Identity Theft

April 9, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

IDENTITY THEFT Part 1: A Redeemed Stolen Identity

 

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

 

Mankind’s identity has been STOLEN and we have grown up believing satan’s lies about our self, life, people, and our Father!

 

These lies and false identity have created a FALSE life full of false standards of value, success, happiness, fulfillment, beauty, and so on.

 

Jesus came to RESCUE us, to reveal the TRUTH, and to FREE us to be who He made us to be. (Colossians 1:13-14; Mark 10:45; John 8:31-32)

 

Jesus came to give us back our REAL life; to be BORN AGAIN.

 

John 1:12-13 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

 

The first step in being redeemed (born again) is to TRUST in the RESCUER.

 

Romans 10:9-13 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

 

Make no mistake, Jesus didn’t come to make you a good religious person; He came to make you a CHILD of God.