Last Sunday we began our new sermon series "Who Am I? I AM . . ." We are focusing on the questions of our identity. Our Bible passages will come from the seven "I Am" sayings of Jesus found in John's gospel. I think that as Christians, we discover who we are by first looking at who Jesus is. Because we are created in the image of God, then there must be something about Jesus, who is God in the flesh, that can help us know who we are.
In the sermon, I began by talking about a tweet I received with a quote and a short video of Trevor Lawrence, the freshman quarterback of Clemson - who just led them to a national championship. In response to an interview question about how he seems to calmly handle the expectations put on him by others, he said this, "I put my identity in what Christ says, who He thinks I am and who I know He says that I am." As I said on Sunday, I don't know who taught him that or how he learned it, but what he said was really good! In fact, it is at the core of what we plan to talk about in this sermon series.
In staff meeting this past Monday, Lisa Lucas mentioned the sermon and added that she had talked with a friend who turned out to be one of Trevor Lawrence's Sunday School teachers when he was younger. Maybe Lisa's friend was the one who taught Trevor that - who knows? In case you did not get to see it Sunday, or want to hear it again and pass it along - here is the link to this sixty second video. Enjoy!