God the Father encourages us and disciplines us. The reason he does this is so that we might grow like Christ, be like Christ know that we are in Christ.
Part of discovering our identity in Christ is understanding that we are deeply loved by God! When we are in Christ nothing – not even sin and death which once separated us from God – can separate us from His great love. To grasp and experience this love is life transforming, and firmly seals our identity as loved children of God.
John 6, 10; Revalation 3:20; 1 Corinthians 12:14-27
The concept of belonging in the Bible is taught using at least three common metaphors: The flock, the banquet and the body. All demonstrate that we belong to God and to one another. This has life changing implications in how we answer who am I? Why am I here? How do I fit?
What is the meaning of significance? What do people do to find significance? Many will feel that in contrast, their lives are really insignificant, and that they they don’t really matter. However as part of discovering our identity in Christ, we need to understand our true significance, and grasp the important truth that no matter what – we matter to God, and the way we live our life, matters!
Our identity story is that we are to be found in HIs story. The search and rescue mission of God has profound implications for our sense of security.
This is the second talk in our series on identity. In this teaching session we ask what ways are we counting on, what doors are we knocking on and what jackets are we trying on find peace, joy, mercy and satisfaction from God and others.