Think of the struggle we are witnessing in our culture over the question of identity. Today, people are on an endless quest of finding an identity in those things that they believe will make them happy. The culture tells people to turn inward and follow the desires of the heart to define one’s identity. And once people believe they have found their true identity, notice how passionate they are to make it known.
With all the challenges surrounding identity, we often tell Christians to be careful of these alternative identities proposed by the world and to pursue the identity we have in Christ. But what is our identity in Christ? Have we thrown this phrase around too loosely without helping people understand precisely what we are talking about? It is not enough simply to tell people that they have a new identity in Jesus. Great attention needs to be given to help people understand what this identity is so that it will be valued and exercised. When we understand how Jesus defines our identity, that understanding forms the foundation for how we are to live in this world as His followers. Read More»
Christopher J. Gordon | “The Salt of the Earth and Light of the World” | July 2022
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Dr Clark and Pastor Gordon,
Salt and Light are also practically and beneficially lived and voiced as reminders in every relationship especially with believers. I am parsing and memorizing 1 John 1:5-10. It is very fruitful to understand John’s vital news about the Message. WE HAVE HEARD from Him and proclaim to you, God is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all.
Walking in the Light is being in Fellowship with others with the Truth, I am a sinner who is justified by Christ’s death and resurrection. Daily I am a sanctified saint at Peace with God by Grace Alone through Faith Alone. Blessed because His Spirit has been deposited in me.