Romans 8:14-18


        A.  The apostle Paul teaches us that as children of God we are His heirs.  vv 17, 15.

        B.  Let’s look at four benefits of which we are heirs.

    I.  Heirs of God’s grace.

        A.  We are saved by grace (unmerited favor) that is from God.  Ephesians 2:4-8

              1.  God has made us alive with Christ.  Ephesians 2:4; Romans 6:3-11

              2.  We have continual access to our Father’s grace.  Romans 5:1-2
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   II.  Heirs of salvation.

         A.  We have been saved by grace because we have responded by faith in accepting
               God’s plan of salvation. 

         B.  Article: “The Man Who Refused A Pardon.”

         C.  God’s plan of salvation:  Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-47

  III.  Heirs of God’s promises.  Galatians 3:26-29; 16-18

         A.  As children of God.  v26

         B.  Heirs of promise.  v29; vv 16-18; Genesis 12

         C.  God is faithful.  Hebrews 10:23

  IV.  Heirs of  eternal life.  1 Peter 1:3-5


         A.  Isn’t it great to be a child of God and to receive the benefits of His inheritance.

         B.  Brief discussion.