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Epic Kids Midweek

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(3yrs-6th Grade)

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Has Your Identity Been Stolen?

Posted 9/9/2018

Sunday Morning Sermon by Pastor Lee Evans

Has Your Identity Been Stolen?

1 Cor. 6:9-11

9  Don't you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or males who have sex with males, 10  no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God's kingdom. 11  And some of you used to be like this. 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.

What is Identity?
The condition of being oneself, the qualities & personality characteristics that make you, You
What is Identity Theft?
  • According to Dave Ramsey, ID theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in America!
  • Is as an attempt to steal another persons identity for mostly financial gains, or for more nefarious types of gains. It usually involves stealing credit cards, bank accounts, and documents, passwords to online accounts.
  • It is a severe crime of fraud and treachery.

What is true physically is also true SPIRITUALLY!

Has your Spiritual Identity Been Stolen?
  • Many believers don’t Know or Don’t Realize What Jesus has give them.

  3  Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. Eph. 1:3 (CSB)

3  His divine power has given us everything required for life & godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory & goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

 

How do You Identify Yourself?
 
There are many ways we can & Do identify ourselves…
  • Family
  • Work
  • ____________
  • ____________
 
The Lies We…
  • Are told by Others
  • Tell Ourselves

 You/I can NEVER change!

 Your/My past Failure will ALWAYS limit you!

 Once a _________ Always a _________!

Ill: Political forces today…recent California legislation; EVEN Churches & Denominations)

 

Your Identity CAN Be Changed!

11  And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. 6:11 (NKJV) 

  • Your Identity Can Be Changed!
  • Through the power of the Gospel!
  • “…such WERE some of you…”
  • “…but YOU were Washed…”
  • “but you were Sanctified…”
  • “…but you were Justified…”
 
You Can Be Changed!
2 Cor. 3:18

18  We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit. (CSB)

18  So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. (NLT)

uYour Past, Your Failures, Your Sin does NOT have to determine your Future! 

YOU CAN BE CHANGED!

Testimony of Rosaria Butterfield…

Who WAS an activist in the LBGT community UNTIL she met Jesus!

Rosaria Butterfield on IDENTITY…

We can hate our sin without hating ourselves because we who have committed our lives to Christ stand in His righteousness and not our own…

Our real identity is NOT in the sin we battle but in the SAVIOR we Embrace.”