Letting Go! – Letting Go of your Fake ID

Have you ever been a victim of identity theft? It’s a scary experience when someone takes on your identity and uses it for their own gain. But did you know that as believers in Christ, we are at risk of having our true identity stolen as well? Satan is the ultimate identity thief, using hurt, pain, trauma, other people’s opinions, and the culture to distort our true identity in Christ. But in 1 Peter 2:9-10, we are reminded of our true identity as chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and God’s very own possession.

In this message, Pastor Chris brings our Letting Go series to a close by exploring the dangers of identity theft and how we can protect ourselves by holding onto our true identity in Christ. We will learn how to let go of the fake ID that Satan tries to give us and embrace our true identity as children of God. By understanding and living out these five aspects of our true identity in Christ we can protect ourselves from Satan’s tactics and live in the fullness of who God created us to be. Join us as we reclaim our true identity in Christ and live as the people God intended us to be.


  1. What are some of the ways that Satan tries to steal our true identity in Christ? Have you experienced any of these tactics in your own life?
  2. How does understanding our true identity in Christ help us in our daily lives? In what ways has this knowledge impacted your own life?
  3. In what ways do we try to earn acceptance or value from others instead of finding it in our identity in Christ? How can we shift our focus to finding our acceptance and value in God instead?
  4. How can we learn to accept God’s unconditional love for us, even when we don’t always feel deserving of it? What helps you to remember that God’s love for you is not based on your own performance?
  5. What does it mean to be fully capable as a child of God? How can we step into this truth and use our gifts and abilities for God’s purposes?
  6. How can we practically protect ourselves from Satan’s identity theft? What are some ways we can remind ourselves of our true identity in Christ on a regular basis?
  7. Take some time to reflect on the five aspects of our true identity in Christ that were discussed in the sermon. Which one stands out to you the most, and why? How can you continue to embrace this truth in your daily life?

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