30/30: Anticipate the Change

16 03 2009

t-shirt-banner02Are you following Christ with authentic spiritual passion or are you just wearing a T-Shirt?

Peter and Andrew woke up one day as fisherman and ended the day with a passion to go where Jesus would lead them. What would cause them to make that change? They weren’t invited to join a religion. They weren’t invited to obey certain rules. They were invited to follow Christ. And in following Christ, they found their true identity and the life they were created to live.

Matthew 4:18-22 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left their nets at once and followed him.

In Jesus, Peter and Andrew …
1. Discovered their True ID

You are Chosen
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit. John 15:16

You are Loved

God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day–our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear: I John 4:16-18

You are Accepted
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:1-2

You are Valued
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6

You are Significant
For 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. Eph 2:10

2. Were invited to go on a Journey filled with expectation

3. Left there nets and their false identity and began a new future with new ID, their true ID.

Are you living your life off the words others have said about you or are living life based on your true ID in Christ?

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