#9: Living out of Your Identity

July 31, 2022
Pastor Kenneth Price
Ryan and Jamie Arledge

We are looking at the summer of 2022, assessing our rhythms, and looking to address areas where we made need to press the 'pause' button. Where we need to stop and say, "Jesus, I need you in this space." This podcast is a call to the heart of our people to say "how can we be more intentional?" It's through rhythms and practices that we want to encourage you to follow Jesus's heart in a way you haven't before. And ultimately to live a more intentional and Christ-filled life.

Moments To Remember

  • "In order for us to understand our identity we first have to be aware of who God is; we can’t see the created if we don’t see the Creator...we order ourselves correctly in understanding who we are." -Jamie Arledge
  • "We are lifelong learners of anything, but we are lifelong pursuers of God." -Ryan Arledge
  • "What God continues to teach us is that He is at the end of every dead end, pulling as back to Him--because He is the only thing that has truly satisfied." -Jamie Arledge
  • "You’re never going to make it past that point if you don’t find purpose in your pain." -Jamie Arledge's counselor
  • "Am I going to follow what my body and my mind want or am I going to follow what my God wants? And we definitely have found so much more joy in entering into pain." -Ryan Arledge
  • "It's not my job to carry the weight of their pain, He already carried it. It’s my job to take that Good News and sit with them and hold space for faith and hope when they don't have it." -Jamie Arledge
  • "Living out my identity in Christ might mean crucifying my time and my preferences." -Kenneth Price
  • "We always have time for what we truly find important." -Jamie Arledge
  • "I am a Christ follower, a husband, a father, a church member, and employee in that order. I try to make sure my life is working that order." -Ryan Arledge



  • "So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." -Romans 12:1-2 MSG
  • "But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." -Ephesians 4:20-24
  • "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." -John 15:1-11


  • “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” -A.W. Tozer
  • “I may try on Christianity like I try on styles of clothes or beliefs, but then the ultimate focus is not on an external being who loves me, but my own search for fullness." -Alan Noble
  • "Ask yourself who is becoming whole again on your watch? What is being healed through your influence? How is God redeeming His creation through your life? Your good answers are surely the mark of significance, even in an ordinary life.” -Lisa Beamer



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