Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Identity in Christ, Part 4

Over the last month, we have only scratched the surface on our identity in Christ. You could spend months exploring the depths of what these verses mean to the believer. Including the characteristics listed below, you have seen 42 different aspects about who you are in Christ. Once you study and believe what the Bible says about you, it will radically change your thinking and your behavior. For example, as we celebrate Father’s Day, many of you did not have perfect fathers. Our earthly fathers are frail and susceptible to mistakes. Even though many fathers do the best they can to lead their families, fathers will fall short. Because children receive their image and direction from home, they look at themselves through the lens of their father. Though reasonable, God desires that you look at yourself by what He says about you not what you perceive your father or anyone may say about you. Here are some more features:

In Christ, you have been created in righteousness and holiness – Ephesians 4:24

In Christ, you possess the peace of God which guards your heart and mind– Philippians 4:7

In Christ, you have been made complete – Colossians 2:10

In Christ, you have been raised up and seated with Christ – Colossians 3:1

In Christ, you have been hidden with Christ – Colossians 3:3

In Christ, you will be revealed with Him in glory – Colossians 3:4

In Christ, God has chosen you – Colossians 3:12

In Christ, God loves you and wants you to call Him Father – Romans 8:15-17

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