Who Am I?

Identity: I Am Not ‘I Am’

April 10, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

Jesus did what you could not do and you cannot do, that’s why your little “i am” rests solely on Jesus’ BIG “I AM.”

I Am—Because He Is—Alive

March 27, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

At Easter, we’re not celebrating an event, we are celebrating a person, Jesus Christ. There is redemption only in him.

I Am Crucified With Christ

March 20, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

Jesus suffered the wrath of God for our sin on the cross, and he did this alone…we have no contribution. He was forsaken so that we would never be forsaken. That’s why the cross is glorious.

I Am Hidden With Christ

March 13, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

If your security is not in Christ, than that other thing is an idol and you are worshiping it. When a good thing becomes an ultimate thing, it is no longer a good thing. There’s a better place to hide…in Christ.

I Am Washed Clean

February 28, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

As a believer, Jesus did more than just pay the price for your sin and thereby satisfying the wrath of God, he also washed you clean. “…though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow” (Is. 1:18).

I Am A Member of God’s Family

February 7, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

Family is powerful, appearing in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and the story of Jesus can not be told apart from family. God is our father, a title he has chosen for himself, and we have spiritual siblings, with Jesus being our older brother. We are members of God’s family.

I Am An Ambassador of Reconciliation

January 31, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

For believers, our time our on earth is not meant to just be a waiting time…we have a higher purpose, a business to be engaged in. We are called to be ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation.

I Am a Citizen of Heaven

January 24, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

If I forget that the fourth part of the Gospel is “restoration” (creation, fall, redemption, restoration) and that it is yet to come, then I’ll look for it in this world, and I won’t find it. This is not my home… “I Am A Citizen of Heaven.” The implication here are staggering: emotionally, physically, spiritually, relationally, and politically.

I Am Free From Condemnation

January 17, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

For the believer, there is no possible condemnation. We cannot be separated from God because Jesus experienced separation from God in our place. If you are believer and you still live in condemnation, then what you have heard of the Gospel is incomplete.

I Am More Than a Conqueror Through Christ Who Loved Me

January 10, 2016 • Pastor Steve McGuyre

God says to us, “You are more than a conqueror.” It is part of our identity that we conquer through Christ and we can experience this most practically when we pray.

I Am Secure

January 3, 2016 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

Christian, your salvation is more secure than you realize. You know why? Because your salvation is not actually in your hands, it’s in God’s hands.

I Am A Friend of God

December 13, 2015 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

Our relationship with God is a true friendship. It is a mutual relationship that is initiated by Jesus, and is covenantal and everlasting, signed in Jesus’ blood. This friendship is a sacrificial relationship because Jesus laid down his life. Finally, it is also a relationship of trust, God considers us his partners and co-workers.

I Am A Child of God

December 6, 2015 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

The Father watched in agony as his Son purchased many sons. Through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross, he is bringing restoration to a broken family.

I Am a Slave of Christ

November 29, 2015 • Tanner Sheahan

In our American culture, being asked to be a servant can make us cringe, and being asked to be a slave is totally unacceptable. Yet many writers of New Testament books refer to themselves as slaves to Christ. Being a slave means not being your own. In Christ we are given a new name and a new identity, and there is absolute freedom in being owned by him. The second part of this message is Pastor Patrick Bowler interviewing Tanner Sheahan about plans to plant a church in La Grande, Oregon.

I Am Accepted

November 22, 2015 • Pastor Patrick Bowler

The story of Jacob’s wives, Rachel and Leah, has many elements of acceptance and rejection. Leah was rejected, and yet God chose her to have a son named Judah, in the lineage of the Messiah. One day the answer for our struggle with acceptance would come from her offspring.