IN CHRIST WE HAVE A NEW IDENTITY
Imagine you’re walking down the street and you find a lottery ticket on the ground. This is the powerball jackpot winning ticket. You are instantly a millionaire! How would this change your life? What would happen if when you picked up the ticket you didn’t know it was real, so you never redeemed it?
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that if anyone is in Christ they are a new person - the old is gone and the new is come. They have a whole new identity and that is far better than winning the lottery! But sometimes we don’t know what is true about us. Today we are going to look at some of the things God says about the new you.
1. Read Ephesians 2:1-3. What does this passage say about what is true of us before we know Christ? In what way can you relate to this?
2. Read Ephesians 2:4-10. What does this passage say about us after we come to know Christ?
3. In verse 10, how does God describe us and his purpose for us?
4. What does it mean to you that God thinks of you as a masterpiece?
5. Read Ezekiel 36:25-27. What are some changes that happen when we come to know God?
6. Read 2 Corinthians 5:21. What does this passage say?
7. How does it affect your life if you’re a follower of Jesus but fail to believe the truths of your new identity like those we’ve looked at?
8. Take a look at the “Who I Am In Christ” sheet. It lists the truths we looked at today and many others. Which of these are hard for you to believe?
9. Conclude the lesson by showing this video on identity:
To find the video visit Thrivestudies.com/who-am-i-study, or search “your identity in Christ” on youtube. Look for the 1 minute, 38 second video which should be the first video.
If you are a Christian, then the statements below are true of you.
In Christ, I am accepted...
In Christ, I am secure...
In Christ, I am significant...
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