This program is a fellowship tea where the women will discuss questions and inspirational scriptures about who we are in Christ.
Scriptures: 1 John 1:7, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 8
For a larger group have a potluck meal. For a smaller group serve warm beverages and light snacks.
Who Am I? Guessing Game
Invite each woman to write down something interesting about themselves that most people in the group are not likely to know. This game can be played in two ways depending on the size of the group. For larger groups, split the women into two teams who guess the identity of the woman whose fact is shared. For smaller groups, have a designated reader. Whoever thinks they know the identity of the woman must be recognized before giving the answer.
Who Am I Collage
Invite each person is to write one word that describes the other people in the group. At the end of the activity each woman will have a list of positive personal qualities to help reinforce a positive self–identity. To make a take home memento for each woman, collect each list and put it into “Word Cloud” online and print. This can be accessed at: https://wordart.com/create. Or have the women write the words in calligraphy style on thick paper using a variety of colored pens.
Visiting the Scripture
At the end of the program, print the scripture verses which explain our identity in Christ. Invite each woman to choose one to read to the group.
Ask each woman to claim one positive identity trait about themselves to focus on in the weeks ahead.
Who Are You?
Did you learn something new today about someone in our group? We often spend time with friends but don’t learn the important details of their life. Did you learn anything that helped you to understand our group members better?
Matthew 16 records a conversation that Jesus had with His disciples. By this time He had been with the disciples for a considerable time. They had seen Him perform miracles. They had sat under His teachings and probably felt that they knew a lot about Him. But that day He asked them an usual question. (Matthew 16:13, 14):“Who do people say the Son of Man is? To which they replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’” He then went on to ask them (vs 15): “’But what about you? Who do you say I am?’” Peter was quick to answer, “God’s Messiah, the Son of the Living God” (Luke 9: 20). Jesus was pleased with Peter’s answer: “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven” (Matt. 16:17).
Today Jesus still asks that same question: “Who do you say I am?” It’s not enough for us to know what others believe about Jesus. What do we believe? Jesus wants us to take a stand and declare that He is the Messiah, God’s Son, who takes away the sins of the world.
Sample Closing Prayer
God, thank You for Your Word that tells us who we are because of who You are. I ask that You continue to remind each of us who we are and whose we are, Lord. The world will try to tear us down and force us to take on identities defined by our sins, our past, our mistakes. Help us to remain strong and stand firm in the promises You have for us. We are loved, forgiven, known, cherished, chosen, light, saints, citizens of Heaven and children of God. We are wonderfully made by a loving Creator. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die so that we may live in relationship with You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
- Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being (Gen. 2:7).
- So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female He created them (Gen. 1:27).
- For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb (Ps. 139:13).
- I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
- So don’t be afraid, you are more valuable than many sparrows (Matt. 10:31).
- You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor (Ps. 8:5).
- Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12).
- I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15: 5).
- I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you (John 15:15).
- Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 8:1).
- Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory (Rom. 8:17).
- To you who have been called by God to be His own holy people. He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as He did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours (1 Cor. 1:2, NLT).
- Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own (1 Cor. 6:19).
- But whoever is united with the Lord is one with Him in spirit (1 Cor. 6:17).
- So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away—look, what is new has come (2 Cor. 5:17).
- For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery (Gal. 5:1).
- Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ (Eph. 1:3).
- For He chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world that we may be holy and unblemished in his sight in love (Eph. 1:4).
- In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace (Eph. 1:7).
- In Christ we too have been claimed as God’s own possession, since we were predestined according to the one purpose of Him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11).
- But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you are saved (Eph. 2:4-5).
- And he raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6).
- For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them (Eph. 2:10).
- For you were at one time darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light (Eph. 5:8).
- But our citizenship is in heaven—and we also await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ (Phil. 3:20).
- We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you (1 Thess. 1:4).