FOUNDATION FIVE: Identity in Christ

Connect

What did you apply to your life from last week? How did it go?

Content

As you read the Bible, you will often see scriptures that talk about the people of God or use the phrases “you,” “we,” or “us.” These scriptures tell us who we are in Christ. In Christ, we are accepted, secure and significant. It is important for us to know our identity because knowing who we are shapes how we live. Understanding the truth about our identity empowers us to live holy and surrendered lives.

Read the following scriptures. What do they say about who you are in Christ? Answer by saying, “I am ____________.”

  • Romans 15:7
  • 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
  • 1 Peter 2:9

Read Colossians 3:1-14. Based on this passage, how does who are we in Jesus relate to how we are called to live? What qualities mark someone who knows Jesus?

Commit

Identify a lie you believe about who you are. Find a scripture that tells you the truth about your identity and declare it over your life every day this week.

For example:

  • Lie = I will always struggle with this sin.
  • Truth = “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 Declare = I am more than a conqueror.

Take a moment and ask God to show you what areas of your life are inconsistent with how you’re called to live. What is He asking you to do in response?