Christian, don’t let the world define you! Find your identity in Christ. Be encouraged today by who you are in Him:
1. A new creation in Christ
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” (2 Cor. 5:17)
2. A child of God
“But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name” (John 1:12).
3. A branch of the true vine
“I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me” (John 15:5).
4. A friend of Jesus
“I do not call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from my Father” (John 15:15).
5. Justified and redeemed
“They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24).
6. An heir
“We are God’s children, and if children, also heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him” (Rom. 8:17).
7. A sanctified saint
“To the church of God at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called as saints, with all those in every place who call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord—both their Lord and ours” (1 Cor. 1:2).
8. A temple of the Holy Spirit
“Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own” (1 Cor. 6:19)
9. A member of Christ’s body
“Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it” (1 Cor. 12:27).
10. An ambassador for Christ
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: ‘Be reconciled to God’” (2 Cor. 5:20)
11. The righteousness of God
“He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Cor. 5:21)
“For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him” (Eph. 1:4)
“He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will” (Eph. 1:5)
14. Redeemed and forgiven
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace” (Eph. 1:7).
15. Sealed with the Holy Spirit
“In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed” (Eph. 1:13).
16. Made alive in Christ
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! (Eph. 2:4-5)
17. Raised and seated with Him in the heavenly places
“He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:6).
18. God’s workmanship
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do” (Eph. 2:10)
19. A citizen of heaven
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly wait for a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 3:20).
20. No longer a slave, but free
“For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal. 5:1).
Praise God I’m not who I used to be! In Christ, I am a new creation.
Mike Livingstone works at Lifeway Christian Resources as content editor for Explore the Bible materials.
All Scripture quotations are from the Christian Standard Bible (CSB).