At The Movies - Part 2

The Greatest Showman

Behavior flows from identity.

My true identity "In Christ"...

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”  1 Peter 2:9-10 NLT

I am completely accepted - "chosen"

Jesus treated us much better than we deserve. He made us acceptable to God and gave us the hope of eternal life.  Titus 3:7 CEV

I am extremely valuable - "God's possession"

    What makes something valuable?
        *who owns it
        *what is somebody willing to pay for it

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT

"I'd rather die than live without you."

I am eternally loved - "God's people"

    Two characteristics of God's love:

God will never love you any more or any less than He does right now.

I am totally forgiven - "God's mercy"

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  Romans 8:1 NLT

I am fully capable - "royal priests"

There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from God; it is he who made us capable of serving the new covenant, which consists not of a written law but of the Spirit. The written law brings death, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 GNT

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:13 NLT

God wants us to treat others the way He treats us.

Behavior flows from identity.