Identity Crisis PT1


Identity is –

- The fact of being who or what a person or thing is.

 

Crisis is –

- A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.

 

Identity Crisis is –

- A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society.


 

Luke 9:18-20,

18 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” 19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.” 20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.”

 

1. Who Am I?

 

Psalms 139:13-14,

13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well.

 

Genesis 1:27,

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

 

John 14:19-20,

19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.

 

Luke 9:18-19,

“Who do the crowds say I am?” 19 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”

 

Luke 9:20,

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

 

John 8:58,

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

 

I am the Way – John 14:6

I am the Truth – John 14:6

I am the Life - John 14:6

I am the Light – John 8:12

I am the Bread – John 6:35

I am the Good Shepherd – John 10:11

I am the Vine – John 15:5

I am Gate – John 10:9

I am the Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25

 

2. Where Am I Going?

 

Luke 9:20-22,

20 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”  Peter answered, “God’s Messiah.” 21 Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. 22 And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

 

John 3:36,

36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

 

3. Why Am I Here?

 

Luke 22:42,

42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

 

John 3:16-18,

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

 

Romans 5:6-8,

6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Luke 9:23-25,

23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?