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bible verses on identity

Identity in Christ:

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
  • Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”
  • Galatians 3:26 – “So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith.”

God’s Purpose and Calling:

  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • 1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
  • Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Identity as God’s Beloved:

  • 1 John 3:1 – “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”
  • John 1:12 – “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
  • Romans 8:15 – “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him, we cry, ‘Abba, Father.'”

Identity in Humility and Servanthood:

  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Matthew 20:26-27 – “But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”

Identity in Love and Compassion:

  • John 13:34 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
  • 1 John 3:16 – “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
  • 1 John 3:18 – “Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Identity in Strength and Courage:

  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”

Identity in Righteousness and Purity:

  • Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
  • 1 Peter 2:9 – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
  • Proverbs 10:9 – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Identity as God’s Workmanship:

  • Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
  • Psalm 139:14 – “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
  • Psalm 139:13 – “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”