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Delivered – Week 2: God Promises Us A New Identity in Him

Delivered – Week 2: God Promises Us A New Identity in Him

God Promises us a new Identity in Him

1) Satan may attack your identity – But God promises us a new identity in Him

• Satan wants us to be defined by the things we have done, and not by who God says we are.
• He wants us to be stuck in our past: our past mistakes, faults, failures, sins
• He knows that if he can get us to stay in our past, then we will be ineffective in our present, and will ruin any chance of us impacting the future.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NLT)

• Satan wants us to be defined by our sin. He wants us to constantly be reminded of all the wrong we have done, and who we were…BUT GOD gives us a new identity…

Scripture tells me that I am…

• A new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
• Redeemed and forgiven of all my sins (Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:4; I John 1:9; 2:12)
• A saint (Romans 1:7; I Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1)
• Holy and without blame (Ephesians 1:4)
• Victorious (Revelation 21:7)
• Set free (John 8:31-33)
• More than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
• Accepted in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:6)
• Complete in Him (Colossians 2:10)
• Alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:5)
• Free from condemnation (Romans 8:1)
• The light of the world (Matthew 5:14)
• The righteousness of God (II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24)
• Chosen (I Thessalonians 1:4; Ephesians 1:4; I Peter 2:9)
• God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)
• A child of God (John 1:12)
• A friend of Jesus (John 15:15)
• Chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. (Colossians 3:12; I Thessalonians 1:4)
• I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)
• I have been given a spirit of power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
• I am NOT the great “I Am”, but by the grace of God, I am who He says I am. (I Corinthians 15:10)
• I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) Mark 1:11 (NIV)

What do you believe about yourself?

• Do you believe that you are the things that you have done?
• Do you believe you are your short comings?
• Do you believe that you aren’t capable or worthy to do something special?
• Do you believe that God can, will and wants to use you to do incredible things?
• Do you believe that He loves you, is for you and has an amazing plan for you?

2) You may question your ability
*Exodus 4:1-10* (NIV)

• God was showing Moses that He would give him everything he needed to accomplish what He called him into.

• How many times are we afraid to step out in faith because we don’t believe that we are equipped enough to do what God is calling us to do; that we don’t have what it takes?
• Moses now expresses his fear of man…his fear of rejection because of his own inadequacies…
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)
• How often do you look at the culture and society around you and believe something about yourself based on what you see?
• God doesn’t make mistakes, and He certainly didn’t make a mistake when He created you.
• He created you INTRICATELY and He knows you INTIMATELY.
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
• Moses was more concerned about what HE WASNT able to do instead of what GOD WAS able to do through him.
Exodus 4:11 (NIV)
• Are you relying on your own abilities or are you relying on the ability that God has given you to do what He has called you to do?
Exodus 5:2-10 (NIV), Exodus 5:22-23 (NIV)

3) Things may not go how YOU planned.

4) God not only shows up, God promises a us a new identity in Him  
• God called Moses to do something and Moses tells God all the reasons he can’t.
• What excuses are you making about why you can’t do what God is calling you to do, or be who God is calling you to be?

For discussion with your small group, family and friends. Passages: Exodus 4-6

Ice Breaker: Share a memory of when things have not gone as planned.

Sermon Reflection: What was thought-provoking to you from the sermon?

Questions to discuss:

  1. Read Exodus 4:1-17. What do you see about God in this passage? What does it tell us about Moses? What are ways God has demonstrated his power and provision to you?
  2. Moses was so reluctant to do what God asked him to do, he would disrupt his current life and go back to a place that he had failed and ran from. In what ways can you relate to Moses? What do you do when you are in situations that feel similar to that of Moses’? Hebrews 11:24-26 has a different perspective of what was going on in Moses’ life so far. Who or what helps you gain a different perspective of what is happening?
  3. Read Exodus 5. What is happening in this passage? What would you be thinking if you were the Israelite people? What would you be experiencing if you were Moses?
  4. Read John 11:1-6. Talk about who John the Baptist was and what he was experiencing. What holds you to trusting God when timing and events don’t go as you expected?
  5. When has following Jesus not gone the way you expected it would?
  6. Read Exodus 6:1-13. What are the promises God makes? What does that tell you about who God is? Are there people in your life who are too discouraged to hold on to who God is and his reality? How can you be a part of leading them out of their Egypt?

Next week: Delivered! God Delivers Passages: Exodus 7-12
Check out: https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/exodus-1-18/

Scripture quotations marked NIV84 are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. Copyright 1978, 1984 by New York International Bible Society.

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