The Bottom Line - Identity

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Identity “Being yourself”:

Identity “Being yourself” The Bottom Line

Being yourself:

Being yourself We are all significant simply by the nature of being who God has made us to be. 1. God loves us just as we are 2. God loves us so much that he helps us to change

Perfectly you?:

Perfectly you? “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples.

Perfectly you?:

Perfectly you? When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:9-13

Perfectly you?:

Perfectly you? Believe that they may belong. Belong to enable people to believe. Each person with a different part to play – but also a different personality. All those different temperaments and characters need to know forgiveness and love .

Character transformation?:

Character transformation?

Character transformation?:

Character transformation? “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

Character transformation?:

Character transformation? “Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Message

Character transformation?:

Character transformation? “Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honour and power. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth.

Character transformation?:

Character transformation? For you died when Christ died, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you….” Colossians 3:1-5a NLT.

Character transformation?:

Character transformation? The response to God’s acceptance and love is the call to allow him to change us. More the perfect you that God intends each of us to be.

Who we are in Jesus:

Who we are in Jesus In Christ. Discovering who we are now that we are under new ownership as servants of Christ. We are to put on Christ. By the Holy Spirit we are enabled to put into action the reality of the transformation that we need to become like Jesus.

In Christ: I am accepted:

In Christ: I am accepted I am God’s child I am Christ’s friend I have been justified I am united with the Lord and one with Him in spirit I have been bought with a price - I belong to God I am a member of Christ’s body

In Christ: I am accepted:

In Christ: I am accepted I am a saint I have been adopted as God’s child I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins I am complete in Christ

In Christ: I am secure:

In Christ: I am secure I am God’s child I am free from condemnation I am assured that all things work together for good I am free from any condemning charges against me I cannot be separated from the love of God

In Christ: I am secure:

In Christ: I am secure I have been established, anointed and sealed by God I am hidden with Christ in God I am confident the good work God has begun in me will be perfected I am a citizen of heaven

In Christ: I am significant:

In Christ: I am significant I am the salt and light of the earth I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit I am a personal witness of Christ’s I am God’s temple I am a minister of reconciliation

In Christ: I am significant:

In Christ: I am significant I am God’s co-worker I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm I am God’s workmanship I may approach God with freedom and confidence I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Identity: being yourself:

Identity: being yourself The truth of Jesus’ acceptance To let God in to transform Remind ourselves of who we truly are In Christ A sense of identity which is secure, fulfilled, affirming and pliable to the will of Jesus and the restoring power of the Holy Spirit.

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