99. Identity, It Matters

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(Note: Kanazawa means ‘marsh of gold’ and it is a beautiful city)

12/11/2018 Amanda Wilson

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Abraham and Sarah

Said we’re old and barren

We have no child

 And we will never have one

But God said, “That’s not true

Now You are My Children!”

And they had a son Isaac

Who fathered many nations

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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The Jews enslaved by Egypt

Thought by God they’d been abandoned

Slavery was their norm

They could see no other future

But God said, “That’s not true

For You are My Children!”

He sent Moses to lead them

To His Promised land’s freedom

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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David was a shepherd

The youngest of eight sons

Considered insignificant

By all human standards

But God said, “That’s not true

For he is My Child!”

God made David king

Over all Israel.

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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When Jesus was beginning

His ministry time

He was baptised by John

At the riverside

And God said, “I’m well pleased,

This is my Beloved Son!”

And those words kept Jesus safe

Through His time of temptation

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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The Samaritan woman

Lived from her shame

She would only get water 

At midday far from home

But Jesus called her out as His

Gave her His living water

She became an evangelist

Brought her whole town to her Saviour.

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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A madman in a graveyard

Worshipped Jesus one day

Though exiled by his village

For his madness and rage

But Jesus actions said, “Your mine!”

Sending the man’s demons away

And he became an evangelist

The whole town he saved.

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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Saul was a zealot

Fighting for God’s Law

Killing Christians was his aim

For he thought they were evil

But Jesus said to him

“Why do you persecute Me?”

And Saul became Paul

Taking Christ to the world

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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When Peter and John

Were approached by a lame beggar

They had no money

To give to help his hunger

But they knew they were God’s Sons

For Jesus was their Saviour

So they healed his crippled legs

Released God’s Kingdom favour

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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We live in a war zone

Though the battle’s already won

We must decide who we believe

Whose side we are on

Jesus says, “I have saved you

With myself I’ve made you One!

The old you died on the cross

Now you’re God’s Sons in my Kingdom!”

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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We can live from the old man

With all his sins and failures

Live in hopelessness

Where fear and shame stalk us

Or live from God’s Word

Who says “You are God’s Sons!

Love, joy, peace and righteousness

Will fill all your days!”

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Identity, it matters

And We are God’s Sons

Made in Jesus’ image

For with Jesus we are One!

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