Day One: True Identity

1 Corinthians 6:11 (NIV)

And that is what some of you were. 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.

“…God has himself provided the way in which people can leave their past, and indeed their present, behind, and move forward into his future. You can be washed clean, whatever has happened in the past. You can be made one of God’s special people, whatever you are in the present. You can be ‘justified’, declared here and now to be one of God’s true people. And this happens ‘in the name of the Lord, King Jesus, and in the spirit of our God.’…The point is that when you become a member of the Christian family, with baptism as its mark and faith as its inward reality, you receive a new identity, and are launched on to a new lifestyle. [NT Wright, 1 Corinthians, Paul for Everyone, p. 70.]

Something miraculous happened when we came to the Cross of Jesus Christ and responded in faith with “yes!”.  God gave us a new identity and a new way to live!

Let’s pray: Father, empower us with your Spirit and help us to believe and trust afresh in what you have done in us in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by your Spirit.

Let’s worship to “Who You Say I Am” (click here)