Identity – Losing our lives to find them

Here’s a seminar that Emma and I ran recently for a group of 20s and 30s.

Unfortunately the recorder ran out almost as soon as Emma began to speak!  Not to worry, soon we’ll have a couple of different videos of Emma giving her testimony – I’ll link as soon as we have them.

We began the seminar with perhaps the key verse on identity:

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

We then kicked things off with my favourite 4 minutes of stand-up ever!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiUsfEkVRDY]

Death to the Me-Monster in Christ births a redeemed identity.

I speak a lot about Christ’s baptism, His identity and our sharing in it.  The stories of Jacob and Esau are very illuminating.  And Luther nails it with this quote:

The Christian lives far above themselves in Christ through faith
and far beneath themselves in their neighbour through love.

The one place we don’t live is in ourselves.  No we find our lives by losing them in and for Jesus.

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Posted on by glenscriv in gospel, pastoral theology, sermons

2 Responses to Identity – Losing our lives to find them

  1. Rich Owen

    What a great clip from Brian Regan! How have I missed that?

    This is great stuff, Glen (and Emma!). Keep sharing.

    Rich

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