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Archive for October, 2012

“The reality of the love of God for us is often the last thing in the world to dawn upon us. As we fix our eyes upon ourselves, our past failures, our present guilt, it seems impossible to us that the Father could love us.” Sinclair Ferguson wrote those words, with surgical-like precision, in Children […]

I was thrilled to learn of this Gospel presentation that another one of my friends across-the-pond, Glen Scrivener, recently put together. What I especially love about this video is that it is a Gospel presentation with God’s work of Adoption at its heart, and it is so very well done. The video is called “321: […]

Pursuing Mercy & Justice and Coming to Jesus

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 25, 2012

A friend of mine saw the quotation pictured below hanging on a wall in a church he was visiting this week. It’s so very good that I just had to pass it on to you. I was particularly moved and challenged by the following three sentences: “If our primary purpose in church is outreach and […]

The Gospel of Adoption

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 24, 2012

Jared Wilson writes in Gospel Deeps: Reveling in the Excellencies of Jesus (pp. 152-53): There is a peculiar tension in the biblical narrative of redemption, a depth if you will, to our state apart from Christ before God. As already asserted, in one sense we are cast as lost children, foreknown by God before we are […]

T4A Speakers Postcard

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 23, 2012

If you are looking to bring the theology of Adoption for the sake of orphaned and vulnerable children to your church or area, we have created a T4A Speakers Postcard with information about some of the topics we provide to better equip Christians to serve our society’s most vulnerable. Please do not hesitate to ask […]

Some of my brothers across-the-pond in the UK (Dave Bish, Mike Reeves, Glen Scrivener, Peter Mead and Dan Hames) held a conference on the theology of adoption called Transformission 2012: Adopted.I am very grateful for these brothers and for their desire to proclaim the heart-winning theology of adoption and its implications for life in this world […]

As I announced last week, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is hosting an event with Hope for Orphans, Dr. Sharen Ford (President of the Board for the National Association of State Adoption Program Managers), Katie Overstreet (Program Director for the Adoption & Orphan Care Initiative at Focus on the Family), Tom Lukasik (Executive Director […]

And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. ~Galatians 4:6-7 Matt Capps has provided us with an excellent sermon manuscript on Galatians 4:6-7 entitled “The […]

Photos from T4A Atlanta

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 16, 2012

Below are pictures from our September 14-15 national conference in Atlanta. We hope you can join us next year for our NatCon on October 4-5 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Mark your calendars! *Photos were taken by Meagan Scharmahorn of Emotive Photo. Great work, Meagan!

October 26 Conference in Columbia, SC

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 9, 2012

Senator Jim DeMint’s office is excited to once again be partnering with leaders in SC’s adoption and foster care community to present the 2012 Finding Families Adoption and Foster Care Conference. See PDF flyer. This year, Senator Jim DeMint’s office is pleased to welcome Hope for Orphans to South Carolina as the conference keynote. As […]

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Beloved Sons in Whom He is Well-Pleased

by Dan Cruver Published Oct 1, 2012

Beloved Sons in Whom He is Well-Pleased: Adoption and the Gospel. I don’t know what you felt when you read that previous sentence, but I felt faith and joy arise within me. In addition to an amazing lineup of general session speakers (Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Horton, Fred Sanders, Robert Smith, Jr., and Russell Moore), God […]

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