christ-centered identity

God desires to give each person a secure and beautiful identity based on His righteousness, acceptance, and purpose for our life. Instead of striving for His favor, we live from His favor. When we receive this God-given identity it frees us to confess, forgive, live with integrity and love freely! Christ-centered identity enables us to live fully.


Those who are in Christ are new creations. It’s time to start believing and living fully in who God says you are! Say no to the voice of shame and declare who God says you are.
I have been given the right to be a child of God. John 1:12
I know the truth, and it makes me free. John 8:32
I am a friend of Jesus. John 15:15
I believed, and I received the forgiveness of sins. Acts 10:43
I have peace with God. Romans 5:1
The love of God was poured into my heart. Romans 5:5
I was crucified and buried with Christ, and raised to newness of life in Him. Romans 6:3-5
I am a child of God led by His Spirit. God is my Father. Romans 8:14-15
I am washed, sanctified and justified. 1 Corinthians 6:11
God placed his Spirit in my heart. 2 Corinthians 1:22
I am chosen of God, holy, and beloved. Colossians 3:12
The Lord knows me, and I am His. 2 Timothy 2:19
I have been made complete in Christ. Colossians 2:10


Every culture has ways to help answer the timeless question, “Who am I?” If our identity is centered in Christ, then we must discern if current cultural values are true or false. Jesus said that He came to give you life and life to the full, but in the same breath He also said the enemy of our souls comes to steal, kill and destroy. To say yes to Christ-centered identity is also to say no to the world (false cultural values), the flesh, and the enemy of your soul.

The most pressing cultural value today says that our sexuality defines us. In other words, our sexuality = our identity, and that our sexual identity is ours to discover. According to God’s design this is not only false, but harmful. Sexuality is not who you are, it is how you are. Who you are is created in God’s image, as male and female, to reveal to the world the very image of God. This is a beautiful life that brings goodness and flourishing to our world. Who we are informs what we do and how we choose to live. Through Jesus we are called to live a life of holy sexuality.

Check out these resources below to learn more about the hope and wholeness found in Jesus Christ from voices we trust.

Jackie Hill Perry

Author, Teacher & Poet.
Order her book: Gay Girl, Good God

Rosaria Butterfield

Homeschool mother, author,
and speaker.
Order her book: Openness Unhindered

Dr. Christopher Yuan

Speaker, Author, Bible Professor
& Bearer of Christ
Order his book: Holy Sexuality And The Gospel

Sons & Daughters

SONS & DAUGHTERS is a collective of young adults, helping this generation discover the adventure, freedom, and purpose found in our creator.


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