christian freedom, divine discipline, prayer and the sacraments all contribute to our experience of the love the Father has for his children.
Table of Contents:
1. The Children of God
2. New Birth
3. Adopted Children
4. The Family Traits
5. Family Life
6. The Spirit of Adoption
7. Family Freedom
8. Fatherly Discipline
9. The Final Destiny
Sinclair Ferguson retired in 2013 as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, and returned to his native Scotland. Prior to this he held the Charles Krahe chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and served Church of Scotland congregations in Unst (Shetland) and Glasgow (St George's Tron). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (1971). Dr Ferguson has authored several books published by the Trust, of which he is a trustee, and a former editor. He retains his position as Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas, Texas, and serves as a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries. He continues to preach God's Word in churches and at conferences. Sinclair and his wife Dorothy have three sons, a daughter, three grandsons, and three granddaughters.
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