Cadyville Wesleyan Church
Identity- Week 4- We Are Family
Identity. It influences every area of your life. It dictates what you do. If you see your identity as somebody worthless, you will act in a worthless manner. If you see yourself as smart, you act smart (or at least as a smart aleck). If you identify as an idiot, you'll act accordingly. But who does God say that I am? When you spend some time in the Scriptures, you will begin to unpack the identity that Christ desires for you and the Holy Spirit empowers you to become. In a new series that launches this Sunday, we will discover our identity in Christ and who that empowers us to become. Our identity matters. Discover a new way of seeing yourself as we launch our new series Identity: Who You Are Defines What You Do!
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  • Cadyville Wesleyan Church
    2083 NY-3, Cadyville, NY 12918, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM
Jesus wants you to discover your true identity and allow that to impact every area of your life.
When we think of our relationship with God as private, we miss the entire purpose for which God has created us!
The church can only become everything God is calling us to be when we join together, hand in hand, to become more than we ever could be apart.
The church was designed to be a group of committed, cohesive, interdependent, sacrificial people working together to fulfill a mission that they could not do alone.
Your relationship with God may be personal, but it must be not be private.
“What we find in the Bible is a God who seems at least as concerned with His group (me in relationship with my brothers and sisters in Christ) as He is with the individual (me in relationship with God).”
- Joseph Hellerman
We are a family that partners to follow the call of God to fulfill his vision for the church!
1) A Christlike church family commits to loving one another!
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
- John 3:16
When we have experienced God’s perfect love, it frees us to love one another- entirely and without reservation because that’s how God loved us!
Being loved by God opens up our capacity to love others.
“The only criteria that matters, then, in assessing whether anything has any value within the kingdom that God is building on earth is love—love defined as Jesus dying on the cross for those who crucified him!”
- Greg Boyd
“To a large degree, the early church looked like a corporate version of Jesus dying on the cross for those who crucified him. The main proof they offered the world that Jesus was real was the fact that the new reality of the kingdom was manifested in their lives, both individually and corporately.”
- Greg Boyd
2) A Christlike church family commits to supporting another another!
Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 NLT

“God calls us to help other people. He created us to function this way. Your problems are not just your problems— ultimately, they belong to the church body that God has placed you in. You are called to encourage, challenge, and help the other Christians in your life, and they are called to do the same for you. If you wait until all of your own issues are gone before helping others, it will never happen. This is a trap that millions have fallen into, not realizing that our own sanctification happens as we minister to others.”
- Francis Chan
When we come alongside the broken, hurting people God has placed in our lives, we demonstrate the power of God!
We bear with one another, we encourage one another, we support one another because, even though it’s messy, it’s not optional.
“You had absolutely no connection to the Anointed; you were strangers, separated from God’s people. You were aliens to the covenant they had with God; you were hopelessly stranded without God in a fractured world."
- Ephesians 2:12 (The Voice Bible)
“[But by Christ] both have access to the Father in one Spirit. And so you are no longer called outcasts and wanderers but citizens with God’s people, members of God’s holy family, and residents of His household.”
- Ephesians 2:18-19 (The Voice Bible)