How would you live today if you knew one day you would inherit a fortune? How would that inheritance define you?
God’s plan for us is not about performance but about inheritance (Identity Matters, Terry Wardle). Who we are in Christ is not about what we DO in order to earn merit in God’s eyes. Rather our Christian identity is grounded in what Jesus has already DONE for us.
With this new identity God provides us with all we need to live this new life. God freely offers us forgiveness, adopts us into His family, sends His Spirit to dwell in us, distributes to us the gifts of the Spirit and allows the fruit of the Spirit to grow in us. All from God.
1 Peter 2: 9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
This sermon series looks at our spiritual identity in Christ.