Chapter Two: Identity
Passage: Matthew 3:13–3:17
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When we think about our life, what motivates us?
"Making disciples in everyday life is not done out of guilt or duty but out of the overflow of a heart moved by the gospel."
"Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion." - Brennan Manning
Moving from activity to identity: "Knowing our Father's pleasure in us and with us through the good news of the gospel of Jesus is essential to living for Jesus in the everyday. Without knowing this we'll live our lives seeking God's pleasure for us through what we do for him, rather than our lives being a continual representation of his affirmation."
"The difference between our motivation being: we must, should or ought to, and it being: we're allowed to, chosen to and empowered to, is great and has everything to do with knowing our identity in our Father's love!" - Saturate
Matthew 3:17 Do you believe this, not only for Jesus, but for you?
1 John 3:1
What we do comes out of who we are.
What will happen when we begin to believe and are affirmed in their gospel identity as God's sons and daughters?
"Let's shift the center of gravity from the stage to the table, from Sunday to Monday through Saturday, from the event to life in community. And that is not an easy shift. . . we're calling people to a whole new way of life." - @johnmarkcomer