Title as Brethren
Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
* We are not
the natural sons of God
* Sanctification of the
* The lowest
brother is still a brother
The Brethren are at one with Christ
* The Brethren are
in the image of Christ
are not the natural sons of God but are adopted.
This makes us brethren with Christ, the natural Son of God.
John 20:17 "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me
not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren,
and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to
my God, and your God."
Heb 2:11 "For both he that sanctifieth and
they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not
ashamed to call them brethren,"
Take heart, He will never be ashamed of our
brethrenship, because He is able to keep all that come to Him, in
Shame for Christ, in the above verse, is never based
on what we do, but what He does. If He is not able to keep us
saved, then He will be ashamed. But, if He is able to keep us
saved, then He will never be ashamed of us as brethren.
Sanctification of the brethren
In the above verse, Heb 2.11, it says that the brethren are
sanctified. What is it about sanctification of the brethren, that
gives us great assurance?
Heb 10:14 "For by one offering he hath
perfected for ever them that are sanctified."
The lowest brother is still a brother
Mat 25:40 "And the King shall answer and say
unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto
one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Brethren are at one with Christ and the Father.
John 17:20 "Neither pray I for these (already
saved) alone, but for them (unsaved that are going to be
which shall believe on me through their (already
saved that are
John 17:21 "That they all may be one; as thou,
Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."
Brethren are in the
image of Christ
Rom 8:29 "For whom he did foreknow, he also
did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he
might be the firstborn among many brethren."
G. Steven Andres
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