Identity Theft - Part 1: "Looking Back"

Series: Identity Theft

Every day that is in our past has in some way shaped us.  But, our past does not need to define us or our future.  In this message, we will learn how the Gospel provides a way for our past to be redeemed.  

Speaker: Tim Hoeksema

June 28, 2020

Tim Hoeksema

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Identity Theft – Message Notes

Part 1 – “Looking Back”

June 28, 2020

 

What defines you?

Your past doesn’t have to dictate your present. 

If your past doesn’t dictate your present what does?

 

Paul’s Transformation

Philippians 3:4

If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more.

 

Philippians 3:7

But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.

 

Philippians 3:10-11

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.

 

Genesis 1:26-27

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

WHO GOD IS

WHAT GOD DOES

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

 

 

Ephesians 2:10

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.

 

 

WHO GOD IS

WHAT GOD DOES

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

Creator

Planner

Create

Plan

God’s Masterpiece

Good Things

 

 

 

 

GROUP QUESTIONS:

  1. What is something from your childhood that has shaped you?
  2. What is currently shaping your identity?
  3. What’s your take on the statement, “Your past doesn’t have to dictate your present”?
  4. What does it mean to know Christ?
  5. What was most helpful from Tim’s message?
  6. Did Tim miss anything you’d like to talk about?
  7. What is your next step in regard to reclaiming your stolen identity?

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