Sermons on Identity
Rob Coleman from Grace Church Bolton speaks to us today on thinking like sons (and not like slaves). Looking at the story of the prodigal son Rob challenges us about how we are thinking when it comes to how loved, accepted and chosen we are in the Father’s eyes. Are you simply doing your best to get by, hoping that God will be pleased with you; or are you living in the fullness and freedom of your sonship?
Today Graham spurs us on to take hold of how God calls us. He looks at what is mean to come into his presence and for God to send us out, and what can stop us from fulfilling that calling.
Fear drives so much harm in the world, but as Dave unfolds this powerful passage from Galatians, we find that in our true identity as being God’s sons and daughters we are set free from fear to live fully for him. Galatians 3:23-4:7
You were designed for intimacy with God, for deep relationship with Him. You were designed to hear Him and to know Him, to trust Him and be trusted by Him. His desire for intimacy with his children is undiminished and He wants to go deeper with you.
What our good friend Jonathan Kent shared with us on Sunday was about identity and how that related in the Apostle Peter’s life. Also that there are identity thieves out there that want to take away our identity and circumstances that shake your identity and also those who fake this identity. He reminded us to know who we are; that we God’s chosen people, that our identity has changed forever and we are to live fruitful and purposeful lives.