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Sons & Daughters CD Givaway

by Jason Kovacs Published Sep 8, 2009

DSC_8468-2Our friends at Sovereign Grace Ministries have graciously given us 12 copies of their new CD, Sons and Daughters, to giveaway! You can listen to a preview of the album here.

Contest runs today through 9:00pm EST Monday, Sept 14th, 2009. I will announce the winners next Tues. The winners will be chosen randomly using

How to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post sharing your thoughts on adoption, either in a theological sense (God’s adoption of us) or the practical sense (our adoption of orphans). This can be a brief or you can pour out your heart!

2. Blog about this giveaway and our upcoming Together for Adoption Conference in Franklin, TN (please link back to this post).

3. That is it. Easy. Now, go comment and post your post and you could be a winner!

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  • Alida

    The Lord compels us to really consider the cause of the orphan. He sets the lonely in families. I believe HE wants to see these helpless ones set in Godly Christian homes. There are many non believers that are adopting when these children should be becoming His arrows. I believe that for those suffering from infertility that He can use Beauty For Ashes and make you a “joyful mother of children” by way of adoption! I know what is to be unwanted after spending a chunk of childhood in shelters and fosterhomes. Though the state provided food and shelter what the orphan needs most is love and a mother and father to love them!

    Please pray for us. We would prayerfully love to adopt a sibling set or multiple children. The Lord however keeps closing the door. We would even consider HIV orphans 5 and under. We are paying that His perfect Timing and the children he has for us would be made clear. We are also praying provision for a bigger van as we have reached full capacity of our Kia. We are saving up to buy a home with quite a few bedrooms and on a bit of land to garden and have animals.. a challenge where we live as it is quite costly, but I believe god wants us to adopt both from fostercare and international and will make a way. May we all search the scriptures and seek His heart and see what He would have us do! Thank you. Alida w5

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  • Kendra

    In one word–necessary. Necessary for God to call us His own since we are powerless, necessary for people to adopt orphans. I don’t believe every single Christian will be called to adopt, but all should carefully consider their role in orphan care. We all should be deeply involved.

  • Julia

    What a blessing to embrace the truths of God adopting us as His own and what a joy for our family to adopt our second child this year!

  • Rev. Duane Brown

    After 40 some foster children and vowing to NEVER adopt God allowed us to receive a placement of twin 1 year old girls in 2002. After 2 1/2 years their bio mom confessed to multiple counts of physical abuse to them and rights were terminated and immediately our thought process was changed and with three bio girls already grown and married we knew God was saying Adopt and start again…now 4 years later these two have become our life, and are ready within the next few weeks to welcome their new 2 1/2 year old sister into our family officially…Now our thought process is if not us…then who…who will rescue these kids from a world that has no use for them…how much more can we do….time will tell…our next dream is to begin a group home/orphanage through our local church of which I pastor. We are looking forward to obtaining many resources and gaining additional insights at the upcoming conference in October, we are bringing other families from our church with us to hopefully capture the vision….Thank God for the day he adopted us into His family!

  • Joy

    The Mr. and I attend a very large church. I guess it’s considered a mega-church. It was heartbreaking there was no ministry directly related to caring for the orphan. Though we do a few things that might one day fit under the umbrella of orphan care ministry, there is nothing of a broad nature, and certainly nothing that most folks are aware of.
    So, my vision is to raise awareness for the fatherless.

    I know He’s called every believer to action for the fatherless, and we cannot sit silently any longer. It’s time the Church rises up and fulfills our calling. What an impact we would make on the world if we fulfilled the Great Commission by taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth through love, child sponsorship, and adoption.

    Pray for me. Pray for the other leaders coming together with a heart for orphans. Pray that we will construct the ministry that God wants us to have for our church. Pray for protection from the enemy. The Mr. and I are attending this conference to learn what steps need to be taken and to learn more about adoption. They are having a giveaway on their website right now.

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20,21 NIV)

  • Carlos

    I like the fact that God, who has adopted us as sons & daughters, doesn’t call us his adopted children but his children. There is no qualification there. We are granted the full rights & privileges of a natural born son. In the same way, we should no longer refer to children who have been adopted as that “adopted boy” or that “adopted girl” and ask silly questions like, “Who are their real parents?”

  • jason d

    Thankful to God for His global purpose of adoption, that we can adopt because He first adopted us! A simply beautiful truth! Thank you ABBA! Father!

    soli Deo gloria!

    jason d.

  • Jim Upchurch

    When I see my child (who happens to be adopted) I smile, and my heart beats and my mind thinks, “My son!” What joy to feel this way over my son. And what joy to know our Father rejoices over us in this way because of Jesus Christ.

  • kayla

    We are counting down the days until we bring our 15 year old son home in November. God has been faithful in providing the funds to make a way for our family to adopt two children this year.

