What if you woke up tomorrow and realized you had amnesia? You had no clue who you are! You wouldn’t know how to act or what you should be doing. Knowing your identity, who you are, is vital to knowing what you should be doing and how you should be living.
I’m beginning a brand new series tomorrow called “Who Are You?” I believe one of the biggest problems for many Christ followers is not knowing who they are in Christ. So, they don’t really no how they should live or what they should be doing.
So, we’re going to come out of the gate in 2012 by looking at some key realities that are a part of the identity of every person who follows Jesus. We are going to kick the series off by looking at what it means that we are chosen out of the world by God (John 15:16-19) to be His ambassadors.
An ambassador is the highest ranking diplomat sent to represent one country to another. The diplomat’s home is in the country he represents, but he lives in the country to which he was sent. The same is true for Christ followers. The Bible tells us this planet is not our home. We’re aliens or strangers here. Our real home is in heaven but we’re chosen out of the world to represent God in this world. If we can begin to understand that we’re ambassadors for Jesus, then we would live and act different. Our sense of self-worth, value and confidence would sky rocket as we begin to understand that we weren’t elected by the people, but we were chosen by God for this important task. So, I hope you join us tomorrow as we begin learning who we are in Christ.