“Psychologist, Erik Erikson coined a term – “identity crisis” – where especially in one’s younger years, there’s a conflict that happens, whereby one doesn’t know where you fit in/belong; one doesn’t know your purpose; etc. Sadly, spiritually speaking, there are many Christians today, who are walking around with a spiritual “identity crisis”. Life gets tough,we get beaten about, and the devil whispers lies like: “You are going through all this “stuff” because the Father has disowned you! He has deserted you! Friend, if your circumstances are leading you into a spiritual identity crisis, where you are forgetting who you are in Christ. You are failing to recognize your position as a forgiven, redeemed child of God – may these words from John, reverberate though every nook and cranny of your heart: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!…. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, “ (1 John 3:1-2)”
Listen along by clicking on the link below. (This sermon was preached at St John’s Lutheran Church on Sunday 6th November 2016). God bless.