Bramhall Baptist Blog June 2020

As we have come to the end of our series  looking at who Jesus is through the ‘I am’ sayings in John’s gospel, it is important that we don’t just think about who Jesus is, but also who we are through Him.

 

There are verses in the Bible that we have heard many times, but have they moved from our head to our heart so they become part of who we are? They are not just for other people, they are for you.

 

For example, do you know and really believe, that:

  • you are dearly loved by God (Colossians 3 v12). The creator of the entire universe knows you and loves you, He takes great delight in you, He rejoices over you with singing (Zephaniah 3 v 17).
  • you are forgiven through Jesus, no matter what you have done, if you have confessed your sins to God (1 John 1 v 9).
  • in Christ you are not condemned (Romans 8 v 1). Do you constantly think you are not good enough, you don’t pray enough, read the Bible enough, don’t witness about your faith enough?  God is a God of grace, the only qualification we need is to believe in Jesus (Ephesians 2 v 8).  He loves us as we are, He is kind to us (Ephesians 2 v 7).
  • you are a child of God (John 1 v 12)
  • you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8 v 37)
  • you do not need to worry (Matthew 6 25 – 34)

Our status in Christ does not depend on our feelings, or on our circumstances; this is who we are in Christ.    God is calling us to live out our lives at home, at work, at church, in the authority that He has already given us  (Luke 10 v 19). He is doing something new in the church and He is calling us to be part of it; we need to be confident in who we are and in the God we follow.

Ruth Meal

Elder