Everyone has asked the question “Who Am I ?” at some point! Our world is happy to tell you who you are and assign you an identity- conservative, white, northerner, white-collar, progresive, black, southerner, and so many more. But as followers of Jesus, we have been given another identity, one that can change our lives if we truly believe and accept what God says is true about us.
- Think back to elementary school. If you could put a label on your best friend, what would it be?
- Growing up what label (s) would have been placed on your family of origin?
- How did that label affect you positively or negatively?
- Name one label you have in this season of life.
- What is a label you have in your life right now that you are proud of? Is there a label in your life that you don’t love?
Read Romans 5:12-18
- Why does it matter what we believe about our identity? Meaning, why does it matter that we understand that we are both “in Adam, and also in Christ”?
- What would change for you if you believed 2 Corinthians 5:17 was true for your life?
- A few reminders of what being “In Christ” means for you are listed below. There are many more! discuss which of these statements excites you most and why.
- You may feel like your temptations are stronger than you can handle, but God says you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength (Phillppians 4:13)
- You may think your life lack’s purpose, but God has a plan for you and a calling on your life (Jeremiah 29:11)
- You may think your past disqualifies you from making a difference, but God says you are made new (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- You might think your addictions disqualify you, but God says He put the same power that raised Jesus from the dead inside of you. He is stronger than your addictions (Romans 6:10-11)
- You might think you don’t know enough Bible, but God says He uses the simple to confound the wise (1 Corinthians 1:27)
- You might think you’re too young, but God says don’t let anyone look down on your youth (1 Timothy 4:12)
Who I Am in Christ by Neil Anderson (Book)
House of the Lord by Phil Wickham (Song)