36 Ways To Describe Your Identity In Christ

Have you ever struggled with your identity? Many people find their identity in athletics, things, friends, celebrities, hobbies, sexuality and more. As Christians our identity should be defined by who Christ says we are.

person-371015_1280Recently I was studying to speak on the topic of our identity in Christ and compiled a list of who God says we are in Christ. I pray that this list is one for you to bookmark, print out or just focus on to encourage you in who you are in Christ.

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Here is what the Bible says we are:

We are Loved

John 3:16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Made New

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!

Made in God’s Image

Genesis 1:26-27 26 Then God said, “Let us make manh in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalms 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

We are Chosen

Ephesians 1:4, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

We are adopted

Revelations 2:17, He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

Ephesians 1:5, he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will

Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

We have been redeemed

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

We are His Children

John 1:12, But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

1 John 3:1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Children of Light

Ephesians 5:8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

We are pursued

Hosea 2:14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak tenderly to her.

We are overcomers

1 John 5:4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

We are Heirs with Christ

Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

A Royal Priesthood

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

God’s People

1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Receivers of Mercy

1 Peter 2:10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Delighted In

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

We are Forgiven

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Washed Clean

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

Free

Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

A temple of the Holy Spirit

1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Righteous

2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

A Saint

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Set Apart

1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

An Ambassador of Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

A Co-Laborer of Christ

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.

A Sweet Aroma

2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

A Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Never Alone

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Bold

2 Corinthians 3:12 Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

Having a Guaranteed Victory

Psalms 18:35 You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.

Holding a Secured Future

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Whole in Christ

Colossians 2:10 – NIV and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.

Alive in Christ

Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

Are Saved

Ephesians 2:5, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Reconciled to God

2 Corinthians 5:18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Citizens of God’s Kingdom

Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God

 

Which of our identities in Christ, means the most to you and why? 


Here is a PDF of a List of Our Identity in Christ that you can print out.

http://www.storylineblog.com/Storyline-Identity-in-Jesus.pdf

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