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Who God says You are

Notes from Ken Wootton’s 2024 Easter Sunday message. Available as downloadable phone wallpapers here.

You are beloved (Romans 1:7)
“To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

You are chosen (1 Peter 2:9)
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

You are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

You are heard (1 John 5:14)
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”

You are understood (Psalm 139:1-4)
“You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.”

You are equipped (2 Timothy 3:17)
“So that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

You are a saint (1 Corinthians 1:2)
“To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours.”

You are free from condemnation (Romans 8:1)
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

You have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
“For, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.”

You have a unique calling (Ephesians 2:10)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

You belong to Christ (Galations 5:24)
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

You have rest in Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

You have security (John 10:28-29)
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.”

You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

You are a child of God (John 1:12)
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14)
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”

You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

You are the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13)
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.”

You are a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)
“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.”

You are not alone; God is with you (Hebrews 13:5)
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”

You are valued (Matthew 10:31)
“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

You are strengthened in Christ (Philippians 4:13)
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

You are loved with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)
“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.'”

You are protected by God (Psalm 121:7-8)
“The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”

You are part of God’s family (Ephesians 2:19)
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.”

You are precious in God’s eyes (Isaiah 43:4)
“Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.”

You are a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19)
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”

You are the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8)
“For this is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye.'”

You are healed by His wounds (1 Peter 2:24)
“He himself bore our sins’ in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.'”

You are hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)
“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”

You are blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”

You are victorious (1 John 5:4)
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

You are set free (Galatians 5:1)
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

You are God’s masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10)
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

You are chosen for a high calling (Philippians 3:14)
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

You are held by God’s mighty right hand (Isaiah 41:10)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

You are justified and redeemed (Romans 3:24)
“And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

You are crowned with glory and honour (Psalm 8:5)
“You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”

You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”