Família de Deus
All who received him \'97 to them he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,
who were born not of blood nor of the will of flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
not neglecting to assemble yourselves, as some do, but encouraging one another, and so much the more, as you see the day drawing near.
7 It is for discipline that you are enduring. God is laying it upon you as upon sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
8 But if you are without discipline, in which all share, then you are bastards and not sons.
9 Besides, we had fathers of our flesh who disciplined us and we used to reverence them. Shall we not much more be submissive to the Father of our spirits and live?
10 For they for a few days disciplined us as seemed good to them, but he for our profit, that we may share his holiness.
But he answered, "Who is my mother and who are my brothers?"
Looking round at those sitting in the circle about him he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers.
Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."
Do not rebuke an older man, but entreat him as a father, the younger men as brothers,
the older women as mothers and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
For you did not receive a spirit of bondage leading again to fear, but you received a spirit of sonship, in which we cry, Abba, Father.
The Spirit itself witnesses with our spirits that we are children of God.
And if children, we are also heirs \'97 heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, since we suffer with him that we may also be glorified with him.
4 but, when the fullness of time came, God sent forth his Son born of a woman, born under the Law,
5 that he might redeem those who were under Law, that we might receive the recognition as sons.
6 Because you are sons, God has sent into our hearts the Spirit of his Son crying Abba, Father.
7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then also an heir, through God's act.
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
There cannot be Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female: for you all are one in Christ Jesus.
The slave does not stay in the house forever; the Son stays forever.
so we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
SEE what love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called children of God. And so we are. The reason why tho world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are now children of God and it is not yet plain what we shall be. But we know that if he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
So then as we have opportunity let us work for the good of all men, and especially of those who belong to the household of the faith.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if a member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
He predestined us to recognition as sons to himself through Jesus Christ according to the kindness of his will,
to the praise of his glorious grace which he bestowed on us in the Beloved,
19 So then you are no longer strangers and resident aliens, but fellow citizens with the holy and members of the household of God,
20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner stone.
21 In him all the building, framed together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
22 in whom you also are being built for a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
Jesus said to them, "If God were your father you would love me; for I came forth from God and am now here. For I have not come of myself, but he sent me.