Who are you?
There is an interesting singing show on TV. It is called “The Masked Singer”. This singing contest is not like most. On this contest, each singer is wearing a costume. Each week one singer gets voted off of the show by the audience and then they have to take their mask off. Each judge tries to guess who the singer is based off of hints given, size, sound of their voice, etc. Last night, Judy and I watched it and behind the bear mask was former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin. Surprise!
In the business world, identity theft is a huge issue. People pretend to be someone else and they use their personal information to take their money, run up credit cards, etc… Identity is important. This Sunday morning I will be discussing the true identity of Jesus and how important it is for Christians to know their true identity.
I am only two weeks into my new sermon series, Starting Something New. I am uncovering some principles at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry that may help you when you start something new. For any new endeavor, it is important to know who you are. Because when you know who you are, you know what you should be doing. Jesus knew who He was.
Jesus was both the Son of God and the Son of man. At His baptism, the Heavenly Father publicly recognized and praised Jesus as His Son. Following this initial stage of His public ministry, Luke presents us with Jesus’ earthly heritage, all the way back to Adam. Jesus was fully God and full man.
What is your identity? As a child of God, you have two natures: human and divine. Your earthly birth gave you a selfish nature. Your spiritual birth gave you a divine nature. This Sunday I will remind you who you are in Jesus. Here are just a few: (1) You are are declared perfect in God’s eyes (Hebrews 10:12-14). (2) Your sins have been forgiven and forgotten (Hebrews 10:17). (3) The Holy Spirit now lives in you (Romans 8:11). I have more to share on Sunday. In Jesus, you are more than you realize. When you realize your identity, you will have confidence to live a better life that God will bless.
This Sunday, March 15, my sermon is simply called Identity, from Luke 3:21-38. In spite of the fears of our world, we can have confidence in God. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:17)
I hope you’ll join me this Sunday. Rediscover all you are in Jesus.
Join me this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Greg Burdine – Faith Baptist Church