June 09, 2021 Pastor Steve Eicher



Written by Pastor Steve Eicher

For the past week I really have been doing some soul searching and seeking our Heavenly Father. As most of you know that one of my identities for the past 35 years has been Senior Pastor of HMC. So now that I am now longer in that position do I lose my identity? No of course not my identity is in Christ, who gave Himself for me.


I have had many people ask me what religion I am, of course they are asking what denomination I am. I usually tell them that I am a Christian (follower of Jesus) with a Mennonite flavor.


You see our identity is in Jesus Christ, not by what we do. 


Taken from-- June Hunt, Biblical Counseling Keys,

—    God chose me.

—    God adopted me.

—    God redeemed me.

“He chose us in him before the creation of the world.… In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.… In him [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding” (Ephesians 1:4–8).

  • The Presence of Christ is within you …

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

•   The Power of Christ works through you …

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” (2 Peter 1:3)

•   The Character of Christ is reproduced in you …

“For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.” (Romans 8:29)

•   The Life of Christ is reflected through you …

“For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.” (2 Corinthians 4:11)