Our Identity in Christ

As Christians, our identity is found in Christ. It is through Him that we are saved, and it is in Him that we find our purpose and meaning. In this post, we will explore what it means to have our identity in Christ and look at some Bible references to support this truth.

First and foremost, our identity in Christ is grounded in our relationship with Him. When we come to faith in Christ, we are adopted into God’s family and become His children (John 1:12-13). This new identity is not based on our own achievements or good deeds but on the work of Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is a gift of grace that we receive through faith, and it is not something we can earn or lose.

Secondly, our identity in Christ means that we are no longer defined by our past mistakes, failures, or even our successes. We are new creations in Christ, and our old selves have been crucified with Him (2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20). This means that we no longer need to live in shame or guilt over our past, but can live in the freedom that Christ has given us.

Thirdly, our identity in Christ means that we are part of a larger body of believers. We are not meant to live out our faith in isolation but to be part of a community that loves and supports one another (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). Our identity in Christ is not just an individual experience but a corporate one, where we can use our unique gifts and talents to serve one another.

Lastly, our identity in Christ means that we have a purpose that extends beyond ourselves. We are called to live a life of service and to be ambassadors for Christ in this world (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our identity in Christ means that we are called to love others, to serve others, and to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).

So, as you can see, our identity in Christ is foundational to our Christian faith. It is through Him that we find our purpose, our meaning, and our hope. As we continue to grow in our relationship with Him, may we be reminded of who we are in Christ and the incredible gift of grace that we have received.


  • John 1:12-13 – “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
  • Galatians 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:20 – “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

5 responses to “Our Identity in Christ”

  1. I love that 2 Corinthians 5:17 specifically says, “in Christ.” It reminds us that he can be in US, but until we are in HIM, we aren’t truly a new creation. If you have received him into yourself, but you haven’t entered into him, the process isn’t complete.

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  2. I promise you that all of these days, I’ve been seeing messages of gifts and talents for the Lord. and I actually have a talent for the Lord and that is music. I am a great musician and I need to use that talent for the Lord. The Lord gave me this talent and now I have to give it back to him. And I actually don’t mind using my talent for the Lord. Actually it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Thank you for sharing this and for reaffirming that I need to use my talents for the Lord.

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