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Part of the Family

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February 25, 2022 7:00 pm

Part of the Family

Our Daily Bread Ministries / Various Hosts

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February 25, 2022 7:00 pm

Downton Abbey was a popular British television drama that followed the fictional Crawley family as they navigated a changing social structure in early 1900s England. One of the key characters, Tom Branson, initially worked as the family’s chauffeur before shocking everyone by marrying the youngest Crawley daughter. Following a period of exile, the young couple returned to Downton Abbey and Tom became part of the family, gaining access to rights and privileges he had been denied as an employee.

We were once considered “foreigners and strangers” (Ephesians 2:19) and excluded from the rights given to those who are part of God’s family. But, because of Jesus, all believers, regardless of their background, are reconciled to God and called “members of his household” (v. 19).

Being a member of God’s family brings incredible rights and privileges. We can “approach God with freedom and confidence” (3:12), enjoying unlimited, unhindered access to God. We become part of a larger family, a community of faith to support and encourage us (2:19–22). Members of God’s family have the privilege of helping each other grasp the enormity of God’s lavish love (3:18).

Fear or doubt could easily make us feel like an outsider, keeping us from accessing fully the benefits of being part of God’s family. But hear and embrace once more the reality of God’s free and generous gifts of love (2:8–10), and bask in the wonder of being His.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from the Our Daily Bread devotional reading titled part of the family was written by Lisa M, Downton Abbey was a popular British television drama that followed the fictional Crawley family as they navigated a changing social structure in early 1900s England one of the key characters Tom Branson initially worked as a family chauffeur before shocking everyone by marrying the youngest Crawley daughter following a period of exile. The young couple returned to Downton Abbey and Tom became part of the family gaining access to rights and privileges he had been denied as an employee. We were once considered foreigners and strangers and excluded from the rights given to those who were part of God's family, but because of Jesus, all believers, regardless of their background are reconciled to God and called members of his household, being a member of God's family brings incredible rights and privileges we can approach God with freedom and confidence and enjoy unlimited unhindered access to God we become part of a larger family, a community of faith to support and encourage us members of God's family have the privilege of helping each other, grasp the enormity of God's lavish love, fear or doubt could easily make us feel like an outsider keeping us from fully accessing the benefits of being part of God's family, but here and embrace once more. The reality of God's free and generous gifts of love and bask in the wonder of being is today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Ephesians chapter 2 verses 19 through 22.

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone in him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord and in him you to are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit. Let's pray heavenly father, thank you for welcoming us into your family and giving us all the rights and privileges that come with being your child is in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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