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

Burke, Trevor J,

The message of sonship : at home in God's household / [print] Trevor J. Burke. - Downers Grove, Illinois : Inter-Varsity Press, [(c)2011. - 241 pages ; 21 cm. - The Bible speaks today : Bible themes series . - Bible speaks today. Bible themes series. .

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction : sonship as a Biblical metaphor Sonship in the Old Testament Sonship in the New Testament.

"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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Son of God--Biblical teaching.
Children of God--Biblical teaching.
Adoption--Religious aspects--Biblical teaching.
Metaphor in the Bible.

BS680.M477 2011 BS680.S66.B959.M477 2011