Why is it so important for us to be authentically known and to authentically know others? Why do relationships feel a tension expressed often in exasperation with phrases like, “You don’t even know who I am!” or “I don’t even know who you are anymore!” It is because being known and knowing others is one of the unique aspects of what it means to be human. In fact, that personal knowledge we have of others and we allow others to have of us has a lot to do with our identity.
In our current series at Eastbrook Church, “Who Am I?“, we are exploring biblical answers to questions about our identity as human beings. This past weekend I explored the ways in which knowing is so important to us grasping a sense of personal identity. Specifically, I addressed the importance of being known by God as a fundamental element of our ability to answer the question, “who am I?”
You can view the message video and an expanded sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.
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With our current series at Eastbrook Church, “Who Am I?”, we are exploring biblical answers to questions about our identity as human beings.
This weekend I addressed the ways in which we feel stuck in life, and how a deeper level of being stuck – or existential dissonance – is the underlying cause of that. I talked about two great truths that pin us in their grip, and how the work of Christ opens a doorway into a new way of living out of an unstuck identity.
You can view the message video and sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.
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This past weekend at Eastbrook Church, as we celebrated the resurrection, we launched a new series entitled “Who Am I?: Finding Identity in Christ.” My first message in that series, “He Is – I Am,” explored how the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah leads us into the discovery of what it truly means to be human in relation to God and as our unique selves.
The remainder of the series addresses this pervasive question within our culture: who am I? We receive all sorts of advice in answering that question, from ‘following our noses’ to trying on different identities to reacting against the prevailing culture or our histories. But how do we discover our personal identity? Even more, is the concept of personal identity even something that is helpful to consider?
This series looks at what Jesus’ life, death and resurrection mean for our personal identity with God in Christ.
Here are the titles of the series:
- April 7/8: I am not stuck
- April 14/15: I am known by faith
- April 21/22: I am more than my image
- April 28/29: I am made uniquely
- May 5/6: I am unfinished
- May 12/13: I am loved beyond measure
- May 19/20: I am filled with God’s power
Join us throughout the next two months in person or online to gain a deeper grasp of our identity in Jesus Christ.
As we celebrated the resurrection this past weekend at Eastbrook Church we also began a new series “Who Am I?” on identity in Christ. My Easter message was a linkage between our deepest questions about finding who we are and the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
You can view the message video below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.
My good friend, the Reverend Canon Francis Omondi, opened Scripture with us this Good Friday at Eastbrook Church. I was so encouraged to hear from him, as he reflected on the power of the Cross of Christ as the symbol that shapes the church in the midst of the world. You can view his message here.