Protecting our identity is something all of us value. When someone accesses our records, we are at risk. Our personal information, no longer personal, is in the hands of someone who can threaten our security.
As children of God, we sometimes forget who and whose we are. Our identity as daughters and sons of God is clear:
“But you are a chosen race, the King’s priests, the holy nation, God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of darkness into his own marvelous light. At one time you were not God’s people, but now you are God’s people; at one time you did not know God’s mercy, but now you have received God’s mercy.”
(1 Peter 2:9-10)
Sin, or the ways that we turn against God’s will for us, can hold us captive, robbing us of our identity as forgiven children of God. This Sunday we will study the relationship between sin, our freedom from sin in Christ, and our identity as God’s children.
The new sermon series, “Who am I?” begins with the message, “I am God’s Child,” based on Colossians 1:9-14.
Pastor Cathy Johns