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  • You are the children of those prophets, and you are included in the covenant God promised to your ancestors. For God said to Abraham, `Through your descendants all the families on earth will be blessed.'*4 - Acts 3:25


  • But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so that the number of believers totaled about five thousand men, not counting women and children.*1 - Acts 4:4


  • But God gave him no inheritance here, not even one square foot of land. God did promise, however, that eventually the whole country would belong to Abraham and his descendants--though he had no children yet.3 - Acts 7:5


  • When we returned to the ship at the end of the week, the entire congregation, including wives and children, came down to the shore with us. There we knelt, prayed, - Acts 21:5


  • Our Jewish Christians here at Jerusalem have been told that you are teaching all the Jews living in the Gentile world to turn their backs on the laws of Moses. They say that you teach people not to circumcise their children or follow other Jewish customs. - Acts 21:21


  • You think you can instruct the ignorant and teach children the ways of God. For you are certain that in God's law you have complete knowledge and truth. - Romans 2:20


  • And Abraham's faith did not weaken, even though he knew that he was too old to be a father at the age of one hundred and that Sarah, his wife, had never been able to have children. - Romans 4:19


  • For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children* of God.6 - Romans 8:14


  • So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God's very own children, adopted into his family*--calling him "Father, dear Father."*7 - Romans 8:15


  • For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God's children. - Romans 8:16


  • And since we are his children, we will share his treasures--for everything God gives to his Son, Christ, is ours, too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. - Romans 8:17


  • For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. - Romans 8:19


  • All creation anticipates the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay. - Romans 8:21


  • And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We, too, wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as his children,* including the new bodies he has promised us.8 - Romans 8:23


  • They are the people of Israel, chosen to be God's special children.* God revealed his glory to them. He made covenants with them and gave his law to them. They have the privilege of worshiping him and receiving his wonderful promises.2 - Romans 9:4


  • Just the fact that they are descendants of Abraham doesn't make them truly Abraham's children. For the Scriptures say, "Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted,"* though Abraham had other children, too.4 - Romans 9:7


  • This means that Abraham's physical descendants are not necessarily children of God. It is the children of the promise who are considered to be Abraham's children. - Romans 9:8
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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