In late 2015, Dictionary.com released their annual word of the year: identity. In a similar vein, New York Magazine published a retrospective article on 2015 titled, “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity.” Identity has been the hot button topic in contemporary culture. Headlines regarding gender, sexual, and racial identity have abounded. The issue of identity has never been at the forefront of debate and discussion the way it is today.
Yet, never has there been so much confusion over this issue either. Today, so many of us find our identity in the wrong people and the wrong places. We define ourselves in ways that are destructive, demeaning, and less than what God has for us. We have a case of mistaken identity.
Increasingly, our culture has answered by putting this issue completely in the hands of the individual. It’s totally up to you to decide who or what you are; but in the midst of this confusion and relativism, the Bible provides some very firm answers about who we are in Christ. Throughout January, we will journal through the book of Ephesians. As we look at the first half of Ephesians, we will discover who God says we are and who He has made us to be. We will discover our true identity.
1/03 - Who am I?
1/10 - Chosen for the Church
1/31 - People or Fences?
2/07 - Great Expectations