This week in chapel, Dr. Wittmer highlighted the questions “Who Am I, and what is my identity?” In today’s culture, objectively and outwardly speaking, life could not be more easy and simple with life’s comforts and access to so many resources. Yet, there is still a great wave of anxiety and questioning of who we are. Colossians 2:9-10 states, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.”

To be in union with Christ is what salvation is. When we are in Christ, everything that matters within our lives are in Christ Jesus. When we are in Christ, we receive all of his benefits. If we are in Christ—we are in our identity. We are therefore free to fail and free to succeed because our identity is not in what we do, but it is in Christ. Listen to the full sermon below.


Dr. Michael Wittmer serves as at GRTS as professor of systematic and historical theology and director of the Center for Christian Worldview. He has written six “theological books for the church,” including “Becoming Worldly Saints,” “Heaven is a Place on Earth” and “Don’t Stop Believing.” He also blogs regularly at Mike lives in Rockford, Mich., with his wife Julie and three children.