Learning About Who You Are •One of the wonderful things about being a Christian is learning who you are to become in Christ. •To become like Christ. Romans 8:29; Luke 6:40 •You make the choice to be what God created you to be. Gal. 2:20 •You are special and have many blessings and responsibilities. Luke 9:23; Luke 17:10; Eph. 1:3
I Am A New Creation •You are to live in such a way that those,“Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Cor. 5:17).•How? We must live in the world but notof the world (being like them), but we’reto be like Jesus (Jn. 17:14-17).
I Am A Child Of God•When we receive Him (John 1:12).•We receive Christ when we obey thegospel (Rom. 6:3-6; Gal. 3:26-27).•How do we prove this? 1 Jn. 3:10; 5:2;Rom. 8:16-17
I Am A Son Of God•God is my spiritual Father (Rom. 8:14-15).•We are adopted back into God’sspiritual family through Jesus Christ(Gal. 4:4-7; Eph. 1:7)!
I Am Chosen Of God, Holy And Dearly Loved•As such we need to act in accordance toGod’s expectations and requirements(Col. 3:12-15)!•Holy is an adjective describing the purelife we must live as God’s people.
I Am Enslaved To God•We choose of our own free will towillingly serve God as such (Rom. 6:22;Eph. 6:6).•At the same time we understand thatwe are a slave of righteousness (Rom.6:18)! “There’s nothing better, at thispoint in time!”
I Am God’s Workmanship•I’m created in Christ Jesus to doHis good work (Eph. 2:10).•Part of our work is spreading thegospel message (Mark 16:15-16).
I Am Christ’s Friend•We are this if we do whatever Christhas commanded (John 15:14-15).•As His friends, Jesus has told us whatthe Father has told Him, and we knowwhat He is doing (Jn. 14:1-3).
I Am Begotten Again•To a living hope through the resurrectionof Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Pet. 1:3;3:21).•You too can be born again (Jn. 3:3-5)!•Come to Jesus and be born again! •Hear & Believe the Gospel. 1 Cor. 15:3-4 •Repent of sin. Acts 2:38 •Confess your faith in Christ. Acts 8:37 •Be baptized for forgiveness of your sins. Acts 2:38; 22:16
In Christ Exists The Realm Of A Completely New Life As new creatures in Christ we always need to explore and grow in these new ways (2 Peter 3:18). Let us seek to become all that God wants us to be in Christ (Rom. 12:1-2; Eph. 4:22-24).
I Am An Expression Of The Life Of Christ•He is my life (Colossians 3:4)!•We live in Christ by putting away thethings of death, that is sin (Col. 3:5-6).•Even if we do anything like the worksof the flesh we will spiritually perish(Gal. 5:19-21). We must live Christ-like!
I Am Reconciled To God•I am also a minister of reconciliation inChrist (2 Cor. 5:18-19).•Anyone can be reconciled to God (Eph.2:16; 1 Cor. 12:13).
I Am An Ambassador Of Christ On Earth•Heaven is my home (2 Cor. 5:20;Phil. 3:20-21).•We need to represent as citizensof heaven while we’re here (Heb.11:13-16).
I Am A Temple Of God•God’s spirit and life dwells in me(1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19-20).•As a temple of God we must livepure and godly lives so as not todefile the my temple which isGod’s both in body and spirit!
I Am A Part Of The True Vine•As a branch in Christ I must channelChrist’s life to others bearing fruitthrough Him (Jn. 15:1-5; Phil. 4:13).•If we do not bear fruit the vine dresserwill take us away.•We must abide in Christ by doing whatHe commands (Jn. 8:31-32).
I Am The Salt Of The Earth •As Christians we all need to be this to the world (Mt. 5:13). •If we are not salty we will be thrown out. We must present a special and different flavor that God approves (2 Cor. 3:2-3).
I Am The Light Of The World •We must let that light of Christ reflect and shine through our lives (Mt. 5:14,16). •You must be sure to be a son of light, not of darkness (1 Thes. 5:5, 8).
I Am Hidden With Christ In God •That is I have died to the sinful life and have a glorious new life (Col. 3:3; Rom. 6:2, 7,11). •The world will not fully see the glory of your new life that we have in Christ until Jesus comes back (Col. 3:4;1 Jn. 3:2).
Do You Want To Be WithJesus When He Comes Back?•If so, you must come to Jesus; learn ofHim and obey the gospel! Mt. 11:28-30;2 Thes.1:7-9•How to obey it: Hebrews 5:9 •Hear & Believe it. Rom. 1:16-17; 10:17 •Repent of the sinful life. Acts 3:19 •Confess Christ. Acts 8:37 •Be baptized for forgiveness of sins. Acts 2:38 •Continue being faithful. Revelation 2:10