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Series:  Good Question

Topic: Identity: Who am I?

Text: John 1:12

SCRIPTURE: 

  • To get the context, read John 1:9-14 in a couple of different translations.
  • Verse 11 of this passage says, “He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.” How can familiarity and expectation become a danger for us?
  • It’s very common to hear, “we are all children of God.” Are we? 
  • According to this passage, how do we become a child of God?
  • Tim Keller says our “Christian identity is received, not achieved.” Respond to that statement.

ACCOUNTABILITY: 

  • Does our culture tell us we are defined by our outside (what others see) or by our inside?
  • We spend so much time and energy defining ourselves. Our identity can be wrapped up in our family of origin, our work, church, resources, even our Facebook page. Talk about these and other ways culture defines us.
  •  But who are we REALLY? What is the source of our identity  when all else slips away?

TRANSFORMATION:

  • Think about how you would answer this question (try to think of what you would answer OUTSIDE of this conversation), “Who are you?”
  • It’s always easier to see identity issues in someone else, right? What are some “self-checks” on identity? 

“God’s Word, Incarnate and Spoken, reigns over us greater than any word spoken to us by another or self.

His declared love sets precedent over any other word spoken or withheld from us over the duration of our lives.

His is a reality, His Triune love, into which we are enfolded.

The Father has, in Christ, declared us beloved daughter and son. He has placed His Love within us, the Spirit of love, who constantly pours the Father’s love abroad within us.

This is the reality we have been enfolded into. We are enveloped in the love of the Father, Son and Spirit. It is the air we breathe; the landscape we exist in.”  Scott Shaum

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