Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 7): “I Am Reconciled”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 2:11-20

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads the continuation of the “Identity Theft” sermon series, at Redemption Bible Church. In Ephesians 2, Pastor Jason points out the illustration that humans are predisposed to lift up our own strengths and use them as a basis from which to look down on other people. The sin in our heart and in our nature leads us to build these walls between us and others. This can, at times, manifest as a belief that we are right and everyone who isn’t like us is wrong. It is these conflicts that can cause us to be separated from Jesus. Paul is saying that when Jesus died on the cross, we need to recognize that He removed every barrier between humans and God. We have been reconciled to God, even though we are all sinners, and try to rebel against God. Thanks to Jesus we, as Christians, are all seen as equal children of God and given this common identity. We need to place more value in what we have in common, rather than what might make us different. Through this we can set an example for everyone on how to live in spiritual unity and serve God.

Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 6): “I Am Saved”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 2:1-10

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church in the celebration of Valentine’s Day with a look at Ephesians 2. This is a part of the sermon series entitled “Identity Theft.” Pastor Jason points out we all enjoy good rescue stories, perhaps because in life we are all in need of being rescued. It is when we recognize this that we will start to see ourselves and the world in a different way. We have all been rescued from God’s wrath. We are all sinners and have to rely on something other than ourselves and our acts for salvation to be saved. The fact that we have been saved is not of our own doing — Jesus saved us and it is through his work that we are capable of accomplishing good works in God’s name. His rescue of us frees us to love and serve those around us.

Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 5): “We Are Valued”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 1:15-23

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Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 4): “I Am Blessed”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 1:3-14

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church to looks at Ephesians 1, as part of the continuing sermon series entitled “Identity Theft.” Pastor Jason challenges us to look at the blessings we’ve been granted by God. Do we think we have received them because we are unique and special, and therefore deserving of such rewards? Or do we receive these blessing because we belong to an amazing God? Through this teaching, we learn about three important blessings: We have been chosen by God, we have been redeemed by the Son, and we have been sealed by the Holy Spirit.

Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 3): “I Am A Saint”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 1:1-2

Redemption Bible Church continues a journey through the book of Ephesians in the sermon series entitled “Identity Theft.” This week, as we mark the one-year anniversary from our very first official meeting, Pastor Jason Mayhall teaches where Paul refers to the people of Ephesus as “saints.” Pastor Jason talks about how we are not perfect, we’re all still sinners, but we’re also so much more than that. Our identity cannot just be that of a sinner. We, as humans, can change. We can be obedient, and endure temptation and persecution. If we follow the path of Christ, we are in Paul’s words “saints.” We are redeemed.

Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 2): “I Am In Christ”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Ephesians 1:1

Redemption Bible Church continues the new series entitled “Identity Theft,” finding who we are in Christ. In this teaching, Pastor Jason Mayhall examines the start of the Book of Ephesians with a look at how we, as humans, have two paths we can follow. We can choose to follow the sinful nature we were born into, an example set by Adam in the Bible, or we can choose to follow the example set by Jesus Christ. Our identity comes from whichever path we choose. Pastor Jason talks about how when we seek to take control of things in our lives, we’re following the path of Adam. Instead, we need to acknowledge what scripture put forward in John 15, that Jesus is the vine and we, as people, are the branches.

Identity Theft – Finding Who You Are In Christ (Week 1): “I Am ____?”

Jason Mayhall, Lead Pastor – Genesis 1:26-28; 3:5

Pastor Jason Mayhall leads Redemption Bible Church as we brush off the snow and starts a new sermon series entitled “Identity Theft.” Pastor Jason uses scripture to illustrate that we as people are not defined by our accomplishments or our gifts beyond how we use them to reflect God’s will. Our lives cannot be defined by other people but instead they must be defined by how others can see God through our actions. We must recognize that whatever God lets us go through, we must recognize He’s trying to teach us something so we can teach and encourage others.