RECLAIMING YOUR I.D.ENTITY IN CHRIST
Identity determines behavior. Who you are determines what you do. So if you better understand who you are in Christ, then you’ll be much more likely to know what to do as a Christian and actually do it. To help us understand our Christian identity, we are going to spend some time each week talking about a “FAKE ID” that most of us use to identify ourselves, and then we’ll see what God has said about who we really are.
Worship is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.*
Ephesians 5:1 says, “Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children.” Because of who you are—God’s children, this is how you should live—imitate God in everything.
Photo ID is when we find our identity in how we are seen by others. It’s when we allow some key people in our lives to take a picture of us, and how they see us becomes our identity.
Most of us have a tendency to find our core identity in what we do. That can be what you do for a living, or it may be what you do as a Mom or Dad or as a wife or husband. But really what we are talking about when we say “Work ID” is finding identity in our successes and failures. We often think the truest thing about us is our successes and failures.
Like the people in Ephesus, those of us who live in the United States can put too much of our identity in the fact that we are Americans. There is nothing wrong with being proud to be an American. There is nothing wrong with identifying yourself as an American or as a Republican or as Democrat. But when we talk about our identity we are getting to the core of who we are. It’s where we put our hope. Our identity reveals our ultimate allegiance, and our identity is the most important thing about us.
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*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old each Sunday morning from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.