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The message of sonship : at home in God's household

Author: Trevor J Burke
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : Inter-Varsity Press, ©2011.
Series: Bible speaks today., Bible themes series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sonship" is an important, yet often overlooked, theme throughout the Bible. Adam, the first human being, is identified as a "son of God"; Israel is God's "first-born son"; the covenant with King David is cast in father-son terms; Christians are children of God, "adopted as sons"; and the same designation brings Scripture to a triumphant conclusion: "He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor J Burke
ISBN: 9780830824137 0830824138
OCLC Number: 731009583
Description: 241 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : sonship as a Biblical metaphor --
Sonship in the Old Testament --
Sonship in the New Testament.
Series Title: Bible speaks today., Bible themes series.
Responsibility: Trevor J. Burke.

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"Sonship" is an important, yet often overlooked, theme throughout the Bible. Adam, the first human being, is identified as a "son of God"; Israel is God's "first-born son"; the covenant with King David is cast in father-son terms; Christians are children of God, "adopted as sons"; and the same designation brings Scripture to a triumphant conclusion: "He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son" (Revelation 21:7). The story line of the Bible makes it clear that God is making for himself a family of sons and daughters who will serve him and reign with him in his kingdom forever- and this purpose is achieved through Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. Trevor Burke shows how "sonship" is the focus of creation, is a metaphor for salvation, carries moral obligation and is the goal of the restoration of broken, suffering humanity.

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