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Enjoy a comprehensive academic program in a format that gives you the convenience and freedom to study at a time and place that works for you.
Conference: Audio/Video Series
These audio messages go hand-in-hand with the teachings presented in the IDENTITY MATTERS CONFERENCE & WORKBOOK. It is for the strict purpose of providing teaching tools for those who are lead to communicate these profound messages to others—through sermons, small groups, conferences or private study. Teaching topics include: Basics of Discipleship, Godship, Rejection, External/Internal, Problems, My Flesh, Repentance, Identity Matters, Accepting Your Righteousness, Extending Forgiveness, Seeking Forgiveness, Rest, Abide, & Walk, and Love Life.
We thank Dr. Charles Solomon, Dr. Stephen R. Phinney, David Ritzenthaler, Grace Fellowship International, IOM America, VCL International,
Total Life Ministries & the many editors, designers and authors for their contributions.
Suggested Method for the Individual Participant:
Order the Identity Matters Workbook (order here).
Watch the short video connected to the message you are about to go through.
Once you have completed the video, click on the audio link.
Go to your workbook and fill in the blanks for that lesson.
Prepare a summary statement for the lesson.
List out your questions for the instructor.
Scroll to the bottom of this page, fill in the student homework form & submit. (Auto Scroll Here)
Suggested Method for Preparing for a Group:
Order the Identity Matters Workbook for each participant (order here).
Teachers - listen to audios and complete workbook at least 2 lessons in advance.
Share overview of the study each week.
Watch the short video as a group - expand to full screen (click in bottom right corner of video).
Gather your group, come back to this page, click on Lesson One & listen to audio as a group.
Discuss attendee's answers in workbook.
Assign next lesson and then repeat these steps.
STUDENT & TEACHERS NOTES
Download PowerPoint Teaching Slides Used In The Identity Matters Conference: HERE
After each lesson, fill in the Homework form at the bottom of this page.
In The Making
Introduction, Discipleship in the Making: Many Christians put their entire Christian experience on the day of their salvation and do not grow in the Life of Christ. Once they are saved they continue to function by using their own mind, will, and emotions, seeming to forget their life has been Exchanged for Christ’s Life. This weakness and utter dependence on the old self ushers in a need for them to be discipled in living the Exchanged Life. Listen Now
IDENTITY MATTERS WORKBOOK
We recommend you order the workbook and work through it as you go through the study. To order paperback version, click on the picture or on the link below. For those who cannot purchase, we have a FREE e-workbook available (use link below). To maximize your learning experience, we suggest one or the other.
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Godship: A simple term to describe what the Word defines as the number one problem in life — mankind attempting to function as their own god in the lives of self, others, and even God. Most of the time, it falls under the category of Godship -- finding ways to fix the fix that God has fixed on you to stop fixing life through self-effort. Listen Now
Rejection is withholding love from self, others, and God. There are two types of rejection: overt and covert. Overt rejection is “obvious or known” rejection -- for example, I hate you! Covert rejection is “subtle or unknown” rejection -- for example, smiling on the outside while judging on the inside. Both of these forms of rejection are consequences of Godship applied, either by self or from others. Listen Now
Problems are direct consequences of self-life efforts. God then uses these problems to bring the believer to the end of their own resources, or self-life, in order to create a dependence on Christ’s Life from within. We believe that suffering is the key component to learning obedience in Christ Jesus. It is these problems that reveal the person’s flesh & assist in releasing the Life of Christ (Heb. 5:8). Listen Now
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Repentance is the process of confessing one’s sins, turning away from the self-life, and returning to a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ from the inside out. This cannot be done effectively unless the Holy Spirit brings revelation to specific areas of the flesh that rise up against Jesus Christ. Once true repentance has occurred, the indwelt Christian can begin to apply their identity in Christ to all of life’s situations and circumstances (Psalm 119:59). Listen Now
