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.
Carl Frazier is the Lead Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Cary, North Carolina. He previously served as the Superintendent for the Elizabeth City District of the United Methodist Church. His senior pastorates have included Saint Luke United Methodist Church – Sanford, Hay Street United Methodist Church – Fayetteville, and Saint Francis United Methodist Church - Cary. He has served as a Delegate to the General Conference and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church, and currently serves on the United Methodist Publishing House Board of Directors. Carl’s passion in ministry centers around preaching and teaching the Scriptures, vision casting with a congregation, and sharing with others on their faith journeys.