Friday, 29 October 2010

Who Am I?

Here are some powerful truths about our new identity in Christ:

I am the salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13).
I am the light of the world (Matt. 5:14).
I am a child of God (John 1:12).
I am part of the true vine (John 15:1, 5).
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15).
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16).
I am a slave of righteousness (Rom. 6:18).
I am enslaved to God (Rom. 6:22).
I am a son of God (Rom. 8:14-15; Gal.. 3:26; 4:6).
I am a joint heir with Christ sharing His inheritance (Rom. 8:17).
I am a temple, a dwelling place of God (1 Cor. 3:16, 6:19).
I am united to the Lord and one spirit with Him (1 Cor. 6:17).
I am a member of Christ’s body (1 Cor.12:27; Eph. 5:30).
I am a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17).
I am reconciled to God and a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18-19).
I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Gal. 4:6-7).
I am a saint (Eph. 1:1; 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1, Col. 1:2).
I am God’s workmanship, in Christ to do His work (Eph. 2:10).
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family (Eph. 2:19).
I am a prisoner of Christ (Eph. 3:1; 4:1).
I am righteous and holy (Eph. 4:24).
I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:6).
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).
I am chosen of God, wholly and dearly loved(Col. 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
I am a son of light and not of darkness (I Thessalonians 5:5).
I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling(Eph. 3:1).
I am a partaker of Christ, I share in His life (Hebrews 3:14).
I am one of God’s living stones being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5).
I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (1 Peter 2:9-10).
I am an alien and stranger to this world (1 Peter 2:11).
I am an enemy of the devil (1 Peter 5:8).
I am born of God and the evil one, can not have me (1 John 5:18).
I am not the Great “I AM,” but by the grace of God I am what I am (1 Cor. 15:10).


Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Excellent recap of the little "I am's" of Christ's disciples, He being the great "I am".

Andrew Kenny said...

You could easily write a great sermon on each one of them.