Scriptures: Romans 8:18-21, John 1:10-13
What does it mean to be a child of God? There is immense diversity in God's creation: God deals in uniqueness. You are a unique person with a unique purpose.
We must discover our origin. Because of the cross of Christ we are legally God's offspring. We are now the children of God, His descendants, the results of His decisions and His will. God has no grandchildren: which are the offspring from another's actions. God has no accidents: our life in Christ does not surprise Him. God's purpose take into account human error and even sin, you have been born again of God.
We must discover our identity. Who you are truly matters to Jesus: we are sons and daughters. We are governed by love, devotion and affection. We are not ruled by fear, duty and obligation. We are heirs. We have the right through our Father to possess, but also a responsibility to carry out our Father's business.
Then we will discover our destiny: who you will be for eternity in Jesus. To finally understand who we really are to God. Your full glory has not be revealed yet. We are being crafted, shaped, and prepared for an incredible future. The world is waiting for your personal discovery of who you really are!