Status & Identity

August 29, 2021 Speaker: Jay Pound Series: First Free Church Sermons

Scripture: Genesis 1:26–1:28, 1 John 1:3, 1 Peter 2:9

Status: the way other people see you. 

  • Earned, acquired or conferred by others
  • Ex: Pastor, teacher, doctor

Identity: The way you see yourself

  • Defined by behavior, not external markers

Status: Who does God say that you are?

  • Bearer of God’s image (Gen. 1.26-28)
  • Child of God (1 Jn. 1.3)
  • Holy (1 Peter 2.9)

(Re)building Your Identity: Will you choose to see yourself as God sees you?

2 Steps: 

  • Choose to put God’s words at the center?
  • Behave in a way that reinforces your identity.

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