Embracing My Identity in Christ, Part 1

Embracing My Identity in Christ, Part 1



We recognize that family worship has its unique challenges depending on your family’s size and stage of life. Therefore, we have prepared a complete worship service (below) for our entire church family because we are convinced that Sunday is so much more than a sermon. And this is one way for us to be worshiping the same way even though we are apart.

We suggest that you test the worship and sermon links before you gather your family. After you have done this, we encourage the leader of the house to read the prayers and appoint other readers as necessary to encourage greatest participation.

After the sermon is over, we encourage you to discuss the sermon and ways to live out its application.

Embracing My Identity in Christ, Part 1
TEXT: colossians 3:1-11



As we come to worship today, we find comfort in the steadfast love of the Lord…. 

Psalms 13:5–6
5  But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.


“Your Grace Is Enough”

“Behold Our God”


Hebrews 9:24-28
24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.


“Holy, Holy, Holy”

“The Wonderful Cross”


Father we thank you for what you have done to make redemption possible. Giving up your Son is a price none of us can fathom. Yet that is exactly what you did. You did not spare your one and only son but gave him up for us all (Romans 8:32). What a joy it is to know that kind of love. We pray that you would take us deeper into it, we want to understand it and apply it to our lives.

As we think about where we are at as a nation we continue to lift up Governor Inslee, our county leaders, and other elected officials, asking that you would direct their decisions for the good of our communities. Give us patience as we struggle to deal with this global pandemic. May we rejoice and give thanks in this trial, trusting you to be at work in it! And for those who are hurting and in need, who perhaps are struggling to keep their businesses or jobs, we pray that you would meet them in their distress and supply their every need.

And now, Lord, we turn to your Word, asking that you might clearly speak to us again. And that you would grant that our hearts would be receptive, making us glad hearers who seek to apply what you say to our lives. Let us be doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22). We know that you have what is best for us! Let us come to you eagerly to receive your Word!



Colossians 3:1–17


Pastor Mark Kernan
Embracing My Identity in Christ, Part 1

Main Point: If you are a New Creation in Christ you are called to a completely New Life.


I. A New Orientation (Colossians 3:1–4)
A. The Overarching Exhortation (Colossians 3:1–2)
B. Two Reasons (Colossians (Colossians 3:3–4)
C. The All-Important Question (Philippians 2:12–13)
D. The Fundamental Implication (2 Corinthians 3:17–18)


“Yet Not I But Through Chris In Me”