The Real You – Video Series

As a Believer in Jesus there are so many things that are true about you, but even if something is true, if you are either not aware of it or you choose not to believe it, that truth won’t do you a bit of good.

The Real You series is all about me reminding you what is true about you in Christ Jesus!

Why is this important? Because when you believe who you really are, you will begin to live the overcoming life in Christ. You will begin to reign in life through Jesus Christ!

I pray you are greatly encouraged as you watch this grace-based series!

Here’s the link to the page on my blog that I refer to each week in my messages:

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“The Real You” series – Week 1: You Are Dead To Sin!

Overview

Do you feel like you struggle through life and no matter how hard you try, there never seems to be lasting peace? Well, I’ve got Good News for you! As a Believer in Jesus, you have been co-crucified with Christ; therefore, you are dead to the power of sin! This is very good news! Believing this truth results in you living the overcoming life in Christ Jesus! Here’s that link I mentioned in the video of my “Jesus In The Driver’s Seat” page. The Real You series is all about me reminding you what’s true about you in Christ! Why is this a big deal? Because, even if there is something that is true about you, if you either don’t know it or refuse to believe it, it won’t do you one bit of good.

“The Real You” series – Week 2: You Are Alive To God In Christ Jesus!

Overview

How do you deal with a frustrating situation, a frustrating person or frustration toward yourself? As a Believer in Jesus, did you know the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you! You are alive to God in Christ Jesus! As a result, you have the privilege everyday of placing your faith in the life of Christ within you instead of trying to do life in your own strength and by your own self-effort. Trust me when I say, the first way is the best way. In fact, it’s a very restful way to live. Trust me. I’ve tried life both ways! Here’s that link I mentioned in the video of my “Jesus In The Driver’s Seat” page.

“The Real You” Series – Week 3: You Are Chosen!

Overview

Ever been rejected? Ever been the last one to be picked by the captain of the team? Feels just like you’ve been punched in the gut, right? Well, I’ve got good news for you. As a Believer in Jesus, you are chosen! You’re in! You’re not waiting to get in or needing to earn your way in. You are in and you are in to stay…all because of Jesus! Why is this important? Because when you live convinced that you’re chosen, you live differently. You live confident! Here’s that link I mentioned in the video of my “Jesus In The Driver’s Seat”.

“The Real You” series – Week 4: You Have The Mind Of Christ!

Overview

Whose job is it to renew your mind? You might be surprised to find out! When you read The Love Chapter in 1 Corinthians 13, do you think to yourself, “I need to be more patient, more kind, less arrogant, less touchy, etc…?” I did this for years, but I’ve found out there’s a much better way to look at these verses! What does it mean to “have the mind of Christ?” Did you know that negative thoughts are not your thoughts? Sound crazy? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this video my friends and I recorded for Week 4 of “The Real You” series titled ‘You Have The Mind Of Christ!’ Knowing your true identity is everything! So many Christians spend their entire lives trying to be something they already are in Christ! What does this produce? F.R.U.S.T.R.A.T.I.O.N. But life doesn’t have to be this way. The more we learn our true identity in Christ the more we live a life life filled with peace and rest! Here’s that link I mentioned in the video of my “Jesus In The Driver’s Seat”.

Here’s the foundational verse for this series!

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMPC)
Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!

Here are some of the other scriptures I used as well as some quotes:

Romans 6:4-5 (TPT)
4 Sharing in his death by our baptism means that we were co-buried and entombed with him, so that when the Father’s glory raised Christ from the dead, we were also raised with him. We have been co-resurrected with him so that we could be empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. 5 For since we are permanently grafted into him[a] to experience a death like his, then we are permanently grafted into him to experience a resurrection like his and the new life that it imparts.

Colossians 3: 1-4 (TPT)
1 Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. This is why we are to yearn for all that is above, for that’s where Christ sits enthroned at the place of all power, honor, and authority![a] 2 Yes, feast on all the treasures of the heavenly realm and fill your thoughts with heavenly realities, and not with the distractions of the natural realm.
3 Your crucifixion[b] with Christ has severed the tie to this life, and now your true life is hidden away in God in Christ. 4 And as Christ himself is seen for who he really is, who you really are will also be revealed, for you are now one with him in his glory!

Galatians 3:23-27 (MSG)
23-24 Until the time when we were mature enough to respond freely in faith to the living God, we were carefully surrounded and protected by the Mosaic law. The law was like those Greek tutors, with which you are familiar, who escort children to school and protect them from danger or distraction, making sure the children will really get to the place they set out for.

25-27 But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise.

Galatians 2:20 (TPT)
“My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!

Romans 6:11 (NLT)
So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

Quote from the video: “To live in victory over sin we must consider ourselves dead to sin.”

The Triumph of Grace over Sin
1 So what do we do, then? Do we persist in sin so that God’s kindness and grace will increase? 2 What a terrible thought! We have died to sin once and for all, as a dead man passes away from this life. So how could we live under sin’s rule a moment longer? 3 Or have you forgotten that all of us who were immersed into union with Jesus, the Anointed One, were immersed into union with his death?

6 Could it be any clearer[b] that our former identity[c] is now and forever deprived of its power? For we were co-crucified with him to dismantle the stronghold of sin within us,[d] so that we would not continue to live one moment longer submitted to sin’s power.[e]
7 Obviously, a dead person is incapable of sinning.

Quote from the video: “What is going to happen when we really believe this?”

Sin’s Reign Is Over
12 Sin is a dethroned monarch; so you must no longer give it an opportunity to rule over your life, controlling how you live and compelling you to obey its desires and cravings. 13a So then, refuse to answer its call to surrender your body as a tool for wickedness.
14 Remember this: sin will not conquer you, for God already has! You are not governed by law but governed by the reign of the grace of God.

Dethroned: Removed from power; removed from a position of authority or dominance!

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