The Truth is That You’re Not What You Do

The truth is that you’re not what you do. You have God-given natural talents, Holy Spirit endowed gifts, and unique abilities. You also have duties, but these duties did not define you, because your identity is not determined by what you do. Rather, who you are in Christ helps you faithfully pursue your duties and use your abilities without them becoming the essence of your dignity and identity.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 8

This Is When We Become Guilty of Idolatry

The problem is not in the mall but rather in us. It’s not a sin purchase items or even to appreciate and enjoy them. When those things becomes the source of our identity, we become guilty of idolatry.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 8

What is Idolatry?

Idolatry is when we make a created thing a God thing. Which is a bad thing. Idolatry is so distructive and pervasive that biblical counselor David Powlison and has rightly said, “Idolatry is by far the most frequently discuss problem in the Scriptures.”

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 6

We Aren’t Created to Worship

Our worship never stops and starts. It’s not limited to a building in which we attend sacred meetings and sing worship songs. Rather, our life is devoted to pouring ourselves into someone or something. Saying it another way, we’re “unceasing worshipers.” We aren’t created to worship but rather were created worshiping.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 5

What a Mirror Should Remind Us Of…

The Trinitarian God who lives in eternal friendship and community created us to image him. God uniquely honors humanity in this way. He’s made nothing else in his image. Practically, this means that God made us to image, or reflect him, as a mirror does. And in a world where we are encouraged to spend much more time gazing at ourselves in the mirror, it’s helpful every time we look in the mirror to be reminded that we’re to mirror God to others. He created us to reflect his goodness and glory in the world around us, like Moses, who radiated the glory of God after being in God’s presence.

 

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 3

What You Aren’t; What You Are

You aren’t what’s been done to you but what Jesus has done for you. You aren’t what you do but what Jesus has done. What you do doesn’t determine who you are. Rather, who you are in Christ determines what you do.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 2

The World’s Fundamental Problem

This world’s fundamental problem is that we don’t understand who we truly are – children of God made in His image – and instead define ourselves by any number of things other than Jesus. Only by knowing our false identity apart from Christ in relation to our true identity in him can we rightly deal with and overcome the issues in our lives.

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 2