About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Paul Tautges about his book, Remade: Embracing Your Complete Identity in Christ. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:
• What does “Christian identity” mean and what’s it completely comprised of?
• What is a secular understanding of a person’s identity, and how does it differ from what the Scriptures teach?
• What does it mean to “practice our position in Christ” as a saint?
• What does it mean to “rest in our provision in Christ” as a sinner?
• What does it mean to “submit to our purification in Christ” as a sufferer?
• What does it mean to be “born again to a living hope” as a saint in Christ and what difference does that make in our everyday struggles?
• How does resting in our provision in Christ as a sinner help us when we’re struggling to extend forgiveness to someone?
• What does submitting to our purification in Christ as sufferers have to do with experiencing the consequences of sinful choices?
• What role does the local church play in helping individuals better understand and embrace their complete identity in Christ?
Paul Tautges is a pastor, biblical counselor, and author of many books on topics related to Christian living, pastoral ministry, parenting, and counseling, including Anxiety: Knowing God’s Peace. Paul is married to Karen, and together they cherish their ten children and a growing tribe of grandchildren. He blogs at counselingoneanother.com.
About the Book
Do you know who you are? Often our self-perception, even as Christians, is fragmented or incomplete―we struggle to grasp the richly faceted identity we’ve been given in Christ. When our evaluation of ourselves, our sin, and our circumstances is misaligned with God’s view, we don’t live with the comfort and motivation Christ offers. In this Scripture-saturated devotional, pastor and biblical counselor Paul Tautges provides 90 meditations on your complete identity before God in Christ. You are a saint in good standing before God, yet you are simultaneously a sinner who must battle with your desires and a sufferer who undergoes hardship. Day by day, discover how grasping this threefold biblical reality centers your thoughts and affections on the Savior and prepares you to stay on God’s good path as you live in a broken world.
Related Resources from IBCD
- I am Sanctified (Jeremy Pierre & Deepak Reju)
- Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel (Keith Palmer)
- Counseling Systems and the Labels that Become Identity (Ernie Baker)
- I am a Child of God (Greg Gifford)