The word IDENTITY comes from the Latin word for “__________________.”
Genesis 1:26-17, 31
My original identity:
I was ___________________________________________________.
My original identity became ___________________________________.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
My true identity:
I am a _________________________________ in Christ; I have become _______________________________________________________.
No wrong thing you’ve ever done _______________________________.
No wrong thing you’ll ever do __________________________________.
No wrong thing that’s been done to you ___________________________ _______________________________________________________.
CONNECTION GROUP QUESTIONS
Have you ever been a victim of identity theft? How did it make you feel? What did it take to get it resolved?
Read Genesis 1:26-27, 31. How do you see yourself as being an image bearer of God? What thing in you are a unique reflection of Him?
Read Genesis 3:1-7. Why do you think the enemy (Satan) is so effective in getting us to sin (disobey God)? What tactics do you see here? What other tactics does he use?
Read 2 Corinthian 5:17-21. In the message, it was said that God did more than restore us to our original image; He has made us into something better. How do you see this ’new creation’ as the righteous ness of God as better than the original design?
What sinful actions or attitudes (from your past) have prevented you from embracing your true identity (as a new creation in Christ?) Why do you think you struggle with this?
How have the actions of others (in your past) prevented you from embracing your true identity (as a new creation in Christ)? Why do you think it has affected you so deeply?