Date: February 11, 2001

Series: Galatians: Called to be Free

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Do You Know Who You Are?
a new community, a new identity
Galatians 3:26-4:7


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A. The New Community (3:26-29)



B. The New Identity (4:1-7)
1. from childhood to maturity
2. the "fullness of time"
3. from slaves to sons



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 Christ's friend (John 15:15).
I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance (Romans 8:17).
I am a temple of God. His Spirit dwells in me (1 Cor 3:16; 6:19).
I am a member of Christ's Body (1 Cor 12:27).
I am a new creation (2 Cor 5:17).
I am reconciled to God, a minister of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:18,19).
I am a saint (Eph 1:1, Phil 1:1, Col 1:2).
I am God's workmanship (Eph 2:10).
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God's family (Eph 2:19).
I am righteous and holy (Eph 4:24).
I am a citizen of heaven (Phil 3:20).
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3).
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Col 3:12).
I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Heb 3:14).
I am one of God's living stones, being built up in Christ (1 Pet 2:5).
I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession (1 Pet 2:9,10).



Fatherlessness is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation."

Don Feder, Current Thoughts & Trends

Living in the awareness of our belovedness is the axis around which the Christian life revolves. Being the beloved is our identity, the core of our existence."

Brannan Manning, Abba's Child




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