Holman Street Baptist Church:
Sunday School-LTC Lessons
A Weekly Christian Growth Series
A Christian Life Connection Series
“DEVELOPING MY RELATIONSHIPS”
Lesson # 6: How To Handle My New Identity In Christ
Bible Fact: God’s word teaches believers the positive value of how to humanly relate to themselves in a spiritually appropriate manner.
Bible Text: Luke 10:27b
Aim: To lead students to improve their individual spiritual relationship with themselves by knowing God’s will for their life.
A man who hid for 32 years fearing punishment of pro-Nazi wartime activity says he used to cry when he heard happy voices outside, but dared not show himself even at his mother’s funeral. Janez Rus was a young shoemaker when he went into hiding at his sister’s farmhouse in June, 1945. He was found years later after she bought a large supply of bread in the nearby village of Zalna. “If I had not been discovered, I would have remained in hiding. So I am happy that this happened,” Rus told a reporter. Throughout those years he did nothing. He never left the house, and could only look down at the village in the valley. Today in the Word, October 17, 1993.
We do not need to hide any more now that Christ gives us a fresh start by faith.
I. What two things does II Corinthian 5:17 instruct me to understand about my fresh new identity in Christ? How do these things relate to my daily Christian practices?
II. I can recognize three things about the fear factor that my new identity offers me according to II Timothy 1:7 that will enable me to appropriate my new identity attractively to the world. I can give several examples of how to exemplify these traits in my daily living.
III. I understand how valuable my commitment is to my faith in Christ and what I must do to keep it strong. I can write a list of things that I must do to maintain the active value of my faith in Christ Jesus. Read Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 3:9-11