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A Heart For All Students:  Identity In Christ

The key wording we use to express biblical ideas are wonderful and based on the Truth of Scripture. However, I’ve observed a shortcoming in our efforts to grow our children (and often new adult believers) in the Truth of the Gospel.

The truth of God’s love for His people is expressed in these simple expressions that we share with young children. These basic truths are the foundation of our faith. Using this basic language with our children is the crucial foundation to a deeper understanding of the gospel.

Oh Friend, I am convinced that all of us need to know who we are in Christ. Often, we need encouragement and practical tools to help us remember. This is ok.

There are incredible blessings that come from having our identity based on Christ and not on what the world says about us.

However, it is almost impossible to recognize and live in that freedom if we don’t know what Scripture really says about it. Let’s equip our kids and ourselves to face this world with confidence because of Jesus. We are in this together!

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In my 15 years of experience in children’s ministry, I’ve noticed a pattern related to our identity in Christ.

As we share Jesus with children (and newer believers), we tend to use the same verbiage over and over again.  Some would use the term “Christianese” to describe the language used in Christian circles and in ministry.

In the church, this language begins when our children are young.

We start intentionally teaching preschool-age children using and repeating key phrases.  We choose specific truths from the Bible and repeatedly use those ideas to convey the message of the Gospel.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Identity In Christ

As we share Jesus with children (and newer believers), we tend to use the same verbiage over and over again. Some would use the term “Christianese” to describe the language used in Christian circles and in ministry.

The truth of God’s love for His people is expressed in these simple expressions that we share with young children. These basic truths are the foundation of our faith. Using this basic language with our children is the crucial foundation to a deeper understanding of the gospel.

As Christian parents, we want them to know the beautiful truths of Scripture.

Oh Friend, I am convinced that all of us need to know who we are in Christ.

There are incredible blessings that come from having our identity based on Christ and not on what the world says about us.

However, it is almost impossible to recognize and live in that freedom if we don’t know what Scripture really says about it. Let’s equip our kids and ourselves to face this world with confidence because of Jesus. We are in this together!

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  •    [01:30] Truth Of Scripture
  •    [02:31] Cornerstone Of Truth
  •    [03:49] What Do We Want From Our Children?
  •    [04:10] O Friend
  •    [04:55] Hard Look In Mirror
  •    [06:29] Offensive Weapon

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