Chapter Four – “I Need Identity. Who Am I?”

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Related Scriptures

(Paraphrases of some Scripture verses related to our second core need of identity.)

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 I am blessed.

Psalm 17:8                  I am the apple of my Father’s eye.

Psalm 27:10                I am never forsaken.

Psalm 103:3, 12          I am forgiven and healed.

Isaiah 43:4                   I am precious to God and honored by Him.

Isaiah 66:13                 I am comforted.

Jeremiah 31:3              I am loved with an everlasting love.

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

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

John 5:24                    I have eternal life.

John 6:47                    I have everlasting life.

John 8:31-33               I am set free.

John 10:10                  I have abundant life.

John 13:34-35             I am a disciple of Christ.

Romans 1:7                 I am a saint.

Romans 6:2, 11           I am dead to sin.

Romans 8:9-11            I am an overcomer.

Romans 8:1                 I am free from condemnation.

Romans 8:2                 I live by the law of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:37               I am more than a conqueror.

Romans 12:2               I am transformed.

1 Corinthians 2:16       I have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 6:11       I am washed, sanctified, justified.

1 Corinthians 6:19       I am a temple of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17       I am a new creature.

2 Corinthians 5:21       I am the righteousness of God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5       I have power to control my thoughts.

Galatians 2:20             I am crucified with Christ.

Galatians 5:22             I have joy.

Galatians 5:22             I have peace beyond understanding.

Ephesians 1:4              I am holy and without blame before Him.

Ephesians 1:6              I am accepted in Christ.

Ephesians 1:7              I am forgiven.

Ephesians 1:13            I am sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 2:5              I am alive with Christ.

Ephesians 2:10            I am God’s workmanship.

Ephesians 6:10            I am strong in the Lord.

Philippians 1:6           I am being changed into His image.

Philippians 3:10          I have received the power that raised Jesus from the dead.

Philippians 3:14          I press on toward the goal to win the prize of the high calling of God.

Philippians 4:8-9         I think in new ways.

Philippians 4:19          I have all my needs met in Christ.

Colossians 1:12           I am qualified to share in His inheritance.

Colossians 2:7             I am firmly rooted, built up, strengthened in faith, overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:10           I am complete in Christ.

Hebrews 13:6              I am not afraid.

1 Peter 2:9                   I am holy.

1 Peter 2:24                 I am healed by the wounds of Jesus.

1 John 4:4                   I possess the Greater One in me than he who is in the world.

1 John 4:10, 19           I am loved.

1 John 5:4-5                I have overcome the world.

1 John 5:18                 I am born of God, the evil one cannot harm me.

Revelation 21:7           I am victorious.

Books and Website Related to Our Identity in Christ

Although these things can be helpful, please keep in mind that the best thing to do to further establish your identity in Christ is to read relevant Scripture.

My favorite BOOKS related to our identity in Christ are these:

Anderson, Neil (1990). Victory over the darkness: Realizing the power of your identity in Christ. Ventura, CA: Regal Books.

Anderson, Neil, VanderHook, Pete, and VanderHook, Sue (1996). Spiritual protection for your children: Helping your children and family find their identity, freedom and security in Christ. Ventura, CA: Regal.

Hunt, June. Identity: Do You Know Who You Really Are? (A Biblical Counseling Key available from the publisher.) Dallas, TX: Hope for the Heart.

You might enjoy this WEBSITE related to our identity in Christ:  – This is the site for Dr. Neil Anderson’s Freedom In Christ ministry. Their mission is to equip the Body of Christ to be alive, free, and complete in Him.

Koch, K.A. (2005). Finding authentic hope and wholeness: 5 questions that will change your life. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers. (Relevant to chapter 4: I need identity. Who am I?)

Kathy Koch, Ph.D., President, Celebrate Kids, Inc.

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