Staff Resources Pick: Developing Sonship

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Throughout the Bible, God affirms our identity as a beloved son or daughter. When we received Him, Scripture says that we are given the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and become members of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19). We are reminded that we are part of God’s family in 2 Corinthians as He says, “And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:18, ESV). We experience freedom from sin and shame as we embrace our identity as His own! Such revelation also empowers us to live out our destinies as ambassadors of His kingdom throughout the earth.

Knowing and walking in the revelation of sonship is foundational to kingdom living. From the belief that we are His chosen, beloved children, we can access heaven and carry the commission to reveal the goodness of God in every walk of life. Embracing our identity positions us to partner with our Father and demonstrate His presence and power out of intimacy and rest. From this place, striving and performance cease as we encounter His kind nature through signs and wonders.

To help equip your students to grow in their unique identities as children of God, we want to share some valuable resources with you. These resources have been extremely beneficial to our students at BSSM! We are confident that they will help guide your students into a deeper relationship with God and empower them to live out their destinies.

Through these resources, may you be fully prepared to lead your students to experience an intimate connection with the Father. It is our prayer that your students’ hearts would be unlocked to encounter the fullness of life and love God has for them!

Feasting on Love by Abi Stumvoll

Abi shares her life journey about encountering unconditional love and imparts powerful insight into what it means to be accepted and celebrated by the Father. She draws from personal breakthroughs of being freed from fear and performance to help believers release shame and unlock their hearts to experience abundant life. We encourage you to share this message with your students so that they can learn to receive the unconditional love of the Father that approves and affirms them.

Experiencing Father’s Embrace by Jack Frost

Jack Frost shares his personal testimony of radical transformation after experiencing the Father’s embrace. Through his book, Jack shares that God’s love is for all, even those who have been extremely wounded by difficult circumstances and painful relationships. We use this book in the BSSM First Year program because it leads students into greater encounters with the love of the Father. As they receive from Jack’s powerful revelation of intimacy with God, they can personally feel the Father’s loving embrace, which transforms their lives and relationships. We encourage you to use this resource in your school so that your students can understand the Father’s true nature!

The Supernatural Ways of Royalty by Bill Johnson & Kris Vallotton

With a mandate to empower royal sons and daughters throughout the world, Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton wrote this book to reveal a believer’s true identity as a member of God’s royal household. Specifically, Bill and Kris share how to denounce the pauper mentality and receive royal inheritance. We recommend this book to help your students step into their rightful place of sonship and authority.

Paradigms by Angel Nava

Jesus came to give us open access to the heart of God. Through Him, our paradigm is restored to see God as an intimate Father. In this book, Angel Nava unpacks truth that invites readers to see God more clearly and live life from an intimate relationship with Him as a Father. Students can expect to experience the joy of reconnecting with God and embrace inward changes that result in Kingdom thinking and living. Find Paradigms in Spanish by clicking here.

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