  • Ryan

    It is a glorious thought to consider that we have been adopted as children of God–joint heirs with Christ Himself.

  • Brad

    I am not simply a child but have been adopted by my Abba having full rights as a son

  • Matt

    My wife and I have been married only three months and are already pursuing adoption due to our own adoption into God’s family and the abundance of resources which have helped encourage the process.

  • David

    My wife and I have begun our third adoption. Our two children were adopted in 98 and 03 as infants – as were my wife and me in 1965. Every member of our home is adopted. Thus how precious is this doctrine to us, that we – adopted children – are heirs of the grace of life. Under no merit of our own, with no rights we could claim, only by the gracious intervention of a loving Father, who gave us his Son’s name.

  • Teresa

    Adoption has changed my life in 2 ways. First, God’s adoption of me, an undeserving sojourner in this world. Praise Him for not passing me over because I wasn’t perfect. Second, He wants me to take what I have received and do the same for the oppressed sojourners in our world…the orphans. I am so thankful that He has called us to adopt 3 beautiful girls from Romania in 2002 and now 2 more beautiful girls from Uganda.

  • Rebekah

    I look at my two sons (adopted from Russia in 2007), and I thank God that He did not fulfill my dreams the way I had wanted them fulfilled earlier in our marriage. I thank God that He gave me and my husband a passion for His dreams for us. I understand my spiritual adoption in such a deeper way now that we have experienced adoption. We are now waiting for two children from Ethiopia. Our children are such precious gifts from God!
    Oh, how I pray that more Christians will be willing to “give life” to a child.

  • Josh Jensen

    Reading this morning in Job, I observed in chapter 31 that when Job pleads his righteousness (a point conceded by the narrator and never disputed by God), he lists moral purity, faithfulness to wedding vows, justice to his servants, and compassion to widows and the fatherless. “From my youth the fatherless grew up with me as with a father.”

    When James linked orphan care and moral probity to true religion, he was drawing on a rich tradition.

  • Andrea

    After adopting our first child, a passerby said to us, “We thought about adopting, but then my wife got pregnant so we didn’t have to.” My husband and I felt sad that this man had obviously missed the point of adoption. We didn’t have to adopt either… we wanted to! The message I feel God has given our family to proclaim from the rooftops or silently through our daughters smiles is that adoption is not a last resort nor is it a plan B after everything else fails. Adoption is an opportunity! It is a chance to experience a path to parenthood that is unlike any other! We were invited to experience the adoption road with all it’s potholes and unexpected turns. It was on that road that we discovered… the heart of God. James 1:27

  • Michael

    Our main reason for adoption, and that which drives all other reasons, is OUR adoption through Christ. You see, “when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5) The adoption of a child pictures, in physical reality, that which occured, in spiritual reality, in the lives of all who have placed their faith in Christ.

    The question for us, then, is not whether or not we should be involved in adoption, but rather, in what capacity should we be involved? Adoption is not a result of the Gospel, or a secondary, maybe even tertiary, concern of the Gospel. Adoption IS the Gospel. Adoption IS the good news of the Kingdom. God has joined to His family those who were His blood enemies and deserving of only eternal punishment. He has taken unwanted and ill-treated orphans and made them His heirs. Our desire is for that truth to be displayed in and through our family. That is why we want to adopt.

  • Alyssa

    Adoption is the beauty of grace lived out.. .showing the world that love is not about biology or having the right outward appearance. It embodies what love really is. . .mercy, unconditional acceptance, a forever committment to be a family. Not only that, but it is just another way to see God’s sovereignty at work in creating families for His glory. Adoption was God’s way of bringing us our first child and he brings us so much joy. I felt the strength of adoption almost more strongly after I gave birth to our daughter. They are both part of us, grafted in to our family through different means, but the bonds of love know no distinction. People often think they will love a biological child differently, but I feel just as strongly about my son as I do about my daughter. I waited for him to join our family with as much anticipation as I did for her.

    I guess my main point is that, yes, adoption is a display of God’s gracious mercy in our lives. . .but that is not the main reason to adopt. The main reason is love for the children that God wants to bring into your family. May it not be a badge of honor, but rather, a blessing that God has placed upon you to have the privelege of loving a child created in His image, for His glory. Even though my marriage is also a display of God’s glory, that is not why I married my husband. It is because I loved him and wanted to love him for my entire life. That is why we adopted our son, because we wanted to love him and be a part of his life. The beauty of it is that through that, God is glorified!

  • Jon

    I believe we should all open our hearts to children who need us.

  • Jeff

    Adoption is God the Judge taking home the once-condemned law-breaker and, as Father, giving him the privileges and joys of a son.

    Please enter me into the draw.

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