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Our Identity Outline

8-12-17 Rev Fest

Genesis 1:26-28– Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” MADE IN THE LIKENESS OF GOD

Genesis 3:4-5– But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. ALREADY WERE LIKE GOD, BUT THE DEVIL GOT THEM TO FORGET THIS TRUTH

 

Philippians 2:9-10– Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. GLORY TO JESUS.

Isaiah 43:7– Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them.

Romans 6:13 – Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

 

Colossians 3:10-11 – and have put on the new selfwho is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

Isaiah 64:8– But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we are all the work of Your hand.

Isaiah 29:16– You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker,” He didn’t make me“? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it,” He doesn’t understand what he’s doing“?

Ephesian 2:10– For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

 

Ephesians Study: God’s Workmanship

[Ephesians 2:1-10]

All you do is STRANGE and WONDERFUL (Psalm 139:14)

We are clay. You are the Potter. We are all the work of Your hand (Isaiah 64:8)

God is Rich in Mercy

  • By Grace saved through faith
  • Gift of God – not works – not fulfillment of Law’s demands least man boast

Because of Great Love for Us

  • Great
  • Wonderful
  • Intense

Even Loved us when Dead in Sin – He made us Alive with Christ

  • In fellowship with Christ – sit down together with Him in heaven
  • In union with Christ – raised together with Him
  • He gave us the very life of Christ Himself

We are His Workmanship

  • In Jesus Christ – recreated in Christ / born anew
  • For good worksfruit of faith / done for God’s glory
  • Prepared beforehand/ predestined / prearranged / made ready

GOD DOES THE MAKING AND THE SAVING – It is FINISHED!

I am acceptedI am secureI am significant
I am God’s child (John 1:12)I am free from condemnation (Romans 8:1-2)I am salt & light of earth (Matthew 5:13-14)
I have been justified through Christ (Romans 5:1)I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor. 1:21-22)I am chosen & appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I am united with the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:17)I am citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)I am a personal witness of Christ (Act 1:8)
I am a member of Christ’s body (1 Cor. 12:27)I can find grace & mercy in time of need (Hebrews 4:16)I am God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:16)
I am a saint (Ephesians 1:1)I am born of God; evil one cannot touch me (1 Jn. 5:18)I am God’s co-worker (1 Corinthians 3:9)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Colossians 1:14)I can’t be separated from the love of God (Rom. 8:35-39)I am seated with Christ in heavenly realm (Eph. 2:6)
I have access to God thru the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:18)I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love & a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7)I am God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)

Bible Study Questions:

  • What was our condition before Christ?
  • What motivated God to save us? What does it mean to be saved?
  • What did God do even though we were dead in trespasses? How?
  • In verse 2:9, Paul speaks about salvation not being a reward for good things we have done. Why was this necessary? What is our part of the salvation process?
  • The passage speaks about good works that were prepared in advance. What does this mean? What does this mean for you? How is this different from what the world thinks of good works?
  • In Ephesians 2:10, Paul says that we are “God’s workmanship.” What does this mean to you? Why is it sometimes difficult to see yourself as such?

This is one part of a 12-week Sermon Series and Bible Study focused on Ephesians. The 12 weeks include:

1- Sons and Daughters

2- Immeasurable Greatness

3- God’s Workmanship

4- Our Cornerstone

5- Least of the Saints

6- Love of Christ

7- Abundantly More

8- Unity of the Body

9- Anger Management

10- Exposed by the Light

11- Submission

12- Prepared for Battle