Who does God say you are?

The Scriptures lists one reference to people that have become saved in Christ as sinners.

1 Timothy 1:15 NIV –  Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.

But then we need to read verse 16 to put that into context.

1 Timothy 1:16 NIV –  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.

Romans 5:8 NIV says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Did you catch that? While we WERE still sinners. So what are we now?

Mull over these points from the New Testament

John1:12,13 – I am God’s child

12. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God
13. children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

John 15:15 – I am Christ’s friend
15. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Roman 5.1 – I have been justified
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Corithians 6:17 – I am united with the Lord
But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 – I belong to God

19.Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;20.you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 12:27 – I am a member of Christ’s body.

27.Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Ephesians 1.1 I am a saint
1.To the saints in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Can we stop on this one just for a minute? I want to hear everyone here say ”I am a Saint!” Do you feel that? Let’s say it one more time. “I am a Saint!”

Nothing feels better than the truth.