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Identity Motivated Living™
is an expression that embodies the essence of the Christian life. Jesus Christ comes into us to dwell, creating in us new life, a new creation, and a new nature. Power wells up from this new nature, motivating us to good works out of love for God. Our new identity comes from the Father; we have Jesus living in us always; and the Holy Spirit empowers us to be more and more like Christ.
Jesus uses the term, “...I am,” to reference himself in John 8:58. Thus, the acronym I. M. Living refers to “Christ in us the hope of Glory.”
Dr. Maurice E. Wagner embraced this as a slogan for the unique concepts he discerned during his 60 years of ministry.

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Lesson 1
OUR NEED FOR SIGNIFICANCE IS UNIVERSAL
Significance Means How We Think of Ourselves
Bible Explains How We Should Regard Ourselves
Concerns About Significance Are Very Common
Concerns About Significance Occur on Three Levels of Thinking
Feeling Loved Is Essential to Significance
The Image of Self Has Three Imaginary Sides

Lesson 2
OUR NEED IS DERIVED FROM OUR INNER SELF
Significance Involves Several Life Principles
The Spiritual Origin of Our Need for Significance

Lesson 3
LIFE-GIVING EFFECTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
Feeling Secure Holds Hands with Significant
Our Sense of Significance Has Powerful Effects
Our Significance Changes When We Become Christians

Lesson 4
BELONGING - THE FIRST ELEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Belonging Experienced Naturally – with Our Parents
Belonging Experienced Spiritually  – with Our Heavenly Father

Lesson 5
WORTHINESS - THE SECOND ELEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE
Worthiness Experienced Naturally – with Our Parents
Worthiness Experienced Spiritually – with the Son of God

Lesson 6
COMPETENCE - THE THIRD ELEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, PART I
Competence Experienced Naturally – with Our Parents

Lesson 7
COMPETENCE - THE THIRD ELEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE, PART II
Competence Experienced Spiritually — with the Holy Spirit
Fundamental Changes Needed in Our Thinking
The Holy Spirit Is Our Enabler

Lesson 8
UTILIZE THE SPIRITUAL; LET GO OF THE NATURAL
We Live by Faith and Not by Sight
Notice How Babies Grow
Living by Faith Produces Spiritual Growth (2 Peter 1:5-11)
Spiritual Growth Has Its Reward

Lesson 9
OVERCOME THE UNDERTOW OF SOCIAL CUSTOMS
Social Customs Cause Stress for Christians
The Role of Stress in Self-Made Significance
The Law of Fair Exchange in Social Interactions
The Social Exchange is Often Mismanaged

Lesson 10
CONQUER SELF-DEFEATING MINDSETS
Mental Habits Resist Change
Bad Mind-Sets Relating to Ourselves
Bad Mind-Sets Relating to Our Environment

Lesson 11
PURSUE AGAPE LOVE
Agape Love Is the Most Godly Love
Agape Love Focuses Upon the Value of the Person
How Love Grows Normally — with Our Parents
Agape Love Is Derived from God
God's Description of Agape Love

Lesson 12
INVEST YOURSELF IN PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Triangular Relationships Are the Most Satisfying
Linear Relationships Cause Much Stumbling
Being Religious Does Not Assure Good Relationships
Agape Love Bonds People Together
Agape Love Meets All People's Love Needs
We Are Responsible to God for Our Relationships

Lesson 13
AFFIRM STEADFAST SIGNIFICANCE BY TELLING OTHERS
Identity Illness is World Wide
Testimonials Are Very Convincing
God Knows How Our Minds Work
Jesus Is Our Model Witness
Steadfast Significance Is Reaffirmed by Witnessing
We Are Used to Hearing Testimonies Today
Testimony Needs to Be Voluntary

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