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.

Start Talking

  • What TV or movie character best describes your idealistic self in this season of your life?
  • Is there an area of your life that you feel requires more of you than you currently have? How do you manage this tension?
  • Do you have any habits in your life that you would like to see change? What currently prevents you from changing them?
  • What are some excuses you have heard others make to excuse their poor behavior?

Read This

Read Ephesians 2:10.

  • What is the context of this verse?
  • Who is the author and who is he speaking to?
  • What would you say is the point of this verse?

Read also John 15:1, 5

  • How do these verses complement the verse from Ephesians?
  • Are these verses possibly the answer to actual life change? How so? Have you ever seen this to be true for you?

Read John 15: 6-7

  • What stands out to you?
  • Talk about a time someone’s words “remained in you” (They can be good or bad words!)
  • Share a verse or piece of scripture that you have “in you”. Why did you commit that verse to memory, and how has it changed you?

What Now

  • Do you have things/habits in your life that are hurting you?
  • What would it look like for you practically to “remain in Christ”? In other words, how can you both CONSIDER (an attitude)  God and intentionally INVEST (an activity) in your relationship with Him?
  • What is one “attitude” or “action” this week you would like to implement or focus on?

Remember This

“Remaining in Christ will determine your ability to live out his identity for you” —Clay Scroggins

Additional Resources

I Am Not, But I Know I Am by Louie Giglio (Book)
Mom Enough by Desiring God (Book)
Jireh by Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music (Song)
Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship (Song)
Comparison Trap by Andy Stanley (Book)
Who I Am in Christ by Neil Anderson (Book)
House of the Lord by Phil Wickham (Song)