Who Am I? by Nelson Price

11/5/89
WHO AM I?
JOHN 3; 16 - 18
(PAGE 1554 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST is heaven's proof that you are somebody
special.
Do you ever suffer from an identity crisis? How would you
respond if someone asked you who you are? Other than your name
what would you say?
College students might say "I am a freshman, sophomore, junior,
or senior." Or perhaps, "I am a Bulldog," or "Yellow Jacket, or
"I'm Big an Owl."
Perhaps professionals would answer, "I am a computer analysis,"
or "I am a business executive," or "I'm a secretary."
It may be you would answer with pride, "I am an American," or "I
am Mexican," or "I am Rumanian."
John, an apostle of Jesus, identified himself as "one of His
disciples, whom Jesus loved" (John 13: 23).
What a beautiful way to think of yourself. Who are you? I am a
person Jesus loves. That should give you a sense of self-worth,
dignity, and pride. That makes you somebody -- somebody special.
We live in a day when love is so rare. In interpersonal
relationships lust has been exchanged for true love. In the
parent-child relationship brutality is often expressed instead
of love.
This was dramatically indicated in a recent TV documentary in
which a 13 year old street-child was asked what kind of a house
he would like. He described a mansion. He was then askedwhat
kind of parents he would like in that house. He said he would
want parents with adhesive tape over their mouths so they
couldn't yell at him and their hands handcuffed behind their
backs so they couldn't' hit him."
A lovely teenage street-girl who had run away from home was
asked wh ...


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