WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE ARE HERE: Our Identity - a Journey of Discovery

By Colleen Donahue

 

Introduction: The Universal Problem

 PART 1 – WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE

1. Creation – The “Back story”

  1. The Fall of Man – Our family history
  2. The Universal Problem: Loss of identity and Taking on False Identities


PART 1 – WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE (Continued)

  1. Identity Matters to God: The Example of Jesus
  2. What is Identity?
  3. Why are we so confused about our identity?
  4. What is the source of our identity?
  5. Our design is individual and unique
  6. We are extremely valuable
  7. We are broken and imperfect
  8. God is seeking for us!
  9. How can we know for sure our true identity: That we belong to God and are part of His family?
  10. We are meant to live on a higher level!

 

PART 2 – WHO ARE WE IN CHRIST?

  1. Our heart is what defines us
  2. We are God’s adopted and beloved children!
  3. We are blessed as God’s sons and daughters
  4. We are saved as God’s new creation!
  5. As God’s redeemed saints we are forgiven
  6. We are the home of God here on earth!
  7. We are gifted and specialized workers

 

PART 3 – HOW DO WE EMBRACE OUR IDENTITY?

  1. We must renew our thinking
  2. We must speak according to our new way of thinking
  3. Our hearts must be cleansed
  4. We must live by God’s Word and walk by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.
  5. We must learn to walk in love.

PART 4–WHAT WE HAVE IN CHRIST– Our Inheritance

  1. We are King’s kids
  2. We have access through Jesus
  3. We have the power of the Holy Spirit Within Us
  4. We have hope on earth and an eternal home in Heaven
    PART 5 – WHAT DOES EMBRACING OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST ENABLE US TO DO?
  1. We can remain standing under spiritual attack
  2. We can be victorious over temptation
  3. We can stay steady when criticized
  4. We can stay faithful after failure
  5. We can be glorifying to God at all times
  6. We can finish victoriously and be true to God until the end

 

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