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With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the gangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.  With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.  This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:  My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing:  Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside let freedom ring!
--Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his I Have a Dream speech,
August 28, 1963

Who am I?

I am the salt of the earth.  (Matt 3:13)

I am the Light of the world.  (Matt 5:14)

I am a child of God (John 1:12)

I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life (John 15:1, 5)

I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)

I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. (John 15:16)

I am a slave of righteousness (Romans 6:18)

I am enslaved to God.  (Romans 6:22)

I am a Son of God; God is spiritually my Father.  (Romans 8:14, 15; Galatians 3:26; 4:6)

I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him. (Romans 8:17)

I am a temple-a dwelling place-of God.  His Spirit and His life dwells in me. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19)

I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. (1Corinthians 6:17)

I am a member of Christ's Body. (1Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30)

I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18,19)

I am a son of God and one in Christ (Galatians 3:26,28)

I am an heir of God since I am a son of God (Galatians 4:6, 7)

I am a saint. (Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2)

I am God's workmanship - His handiwork-born anew in Christ to do His work (Ephesians 2:10)

I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God's family (Ephesians 2:19)

I am a prisoner of Christ (Ephesians 3:1; 4:1)

I am righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24)

I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now. (Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:6)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life (Colossians 3:4)

I am chosen of God, Holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

I am a son of light and not of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5)

I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1)

I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life (Hebrews 3:14)

I am one of God's living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5)

I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession       (1 Peter 2:9, 10)

I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live (1Peter 2:11)

I am an enemy of the devil (1 Peter 5:8)

I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns (1John 5:18)

I am born of God, and the evil one-the devil--- cannot touch me (1John 5:18)

I am not the great "I am" (Exodus 3:14; John 8:24, 28, 58), but by the grace of God, I am what I am. (1Corinthians 15:10)