Presentation on theme: "Identity: 1 John 3:1 See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Identity: 1 John 3:1See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!
2 Destiny: Eph. 2:10For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
3 Inheritance: Rom 8: 16,17For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.
4 Matt 16:15-18 He pressed them, “And how about you. Who do you say I am Matt 16:15-18 He pressed them, “And how about you? Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am.And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
5 John 15:1,2“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
6 Heb. 12:5-11Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children? My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline, but don’t be crushed by it either.It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; the child he embraces, he also corrects.God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. ... At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.
7 Heb 1:1-3God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His natureThis Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature.
8 Rom 5:5For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
9 Heb 2:9-17What we do see is Jesus, who was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.”Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone.God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory.
10 Heb. 2:9-17 con’t. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation. So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. For he said to God, “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters. I will praise you among your assembled people.” He also said, “I will put my trust in him,” that is, “I and the children God has given me.” Because God’s children are human beings... it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God.
11 1 John 1:3What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us;and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ
12 1 John 2:13And a second reminder, dear children:You know the Father from personal experience.
13 1 John 2:14I have written to you who are God’s children because you know the Father.
14 1 John 2:15,16Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world.
15 1 John 2:25So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning.If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father.
16 1 John 2:29Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children.
17 1 John 3:1,2What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God.
18 1 John 3:9People conceived and brought into life by God don’t make a practice of sin.How could they? God’s seed is deep within them, making them who they are.It’s not in the nature of the God-begotten to practice and parade sin.
19 1 John 4:9,10God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
20 1 John 4:15,16Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God.We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.
21 1 John 5:20And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God.And NOW we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.
22 Rom 5:11So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God becauseour Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
23 Eph 1:16-19I do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe.
24 Eph 3:14-19When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
25 Eph 3:14-19 con’t.And may you have the power to UNDERSTAND, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you EXPERIENCE the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.