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Saints - by Michael Phillips
What We Are - Part 2 of 5
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Colossians 1:12
Nov 16, 2008 am - Last Sunday morning, we began a topical study called, What We Are, the goal of which is just that: to tell the Lord's People what we really are, and to oppose the identity advertisers, social scientists, doctors and others have given us. Nowadays, most people think of themselves in terms of race, age, sex, health, income, political party, and even what they like to wear. These things color us in some ways, of course, but they don't identify us. You are not an overweight man who believes in Christ. You're a believer in Christ who maybe needs to mix in a salad now and then! The world does not have the authority to name you. Don't let it! What you are is what Jesus Christ says you are. As the Second Man Adam, only He has the right to give names; the first Adam had the power, but he lost it-and it remained lost-until the One True Man picked it up. What are the names our Lord has given His People? There are quite a few of them, actually. The one we looked at last week was Disciple or 'follower'. The word makes a tender-hearted squirm. With the hymn writer, we often ask ourselves: Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb? We want to say, 'Yes I am!' But then we remember the ... More >>>

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