Friday, September 16, 2011

Identity in Christ

On Thursday I had the privilege to speak at VCU's Inter Varsity campus ministry. I spoke on having an Identity in Christ and the text I focused on was John 8:1-11. This passage deals with the woman who was caught in adultery, and was thrown before Jesus feet by the Jewish rulers so that they might trap him in His judgment of this woman. What was her identity prior to finding herself in the dust at the feet of Jesus, and what would be her identity upon hearing the grace filled words from Jesus' mouth "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more." ? Her identity along with our identity, if we trust in Jesus, goes from criminal to Christ, and this identity is not based on anything we can do or have done, but rather, it is based on what has been done for us, namely the punishment absorbing substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross for our sins. The audio of the message is below....

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