In this day and age, there is much confusion in the church about doctrine and identity, even gender confusion. I thought it would be a good time to see what the authority of Scripture says about who you are. It is vitally important to be secure of your identity in Christ. I borrowed this from my friend, Craig Bess, who took it from Cross Trainers. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Identity in Christ
I am the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13).
I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
I am a child of God (John 1:12).
I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life (John 15:1,5).
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15).
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16).
I am a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18).
I am enslaved to God (Romans 6:22).
I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father (Romans 8:14, 15; Galatians 3:26; 4:6).
I am a joint Heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Romans 8:17).
I am a temple – a dwelling place – of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19).
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17).
I am a member of Christ’s Body (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30).
I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18,19).
I am a son of God and one in Christ (Galatians 3:26, 28).
I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Galatians 4:6, 7).
I am a saint (1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2).
I am God’s workmanship – His Handiwork – born anew in Christ to do His work (Ephesians 2:10).
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family (Ephesians 2:19).
I am a prisoner of Christ (Ephesians 3:1; 4:1).
I am a righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24).
I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now (Ephesians 2:6; Philippians 3:20).
I am hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
I am an expression of life of Christ because He is my life (Colossians 3:4).
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
I am a son of light and not of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling (Hebrew 3:1).
I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Hebrew 3:14).
I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5).
I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession (1 Peter 2:9, 10).
I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (1 Peter 2:11).
I am an enemy of the devil (1 Peter 5:8).
I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns (1 John 3:1, 2).
I am born of God, and the evil one – the devil – cannot touch me (1 John 5:18).
I am not the great “I am” (Exodus 3:14; John 8:24, 28, 58), but by the grace of God, I am what I am (1 Corinthians 15:10).