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Who Am I in Christ - Not sure who you really are?


Who we are relates to our identity in Jesus Christ. This is just a portion of the many truths about who we; and we should study these and be familiar with them.

For instance, the Bible tells us as believers that we are saints. We often will say we are sinners or a sinner saved by grace; an although there is merit in that, biblically or postionally we are saints. We may not live saintly as we still fall into sin and have the flesh nature within us, but from a positional standpoint we are truly saints. As example, we give people titles like Doctor or in the armed forces we us titles like General, Lieutenant and Major etc., and though people hold those titles they don't always live up to these titles all the time. We may have the postional title of saint but don't always live saintly. You can further apply this principal to the other 'I am' that we are as Christians.

There are many verses that tell us who we are in Christ; after we are saved of course; and here are a few selected passages in the New Testament.

WHO AM I?

I am a Saint 1 Cor 1:2; Eph. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2

I am the salt of the earth Matt. 5:13

I am the light of the world Matt. 5:14

I am a child of God John 1:12

I am chosen and appointed by Christ John 15:16

I am a son of God Rom 8:14,15; Gal 3:26; 4:6

I am a joint heir with Christ Rom 8:17

I am a temple, a dwelling place of God 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19

I am a member of Christís Body 1 Cor. 12:27; Eph 5:30

I am a new creation 2 Cor 5:17

I am Godís workmanship Eph 2:10

I am righteous and holy Eph. 4:24 1 Peter 4:18

I am hidden with Christ in God Col. 3:3

I am chosen of God holy and dearly beloved Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4

I am a son of light and not darkness 1 Thess. 5:5

I am a partaker of Christ, share in His life Heb. 3:14

I am a member of royal priesthood 1 Pet. 2:11

I am an enemy of the devil 1 Pet. 5:8

I am born of God, the evil one cannot touch me 1 John 5:18

I am an alien and stranger to this world 1 Pet. 2:11




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KEY VERSE(S)

1 Cor.1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Eph. 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:

Phi. 1:1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:




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