When we're learning to find our identity in Christ, we need to know why we're here. All praise to God who tells us we are not some fluke of nature, but are His own special creation: Chosen by Him before the beginning of time, purchased out of our state of slavery to sin by His very own blood, and adopted into His family forever. Let’s think about the ramifications of those three simple realities.
Looking at the first half of Ephesians 2, to further discover our identity in Christ, we'll be stepping back a bit to re-examine more deeply some of the truths we learned in week one – Who we were without Christ, and what it means to have been made alive in Christ. Today, we’re going to learn to understand what it means to be a new and beautiful creation in Jesus – His masterpiece!
Going just a little further into Ephesians 2 as we discover our identity in Christ, we'll learn today that our identity and position can be found in the reality that we are covenant citizens with God’s holy people. Grafted in to the nation of Israel through the death and resurrection of Christ.
Each part of our physical body is uniquely designed to serve a purpose along with all the other parts that, when combined, create a functional powerhouse capable of just about anything. The body of Christ is no different, and when we understand our role within it, and our relationship to it, our attitude will likely change. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it is imperative that we work together well!
As part of our identity in Christ, we have a position as the recipients of the revelation of God’s plan. Many generations throughout time waited with great faith that the days in which we live would certainly come. Our predecessors in the faith longed for the position we so securely hold. In fact, The Bible tells us even the angels look in awe at our identity in God's mysterious and marvelous plan!
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