Identity in Christ

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Identity in Christ – I am unfinished

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The idea that we are “unfinished”, that we are still “works in progress” can be encouraging, particularly when we fall short of what we expect of ourselves or, more importantly, when we fall short of what God expects of us. But it is also challenging as it calls us to ongoing transformation to be more […]

Identity in Christ – I am free

Freedom is something that we cherish and something that wars have been fought to preserve. But as we think about this concept of freedom we see that we all live under a variety of constraints – some that we willingly accept, others that we resist and resent. When Jesus speaks to some Jews, when Paul […]

Identity in Christ – I am secure

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With all the challenges and uncertainties of life it is wonderful to hear Jesus making powerful promises to his people that he will never let them go – and to hear Paul getting excited about the fact that nothing can separate us from the love of God. But there still remains a challenge as to […]

Identity in Christ – I am Adopted (also baptism service)

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This Sunday morning, we had the privilege of baptising Marilia as she testified to her faith in God and what God has done in her life. As we did so we reflected on the privilege of being adopted into God’s family and what it means to be baptised “into Christ Jesus”. As we shared this […]

Identity in Christ – I am Justified

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    Questions: Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” Forgiven and set free from sin – should we forgive those who sin against us? How can we display the mercy of God to others? Jesus came to set prisoners free, (Luke 4:17-19), in what way does […]

I am … in Christ

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We all have many ways of thinking about who we are – our names, our relationships, our responsibilities – but the defining identity of every Christian is being “in Christ”. This speaks of a deep, intimate relationship that we have with Jesus – one that is intensely personal but also one which each believer shares. […]