Who am I? Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? These are questions that we ask at a young age and seem to come back to often after that. The world gives all kinds of answers. Satan lies to us. We hear that we are worthless, condemned and shameful. Thankfully, because of Christ, our actual identity includes descriptions like valued, beloved and approved. During the season of Lent, we will learn the truth about what God believes about us because of what Christ did for us. We will establish our Real ID so that we can experience victorious living in Him.
This weekend, we will start by learning how the world tells us we are disregarded but God wants us to know that we are redeemed. A wonderful promise about redemption to memorize is Galatians 2:20—“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”