Discovering our Identity Lesson #1

Our new Identity in Christ


Intro: If you could be any age right now, what age would you choose, and why?



  1. 2 Cor 5:17, John 3:3 When we accept Jesus as our savior, we begin a completely new life in Christ, we start the journey of discovering our true identity.
    1. 1 John 1:9 It doesn’t matter what we did, how bad we messed up, or what mistakes we made, when we surrender to God we are forgiven.
      1. 2 Chron 7:14 Not only does God forgive us when we humbly repent before him, God also begins the process of restoring every part of our lives.
      2. Rev 12:11 God will use the past experiences of our lives as a testimony that we can use to reach others who are lost and confused.
    2. Gen 1:27-29, Joel 2:25 When we accept Christ we begin the process of discovering our true identity, who God made us to be, and what Gods purpose for us is in this world.
  2. Ephesians 4:22-24 When we accept Christ everything becomes new, we need to let go of our old sinful ways, relationships, habits, and bad influences.
    1. Gal 2:20, Luke 9:23 As we follow Christ the Holy Spirit will work in us to change our old sinful nature into the nature of Christ.
      1. John 14:15 The proof of our commitment to Christ is that our lives will be changed, if our love for God is real, then we will be different, if we live a hypocritical Christian life, than we don’t truly love God.
      2. Rev 21:5 This means that our relationships, thoughts, attitudes, priorities, lifestyle, and all areas of our lives become new through Christ.
    2. Col 3:9-10, 1 Peter 1:23 When we surrender to God, he is able to forgive us, change us, bless us, and use us to do great things for him in this world!



  1. In what ways has your life changed since you have surrendered to Christ, What areas is God working on in your life right now?
  2. In what ways has God used the past experiences of your personal testimony to minister to others?
  3. What are some of the things in our lives that will change if our love for God and commitment to Christ is real?
  4. Are there any here tonight who feel there are areas in your life that you need to surrender completely to Christ, if so what areas?


End: Pray for any who want to commit their lives to Christ, any who may need to rededicate their lives to Christ, then take requests.