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Who Are You?

How you answer this question shapes your life in ways that go on into eternity. It's absolutely crucial to get this right. Listen to this message to find out who you REALLY are as a Christian! The speaker struggled with this for decades and has intimate knowledge of how to answer this correctly!

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Who Are You?

  1. 1. WELCOME! Helping the World Make It to Heaven By Bringing Heaven to Earth Global Compassion Healing for the Whole Person Loving Others Like Family
  2. 2. WHO ARE YOU? A Question to ChangeYour Life!
  3. 3. BENEFITS OFTRUE IDENTITY Enables us to be consistently thankful! Enables us to love well Empowers us to follow Jesus to fulfill His plans for us Protects us from lies that weaken, sicken and neutralize us Prepares us for revival. Necessary to do the works of Jesus: preach, heal, deliver
  4. 4. WHAT DEFINESYOU? What you look like? What your feel like? What people say about you? What job you do How much money you have? Your degree of popularity? Your connections? Your failures? Your successes? Your spouse/significant other?
  5. 5. YOURTHOUGHTS DEFINEYOU “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” ( Prov. 23:7)
  6. 6. PAIN PRODUCES LIES Even in the toughest. Their thoughts torment them.
  7. 7. SIGNS OF IDENTITY PROBLEMS 1.You change with your environment. Social Chameleon 2. Relationships mould you. Don’t know what you really like. 3.You often have radical shifts in your opinion. 4.You don’t like being asked about yourself. 5.You get bored easily. Restless. Not satisfied with you. Afraid to know who you really are. 6.Your relationships don’t run deep. 7.You don’t trust yourself.
  8. 8. BROKEN HOMES A hothouse for lies about yourself Those lies can hobble people for decades
  10. 10. CHRISTIANS ARE DIFFERENT Different from all of unbelieving humanity: have eternal life now We are a “new creation”:A new creation means a “new species”… spiritually A peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9): God Almighty lives in them. Unique unity of the Spirit with people of every ethnic group, every social status, both genders (Gal. 3:28): A real family!
  11. 11. JESUS IS OUR LIFE not only the guarantee of it in heaven, but the downpayment (arrabon) of it by the Spirit now. (Eph. 1:14) His joy becomes our joy His love, our love His peace, our peace His strength, our strength His Presence, via the Holy Spirit, generates all that in each Christian
  12. 12. GOD SAYSYOU ARE Someone He chose before He made the world (Eph. 1”4-5) Handpicked by God to be His child and one day glorified by God ( Rom. 8. 29-30) We know Jesus only because God the Father pursued us first ( John 6: 44.65) Safe: If He is for you, who could be against you?” ( Rom. 8:31) Loved as God’s own precious, delightful child (1 John 3:1) Now given a place of honor and authority (a seat) in heaven with Jesus ( Eph. 2:6) God’s masterpiece designed to do certain good works which God Himself has planned for you to do. ( Eph. 2:10)
  13. 13. GOD SAYSYOU ARE Forgiven the eternal penalty of every sin you have or ever will commit. Just ask! Able to do the supernatural works of Jesus (John 14:12) Able to change the eternal destiny of people through the Gospel A partner with God in finishing what Jesus began (Matt. 28:18-20) Qualified to pray and have your prayers answered More powerful than any demon. God Almighty lives in you!
  14. 14. WHY HE GAVE US HIS IDENTITY God made us who we are so we could make known who He is. Our identity is for the sake of making known His identity.”
  15. 15. BECOME WHOYOU REALLY ARE At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity. In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves!!! A close, truth-based relationship with God move us from glory to glory so we bear much fruit and glorify God.
  16. 16. FINDING OURTRUE IDENTITY Full surrender to God Come to Him as a child needing the love a Father Enjoy Him. Let Him enjoyYou! Ask Him what He thinks of your beliefs about yourself Ask for help if the lie persists.There is help. Daily bible meditation and intimate prayer times are the foundation. Listen to Billy Graham’s advice….
  17. 17. LORD, SET US FREETO BE US! Let’s pray….