11-08-20

Every Wednesday our bands are heading online to answer your questions around some of the key areas of what it means to be a Christian. 

This week Lucy, Gina, Dan and Sammy discussed what it means to be chosen – how and why our identity is shaped by what we believe. 

 If you haven’t already check out their discussion here it is:

Have you ever stopped and thought how we’re surrounded by people, media and things that are constantly saying things to us about who we are! They shape us, and whilst this can be a great thing it can also be damaging if it takes us away from the truth of who we are. 

Our friends who run a program called Respect ME look at what the Bible says about our identity and the truths of how God sees each of us. You’ll be blown away by what it says.

Have a read through some of them, write them down, make them your phone wallpaper. Then time and again keep coming back to these statements to remind yourself of the truth of your identity. And how loved  you are.

I AM

ADOPTED BY GOD 

Romans 8:15-17

“You received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his children, now we call him… Father”

WONDERFULLY MADE AND UNIQUE 

Psalm 139:14-19

“You knit me together in my mother’s womb”

GOD’S WORKMANSHIP, A PIECE OF ART! 

Ephesians 2:10

“God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works”

WORTH EVERYTHING TO HIM

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son”

PRECIOUS AND HONOURED

Isaiah 43:4

“Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you”

CHOSEN

John 15:16

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you.”

UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED 

Romans 8:37-39

“Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God”

ABLE TO HAVE A DESTINY AND A FUTURE

Jeremiah 29:11-13

“Plans to prosper you and not harm you plans to give you hope and a future”

SEEN FROM THE INSIDE OUT

1 Samuel 16:7

“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”

BOUGHT AT A PRICE

1 Corinthians 6:20

“Therefore honour God with your bodies”

This week we looked at the way following Jesus changes the way we see ourselves. It also changes the way we see other people. God wants us to build healthy relationships with our families, friends, teachers and other people we meet. Sometimes it’s hard work – but it’s part of what makes being a Christian so exciting!

So make sure to check out the next session – every Wednesday at 5 pm!