In Sunday’s sermon, we looked at four areas where people are tempted to look inward to find their identity. Which one is it for you? We’ve put together some additional resources that we hope will serve you as you repent of where you’re tempted to find your identity. And as you press in, remember the beautiful truth that, in Christ, you have a new identity based on His finished work on the cross.
We are what we do.
Memorize: "But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I might gain Christ." –Philippians 3:7-8
Study: Philippians 3 and Romans 4
Listen: “The Good Life: The Trophy Case”
We are what we have.
Memorize: "Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”" –Luke 12:15
Study: Matthew 19:16-30 and Acts 4: 32-37
Listen: “Luke: The Wealth Trap”
We are who we have.
Memorize: "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man." –Psalm 118:8
Study: John 1:1-18 and Romans 1:18-25
We are our desires.
Memorize: "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do." –Galatians 5:16-17
Study: Mark 4:18-19 and Romans 7:15-25
Listen: “Luke: Jesus Needs a PR Manager”