The name you were given at birth may or may not be an accurate description of who you are. Your identity as a human depends on more than what is written on your birth certificate. Your character, experiences, hopes, and hurts, like fingerprints, are unique to you. And beyond the uniqueness of your story, is a unique design and purpose crafted by God. What is true of individuals is true of churches. God does not recognize a church based on the name printed on its sign or letterhead, but by the way the individuals in that church work together to reflect His Son, Jesus to the world. Join us for What’s in a Name each Sunday, in person or anytime online, as we explore examples of individuals who experienced a change of identity based on their encounter with God.
When we find our identity in Christ, we no longer worry about our reputation, because our attention will be overwhelmed with His.
The Hope of our Identity
(Isaiah 62:1-2; Psalm 23:3, 25:11, 31:3; Joshua 7:9; Ezekiel 20:44, 39:25)
The Source of our Identity
(Isaiah 62:3-4; Revelation 2:17)
The Transformation of our Identity
(Isaiah 62:4-7; Revelation 21:2-4)
Reconsider what it means to take the Lord’s name in vain
Live to make His name Great.
Find your identity in Jesus.
Our daily readings will take us through the book of Isaiah. As you read, pay special attention to the names . . . names of God, names used to describe God’s people, names given to Isaiah’s children, and names that will be used for Jesus.
Day 1: Isaiah 1-2
Day 2: Isaiah 3-4
Day 3: Isaiah 5
Day 4: Isaiah 6
Day 5: Isaiah 7
Day 6: Isaiah 8
Day 7: Isaiah 9
The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer
The Pursuit of Man, by A.W. Tozer
The Gift of Imperfection, by Brené Brown
Identity: Who You Are in Christ, by Eric Geiger