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.
Provocative Grace focuses on the words of Jesus, not as rules to live by, but as challenges to provoke us to grow toward greater maturity. Robert Corin Morris asks us to enlarge our existing concepts, and to stretch our beliefs about Jesus beyond the borders of formal Christianity. Readers are encouraged to listen to Jesus’ words not with an attitude of uncritical acceptance or blind faith, but rather with an openness to hear Jesus’ message in a fresh way. Provocative Grace dares us to wrestle with Jesus’ sayings and to experience a vivid revelation of God’s love and grace.