Bill walks us through the truth Scripture says about our identity in Christ. We are beloved, new creations, and children of God. We are free, bold, and we hold a secure future. Jesus sees our true identity when He pursues us, when He calls us by name -- like He did with Zaccheus and Saul. Our identity is our true self, but we often operate out of our false self that is the product of messages we've received, roles we play, or labels we've been given. The false self, like the seed that needs to die to bear fruit, must be killed, so we can engage life out of our identity in Christ -- out of our true self. Jeremiah 31:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 3:1; Galatians 5:1; 2 Corinthians 3:12, 17; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 19:1-10; Acts 8:1-3; Acts 9:1-19; Philippians 3:4-8; John 12:20-28; Colossians 3:1-4.
June 3, 2018