Installment: 4 of 5
Speaker: Dave Everson
Related Readings: Psalm 95:1-7; Matthew 13:53-58; Ephesians 3:14-19
Each of the Bible’s four gospels includes a story about Jesus’ identity being challenged in or near his hometown. His neighbors can’t conceive of him being more than Mary’s and Joseph’s son. The power of his message rests on his identity. Similarly, the effectiveness of our faith rests on our identities, rooted in our “adoption” as sons and daughters, co-heirs with Christ.