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Pastor Tim Swigarts Blog

Missio Dei is a Contemporary Baptist Church located in historic Galena IL. Senior Pastor Tim Swigart shares his thoughts on numerous topics concerning the church.

Happy Father's Day!

Timothy Swigart

This Father's Day, I have been struck by an awesome truth. By faith in Jesus, I have been adopted by God. I am now a child of God. Having received Christ by faith, I have a new Father - God. Romans 8:15-17 reads: "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry 'Abba! Father!' The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs - heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him."

What an incredible passage of Scripture. God, the creator of the entire universe, has become my Father through faith in Christ. I can cry, "Abba! Father!" to God and He will answer me as a father answers his child.

The exciting thing is that this adoption as a child of God is open to anyone who will receive Jesus. John 1:12 states: "But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God."

Would you like to receive Him? Would you like to believe in His name? Would you like to become a child of God? You can. Contact me through this site and let me help you take this next step in your spiritual journey.