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   The Believer’s Corporate Identity

One of the ways Jesus - our Head - has provided for us to escape and be delivered from the selfish individualism of our mostly godless culture and society is by revealing to us our corporate identity. Often in Christian circles emphasis is given to our individual identity in Christ and that is something we should be grounded in for sure. But just as important is our corporate identity as the people of God or the body of Christ, etc.


May your meditations on your corporate identity bring you greater daily experience of these things and greater joy as you live out what He has destined for you with those He has joined you with.


I.               Jesus on our Corporate Identity

A.   “You are the salt of the earth” – Matt. 5:13. 

B.    “You are the light of the world” – Matt. 5:14  Same audience

 

II.             Paul on our Corporate Identity

A.    “We, who are many, are one body in Christ…”  Rom. 12:5

B.     “..we are individually members of one another”  Rom. 12:5

C.    “We are God’s fellow workers” – I Cor. 3:9

D.   “You are God’s field” – I Cor. 3:9

E.    “You are God’s building” – I Cor. 3:9

F.    “…you are a temple of God” – I Cor. 3:16

G.   “…we were all baptized into one body“you are Christ’s body” – I Cor. 12:13, 27 (implications vs. 14-26)

H.   “….you are a letter of Christ…” II Cor. 3:2,3

I.      “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ..”  Gal. 3:26

J.     “…you are all one in Christ Jesus.”  Gal. 3:28

K.   “the household of God” – I Tim. 3:15

L.    “the church of the Living God – I Tim. 3:15

M.  “the pillar and support of the truth – I Tim. 3:15

 

III.           Author of Hebrews on our Corporate Identity

A.   “whose house we are” – Hebrews 3:6

 

IV.          Peter on our Corporate Identity

A.   “you also, as living stones” – I Peter 2:5

B.    “as a spiritual house” – I Peter 2:5

C.    “But you are A CHOSEN RACE” – I Peter 2:9

D.   “But you are A royal PRIESTHOOD” – I Peter 2:9

E.    “But you are A HOLY NATION” – I Peter 2:9

F.    “But you are A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION” – I Peter 2:9

G.   “you are THE PEOPLE OF God” – I Peter 2:10

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