In our last formal bible study, we considered LIVING OUT OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST.
The World, our flesh, and Satan try to tell us who we are- mindsets that are worldly and self-absorbed. But the solid, gospel truth is that you are who God says you are, and no one else has a vote in the matter. It is only when we put our identity in Christ; we become who we are created to be. We were created to reflect the glory of God. We desperately need to understand this deeply in our hearts and how this mindset changes practically the way we live and the choices we make.
These are points we which were considered:
OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST IS RECEIVED NOT ACHIEVED
OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST CAUSES US TO LIVE FOR GOD NOT OURSELVES
OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST CAUSES US NOT TO FEAR THE FUTURE
OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST GIVES US NO NEED TO JUDGE OR COMPARE OURSELVES TO OTHERS
We must choose who we will listen to and follow to where we will put our identity– the world and the enemy of our souls; or our Lord Jesus and embrace HIS IDENTITY IN US? Because if we make this choice one step at a time enabled by the Holy Spirit, we will find the freedom to live out all He has planned for us. And as we see ourselves the way GOD sees us, we walk with confidence because we CAN trust Him.
I hope you all will come out for our final time together with our Ladies’ Bible Study until next calendar year in September 2016. It is MONDAY, 27 JUNE, at Corsham Baptist Church at 7:30PM.
Always ever all for Jesus,