The Foundation of a Life Well-Lived
learning my true identity in christ
Satan is not as powerful as God!
How does Satan pervert our identity?
1. He uses hurt and pain and trauma.
2. He uses other people's opinions.
3. He uses today’s culture and media.
4. He uses thoughts in your mind.
"We only know ourselves through Jesus Christ. We only know life and death through Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus, we cannot know the meaning of our life or our death or the meaning of God, or even the meaning of ourselves."
I Pet 1:1-2
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to God’s elect… who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit…
1 Peter 2:9-10
You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God.
5 characteristics of who God says we are:
1) We are completely accepted.
Titus 3:7 (CEV)
Jesus treated us much better than we deserve. He made us acceptable to God
2) We are extremely valuable.
You are a people holy to the Lord your God... his treasured possession.
Isaiah 43:4 (GNT)
You are precious to me.
3) We are eternally loved.
1 Peter 2:10
Once you were not a people……but now you are the people of God.
Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
His love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.
4. We are totally forgiven.
1 Peter 2:10
Once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 43:25 (GNT)
I am the God who forgives your sins, and I do this because of who I am. I will not hold your sins against you.
Ephesians 1:7 (GNT)
For by the blood of Christ we are set free.
5. We are fully capable.
1 Peter 2:9 (CEV)
You are a group of royal priests… Now you must tell all the wonderful things that he has done.
Acts 26:18 (GNT)
You are to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to the light, and from the power of Satan to God.
2 Cor 5:18 (NLT)
And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ, and God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.