Thursday, June 3, 2010

Identity in Christ, Part 2

Many people struggle with their identity. They define themselves by everything except what God says about them. We define ourselves by the number of friends we have, by the amount of money we have in our bank account, by the house we live in or by the car we drive. God does not define us by these things. He could care less how much money we possess or how popular we are. He is more concerned about your relationship with Christ. Identity has to do with becoming more like Christ. When we accept Christ as our personal Savior, the following is what your identity has become:

You have been brought near to Christ – Eph 2:13

You have been adopted by God – Rom 8:15

You have been justified and redeemed – Romans 3:24

You have been crucified with Christ and no longer a slave to sin – Romans 6:6

You have been set free from the law of sin and death – Romans 8:2

You have been accepted by Christ – Romans 15:7

You have been sanctified – 1 Corinthians 1:2

You have been filled with wisdom, righteousness, and redemption – 1 Corinthians 1:30

You have become a temple where God resides – 1 Corinthians 6:9

You have joined to the Lord and are one spirit with Him – 1 Corinthians 6:17

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