All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
This new book from the author and illustrator of the runaway hits "Come Worship with Me" and "A Children's Guide to Worship" will charm fans of those books as well as those discovering these adorable mice for the first time. In these endearing stories, set in the fictional town of Hillsborough and its church, the Church of the Least of These, the characters, all church mice, live, work, and play together. In the process these mice live out theological themes and demonstrate hope in their daily lives and actions. These stories, which take place during the Christmas season, show the community--and especially six memorable children in one Sunday school class--learning how to care for one another, welcome outsiders, disagree in love, forgive, and love as Christ loves. They reflect a community living out its faith by choosing to hope. This beautifully illustrated book can be read to or by children.