Your Identity in Christ

Your Identity in Christ

Who am I? What defines me? What is my identity? These are big questions we’ve all struggled to answer. Oftentimes, people end up defining or defaulting their "primary" identity on what they do (e.g., schooling, career, athletics, hobbies, relationship roles, etc.), which unfortunately are all "secondary" identities. This out-of-order and worldly approach significantly limits one’s life and ultimately one’s identity. But there’s good news, God has explicitly and eloquently provided answers to these all-important questions in His Word.  
Did you know the Bible is a spiritual window and mirror that reveals who you are when you become a believer in Christ? Yes, when you decided to follow Jesus as Lord your identity transformed. And this new identity is game-changing good news!
It’s important to also remember that God created you; and therefore, only God has the ability and the right to tell you who you are – or in other words – what your true or "primary" identity is! If you’re a Christian, your identity includes all the victory, benefits, and abundance of being a beloved child of God. The below gallery of infographics represents a list of traits about your true identity according to the Bible. We suggest you read and print your favorite poster, and then begin memorizing and meditating on these items until they take root in your heart and become a reality to you!  
One more thing... in addition to the good news about your awesome new identity, did you know God also has an exciting – actually extraordinary – and prosperous plan specific to your life? Yes, your unique gifts, passions, talents, personality, and experiences are not random, but were intentionally designed by God all for the special assignment He has planned for you! To learn more about your purpose and plan in life, please refer to our “Your Purpose in Life” page found under our “Bible Study” menu.

The following is the list of your identity traits contained in the above infographics including Bible references.

I am SAVED (Romans 10:9-10)
I am CHOSEN (Ephesians 1:4)
I am LOVED (1 John 4:19)
I am FREE (Romans 6:18)
I am WONDERFULLY MADE (Psalm 139:14)
I am FORGIVEN (1 John 1:9)
I am VALUABLE (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I am MADE ALIVE (Ephesians 2:5)
I am GOD'S TEMPLE (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I am A CHILD OF GOD (1 John 3:1)
I am ADOPTED (Romans 8:15)
I am RIGHTEOUS (2 Corinthians 5:21)
I am A SAINT (1 Corinthians 6:11)
I am A MASTERPIECE (Ephesians 2:10)
I am AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST (2 Corinthians 5:20)
I am JUSTIFIED (Romans 5:1)
I am GOD'S WORKMANSHIP (Ephesians 2:10)
I am ACCEPTED (Ephesians 1:6)
I am EMPOWERED (1 Corinthians 4:20)
I am BLESSED (Ephesians 1:3)
I am MORE THAN A CONQUEROR (Romans 8:37)
I am A NEW CREATION (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am AN OVERCOMER (1 John 5:4)
I am POWERFUL (John 1:12)
I am REDEEMED (Galatians 3:13)
I am HEALED (1 Peter 2:24)
I am TRANSFORMED (Romans 12:2)
I am VICTORIOUS (1 Corinthians 15:57)
I am SALT & LIGHT (Matthew 5:13-14)
I am STRONG IN THE LORD (Ephesians 6:10)
I am A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN (Philippians 3:20)
I am NEVER ALONE (Deuteronomy 31:8)
I am RECONCILED (2 Corinthians 5:18)
I am TREASURED (Deuteronomy 7:6)
I am UNDER GRACE (Romans 6:14)
I am EQUIPPED (2 Timothy 3:17)
I am SEALED (Ephesians 1:13)
I am CALLED (Romans 8:28)
I am BORN AGAIN (1 Peter 1:23)
I am A FISHER-OF-MEN (Matthew 4:19)
I am RESCUED (Psalm 34:22)
I am GIFTED (1 Peter 4:10)

The $1 Million Dollar Question:

Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here’s a quick test:
Q. Have you ever told a lie?
Q. Have you ever stolen anything?
Q. Have you ever used God’s name in vain?
Q. Have you ever lusted over someone?
Q. Have you ever hated someone?

If you have done these things, God sees you as a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer-at-heart, and a murderer-at-heart. And this is only 5 of God’s Ten Commandments (a/k/a “God’s Law”). And the Bible warns that on the Day of Judgment, God will punish you in a terrible place called Hell. But, there is “good news”! God is not willing that any should perish. Sinners broke God’s Law, but Jesus paid their fine by shedding His sinless blood on a cross ~2,000 years ago. This means that God can legally dismiss their case (and yours!): “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Then Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death. Today, repent (turn away from your sins), put your complete trust in Jesus, and confess Jesus as your Lord & Savior… and God will give you eternal life as a free gift.

The $1 Million Dollar Myth:

Contrary to popular belief, being a “good person”, doing “good deeds”, or being “religious” will not get you a ticket to heaven! Many people are hoping God will dismiss their sins because their good deeds outweigh their bad deeds. They further hope that because God is “good” he will let them go unpunished and enter heaven. However, because God is “good” he must by nature punish sinners (i.e., God would not be a good judge if he let criminals go free). The Bible states: “There is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20) The Bible also states: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) And finally, think about this, if your goodness could save you, Jesus would have died in vain (i.e., for no good reason). The Bible states: “I (Jesus) am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father (God) except through me. (John
14:6) Friends, please don’t “roll-the-dice” and gamble your eternal life on the life-threatening lie that being a “good person” will get you to heaven.

Yes, today I am deciding to follow Jesus:

Here is a prayer you can use to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Savior. It is a suggested prayer – the key is that you are speaking from your heart.
“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me turn away from sin going forward. I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus into my heart and I confess him as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for sending your Holy Spirit to help me obey you, and to do your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

Congratulations! And welcome to God’s family!


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