- Immature children are under authority as are servants (v.1-3).
- How mature are you if you see God as a Master rather than a Father?
- How much assurance should a child of God possess?
- Jesus came to redeem us so that we could become Sons (v.4-5).
- Why was redemption necessary before we could become “sons”?
- What assurance can we draw from God’s motivation for our sonship?
- God sent His Spirit into our hearts because we are Sons (v.6).
- Why couldn’t God send His Spirit into our hearts unless we were sons?
- Why can’t we be sons without His Spirit in our hearts?
- The Spirit within us moves us to cry out, “Abba! Father!” (v.6).
- How does a life that cries “Abba! Father!” differ from one that cries “Master!”?
- How does working for love surpass working for hire?
- Sons of God are Heirs instead of Servants (v.7).
- What motivations and assurance come to one who sees himself as an heir?
- How can we better see ourselves as the very children of God?
Lesson Aim: To realize, appreciate and act on the reality of our sonship to God.