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Oct 21, 2018

Choosing A Confident Identity

Passage: Mark 1:1-38

Series: Extraordinary: The Surprising Life of God's Son on Earth

Category: Identity

When you read the first chapter of Mark, you can see the steps Jesus took towards living confidently in his identity as he began his public ministry. As a Jesus follower you can choose to have a confident identity as well by following the path Jesus walked. First was his baptism—an intimate time when God tells us who we are. We need to know who we are in Jesus so we can live our purpose. After Jesus was baptized, he was called into the wilderness. The wilderness is where we can build confidence in our faith. This is where we learn about our strengths and turn over our weaknesses to God; it is where you take responsibility for your spiritual growth. In verses 16-22 Jesus builds his community. We need to build community too. We aren’t in this alone. Jesus knew what he was supposed to do and took confident action to fulfill his identity. You can too—follow Jesus, be confident in your identity, and take the next step Jesus is calling you to take.