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Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-16

When we don't know who we are, or if we have wrong ideas about who we are... it will impact every aspect of our lives. If my "truth" contradicts God's "Truth", something has to change.

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Resetting Your Story

Pastor Tony Myles


Your ­­­ matters, but so does your .

  • Without it, we end up with both personal and worldwide .
  • When we don’t know who we are, or if we have wrong ideas about who we are… it will impact every aspect of our lives.

  (Romans 1:20) revelation |  (Philippians 2:12) foundation |  (2 Corinthians 5:17) implication |  (Colossians 3:17) integration |  (Galatians 5:22-23) application


“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” - C.S. Lewis


If my "" contradicts God’s , something has to change.


Always worth a review…

In the beginning  created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

So created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)

The Lord  took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord  commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:15-17)


Our Story doesn’t begin with a .

  • Our creative Creator simultaneously created  and .

 But, there is a  that we’re quite familiar with.

  • The choice the first humans were given is our same choice: (pick one)

___   I’ll offer myself to God, trust in His knowledge of good/evil and step into His Story

___   I’ll seize power, try to define good/evil myself and create a story


Some common reasons we get stuck?

  • We stop at the  versus  the whole story.
  • We’re surrounded by well-meaning-yet-still-destructive  and  – not fully owning how God is into .

But… T.H.E.R.E.  I.S.  H.O.P.E.

  • Trinity, Heritage, Enemy, Revolution, Ego
  • Identity, Shhh…
  • Hero, Opportunity, Purpose, Eternity

Authority stems from the   (1 Peter 1:3-16)

  • Revelation (v.3a): Any true authority depends on a True .
    • Action step:
  • Foundation (v.3b): When we stumble upon a space, we fill it with a story.
    • Action step:  
  • Implication (v.4-5): Don’t ignore familiar  - claim your .
    • Action step:
  • Integration (v.6-12): Fight for your LIFE in everyday  to God.
    • Action step:  
  • Application (v.13-16): Your deeds won’t   you, but they might help someone else get .
    • Action step: 


Where are you finding your REAL ID:


It’s one thing to think that God is God, and another to respond to God as God.

  • You’re made in God’s image, and inherently  
  • You’re made in God’s image, and can intentionally  
  • You’re made in God’s image, and get to invitationally  

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The world we live in is a supernatural .

Know what is worth . Show in what you’re .

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May 30, 2021
Nate Sickler