Identity in Christ

Coming off of this past Sunday’s message, its important to remember our identity in Christ. Jesus purposefully renames Simon to Cephas/Peter/Rock, and its an important identity for Peter. Our identity should always be in the Gospel, but sometimes we forget who we are as a new creation in Christ. Here’s a great list of reminders:

Who I am in Christ

Because you are in Christ, every one of these statements is true of you.

I am loved (1 John 3:3)
I am accepted (Ephesians 1:6)
I am a child of God (John 1:12)
I am Jesus’ friend (John 15:14)
I am a joint heir with Jesus, sharing His inheritance with Him (Romans 8:17)
I am united with God and one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17)
I am a temple of God. His spirit and his life live in me (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I am a member of Christ’s body. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
I am a saint (Ephesians 1:1)
I am redeemed and forgiven (Colossians 1:14)
I am complete in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:10)
I am free from condemnation (Romans 8:1)
I am a new creation because I am in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12)
I am established, anointed, and sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21)
I do not have a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)
I am God’s co-worker (2 Corinthians 6:1)
I am seated in heavenly places with Christ (Eph 2:6)
I have direct access to God (Ephesians 2:18)
I am chosen to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5)
I have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by God by which I share His nature (2 Peter 1:4)
I can always know the presence of God because He never leaves me (Hebrews 13:5)
God works in me to help me do the things He wants me to do (Philippians 2:13)
I can ask God for wisdom and He will give me what I need (James 1:5)


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    John Read says

    Terrific list! And my perfect devotional for today! Thanks for all that you are doing to ‘set the captives free’!

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