Identity Theft Part 3

April 23, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

IDENTITY THEFT Part 3: Living In Your Identity

 

1Peter 2:2-3 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

 

MATURITY (aka: growing up) is an expectation God has for ALL His children.

 

Maturity implies CHANGE.

 

Maturity is growing in both INFORMATION and APPLICATION. (Matthew 7:24-27)

 

Ephesians 4:20-24 20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned 21 when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.

 

  1. We change what we KNOW.

 

22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;

 

  1. Change what and how we THINK.

 

 

  • Learn a new PERSPECTIVE.

 

 

 

  • Embrace a new ATTITUDE.

 

 

Note: the old life brings “CORRUPTION” – to be spoiled, broken, damaged, ruined, destroyed.

 

24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

 

  1. Change what we DO. (1John 2:3-6; 1John 3:8-10)

 

This is a responsive ACTION to God’s love and truth.

This NEWNESS of life involves every areas of life.

 

Jesus didn’t come to make you a good religious person, He came to make you a CHILD of God; not a nice person, but a NEW person.