Righteousness is an indwelt believer’s expression, function, and lifestyle of releasing the Life of Christ from within. Once a born-again believer begins to appropriate their position in Christ, their condition is soon to change. This change is evidenced by His Life being manifested through their mind, will, and emotions of the indwelt believer. This means that when life’s circumstances are put before him, he can choose to release the Life of Christ to do the doing through him. This is a perfect setup for learning how to extend forgiveness to others (2 Corinthians 5:21). Listen Now
Seeking Forgiveness is the process of going to an individual you have offended by action or reaction, seeking their forgiveness, and restoring the relationship when possible. Once the believer has extended forgiveness before God regarding how he was hurt, he usually is released to go and seek the forgiveness for his part in the offense. It is in this process that we explain to the indwelt believer how to do this in detail. We find that when a believer reaches this stage of discipleship, he begins to rest, abide, and walk in the Spirit in the truest sense. Listen Now
Love Life is the pinnacle of the Christian Life. Once appropriating the above 11 steps, the indwelt believer begins to reveal the two primary commandments Christ spoke: love the Lord with your whole heart and secondly, love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 1:30-31). The result is when we obey, we have no condemnation. When we have no condemnation, we have confidence toward God. Then, whatever we ask through Christ, we receive (1 John 3:21-22). Listen Now
External/Internal is an individual attempting to gain love, acceptance, and significance from external resources -- idolatry. Since Godship sets up “self-rule,” the individual works to turn negative externals into positive ones, by making use of self-effort. Listen Now
My Flesh exhibits patterns, reactions, and/or sinful actions that reveal (my) an individual’s self-life -- trash left behind by the old nature. These fleshly reactions lead the believer to Life (Christ) or death (flesh) decisions. If the believer continues to choose self-life decisions, we believe God will bring this person to the end of himself through consequences formed by their own flesh. This, without question, leads the person to repentance (Luke 9:23). Listen Now
Identity Matters is an experiential embrace and understanding of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension -- in daily living. This is what we call the Exchanged Life. When an individual has a born-again experience by faith, it means the Life of Christ comes and indwells the believer through the person-hood of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Christ Jesus). Listen Now
Extending Forgiveness before God, in prayer, is forgiving anyone who has hurt you. Once an indwelt believer gets to this point, he is usually quick to release all anger and pain before God, extending forgiveness to those who initially hurt him, and in many cases, is ready to seek forgiveness from others whom he has hurt (Matt. 5:22-24). Seeking Forgiveness is the process of going to an individual whom you have offended by action or reaction, seeking their forgiveness, and restoring the relationship when possible. Listen Now
Resting, Abiding, and Walking are the result of appropriating true forgiveness in all areas of life. It is living in the present, releasing the Life of Christ in you to be obedient to the Father through your mind, will, and emotions. When an indwelt believer gets to this point in growth, he is able to confront the self-centered view of life and to embrace the challenge of releasing the mind of Christ from within. Resting in Christ is a perfect place to show the Love Life of Jesus (Matt. 11:28). Listen Now
Identity Matters: Workbook & Conference Guide is a 13 week course designed for a combination of individual, small group & conference study guide. It is a course in the personal discovery of a believer’s co-death, burial, resurrection & ascension in Christ Jesus – the Exchanged Life. Order Now
After completing the conference according to the guidelines, submit your request for your certificate: Here
By filling out the below form for each study session, credits will be applied toward your graduation requirements.
Once you submit this form, your instructor will email you a set of questions for each completed lesson. You will be granted a certificate of completion after each lesson.
"Since the day of my salvation, I haved believed that talent is an outpouring of the gifts of God (saved or not), like the Living water, it flows freely to all who are willing to embrace it and there is no better example than 'The Piano Guys'." - SR Phinney
We thank "The Piano Guys" for their contribution to our videos, if you watched one of them - you will hear why. We highly recommend their tunes to all those who appreciate music done by gifted musicians. We here at IOM America encourage you to go to their link and get to know them and their music - you will quickly see why we promote them: Piano Guys
Please remember to pray for them in their journey in discovering the True indwelling Life of Christ. Thank you!