Finding our Identity

 

Have you thought about what defines you?

Is it the size of your house? Or your grades in school? Maybe it’s how many friends you have, or even something like how well you play an instrument or sport.

In the video above, Dr Alex Tang examines Jesus’ identity in the Gospel of John and what it means for Christians. When Jesus was repeatedly asked who He was, He had a common response: “I am”.

As we start to turn to the Lord with the question of our identity, we find that He doesn’t really define us by how much we have, our achievements, or what others think of us.

Go ahead and ask Jesus, “What do You think of me? What do You really see in me?” You might be surprised at what He says =)

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Christian Freedom

 

After Jesus’ death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, many still held fast to the Old Testament laws. In Galatians chapter 5, Paul is telling his listeners that there is no longer a need to be justified by the law since Jesus’ death is sufficient for our salvation.

This great news, however, does come with new instructions.

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Am I Willing To Be a Servant?

 

Philippians 2:14-15 (ESV) “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world”

Be it chores, homework, or other responsibilities, it can be incredibly difficult to do the things we are told to do. Yet here, Paul says to not just do these things, but to also do so without complaining or arguing.

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Rejoicing Amidst Challenges

 

Romans 12:12 “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” (ESV)

In a mere 11 words, Paul gives three instructions to the Romans in the midst of challenges that they face in their walk with Christ. Romans 12 marks a shift for Paul as he moves from the doctrines he espouses in the first eleven chapters to practical outcomes of those principles.

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