As we celebrated Jesus' birth this past week, we were reminded that He was humiliated in every way possible, for you and for me. He didn't just die on a cross, but He rose from the dead. He is coming again and He will reign forever and ever. We hear these truths and celebrate in our hearts, but many of us forget the implications of identifying Christ as Lord. If we say Jesus is Lord and our hearts have been regenerated, we need to be reminded of who we are in Jesus.
Billy Glosson, deacon and director of Karis Downtown, shared these reminders in his sermon from this past Sunday. May they encourage your heart today.
A REMINDER OF WHO YOU ARE
You are God’s child - John 1:12 You are a friend of Jesus - John 15:15 You have been justified - Romans 5:1 You have been united with the Lord and are one with Him in Spirit - 1 Corinthians 6:17 You have been bought with a price…you belong to God - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 You are a member of Christ’s body - 1 Corinthians 12:27 You have been chosen by God and adopted as His child - Ephesians 1:3-8 You have been redeemed and forgiven of all your sins - Colossians 1:13-14 You are complete in Christ - Colossians 2:9-10 You have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus - Hebrews 4:14-16 You are free from condemnation - Romans 8:1-2 You cannot be separated from the love of God - Romans 8:28 You are free from any condemning charges against you - Romans 8:31-34 You have been established, anointed, and sealed - 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 You were washed…you were sanctified. You were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God - 1 Corinthians 6:11 You are hidden with Christ in God - Colossians 3:1-4 God started this work in you, and He will bring it to completion - Philippians 1:6 You are a citizen of heaven - Philippians 3:20 You haven’t been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind - 2 Timothy 1:7 You are born of God, and the evil one cannot touch you - 1 John 5:18 You are a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life - John 15:5 You have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit - John 15:16 You are God’s temple - 1 Corinthians 3:16 You are a minister of reconciliation - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 You are seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm - Ephesians 2:6 You are God’s workmanship - Ephesians 2:10 You can approach God with freedom and confidence – not because of your obedience, but because of Jesus’ obedience - Ephesians 3:12 When you are faithless, He will remain faithful, because He cannot deny Himself- 2 Timothy 2:13
Take these truths and meditate on them. From them, remember who you are, who Christ has declared you to be, what He says about you in the gospel. And may they stir you to speak to others about these truths.