November 05, 2023 AM
(#1 in series)
This is Gospel Living: The Gospel and Identity
- You never __ the gospel; you grow into the gospel.
- The gospel is not just the good news that saves; it is the good news that sanctifies.
- The gospel is not only what we need to be saved; the gospel is what we need to live as __ people.
Big Concept: You have to know who you __ to know who you __. God defines our identity.
- Our identity is NOT determined by our physical __.
- Our identity is NOT determined by our current __.
- Our identity is NOT determined by our past __.
- Our identity is NOT determined by our self-__.
- Our identity is defined by __.
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ (one transformed by the gospel), here’s your true identity. You are…
The salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13)
The light of the world (Matt. 5:14)
A child of God (part of His family) (John 1:12; Rom. 8:16)
Part of the true vine (John 15:1, 5)
Christ’s friend (John 15:15)
Chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16)
A personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
A slave of righteousness (Rom. 6:18)
Enslaved to God (Rom. 6:22)
A joint heir with Christ (Rom. 8:17)
A temple of God (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19)
Joined to the Lord and one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17)
A member of Christ's body (1 Cor. 12:27; Eph. 5:30)
A new creation (2 Cor. 5:17)
Reconciled to God and a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-19)
A son of God and one in Christ (Gal. 3:26-28)
An heir of God (Gal. 4:6-7)
A saint (1 Cor. 1:2; Eph. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)
God's workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
A fellow citizen in His family (Eph. 2:19)
A prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1; 4:1)
Righteous and holy (Eph. 4:24)
A citizen of heaven, positionally seated in heaven right now (Eph. 2:6; Phil. 3:20)
Hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3)
An expression of the life of Christ (Col. 3:4)
Chosen of God, holy, and dearly loved (Col. 3:12)
Chosen and dearly loved by God (1 Thess. 1:4)
A son of light and not of darkness (1 Thess. 5:5)
A holy brother, partaker of a heavenly calling (Heb. 3:1)
A partaker of Christ (Heb. 3:14)
A living stone (1 Pet. 2:5)
A chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation (1 Pet. 2:9-10)
An alien and stranger to this world (1 Pet. 2:11)
An enemy of the devil (1 Pet. 5:8)
Born of God, and the evil one (the devil) can't touch you (1 John 5:18)
A sheep of His pasture (Ps. 23; 100)