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What Is the Stuff of Man?

Posted on August 7, 2016

What is the Stuff of Man?

Ephesians 4:17-24

1. In Christ we are not who we used to be.

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;
- Romans 6:6

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Romans 5:1

2. Discipleship is critical to learning how to grow in righteousness.

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and every impurity.
- Matthew 23:27

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
- Romans 12:2

3. Our new life is build on the example set by God.

and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him
- Colossians 3:10

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Matt. 5:13 I am the salt of the earth.

Matt. 5:14 I am the light of the world.

John 1:12 I am a child of God (part of His family).  (see Rom. 8:16)

John 15:1, 5 I am part of the true vine, a branch of His (Jesus’) life.

John 15:15 I am Jesus’ friend.

John 15:16 I am chosen and appointed by Jesus to bear His fruit.

Acts 1:8 I am a personal witness of Christ for Christ.

Rom. 6:18 I am a slave of righteousness.

Rom. 6:22 I am enslaved to God.

Rom. 8:14, 15 I am a son of God.  (God is my “daddy” so to speak) (see Gal. 3:26, 4:6)

Rom. 8:17 I am a joint-heir with Christ sharing His inheritance with Him.

1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19 I am a temple (home) of God.  His Spirit dwells in me.

1 Cor. 6:17 I am joined to the Lord and am one spirit with Him.

1 Cor. 12:27 I am a member of Christ’s body.  (see Eph. 5:30)

2 Cor. 5:17 I am a new creation (new person).

2 Cor. 5:18, 19 I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation.

Gal. 3:26, 28 I am a son of God and one in Christ.

Gal. 4:6, 7 I am an heir of God since I am a son of God.

Eph. 1:1 I am a saint.  (see 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)

Eph. 2:10 I am God’s workmanship (handiwork) created in Christ to do the work He planned beforehand that I should do.

Eph. 2:19 I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s people in His family.

Eph. 3:1 / 4:1 I am a prisoner of Christ.

Eph. 4:24 I am righteous and holy.

Phil. 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven and seated in heaven right now (see Eph. 2:6)

Col. 3:3 I am hidden with Christ in God.

Col. 3:4 I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life.

Col. 3:12 I am chosen of God, holy, and dearly loved.

1 Thes. 1:4 I am chosen and dearly loved by God.

1 Thes. 5:5 I am son of light and not of darkness.

Heb. 3:1 I am a holy brother, partaker of a heavenly calling.

Heb. 3:14 I am a partaker of Christ … I share in His life.

1 Pet. 2:5 I am one of God’s living stones and am being built up (in Christ) as a spiritual house.

1 Pet. 2:9, 10 I am a part of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession to proclaim His excellencies.

1 Pet. 2:11 I am an alien and stranger to this world that I temporarily live in.

1 Pet. 5:8 I am an enemy of the devil.

1 John 3:1, 2 I am now a child of God.  I will resemble Christ when He returns.

1 John 5:18 I am born of God; the evil one (the devil) can’t touch me.

Psalm 23 & 100 I am a sheep of His pasture.  Therefore, I have everything I need.