Thursday, July 14, 2011

IDENTITY http://www.xenos.org/classes/principles/cpu2w3.htm

New Identity Worksheet

ASPECTS OF OUR NEW IDENTITY
RESULTING SPIRITUAL PROVISION
SYMPTOMS OF NOT "KNOWING", "CONSIDERING", AND/OR "PRESENTING"
EXAMPLES OF HOW TO "PRESENT"
Adoption as God's Child
(Eph. 1:5)
Belonging: security in the this life
Idolatrous human relationships
Material anxiety
Fear of rejection
  • Loving discipline & witness
  • Financial Giving
Forgiveness through Jesus' death for sin
(Eph. 1:7; Col. 2:13,14)
Acceptance apart from performance
Destructive reactions to guilt feelings (defensive, preoccupation with your wrongs)
Resentment, bitterness toward others
Man-pleasing
  • Forgiving others
  • Honesty with others about our sins
Unique role in God's purpose
(Eph. 1:9,10; 2:10)
Significance
Unhealthy comparison to others
Vulnerability to career identity
Reactive to critique of performance or lack
  • Appreciate & support others in their ministries
  • Focused ministry involvement
  • Evaluate performance critique before the Lord - is it true? He loves me nonetheless.
Inheritance(Eph. 1:11,14)
Security in the next life
Vulnerability to temporal security
Fear of death
  • Willingness to take risks and even suffer.
  • Long-term investment in ministry, including material generosity.
Delivered From Sin Nature's Authority
(ROM 6:6; Col. 2:11,12)
Freedom from sin's control
No deep seated change or growth in our lives, superficial view of sin, helplessness and fatalism.
  • Openness about your besetting sins
  • Faithful, patient persistence as we cooperate with God's strategy for change
  • Other-centered focus in spite of besetting sins
Delivered From Satan's Authority
(Eph. 1:20,21; 2:6; Col. 2:10,15;)
Freedom from demonic control
Vulnerable to temptation; accusation; kosmos; oppression
Fear & superstition
  • Refusal to cave in & quit
  • Following God's will
  • Prayer warfare

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