Mother. Father. Brother. Sister. Mechanic. Engineer. Pilot. Attorney. Chef. These are all identities that we live out based on what we do. Sometimes our identity is formed based on things we have done in our past - wild child, drunkard, womanizer, promiscuous, cheater, adulterer, thief. Often we bear the heavy weight of an identity based on things done to us - abused, beaten, raped, victim. These identities define us, shape us, mold us - for good and bad. Living up to or with these identities is often more than we can bear - we are conflicted and burdened and sometimes left unfulfilled. I have good news. In Christ our identity is changed - redefined - made new. The Apostle Paul said it this way, " Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come,"( II Corinthians 5:17). When we become followers of Christ, trusting in the good news of the Gospel, everything changes! The old me is gone and Jesus makes me new - a new creation. THIS changes everything!
"Who Am I" isn't isn't answered by my job, by what I do, by what I have done, or by what has been done to me - "Who Am I" is answered by the work of Jesus - the Gospel!
Join us beginning this Sunday, May 18 for a new, New City Church sermon series - Identity, as we dig deep into the good news of the Gospel and understand who we are in Jesus and what that means for our fears, anxieties, and everyday living.