Spiritual Gifts part 61: The essence of sonship is obedience.

Rom 8:14-23; Heb 5:8; Heb 7:23-25; Heb 2:17-18; Mar 14:36; 2Co 1:2-11; 1Pe 1:14.

ROMANS-178-101212 - length: 76:07 - taught on Dec, 12 2010

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John Farley
December 12, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 61: The essence of son-ship is obedience.

A large segment of the church today has a problem with authority orientation.

Biblical adoption is that grand design of God by which He confers or bestows upon us the status or the standing of adult sons and daughters.

A large segment of the church today has a problem with authority orientation.

GAL 4:6
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"

In both passages we also have the same Greek verb, krazo, which is "to cry out“.

MAT 27:50
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

As Christ suffered and entered into His glory (1Pet 1:11), so fellow heirs with Christ are called to suffer during this present time (1PE 2:21, PHI 1:29) as we prepare to join Christ in glory.

1PE 2:21
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,

Consider the sufferings that Christ endured as He went about on a daily basis submitting to His Father’s will for His life.

LUK 9:22
saying, " The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day."

LUK 9:23
And He was saying to them all, " If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.

“learned” is the aorist active indicative of
“learn by use and practice, to acquire the habit of, be accustomed to,"

“obedience” is the Greek noun
It has the connotation of hearing a command (ie the word of God) and executing it.

He came to understand through experience what it meant for a human being to constantly be obedient to the Father’s will, and that it meant dying daily.

He experienced all our grief, all our sorrows, all our disappointments, all our sadness, and out of that in His humanity He learned things.

That is why today He is the perfect, most wonderful, High Priest who constantly pleads our cause before the Father, HEB 7:25.

He experienced just how difficult it is at times for human beings to submit to the will of the Father.

Son by nature (deity) though He was, He learned from the things He suffered—obedience!"

Christ had been THE SON of God for all eternity.
He was sinless.
And yet even for Him, suffering had its unique purpose in His human life.

Only a human being who has suffered in the same way can truly understand what the other person is experiencing.

Jesus learned...experienced... what it was like to need something, to lack something, and to rely on God to come through for Him.

In the Garden Jesus used the sweetest name Abba to express to His Father the grief He had at the thought of being separated from Him, MAR 14:36

This is the only place that the Scripture records our Lord using this intimate name - Abba - for His Father.

The Aramaic word Abba occurs three times, just 3, in the Bible, and one is here. The only other two both deal with our adoption!

The cup was the wrath of His Father removing His presence from Jesus as He bore the sins of the world.