Our Idenity in Jesus Christ

“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name He gave the right to become children of God.”  (John 1: 12)

“You are the salt of the earth.”  (Matthew 5: 13)

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”  (Matthew 5: 14)

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in Me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.”  (John 15: 5)

“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”  (John 15: 15)

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – that will last.”  (John 15: 16)

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”  (Romans 5: 1)

“For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.”  (Romans 6: 6 – 7)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?”  (1 Corinthians 3: 16)

“For who has known the mind of the Lord that He may instruct him?  But we have the mind of Christ.”  (1 Corinthians 2: 16)

“You are not your own; you were bought with a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.”  (1 Corinthians 6: 19 - 20)

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”  (2 Corinthians 5: 17)

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”  (2 Corinthians 5: 18)

“As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.”  (2 Corinthians 6: 1)

“God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”  (2 Corinthians 5: 21)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  (Ephesians 1: 3)

“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.”  (Ephesians 1: 4)

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”  (Ephesians 2: 4 – 5)

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Jesus Christ.”  (Ephesians 2: 6)

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  (Ephesians 2: 10)

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”  (Ephesians 2: 13)

“For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.”  (Ephesians 2: 18)

“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow members of God’s household.”  (Ephesians 2: 19)

“In Him and through faith we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”  (Ephesians 3: 12)

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light.”  (Ephesians 5: 8)

“To all the saints in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 1: 1)

“For our citizenship is in heaven.  And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Philippians 3: 20)  also “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow members of God’s household.” (Ephesians 2: 19)

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4: 7)

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4: 19

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  (Romans 8: 1)

“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.”  (Romans 6: 18)

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result eternal life.”  Romans 6: 22

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.”  (Romans 8: 17)

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present or the future, nor any powers, neither height or depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”  (Romans 8: 38 – 39)

“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”  (Colossians 1: 13 – 14)

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  (Colossians 1: 27)

“So then, just as you received Christ as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”  (Colossians 2: 6 – 7)

“And in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.”  (Colossians 2: 10)

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”  (Colossians 3: 3)

“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”  (Colossians 3: 4)

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  (Colossians 3: 12)  “For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you.”  (1 Thessalonians 1: 4)

“You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”  (1 Peter 2: 5)

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praise of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”  (1 Peter 2: 9)

“Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  (1 Peter 2: 10)

“Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.”  (1 Peter 2: 11)

“Be self controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  (1 Peter 5: 8)

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”  (2 Peter 1: 3 – 4)

“You are all sons of light and sons of the day.  We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.”  (1 Thessalonians 5: 5)

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1: 7)

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.  He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”  (Titus 3: 4 – 7)

What is God saying about me and the other believers I live with and work with?  How does God view us?

 

 

How do you actually view yourself and others?  Do you live, act, and react like these things are true of you and those you live and work with?

 

 

How can you make these truths real in your thinking and practice?

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