Your self concept, the way you see yourself, is determined by what you base your identity on. And when it comes to the what, we have lots of choices. You can base your identity on a thousand things: the way you look, the degrees you’ve earned, what you do, where you live, or even the car you drive. But if we base our identities on these temporal things, our identity is like a house of cards. The crash goes by a few different names: quarter-life crisis, mid-life crisis, or fourth-quarter crisis.
The solution? To see yourself the way God sees you - in Christ. Your identity - the true you - cannot be based on what you can do for God, but can only be found in what God has done for you.
This series will explore four dimensions of identity:
(1) THE MIRACLE: Sunday June 4th
There never has been and never will be anyone else like you. But that isn’t a testament to you, it’s a testament to the God who created you. Few people discover the God-given identity that makes them unlike anyone else - their soul-print. God wants you to discover that soul-print and become who he created you to be.
(2) THE PROCESS: Sunday June 11th
Your outlook on life and the outcome of your life will be determined by your answer to two questions. The first and most fundamental question is who is God? The second question is who am I? God is in the business of strategically positioning us in the right place at the right time to do "the good works he has prepared for us in advance” (Ephesians 2:10).
(3) THE CHALLENGE: Sunday June 18th
Some people live in bondage of what other people think of them. There are three identity traps most of us fall into. The first pit is the performance trap: when you base your identity on what you can do. The second pit is the comparison trap: when you base your identity on how you stack up with others. The third pit is the impression trap: when you base your identity on other people’s opinions of you. True freedom is found when you embrace your imperfections and have nothing to prove because you base your identity in Christ.
(4) THE GOAL: Sunday June 25th
Human beings are wired to worship. All of us worship all of the time. The question isn’t whether or not we'll worship, the question is: who will we worship? Identity problems are worship problems. Here’s the bottom line: you become what you worship. Start worshiping God and you’ll become the person God created you to be.