who am i? christian identity

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Who am I?
Embracing Your Identity in Christ
Importance of Identity
Review
• Over time, your
understanding of yourself
forges your identity.
• As a Christian “in Christ”,
your identity is not
achieved, but given.
Identity in Christ
(2 Corinthians 1:22a)
• “He has identified us as his
own by placing the Holy
Spirit in our hearts.” (NLT)
• “And [he] has also put his
seal on us and given us his
Spirit in our hearts as a
guarantee.” (ESV)
Your identity defines your life, and
that’s why it’s important!
What makes Christian identity
powerful?
1. It defines your character regardless of
your personality.
2. If defines your relationships whatever
their nature.
1 Peter 2:9-10
• “You are chosen by God
and pitied by God and
possessed by God and holy
like God and royal priests
to God.” (paraphrase)
WHO AM I?  WHAT AM I HERE FOR?
Implications of PRIESTHOOD:
1.
Ministry (spirituality before talent)
2. Marriage (team before self-worth)
3. Leadership (influence before position)
What makes Christian identity
powerful?
“Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that
you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix
your attention on God. You'll be changed from the
inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from
you, and quickly respond to it.
Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you
down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best
out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”
Romans 12:2 (MSG)
What makes Christian identity
powerful?
1. It defines your character regardless of
your personality.
2. If defines your relationships whatever
their nature.
Be conscious of your identity;
protect it and embrace it!

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