Pastor Mark Hughes
Our Identity in Christ
Who do you be?
1st World War shell shocked soldiers forgot who they were. They had a rally where each of a 100 soldiers asked the group, do you know who I am?
Jesus always knew who he was. Peter said you are the Christ the son of the living God.
The Archbishop of Canterbury got on an mental tour bus and when he said who he was he got counted with the nuts.
1. No longer ashamed
2. No longer insecure
Paul said that. He was the persecuter. He had a reputation to live down.
Last week met someone who wanted to tell him about his past. That's behind.
Don't look back.
2. No longer insecure. Self esteem is the new era. Sin is the biggest problem that leads to low self esteem. One's ability to achieve is directly related to self esteem.
All Things have become new.
God why did you make me like this. God has a right to do what he wants.
We're all of equal value. We are not created equal. All unique. Took I. Q. Test. 21 questions. Tough. Discovered I'm an idiot. We need to remember we are unique. Know thyself. Who you are. Do what God created you for. JFK began to think he was great. Nikita Khrushchev beat him up in negotiations.
3 times Paul told us to be and 1x to do. If you be what you be you can do.
Jesus chose 12 uneducated men and entrusted them with the kingdom of God.
Preached 1st message and messed it all up. Billy Graham messed up his first sermon.
You are God's masterpiece. If God be for you who can be against you?
We always desire approval. The most important approval comes from God.