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.
Carol J. Miller authored the Kerygma Program books on Mark, Luke, John, Acts, the Advent texts, and the Lenten texts and has written numerous curriculum pieces for Cokesbury. She received Master of Theology and DMin degrees from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. For forty years she served United Methodist churches in Eastern Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and she now resides in Annapolis, Maryland.