By Karen Polich
“God is the only one who can take nothing and make something.” – Kevin Linthicum
Pastor Kevin Linthicum began his new sermon series, Real I.D., Sunday with an overview of what it means to know our true identity. Over the next three weeks, this series will teach us:
We are all children of God. 1 John 3:1
We are a royal priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9
We are God’s own possession. 1 Peter 2:9
While identity is often associated with people, places and things, our true identity comes from one source, God. Jesus was, is and always will be the preeminent child of God. Our difficulties stem from the rejection of God as the ultimate source of everything and the refusal to have a personal relationship with Him. Not everyone will accept being God’s children.
A proud heart can lead to disobedience and corruption. Read the story of King Uzziah in 2 Chronicles 26:16-21. In his pride, Uzziah was eventually cut-off from the house of the Lord. He dishonored God and paid the price.
God is the reason we exist.
We are given direct access to Him.
We belong to Him. The thread that unites us is Jesus.
Listen to the podcast here to learn more about this sermon series and how you can better understand what it means to live out your true identity.