Família de Deus
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God —
children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
8 If you are not disciplined —and everyone undergoes discipline —then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
9 Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!
10 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.
33 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
35 Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother."
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. "And by him we cry, "Father."
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs —heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
4 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. [^2]
6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, , "Father."
7 So you are no longer a slave, but God's child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, "we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
For this reason I kneel before the Father,
from whom every family "in heaven and on earth derives its name.
he "predestined us for adoption to sonship "through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will —
to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household,
20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me.