Identity Lesson #5

 Finding our true identity


Intro: What is your favorite sport and why?


  1. Col 3:1-4, 1 Peter 2:9 One of the most important issues facing this generation in all parts of the world is the question of identity.
    1. Matt 16:13-16 For us to understand our true identity, we must first understand the true identity of God.
      1. Matt 16:13-14 There are many people in the world who know of God but have no idea who God really is.
      2. 1 Cor 6:19 There are many Christians who have a false idea of who God is due to the worlds influence, or because of things that have happened to them.
    2. Matt 16:15-17 The true identity of God was revealed to Peter by the Holy Spirit, When we accept Christ as Savior and Lord, and follow him, he will forgive our sin, heal our hurt, work everything together for our good and show us his true identity.
  2. Matt 16:18, Isaiah 43:7 As we continue to discover who God is, God will show us more of our true identity, who he created us to be.
    1. Matt 16:18-19 Peter was not defined by others opinions, nor by his mistakes, Jesus looked beyond his imperfections and confirmed his true identity.
      1. Psalms 103:12 The devil many times wants to identify us by our past mistakes, label us by the opinions of others, and try to keep us from knowing who we are.
      2. Gen 1:27, Psalms 139:14 Each of us are created in the image of God, uniquely gifted, and called of God to worship, serve, and follow God here and in eternity
    2. Matt 6:33 The closer we are to God, the more we learn who God is, and as a result the more we discover our true identity, giftings, and who wewere born to be.




  1. Why is it so important for us to first understand the true identity of God, in order for us to understand our true identity?
  2. Has anyone here ever struggled with overcoming their past, and getting beyond the opinions of others? If so, in what ways?
  3. What are some things that God is currently showing you about who he is? As well as about who you are?
  4. What are some things that God is currently directing you to do in oder to be closer to him?


End: Pray for any who want prayer because they want to get over the past, or the opinions of others, pray for any who need to accept Christ, then take requests.